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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Activist Chen Yunfei to Go on Trial this Week

Activist Chen Yunfei is scheduled to go on trial Thursday on charges of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble,” related to his work to commemorate the June 4, 1989 crackdown on protesters in Beijing. Chen is a long-time activist who has participated in various activities in recent years to pay tribute to individuals who were killed in 1989, including Wu Guofeng, a

June 27, 2016 10:15 PM

Blogger Lu Yuyu Detained for “Picking Quarrels”

Friends and associates of citizen journalist Lu Yuyu, known as @wickedonnaa on Twitter, feared he had been taken away by police on June 14, when his frequently updated social media accounts went silent. Chinese Human Rights Defenders has now confirmed that he has been detained, along with his girlfriend Li Tingyu, on suspicion of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble”

June 26, 2016 10:01 PM

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