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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Man Held in Attempt to Set Fire to Mao Portrait in Beijing – Ching-Ching Ni

The Los Angeles Times reports on the vandalism of Mao’s portrait in Tiananmen Square and subsequent arrest of an alleged perpetrator: The suspect was identified as Gu Haiou, 35, an unemployed man from the far western Chinese city of Urumqi, capital of the restive Xinjiang autonomous region, home to ethnic Uighurs… China, with its booming capitalist-style economy

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Photo: A young couple stroll through Beijing, by Shanghai Sky

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