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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25 Years Ago: Goddess of Democracy Erected

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the nationwide, student-led democracy movement in China, and the subsequent June 4th military crackdown in Beijing. To commemorate the student movement, CDT is posting a series of original news articles from 1989, beginning with the death of Hu Yaobang on April 15 and continuing through the tumultuous spring. The full series can be read here.

May 30, 2014

Badiucao (巴丢草): The Truth Behind

For this week’s contribution, cartoonist Badiucao honors the 1989 protests. His interpretation of Tiananmen Gate is flanked by the Goddess of Democracy statue, erected by protesters 25 years ago. Hidden behind the Mao portrait is a tank, similar to those used to open fire on protesters on June 4, 1989. For more on the protests and subsequent crackdown, see CDT’s series

May 29, 2014

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