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: Yang Shuping’s Face Mask

CDT cartoonist Badiucao offers his commentary on the controversy over remarks made at the University of Maryland graduation ceremony by Chinese student Yang Shuping. Yang, who spoke admirably of the fresh air and freedom of speech she had encountered since studying in the U.S., has become the target of vitriolic online attacks from Chinese internet users who claim she insulted

May 24, 2017 11:05 PM

Tibetan Monk Dies in Second Self-Immolation this Month

A Tibetan monk has died after self-immolating to protest Beijing’s policies in Tibet, the second such death this month. RFA reports: Jamyang Losal, aged about 22, set himself ablaze at around 5:00 a.m. on May 19 near the People’s Hospital in Kangtsa (in Chinese, Gangcha) county in Qinghai’s Tsojang (Haibei) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, a local source told RFA’s

May 23, 2017 12:09 AM

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