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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Debating the China Model

In June, Tsinghua University professor Daniel Bell published “The China Model: Political Meritocracy and the Limits of Democracy,” which expounded on his views of “political meritocracy” in China. From the book’s synopsis on Amazon: Over the past three decades, China has evolved a political system that can best be described as “political

November 3, 2015 11:14 AM

Chaohua Wang on Justice in China

In a wide-ranging essay in the London Review of Books, Chaohua Wang looks at the current state of legal justice in China today, tying together the cases of petitioners, Xu Chunhe, Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption crackdown, and the detention of Wang Yu and other rights lawyers in the “Black Friday” round-up: The current leadership of the CCP under Xi Jinping is aware

October 29, 2015 10:17 PM

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