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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Blogging News in China – Luwei (Rose) Luqiu

In Nieman Reports, Phoenix TV editor Luwei (Rose) Luqiu writes about her experience of writing a blog on In China, the Internet enjoys relatively greater freedom than other media. Even so, three articles I posted on my blog vanished without notice. The Sina editor told me the government’s Internet monitors took them away. This also happened with my blog on the Phoenix

January 22, 2007

Mao Now – Ross Terrill

In the Wilson Quarterly, Ross Terrill writes about Mao’s legacy: In the early 1990s, a story circulated among Chinese taxi drivers about an eight-car traffic accident in Guangzhou that resulted in injuries to seven of the drivers involved; the eighth, unscathed, had a Mao portrait attached to his windshield as a talisman. The story fueled Mao fever (Mao re) in China, with shopkeepers

January 22, 2007

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