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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Chinese Panda Census Offers Hope as Sunshine and Sweetie Fly In

Conservation efforts are expected to have had an impact on the population numbers of giant pandas in China, as researchers conduct a census of the endangered and beloved creatures. Edinburgh, Scotland is preparing to receive a gift of two pandas from Chengdu. The Guardian reports: The two-year survey in the mountains of Sichuan, Shaanxi and Gansu is the most comprehensive and sophisticated

December 2, 2011 11:44 PM

Relaxing the Registration Rules for Civil Society Organizations in China

For Alliance Magazine, Karla Simon blogs about the easing of restrictions on the registration of civil society organizations in Guangdong Province: At a party working conference held at the end of November in China’s Guangdong Province several important civil society issues were discussed, including reducing restrictions on registration and social service outsourcing.

December 2, 2011 12:06 AM

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