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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April 18, 2018

Sina Reverses Ban on Gay Content After Protest

On April 13, Sina Weibo announced a three-month ban on pornographic, violent, and homosexual content, as part of an effort to “create a bright and harmonious community environment.” Manya Koetse at What’s on Weibo reported on the ban: In the notice, that received near to 20,000 comments and over 96,000 shares shortly after it was posted (see screenshot), the

April 16, 2018

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