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 (巴丢草): Free the Five

Badiucao honors the five female activists—Wu Rongrong, Li Tingting (aka Li Maizi), Zheng Churan (aka Da Tu), Wei Tingting, and Wang Man—who are currently under criminal detention on suspicion of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble.” The five were detained, along with other activists who were subsequently released, on the eve of International Women’s

March 29, 2015 5:35 PM

Photo: Kunming, China, by Patrick Giblin

Kunming, China

March 29, 2015 5:07 PM

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