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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Photo: Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival, by Joanne Wan

Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival

February 15, 2014 12:00 PM

Xi Touts Party as Defender of Confucius’s Virtues

In a recent speech, President Xi Jinping hailed Confucianism as an antidote for his own country’s ills as well as for Western societies that have lost faith in capitalism. He also claimed that foreign universities were opening Confucius Institutes out of a desire to learn from China. From the New York Times’ Sinosphere blog: “Some countries that have ideological

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