Sophie Richardson

Sophie Richardson

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China Director, Human Rights Watch

Sophie Richardson is the China director at Human Rights Watch. A graduate of the University of Virginia, the Hopkins-Nanjing Program, and Oberlin College, Richardson is the author of numerous articles on domestic Chinese political reform, democratization, and human rights in Cambodia, China, Indonesia,┬áHong Kong, the Philippines, and Vietnam. She has testified before the European Parliament and the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. She has provided commentary to the BBC, CNN, the Far Eastern Economic Review, Foreign Policy, National Public Radio, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post. Richardson is the author of “China, Cambodia, and the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence,” an in-depth examination of China’s foreign policy since 1954’s Geneva Conference.

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