Author: Sophie Beach

Sophie Beach is CDT's Executive Editor. She lives in Berkeley, California.
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Challenging China: Ren Zhiqiang

As part of a series profiling wealthy businesspeople who are pushing for social or political reform in China, the Wall Street Journal provides a video portrait of real estate tycoon and outspoken blogger Ren Zhiqiang:
Ren, a “Big V” with over 35 million followers on Sina Weibo, had his accounts forced offline in February after speaking out against CCP control over the

July 6, 2016

Chinese Officials Order Hong Kong Bookseller to Return

When Hong Kong bookseller Lam Wing-kee returned to Hong Kong following eight months of detention in China for illegally selling books there, he made a surprise move by refusing to return to China under the terms of his parole. Instead, he gave a press conference to Hong Kong media in which he recounted details of his time in detention, and declared that his publicized confession had

July 5, 2016

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