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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Zhang Kai Says Criticism of Lawyers Was Coerced

Rights lawyer Zhang Kai was detained in August 2015 after working with Christians in Wenzhou, Zhejiang who were protesting the removal of crosses and demolition of churches in the city. Before being released in March, Zhang issued a public “confession,” which his wife and other supporters claimed at the time was forced. He also was interviewed by Phoenix Television

August 30, 2016 9:38 PM

Organ Harvesting Under Scrutiny at HK Conference

In 2013, the Chinese government announced a phaseout of the use of organs from executed prisoners in transplants, a practice that had long been reviled by human rights and health activists. Yet since then, experts have concluded that the number of organ transplants in China still far exceeds the number of organs available from voluntary donations, raising suspicion that the practice

August 19, 2016 9:51 PM

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