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: Suzhou Creek, Shanghai, by Remko Tanis

Suzhou Creek, Shanghai

June 7, 2012 7:03 PM

Li Wangyang: I Won’t Retreat Even if I am Beheaded

After labor activist Li Wangyang was found dead in his hospital room, his family and supporters in China and around the world have called for an investigation into his death. While hospital and security officials have said Li killed himself, his family and friends say that is unlikely. From the Guardian: “We saw that his body was still hanging by the window, and his two feet were

June 7, 2012 3:54 PM

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