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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China ‘ready for Taiwan flights’

China and Taiwan are holding talks to establish the first direct cross-straits flights in time for the Chinese new year, according to this report from the BBC. Xinhua and CNN have also reported on the agreement.

January 10, 2005

China predicts 25 million jobless this year

Reuters (via stuff.co.nz) reports that: “China says it expects 25 million of its people to be out of work this year, but the actual number of jobless in the world’s most populous nation could be much higher… China’s official unemployment figure only covers registered urban jobless, and analysts say the true number of people without work could be more than

January 10, 2005

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