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 strives to purify Internet content (Xinhua)

A report today by Xinhua has outlined a series of measures aimed at controlling “unhealthy” Internet content in China. The Ministry of Information Industry recently released a circular calling for strengthened control over bulletin boards and chat rooms and encouraging the development of security technology that, “shields the youngsters from unhealthy

June 18, 2004

Beijing wages cyberwar against DPP headquarters (Taipei Times)

Taiwanese officials have claimed that hackers from mainland China have broken into the computer systems of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party and stolen confidential information, including the personal itinerary of President Chen Shui-bian and information on visits to the US by high-ranking DPP officials. A Taiwanese cabinet official is quoted as saying: “The

June 17, 2004

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