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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As NPC Convenes, Factions Jockey to Solidify Power

With the 12th annual National People’s Congress opening in Beijing, the Chinese government is set to conclude the second stage of its once-a-decade leadership transition when Xi Jinping takes over as president and Li Keqiang takes over as Premier. As the Wall Street Journal reports, the meetings offer the new Xi administration a chance to outline concrete plans for anticipated

March 3, 2013

Social Change and its Impact on the Role of Law

Incoming president Xi Jinping has pledged to uphold the constitution and rule of law in China. But, as Stanley Lubman points out in a post on the Wall Street Journal’s China Real Time, this is a complicated prospect given China’s current social and political situation. He describes new regulations implemented in Chinese cities that govern the behavior of pet owners

March 1, 2013

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