Author: Sophie Beach

Sophie Beach lives in Berkeley, California. She previously served as senior research associate for Asia at the Committee to Protect Journalists, a New York-based press freedom organization. She received her master's degree from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. Her writing about China has been published in the Los Angeles Times, the Asian Wall Street Journal, the South China Morning Post, The Nation magazine, and other publications.
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What Does Hong Kong’s “Occupy Generation” Want?

As participants in the ongoing Hong Kong protests consider and debate next steps for the movement, some students leaders are considering a trip up to Beijing to press their demands with the Chinese leadership. Having grown up in post-1997 Hong Kong, the younger protesters who are now a dominant force on the streets have a very different opinion of and relationship to Beijing than the

November 2, 2014 12:49 PM

Show Me the Money

For Science, Mara Hvistendahl recounts the experiences of theoretical physicist Ulf Leonhardt, who was contracted to spend three months a year at the Centre for Optical and Electromagnetic Research (COER) at South China Normal University. His work was partly funded by the the Recruitment Program of Foreign Experts, or “Thousand Talents” plan, which offers a generous subsidy

October 30, 2014 10:58 PM

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