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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India Launches Mars Probe, China Urges Cooperation

With today’s announcement that India launched a probe to Mars, becoming the first Asian nation to do so, the Chinese government has responded by encouraging cooperation in space exploration. The Times of India reports on the launch: A rocket carrying the unmanned Mangalyaan orbiter lifted off this afternoon, making India the fourth country after the US, Russia and EU to send

November 6, 2013 10:53 PM

Photo: Spiral Skyway, Taiyuan, by Mark Forman

Spiral Skyway, Taiyuan

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