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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San Francisco’s Bay Bridge Gets 5,300-Ton Steel Span Delivery from China

The heavily-traveled Bay Bridge, which connects San Francisco to the East Bay, is going to contain a section constructed in and shipped from China. The construction has now been completed and is currently being loaded onto a ship in Shanghai for transport to the San Francisco Bay. From Bloomberg: The four steel modules, weighing a combined 5,300 tons, will then make a 22-day journey

July 11, 2011 7:52 AM

How a Communist Party Propaganda Film Cheated at the Box Office

How a Chinese Communist Party film cheated to become a box office hit: The following three pictures are actual movie tickets for the Chinese Communist Party film, Beginning of the Great Revival, but were modified and used for three entirely different movies in order to boost the film’s box office numbers. Chinese netizens uploaded these pictures onto a microblogging site as evidence.

July 10, 2011 8:40 PM

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