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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Wang Lijun Declared a “Traitor”; Blogger Detained (Updated)

With the annual National People’s Congress meetings underway in Beijing, the political intrigue surrounding recent events in Chongqing is a hot topic. A month after former Chongqing police chief Wang Lijun was detained (or, put in “vacation-style therapy“) after spending a day at the U.S. Consulate in Chengdu, he still has not been seen in public, and the political

March 7, 2012 3:13 PM

Sky News Footage from Aba, Sichuan

While Aba Country, Sichuan has been under tightened security following recent self-immolations by Tibetans protesting Beijing’s policies in Tibet, a handful of foreign journalists have been able to sneak through the report from the area. See reports from Jonathan Watts of the Guardian, Gillian Wong of AP, Tom Lasseter of McClatchy Newspapers, and Louisa Lim of NPR, for

March 6, 2012 11:27 PM

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