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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China From the Inside – KQED

KQED’s Forum just interviewed Jonathan Lewis, writer and director of a new documentary China From the Inside. The interview should be posted online here soon. The web site for the film is here, including discussion, an interactive map, and a section for educators. The documentary will be broadcast on PBS this week and next. Xiao Qiang will participate in a panel discussion

January 8, 2007

Democracy Is A Good Thing – Yu Keping

ESWN has translated a widely-discussed essay by Yu Keping, deputy director of the Central Translation Bureau and director of Center for Chinese Government Innovations at Beijing University: Democracy is a good thing, and this is not just for specific persons or certain officials; this is for the entire nation and its broad masses of people. Simply put, for those officials who care

January 8, 2007