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 Cyberczar Lu Wei Under Investigation

Former cyberczar Lu Wei, who previously served as head of the Cyberspace Administration of China, is currently under investigation for “serious violations of discipline,” a Party code phrase for corruption. The fate of Lu, who led a tightening of internet controls during his tenure, has been unclear since he was suddenly replaced over a year ago by Xu Lin. Since leaving

November 21, 2017 3:09 PM

Basketballers in Spotlight, Liu Xia’s Fate Unknown

Poet Liu Xia, wife of late Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, has not been seen in public since her husband’s burial at sea on July 15, 2017, except for a brief video appearance, and remains under very tight government surveillance at her home in Beijing. Friends and associates have grown increasingly concerned for her mental and physical well-being, as she is known to be in poor health

November 20, 2017 4:13 PM

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