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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Power Brokers Agree on Leadership? (Updated)

For months, Zhongnanhai watchers have speculated over who will take over the powerful Politburo Standing Committee in the upcoming once-a-decade leadership transition, and whether the current nine members will be reduced to seven. The scandal surrounding disgraced Chongqing Party chief Bo Xilai has thrown a wrench in the succession plans, as he was widely expected to take a place

October 19, 2012 3:25 PM

Inside Foxconn

One day after U.S. Presidential contenders Barack Obama and Mitt Romney came to blows over the impact of Chinese manufacturing on the U.S. economy, James Fallows visited the Shenzhen campus of Foxconn, the world’s largest manufacturer of electronics. There he took a series of photos of workers both on and off the factory floor. He will continue to publish additional photos,

October 18, 2012 8:26 PM

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