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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UBS Suspends Two in China Hiring Probe

Following revelations about questionable hiring practices at J.P Morgan, UBS has fired two executives, including their top IPO banker in Asia, following an investigation into their hiring of the daughter of the head of Tianhe Chemicals. UBS is currently working with Tianhe on its upcoming IPO. From the Wall Street Journal: Joseph Chee, a more-than-a-decadelong veteran at the

February 11, 2014 11:08 PM

In Slickness and in Wealth

ChinaFile has posted a slideshow of photos by Guillaume Herbaut of wedding photography sessions, a booming business in China where every couple is expected to display a formalized portrait in their home. The slideshow is accompanied by an essay by Leta Hong Fincher. She writes: This, I imagine, is not the picture that Tong would want to display in her formal wedding album or on her living

February 11, 2014 12:00 PM

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