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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Corruption Crackdown Nets Two High-ranking Officials

Ongoing corruption investigations have netted two more “tigers” for President Xi Jinping: Guangzhou Party Chief Wan Qingliang and Xu Jie, former deputy chief of the State Bureau for Letters and Calls. Chris Buckley at the New York Times reports on the official announcement of the investigation into Wan’s alleged misdeeds: Mr. Wan was the mayor of Guangzhou,

June 27, 2014 11:25 AM

Ilham Tohti Rejects Separatism Charge

Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti was detained in January and later charged with separatism for his work advocating on behalf of the Uyghur minority. Despite earlier concerns that he had been secretly tried without legal representation, his lawyer Li Fangping was recently allowed to meet with his client and confirmed that his trial has not yet been held. In the recent meeting with lawyers,

June 26, 2014 2:12 PM

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