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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Pollution Dangers Cast Shadow over 2008 Olympics – Hilmar Schmundt

In Beijing, where doctors advise exercising indoors, experts are concerned about the potential effects of the city’s air pollution on athletes competing in the 2008 Olympics. From Spiegel Online: Escaping to the relative comfort of a car’s interior won’t be an option for those traveling to Beijing in August 2008, when more than 10,000 athletes will compete

June 28, 2007

China Mine Boss Jailed Over Death – BBC

The BBC reports that Hou Zhenrun, the owner of the mine where newspaper employee Lan Chengzhang was beaten to death in January, was sentenced to life in prison. SIx other mine employees were also sentenced: Five men were given sentences of between five to 15 years in jail for carrying out the attack, while another man received a year sentence for harbouring the suspects. The court in

June 28, 2007

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