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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Corruption Probes Spread, but to What End?

The Xi Jinping administration’s crackdown on corruption is spreading to the provinces, with a recent inspection tour of local governments by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, the official anti-corruption watchdog. From Reuters: Taskforces working since May had found mismanagement and corruption in Jiangxi, Hubei and Guizhou provinces, along with

October 1, 2013 2:58 PM

Xi Jinping Hopes Traditional Faiths Can Fill Moral Void

In its quest to quell public anger over a range of issues, the Xi Jinping administration may be turning to religion with plans to ease constrictions on traditional beliefs. Reuters reports: Xi, who grew up in Mao’s puritan China, is troubled by what he sees as the country’s moral decline and obsession with money, said three independent sources with ties to the leadership.

September 30, 2013 6:40 PM

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