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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The Novel’s Latest Version Pops Onto China’s Cellphones

A novel, delivered via text message, was sent to cell phone users in China yesterday and has since created a buzz in Internet news sites. According to a New York Times article: “‘Out of the Fortress,’ showed up on tens of thousands of mobile telephone screens on Friday. It is the text-message novel, a new literary genre for the harried masses in a society that seems

September 11, 2004

Cyber-muckrakers prevail – for now

Two websites, China Petition Network and Supervision by Public Opinion, which aim to expose corruption and wrongdoing, are back in operation after being closed down, according to a report in Asia Times. They were both reopened at the behest of Wen Jiabao, just before the plenary session of the National People’s Congress, during which the official role for Jiang Zemin is expected

September 10, 2004

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