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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December 5, 2007

China’s Man at the Anchor Desk – John M. Glionna

The Los Angeles Times profiles Edwin Maher, an Australian reporter now reading the news on CCTV: Maher is the first non-Chinese news anchor for state television’s English-language station, CCTV International. He speaks almost no Mandarin, but that’s of little concern to his bosses. He was hired in 2003 as the station introduced a Western face to shake its image as a

December 5, 2007

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