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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Badiucao (巴丢草): Free Pu Zhiqiang

For his latest contribution, cartoonist Badiucao honors rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang, who was criminally detained after attending a seminar marking the 25th anniversary of June 4th in Beijing. Several of the seminar participants have been detained or questioned, and journalist Gao Yu has not been heard from since late April. As a student, Pu was an active participant in the 1989 protest

May 7, 2014 11:59 AM

25 Years Ago: A Lesson in Polite Protest

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the nationwide, student-led democracy movement in China, and the subsequent June 4th military crackdown in Beijing. To commemorate the student movement, CDT is posting a series of original news articles from 1989, beginning with the death of Hu Yaobang on April 15 and continuing through the tumultuous spring. The full series can be read 

May 7, 2014 12:01 AM

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