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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Photo: Primary colors, Ganzhou, Jiangxi, by Mark Hobbs

Primary colors, Ganzhou, Jiangxi

October 26, 2014 11:43 PM

Badiucao (巴丢草):The Thorn in Xi Jinping’s Side

For his latest cartoon, Badiucao uses the image of the yellow banner declaring “I want real universal suffrage,” which pro-democracy supporters recently hung from Lion Rock in Hong Kong. Badiucao’s drawing shows Xi Jinping trying to scratch an itch that remains just out of reach on his back. The Chinese expression “a thorn on one’s back”

October 26, 2014 11:30 PM

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