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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Tiananmen 25: 180,000 Join Hong Kong Vigil

As Tiananmen Square itself was closely policed and gatherings to commemorate the June 4, 1989 crackdown on protesters were forbidden within mainland China, record numbers gathered in Hong Kong for the annual June 4th vigil at Victoria Park. Organizers have put the total at 180,000 people, the largest gathering since 1989. From the South China Morning Post: [..T]he Hong Kong Alliance

June 4, 2014 1:14 PM

Tiananmen 25 Liveblog: The Battle Against Amnesia

The 1989 protests and subsequent military crackdown are among the most taboo subjects in the media, academia or other public forums in China, and as a result, a whole generation has now grown up largely unaware of the significance of those events. As the 25th anniversary of June 4th approaches, scores of participants and witnesses to the protests in China have tried to keep their memories

June 4, 2014 12:18 AM

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