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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New York Times: Enabling China

An editorial in the New York Times calls for legislation restricting the work of American technology companies in China: After Yahoo handed over data five years ago about a Chinese journalist who was condemned to 10 years in jail, Yahoo, Microsoft and Google joined in the Global Network Initiative to set principles that include protecting “the freedom of expression rights of their

July 25, 2011 6:54 PM

Poll: 98% Say Wenzhou Train Buried to Destroy Evidence

Following the deadly crash and derailment of a high-speed train in Wenzhou, it has been reported that authorities have begun to crush and bury segments of the train (see video below for more). A poll on Sina Weibo asked participants, “Which reason do you believe for why the train was buried? As of now, 62,926 people have voted. (Translated by CDT; See a screenshot of poll results)

July 25, 2011 8:47 AM

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