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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Massive Explosion Rocks Tianjin Port

The extent of the damage and the cause of the massive explosion at a hazardous goods warehouse in the port area of Binhai outside of Tianjin at 11:30 pm Wednesday were still being evaluated as morning broke in China. From Steven Jiang, Dana Ford and Jethro Mullen at CNN : The state-run news agency Xinhua reported that an explosion tore through a warehouse storing “dangerous and

August 12, 2015 11:32 PM

In Cities and Villages, Children Are Getting Left Behind

The deaths—by suicide, violent attack, or apparent accident—of children in rural areas have focused recent media attention on the plight of China’s 61 million “left-behind” children whose parents have gone to work in cities, leaving them at home with relatives, or sometimes on their own. An AFP story two weeks ago looked at the options for education, or

August 12, 2015 9:16 PM

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