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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Protecting Rights, Checking Power…But How?

As part of the run-up to the 18th Party Congress this fall and subsequent leadership transition, China Media Project analyzes a full-poge spread in People’s Daily on political reform, which utilizes the catch-phrases, “protecting rights” and “checking power”: In terms of breadth and boldness, the People’s Daily series is nothing to write

May 16, 2012 2:01 PM

Word of the Week: The Law is not a Shield

Editor’s Note: The Word of the Week comes from China Digital Space’s Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon, a glossary of terms created by Chinese netizens and frequently encountered in online political discussions. These are the words of China’s online “resistance discourse,” used to mock and subvert the official language around censorship and political correctness.

May 16, 2012 12:00 PM

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