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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CCP Faces Challenges Ahead of Leadership Transition

With China’s top leadership gathering at the seaside resort of Beidaihe ahead of the 18th Party Congress, Christopher Johnson looks at the many complications behind the upcoming transition of power in the wake of the Bo Xilai scandal. From Foreign Policy: This year, the ostensible goal of the meeting is to achieve consensus on a new slate of top party leaders. But that agenda

July 31, 2012 12:02 PM

Doping Accusations Dog Chinese Swim Champion

With the London Olympics underway, the first doping scandal of the games seems to have hit and it involves 16-year-old Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen. Ye won a gold on Saturday after making record time in the 400 meter medley, beating the times of gold medalist men’s swimmers Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps. American swim coach John Leonard stopped short of accusing Ye of using banned

July 30, 2012 7:26 PM

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