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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Rural School Dropouts Likely Near 20 Million

Chris Luo at The South China Morning Post reports that at least 20 million young people in China’s rural areas have likely dropped out of school to join their parents working in the cities: Nearly 1,000 young villagers in 66 villages across six provinces were polled, of which about one in ten were found to have dropped out of school. Based on the findings, sociology professor Liu

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Photo: Freedom in confinement, by Land of no cheese

Freedom in confinement

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