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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Photo: Scaling the Walls of the Executive Yuan, Taipei, by tomscy2000

Scaling the Walls of the Executive Yuan, Taipei

March 23, 2014 5:06 PM

In Beijing, Michelle Obama Lauds Universal Rights

While First Lady Michelle Obama’s trip to China has largely steered clear of politics, she gently called for respect for universal rights and freedom of expression in a speech at Peking University today. The Washington Post’s Krissah Thompson reported before the speech: The U.S. first lady will also broach the issue of censorship from a personal vantage point — discussing

March 21, 2014 11:03 PM

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