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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Photo: Washing the veggies, Shuinanwan village, Hubei, by Tauno Tõhk / 陶诺

Washing the veggies, Shuinanwan village, Hubei

July 18, 2014 3:18 PM

31 Websites Shuttered in Rumor Crackdown

As part of a government crackdown on ostensible rumors, 31 websites have been shuttered “temporarily,” according to a report by the South China Morning Post’s Laura Zhou:, the state-run website of Xinhua, reported that the affected sites include an online game forum and two online bulletin boards – known as BBS – one based in Guangdong and

July 18, 2014 1:11 PM

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