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 Electoral Reforms Voted Down

In a vote of 28-8, Hong Kong’s Legislative Council voted against electoral reforms that would have mandated all candidates for chief executive be approved by a pro-Beijing panel. The proposed reforms had inspired a seven-week protest movement on the streets of Hong Kong in the fall 2014. Prior to Thursday’s vote, the LegCo participated in a debate over the bill which

June 17, 2015 11:15 PM

Chinese Artist Wu Yuren on Life Under Surveillance

For Vice, Arvind Dilawar interviews artist Wu Yuren about life under surveillance, as he is called in for regular sessions to “drink tea” with police. In 2010, Wu spent almost a year in jail after protesting the demolition of artists’ studios in Beijing: How long do you think you’re going to be under watch?
For the first year after I was released, they came

June 16, 2015 11:30 PM

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