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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Decoding the Chinese Internet eBook (2015 Edition)

China Digital Times has released an updated edition of “Decoding the Chinese Internet: A Glossary of Political Slang.” Classic memes, created by Chinese netizens to counter censorship, are joined by 25 new terms in an improved, image-rich format. The eBook was compiled by CDT’s translation and editorial staff, and includes an introduction by Xiao Qiang and Perry

July 16, 2015 10:00 AM

Detained Tourists Sent Home, Others Remain

Twenty foreign tourists were detained in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, after police suspected they were watching “terrorist propaganda videos,” an accusation their family members and friends have vehemently denied. Eleven of them have been allowed to return to their home countries, while nine remained in detention and may face criminal charges. Andrew Jacobs at the New York Times

July 15, 2015 9:58 PM

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