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 Closes Solar-panel Plant after Protests

Following protests at a solar panel production facility in Zhejiang over pollution, the plant has been ordered closed, the Los Angeles Times reports: The plant’s operator, JinkoSolar, a New York Stock Exchange-listed company, issued a public apology Monday. “We cannot shirk responsibility for the legal consequences which have come from management slips,”

September 19, 2011 2:29 PM

China Suspends Popular Talent Show for "Exceeding Time Limits"

The talent show Super Girl has been forced off the air for allegedly exceeding maximum time limits, but the move may indicate a tightening of control over programming that promotes content the government deems offensive. From Reuters: Episodes of talent show Super Girl, akin to American Idol or the X Factor, were supposed only to run for a maximum of 90 minutes, according to rules set

September 19, 2011 2:14 PM

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