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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China sets out Moon goals

China plans to send an unmanned mission to the moon before the 2008 Olympics, according to the new head of the China National Space Administration. The full BBC report is here.

July 7, 2004

Power struggle in Beijing: Hu vs Jiang

Zhongnanhai watchers are continuing to analyze the recent movements of President Hu Jintao and his predecessor Jiang Zemin for any signs of a power struggle. According to today’s report in the Asia Times: “It’s not easy to unearth the ‘inside story’, but one thing is for sure: Hu is now busy hedging his bets and countering his predecessor’s

July 7, 2004

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