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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Nuclear Power and China’s Energy Future

An article in Japan Focus looks at the development and prospects for China’s nuclear power industry in the wake of the Fukushima disaster last year: Prior to Fukushima, China had been pursuing the world’s most ambitious nuclear power program. Following Fukushima, this is still the case. Its nuclear expansion goals are primarily driven by closely related energy security

February 28, 2012 11:50 PM

What It Means to Be a Rising Public Intellectual in China

Last week in the New York Times, venture capitalist Eric X. Li wrote an op-ed arguing that China’s model of governance was superior to the United States’. Li has written equally provocative essays, including one, also for the New York Times, in which he argues against several common perceptions of China. In the Atlantic, Damien Ma profiles Li: Clearly a provocateur,

February 28, 2012 11:36 PM

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