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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On The Ground In China’s Fight To Quit Coal

With climate change on the global political agenda this week, much attention is being paid to China’s role in solving the environmental crisis, and in particular, the country’s dependence on coal. As the Chinese government searches for alternatives to coal, including shale gas and nuclear power, the coal industry has taken a hit. Environmentalists and others see

September 23, 2014 9:32 PM

Photo: Street life Urumqi, by Roy Cheung

Street life, Urumqi

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