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: Violent Protests Reported in China

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the nationwide, student-led democracy movement in China, and the subsequent military crackdown in Beijing. To mark the occasion, CDT is posting a series of original news articles from that year, beginning with the death of Hu Yaobang on April 15 and continuing through the tumultuous spring. The full series can be read here. From the April 23,

April 23, 2014 12:01 AM

The Perils of Going Online in Xinjiang

In July 2009, following violent riots in Urumqi, authorities shut off Internet access throughout the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region for 10 months. Almost five years later, Internet activity by Uyghurs is still tightly monitored. For Foreign Policy, Alexa Olesen writes about the Uyghur language Internet, where the minority group “struggles to be heard online”:

April 22, 2014 3:16 PM

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