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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Caixin Slideshow: One-Child Family

Caixin has published a slideshow looking at the effects of the one-child policy throughout China’s society. The policy, in effect since 1979, has been loosened in some areas and for some groups in recent years, and public debates have questioned whether the law should be reformed or abolished. Watch the slideshow here. Read more about the one-child policy, via CDT.

November 11, 2013

New China Cities: Shoddy Homes, Broken Hope

In the New York Times, Ian Johnson has written a lengthy report about a model town built outside Tianjin to house migrants who were forced to move when their farmland was destroyed for development. Despite promises that their living conditions and space would be equivalent to or better than their village residences, many people are disappointed by the condition of the housing, their

November 11, 2013