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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Photo: A factory for Changhong electronics in Mianyang

November 24, 2007

Recently, Can You Afford Meat? – Meng Zhang

Global Voices translates reactions from netizens to news about the rapidly increasing food prices: “Recently, can you afford meat?” Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao asked when he visited a group of poor people living in an old residential area of Beijing. On the very next day, the National Bureau of Statistics reported that China’s October inflation rate had reached

November 24, 2007

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