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: Welder, Ganzhou, Jiangxi, by Mark Hobbs

October 19, 2014

Police and Protesters Clash in Hong Kong

Violence that erupted after police tried to clear protesters’ encampments in Mong Kok, Hong Kong, has continued through the weekend, with fresh skirmishes reported Sunday morning. James Pomfret and Elzio Barreto report for Reuters: In the densely populated Mong Kok district, police managed to earlier repel protesters from a major intersection but have faced a significant

October 18, 2014