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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News Ethics, Media Controls, and Investigative Journalism

For ChinaFile, David Bandurski writes about the current status of journalism in China and Xi Jinping’s efforts to exert tighter controls over the media, including the implementation of “news ethics committees.” He notes a recent reference on the Central Propaganda Department website to newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer’s statement that, “A

November 24, 2015 9:00 PM

Rewriting History: Hu Yaobang and Zhao Ziyang

Last week, President Xi Jinping and other leaders commemorated the centenary of the birth of former Chinese Communist Party General Secretary Hu Yaobang, who had long been marginalized from Party history after being ousted in 1987 for alleged “bourgeois liberalization.” His death in April 1989 sparked the protest movement at Tiananmen Square. In this year’s

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