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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China’s Ten Most Innovative Companies

In its annual innovation issue, Fast Company counters the common assumption that China is not a center for innovation by claiming that the country is in fact “shaping global business trends.” They profile the ten most innovative Chinese companies: 1. XIAOMI For launching low-cost, high-quality smart TVs and -phones to steal market share from industry stalwarts.

February 10, 2014 10:20 PM

Chinese Dissident Lands at Cato Institute

Former Peking University Economics professor Xia Yeliang, who was fired under a cloud of controversy in October, is now in the U.S. and will start a position as a visiting fellow at the libertarian Cato Institute. Xia, who had close connections with several American universities, warns U.S. academics to be careful in their dealings with Chinese universities in an interview with

February 9, 2014 11:32 PM

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