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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Ai Weiwei: Nothing to Hide, Always Under Watch

Famed artist and activist Ai Weiwei was profiled in an acclaimed documentary, “Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry,” which followed him as he documented the names of children killed in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. The film, which has been honored at Sundance and made the Oscar shortlist, will be broadcast on PBS’ Independent Lens tonight in the U.S. (Check listings here).

February 25, 2013

Outspoken General Loses First Weibo Battle

People’s Liberation Army General Luo Yuan, who has gained a reputation as a blunt speaker on international affairs, has taken his views to Sina Weibo. There, he has been treated to a heavy dose of netizen skepticism and humor. From The Border Mail: Major General Luo Yuan, whose recent suggestions include turning the Japanese-administered Islands, known as Diaoyu in China

February 25, 2013