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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25 Years Ago: Chaos Among the Leaders

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 25, 2014 12:01 AM

Minitrue: Urumqi Attacks

The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. Regarding the violent terrorist attack in Urumqi, all websites are asked to prominently display the following articles on your homepages: (1) Memo from Xi Jinping on Urumqi Terrorist Attack: Severely Punish the Perpetrators (2) Li Keqiang: Terrorist

May 24, 2014 10:06 PM

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