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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Lighting a Candle for Liu Xiaobo

As imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo remains in hospital critically ill with terminal liver cancer, American and German doctors are expected to treat him soon. Not allowed to visit him themselves, friends and supporters of Liu’s have expressed their admiration and support for the ailing writer online through essays, poems, and cartoons. Cartoonist Xiao

July 7, 2017 7:54 PM

Phrase of the Week: Without Forced Demolition…

The Word of the Week comes from the Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon, a glossary of terms created by Chinese netizens and encountered in online political discussions. These are the words of China’s online “resistance discourse,” used to mock and subvert the official language around censorship and political correctness.

Without forced demolitions there can be no new

July 6, 2017 8:02 PM

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