September 26, 2016 /
The world's forests are being stripped away. Aquifers are being depleted at an alarming rate. But very few of us have ever imagined that we are also running out of sand. Vince Beiser speaks with CBC...
September 9, 2016
China's leading thinkers, activists, artists, and authors talk about the future of their country.
September 8, 2016 /
The New York Review of Books
Does China have public thinkers? The documentary filmmaker Ai Xiaoming thinks it doesn't, and that the crackdown on human rights shows the evil nature of humanity. Ian Johnson reports from Wuhan.
August 6, 2016 /
The Leipzig Glocal
Two of Pulitzer Center Grantee Sim Chi Yin's long-term projects, "Dying to Breathe" and "Rat Tribe," were recently exhibited in Leipzig.
August 4, 2016 /
New Security Beat
Ever stop to wonder where all the concrete for China's building boom comes from? Here's where.
July 29, 2016
Concrete. Glass. Silicon. Our civilization is built on the most important yet most overlooked commodity in the world: sand. And we are starting to run out.
June 7, 2016
China's Muslim minorities make up only two percent of the population, but comprise 20 million people. How do they relate to Islam, the state, the majority Han Chinese and one another?
June 6, 2016 /
The New Yorker
The town of Shadian was once marketed as the “little Mecca of the East.” But can its residents really practice their religion in peace?
May 18, 2016
Photographer Sim Chi Yin's reporting intimately explores the lives of low-waged migrant workers living in the catacombs of former nuclear bomb shelters and windowless rooms under Beijing high rises.
May 17, 2016 /
A short explainer on China's water crisis. Factors including climate change, pollution, urbanization and energy demands have led to a severe water crisis in China.