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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Former Canadian Diplomat Detained as Meng Wanzhou Case Proceeds

Michael Kovrig, a Canadian citizen and formal vice consul in the Beijing embassy, has reportedly been detained in China while working for the International Crisis Group. From Thomson Reuters: “International Crisis Group is aware of reports that its North East Asia Senior Adviser, Michael Kovrig, has been detained in China,” the think-tank said in a statement. “We

December 11, 2018

Minitrue: Do Not Report on Arrest of Huawei CFO

The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. The name of the issuing body has been omitted to protect the source. All websites: Regarding the detention of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, other than authoritative reports from CCTV, People’s Daily, Xinhua, the Foreign Ministry, etc, do not republish,

December 10, 2018

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