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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Hexie Farm (蟹农场): The Controller

For the latest instalment in his CDT series, cartoonist Crazy Crab of Hexie Farm looks at the recent protests over the proposed “national education” curriculum for Hong Kong schools. The plan, which would introduce curriculum changes that many interpreted to be political indoctrination by Beijing, was opposed by tens of thousands of residents, including many

September 9, 2012 11:10 PM

Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Camp Takes Narrow Lead

The results of Hong Kong’s Legislative Council elections are in, and pro-democracy candidates won the majority of seats, but not as many as supporters had hoped for. Voice of America reports on the election results:

Official results released early Monday show pro-democracy candidates won 18 of the 35 legislative seats directly elected by voters in Hong Kong’s geographical

September 9, 2012 10:55 PM

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