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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Chinese petitioners threaten mass suicide in Beijing

AFP has reported that 20 petitioners who came to Beijing from Heilongjiang threatened to commit suicide by jumping off a building in Beijing if the Supreme Court did not hear their complaints. Full story here.

July 13, 2004 8:34 AM

Petition for Jiang Yanyong

An online petition demanding Jiang Yanyong’s release is now available (in Chinese) here. More than 400 people – many of whom appear to be inside China, including the Tiananmen Mothers – have reportedly signed. Via Peking Duck.

July 11, 2004 4:33 PM

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