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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Badiucao: Xi’s the One

In the run-up to the 19th Communist Party Congress in Beijing, China watchers are busy making and analyzing predictions of who will be promoted to the powerful Politburo Standing Committee, a group of seven who in effect run China. But amid such speculation, few doubt that the congress will more formally enshrine the power President Xi Jinping has consolidated over the past five years,

October 17, 2017 5:53 PM

Photo: China Train Station at Night, by Jonathan Kos-Read

China Train Station at Night

October 13, 2017 12:10 PM