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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News of Second Aircraft Carrier Deleted

After China unveiled the country’s first aircraft carrier — obtained by a former basketball player from a Ukrainian shipyard — rumors have abounded of plans to prepare up to four ships in coming years. Last January, news reports quoted Liaoning party chief Wang Min as saying the country’s second aircraft carrier was being built in Dalian. But propaganda authorities

February 3, 2015 12:32 PM

Hong Kong Protesters Take to the Streets Again

Almost two months after bailiffs cleared out the last of the protesters from Hong Kong streets, following 11 weeks of protests, the first pro-democracy march of the year was held in the Central district. Turn-out at the march — organized by Civil Human Rights Front, a coalition of advocacy group — was lower than expected and subdued. From the South China Morning Post: The front

February 1, 2015 11:29 PM

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