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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Investigating China

Books & Letters reviews two recent books that look at advances in and challenges of investigative journalism in China: Investigative Journalism in China by David Bandurski (of China Media Project fame) and Martin Hala, and Investigative Journalism in China by Tong Jingrong: Two books published in the last few months offer a complementary analysis of investigative journalism

December 17, 2011 10:54 PM

Homeowners Win Settlement on Drywall

Starting in 2009, some homeowners in Florida began notice noxious fumes coming from the drywall in their homes. It was soon discovered that the problematic drywall had been imported from China, which resulted in a number of homeowners filing class-action suits. In 2010, one family was awarded 2.5 million in damages. Now, a Chinese manufacturer of drywall has agreed to pay damages

December 16, 2011 12:53 AM

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