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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Will Pollution Drive Political Change?

As air quality in China continues to deteriorate, the government is trying various solutions to clean up the environment. Among these is a proposed new law which would limit the sale of coal, the biggest polluter in China. From Bloomberg: The nation’s government is examining a draft law that will prohibit the production, import and sale of coal that doesn’t meet quality standards,

September 11, 2014 2:26 PM

Son of Church Founder Tackles Thorny Legacy

The son of Y.T. Wu, the founder of the Three-Self Patriotic Association, China’s state-sanctioned Protestant church, is attempting to rehabilitate his father’s reputation among the country’s Christians. William Wan reports for the Washington Post: To this day, the vast rift caused by Wu’s organization defines China’s churches. Among the booming unregistered

September 7, 2014 10:54 PM

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