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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Government Defends Campaign Against Corruption

As Chinese authorities confirmed the investigation of former Vice Minister of State Security Ma Jian, and stepped up efforts to investigate wrongdoing at state-owned firms, they also found themselves in the position of defending the Xi Jinping administration’s campaign against corruption. Andrew Jacobs reports in the New York Times: [..C]ritics of the government say

January 18, 2015 11:22 PM

Mourners Mark Anniversary of Zhao Ziyang’s Death

Mourners gathered at the Beijing home of former Communist Party General Secretary Zhao Ziyang to mark the tenth anniversary of his death. After being purged from the Party for expressing sympathy with the 1989 protesters, Zhao lived out his life under house arrest in his courtyard home until his death in 2005. While authorities allowed the gathering to proceed, it was monitored by

January 18, 2015 7:52 PM

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