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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China Jails 32 People for Online Terror Charges

Thirty-two people have been sentenced in China for downloading and spreading “violent Internet content,” which authorities allege is partly responsible for a series of violent attacks in Xinjiang in recent months. Three of the defendants were sentenced to death. From Time Magazine: The other 29 people were handed sentences ranging from four to 15 years’ imprisonment

July 11, 2014 9:40 AM

Badiucao (巴丢草): Chinstagram

For his latest CDT cartoon, Badiucao comments on the recent news that the photo-sharing app Instagram is missing from Android stores in China, though it is apparently still available from China’s iOS App Store and online. The disappearance comes amidst disruption in service of several foreign apps in China, though it is not yet apparent if it is part of a targeted crackdown

July 10, 2014 11:37 AM

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