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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Mr. Sun, I’ll need to see some ID – Joel Martinsen

Danwei summarizes an article from the Liaoning Legal News (see original Chinese version) which questions whether the proposed real-name registration system for blogs and other forms of communication have any basis in Chinese law: In other words, local laws, rules enacted by departments under the State Council, and regulations set up by local governments do not have the legal power

March 20, 2007

China Youth Daily Calls for Respect and Tolerance Between Officials and News Media – CMP

The China Media Project has translated an editorial from the China Youth Daily titled, “Respecting the rights of the media does not mean making it your footservant” (see original Chinese version). From an introductory note on CMP: Since the 1990s, commercialization has been the primary impetus for change in China’s media landscape, but the public interest

March 20, 2007

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