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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Independent Candidates Busy Building Up Support

Global Voices looks at how the self-declared independent candidates for local elections in China are using social media to gain supporters: The candidacy wave remains small, but is still a top discussion topic online. More prominent participants in the movement such as media workers Li Chengpeng and Yao ‘Wuyue Sanren’ Bo have become less vocal about their individual campaigns

July 17, 2011 7:32 PM

Waiting for Harry, Chinese Filmgoers Get Patriotic Epic

A rumor in China says that foreign blockbuster movies will not be allowed to be shown until box office receipts for the state-backed CCP history Beginning of the Great Revival top $120 million. As CDT has reported earlier, sneaky methods are being used to increase the box office receipts for the movie, which has been panned by viewers. Many movie watchers in China just want their Harry

July 17, 2011 7:20 PM

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