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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Beijing Claims Right to ‘Step In’ to Hong Kong Elections

In the run-up to the election for Hong Kong’s chief executive on March 26, Beijing has sent a strong signal that the final electoral decision is in China’s hands. At the current National People’s Congress session, Zhang Dejiang, the chair of the NPC and China’s top official in charge of Hong Kong issues, told delegates that Beijing has the right

March 6, 2017 11:54 PM

Photo: View from Lei Feng Temple, by Clyde Bentley

View from Lei Feng Temple

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