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Sophie Beach is CDT's Executive Editor. She lives in Berkeley, California.
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December 30, 2011

Shadowy Sex Case Ensnares Local Officials

For McClatchy Newspapers, Tom Lasseter investigates a case of apparent forced prostitution by dozens of local teenagers in the central Chinese city of Chengguan, and questions how Beijing will be able to handle such cases of local power run amok: Past the terrible details set at a drab spa on the edge of an industrial park in central China, the incident raised troubling questions in

December 30, 2011