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 and California Forge Cooperation on Climate

California Governor Jerry Brown recently concluded a trip to China, where he met with President Xi Jinping, traveled to Chengdu and Jiangsu, signed clean energy pacts, and promoted cooperation between clean tech companies in California and China. James West at Mother Jones outlines Brown’s activities in China: He signed climate pacts with regional officials in Chinese

June 8, 2017

Generational Divide Splits Hong Kong Views of June 4

For the past 28 years, Hong Kong has held an annual vigil in Victoria Park to commemorate the lives lost in the June 4, 1989 crackdown on protesters in Beijing. Over the years, attendance has fluctuated, and this year’s turnout of up to 110,000 was lower than recent years, a fact many attribute to a growing generational divide in the territory. J.R. Wu and Katy Wong report for Reuters:

June 5, 2017

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