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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“Shorter NPC Presser: No News”

The annual session of the National People’s Congress concluded today in Beijing. From Xinhua: The session was an event where the lawmakers reached consensus, defined major missions and strengthened confidence on the country’s development, said Zhang Dejiang, chairman of the NPC Standing Committee, in his address at the closing meeting of the session. At the session,

March 12, 2014 10:28 PM

In China, Brutality Yields Confessions of Graft

The anti-corruption crackdown launched by President Xi Jinping’s administration has netted officials at most levels of government, many of whom have been investigated and questioned under an internal disciplinary process called shuanggui. While reports have come to light in the past about mistreatment and harsh conditions in shuanggui facilities, Gillian Wong at the

March 9, 2014 11:34 PM

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