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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China Presses Japan Over Sea Row as Tokyo Voices Concern

Yet more tensions in the South China Sea as China lodged a formal complaint with Japan over fishing vessels near the disputed Diaoyu (aka Senkaku) Islands. From Reuters: China said on Monday it had complained to Tokyo about Japanese fishing boats near disputed islands in the East China Sea, while Japan urged talks on the row and voiced concern about its neighbour’s maritime

July 4, 2011 2:38 PM

Reel China: It’s Rough out West for Chinese Films

Zhang Yimou’s latest movie, The Heroes of Nanking, starring Christian Bale, is trying to break into the U.S. market, which other Chinese films, including Jiang Wen’s Let the Bullets Fly, have failed to do. From the Los Angeles Times: Jiang isn’t the only Chinese filmmaker who’s making blockbusters at home and feeling unappreciated abroad. Feng Xiaogang’s

July 3, 2011 8:27 PM

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