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 Carbon Goal a Tough Sell in Coal Country

Following the announcement last month of an unprecedented deal between China and the U.S. to cut carbon emissions, both countries are now facing challenges associated with implementing the plan. In China, coal is deeply embedded into the country’s economy and has a strong hold on many local areas where it is plentiful as a natural resource and is the predominant source of heat.

December 2, 2014 10:43 PM

Xi Jinping Outlines More Assertive Foreign Policy Goals

On Saturday, November 29, President Xi Jinping followed up on China’s hosting of the APEC meetings and other recent high-profile diplomatic initiatives – including proposing a “New Silk Road” tying China’s economy to Central Asia, and an Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank – by outlining his goals and priorities for foreign policy in

December 2, 2014 3:52 PM

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