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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China’s Education Gap

In the New York Times, Helen Gao writes about the inequalities in China’s education system, which start at the elementary level and then coalesce in higher education: China’s state education system, which offers nine years of compulsory schooling and admits students to colleges strictly through exam scores, is often hailed abroad as a paradigm for educational equity.

September 4, 2014 10:09 PM

Hong Kong Entering New “Era of Resistance”?

Following the decision by the National People’s Congress to only allow officially-approved candidates to stand for election for Hong Kong’s chief executive, activists have pledged to intensify their protest campaign. But while Occupy Central and other protest groups gained widespread public support in earlier actions calling for democratic reforms, it is not

September 3, 2014 12:22 AM

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