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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Tiananmen Mothers released (AP)

Xinhua News Agency said today that the three “Tiananmen Mothers” were “released by police after being admonished and showing repentance,” the Associated Press reported. The full report is here.

April 2, 2004

Pres. Chen says W. Post distorted interview

Following an interview with President Chen Shui-bian in yesterday’s Washington Post, the president now says he was misquoted on his stance about relations with the mainland. The dispute is over the first paragraph of the Post article, which says: “President Chen Shui-bian declared Monday that his narrow re-election victory was a mandate from voters to press ahead

March 31, 2004