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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Photo: Morning Commute I (Tai Tam Tuk Dam, Hong Kong), by Mark Lehmkuhler

Morning Commute I (Tai Tam Tuk Dam, Hong Kong)

November 4, 2016 10:40 PM

Beijing’s Interpretation of HK Basic Law Draws Concern

Update (November 6, 9:00 pm PST): The National People’s Congress has issued an interpretation of Article 104 of the Basic Law saying that Hong Kong lawmakers must swear allegiance to Hong Kong as part of China. The move is expected to result in the barring of Yau Wai-ching and Sixtus Leung from office. Read live blogs on the decision from the South China Morning Post and Hong Kong

November 4, 2016 6:38 PM

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