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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Thousands Gather for Funeral of Self-Immolation Victim

Following large-scale protests in Tongren, Qinghai in response to the self-immolation of a Tibetan monk last week, the funeral of a farmer who self-immolated Saturday turned into a gathering of thousands of Tibetans, AP reports: U.S. broadcaster Radio Free Asia said in an emailed statement that Sonam Thargyal, a 44-year-old farmer and father of four, fastened cotton padding to

March 17, 2012 11:02 PM

A U.S. Tie to Surveillance Push in Chinese Cities (Updated)

Mitt Romney, Republican candidate for U.S. President, has spoken out in tough terms against China, saying about the country’s leadership, “A nation that represses its own people cannot ultimately be a trusted partner in an international system based on economic and political freedom.” According to a report in the New York Times, however, Romney stands to profit

March 15, 2012 11:58 PM

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