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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Hong Kong Protests Met with Arrests, Tear Gas (Updated)

Following a week of student strikes in Hong Kong over electoral reforms, protests spread and provoked a heavy police response over the weekend, with several of the protesters detained by police. From Chris Buckley and Alan Wong at the New York Times: Overnight and into Saturday morning, the confrontation spilled onto the streets around the government offices. Hundreds of young

September 28, 2014 3:52 PM

Children Killed in Knife Attack, Stampede

Two separate incidents in Kunming and Guangxi have resulted in the deaths of several school children. Nectar Gan reports for the South China Morning Post: In Kunming , Yunnan province, six children were killed and 22 injured in a stampede at about 2.30pm at Mingtong Primary School, Xinhua reported. The authorities were still investigating the case, and had not determined the stampede’s

September 26, 2014 1:28 PM

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