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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Colin Powell in Beijing discusses North Korea, Taiwan

Colin Powell met with Chinese leaders to discuss Taiwan, North Korea, and the arrest of New York Times researcher Zhao Yan. China rebuffed Powell’s suggestion that it accept Chen Shui-bian’s offer for cross-straits talks to resolve the Taiwan situation. The Xinhua report is here and an ABC News report is here.

October 25, 2004

Letting light into an Aids ‘black hole’

A team led by Dr. David Ho will distribute an cocktail therapy for HIV/Aids in Henan Province, according to a report in the South China Morning Post (reg required): “Taking a small step on a long journey, a group headed by world-renowned Aids researcher David Ho Dai-i will soon reach out to the infamous Aids villages of Henan with drug treatment for HIV carriers who have entered

October 24, 2004

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