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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Within A Generation, China Middle Class Four Times Larger Than America's

A recent tweet from Oppenheimer Funds reminds us of the massive scale of growth of China’s middle class, Forbes reports: Within a generation, the middle class in China will be roughly four times the size of the American middle class population, according to the UN Population Division and Goldman Sachs. By 2030, China should have approximately 1.4 billion middle class consumers

September 5, 2011 9:24 PM

Beijing Says Qaddafi Officials Sought Chinese Arms Supplies

The Chinese government has been hesitant to endorse the National Transitional Council since their defeat of Qaddafi’s regime in Libya. And now, documents uncovered by a Canadian journalist in Tripoli reveal that Chinese state-owned companies tried to broker a deal to sell arms to Qaddafi’s forces during the civil war. The Globe and Mail broke the story: Documents

September 5, 2011 2:20 PM

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