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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Massive Drug Bust Nets 3 Tons of Methamphetamine

A massive police raid in Boshe Village in Lufeng City, Guangdong uncovered three tons of methamphetamine and resulted in the arrest of 182 people who were allegedly involved in 18 different drug rings, according to AP. The raid involved 3,000 police officers in helicopters and speedboats, but no injuries or deaths were reported: Security forces surrounded and then entered the village

January 2, 2014 11:34 PM

Badiucao (巴丢草):The Raft of the Medusa 2013

For his final CDT cartoon of 2013, Badiucao revisits many of the major stories from the year in one drawing, which shows images from Bo Xilai’s trial, the crackdown on Internet speech, dead pigs, Tibetan self-immolations, and more. The title alludes to a painting from 1818-19 by French painter Théodore Géricault, which depicted the aftermath of the wreck of a French naval

December 31, 2013 4:17 PM

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