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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The Perils of Going Online in Xinjiang

In July 2009, following violent riots in Urumqi, authorities shut off Internet access throughout the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region for 10 months. Almost five years later, Internet activity by Uyghurs is still tightly monitored. For Foreign Policy, Alexa Olesen writes about the Uyghur language Internet, where the minority group “struggles to be heard online”:

April 22, 2014 3:16 PM

Photo: Rongjiang County, Guizhou Province, by Tsemdo Thar

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Rongjiang County, Guizhou Province

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