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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Can China Reform Itself? – Joseph Kahn

The New York Times looks at the food and export crisis from the perspective of U.S. industry 100 years ago: Like America’s industrializing economy a century ago, China’s is powered by zealous entrepreneurs who sometimes act like pirates. Both countries suffered epidemics of fatal fakes, and both have had regulators who were too inept, corrupt or hamstrung to do much

July 7, 2007

China’s Eco-City Faces Growth Challenge – Steve Schifferes

The BBC is the latest to report on the controversies surrounded the construction of the Dongtan eco-city outside Shanghai: Conventional cars will be banned in the city centre, while the plans include capturing and purifying water, waste management recycling, reducing landfills that damage the environment, and creating combined heat and power systems. …But some observers,

July 6, 2007

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