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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The Dragon’s metamorphosis – David Gosset

From Asia Times: Used to widespread Western criticism on China’s human-rights record, lack of religious freedom, and Han chauvinism, and the inaccurate view that China’s ruling party is a monolithic entity obsessed exclusively with maintaining an unfair status quo, some fail to acknowledge the extent of China’s social pluralism and political opening-up.

December 9, 2006

Avon calls; China now answers – Don Lee

From the Los Angeles Times: Eight years after banning door-to-door sales for wreaking social turmoil, China is reopening its doors to the Avon lady and her rivals from Amway and Mary Kay. Hundreds of thousands of Chinese ” women and men ” are beginning to hit the streets and go online to plug the latest face cream and lip balm in flavors such as green tea. On a recent afternoon

December 9, 2006

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