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: View from Lei Feng Temple, by Clyde Bentley

View from Lei Feng Temple

March 5, 2017 10:02 PM

Lawyers Rebut Government Claims About “Fake News”

Late last year, rights lawyer Xie Yang gave a graphic and detailed account to his lawyer, Chen Jiangang, of the mistreatment he has suffered while in detention. Xie was detained in July 2015 as part of a broader crackdown on rights lawyers and activists and he has since been charged with “inciting subversion of state power,” but has not yet been tried. In recent days, state

March 3, 2017 10:31 PM

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