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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Badiucao (巴丢草): Red Anti-Smog Scarf Girl

Badiucao’s latest drawing for CDT puts a Communist archetype—a Young Pioneer—in a modern setting, repurposing her red neck scarf as an anti-smog mask. Anti-smog Red Scarf Tying Methods, by Badiucao for CDT: In recent weeks, cities in northern China have suffered from record-breaking smog levels, and several cities, including Tianjin and Beijing, have issued “red

December 23, 2015 4:25 PM

China Begins to Bring Mentally Ill ‘Back to Society’

For Foreign Policy, Christina Larson looks at efforts within China’s mental health sector to improve care and help patients lead productive lives: For a long time, mental illness in China was invisible. Late Communist ruler Mao Zedong’s ideology-driven vision of a rational society officially made no concession for it. After 1949, his new government set about closing

December 22, 2015 2:55 PM

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