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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Forbes: Wu Yi world’s second most powerful woman

Chinese Vice Premier Wu Yi (aka the “Iron Lady”) has been named the second most powerful woman in the world by Forbes magazine, following only Condaleezza Rice. The full report is here: “Proud, elegant, intelligent, Wu Yi impressed her party’s leaders when she deftly helped hammer out five trade agreements with Russia in 1999 and oversaw delicate negotiations

August 26, 2004

Violence Erupts in China Corruption Fight

The wife of an anti-corruption crusader was severely injured in a bomb attack on their home last week. According to an AP report, “The attack Aug. 19 on the home of Li Haisheng, head of the city’s anti-corruption bureau, highlights the perils faced by officials and ordinary Chinese who try to fight the rampant corruption that taints almost every aspect of public life in

August 25, 2004

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