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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Translation of An Investigation into China’s Peasantry

The inaugural issue of the revamped Far Eastern Economic Review features a translation of a section of an Investigation into China’s Peasantry, by Chen Guidi and Wu Chuntao, who are now being tried for libel. The site is accessible by subscription only, but excerpts are below.

December 31, 2004

China boosts fast-growing tsunami disaster fund

As the world mourns the victims of Asia’s tsunami disaster, China has announced that they will contribute 60.5 million in relief funds. According to AFP: “China added 60.5 million dollars to the half billion dollars pledged by the world’s rich nations. China’s politically significant donation was the third biggest so far from any national government

December 31, 2004