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January 13, 2017|

China's Hidden Massacres

Put your butcher's sword down! Latest in my series of Q&As with leading Chinese thinkers about China's past, present and future. I traveled to rural China with Tan to look at the scene of a genocide.

January 03, 2017|

Speaking About China

Ian Johnson goes to a remote Chinese province to write about an unknown case of genocide in the Cultural Revolution, a case that helps broaden the scope of Mao-era killings.

October 17, 2016|

The Limits of Chinese Isolationism

Terror and religious extremism challenge a state unaccustomed to martyrdom narratives. Can a country doing business all over the world really avoid other peoples' politics?

September 26, 2016|

The World Is Starting to Run Out of Sand

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 Radio's "Sunday Edition" about his reporting on one of the world's fastest evaporating finite resources.

January 04, 2017

China's Human Snakes Return

Rong Xiaoqing

Why are people who were smuggled to the U.S. from a rural high school in China three decades ago now going back to China?

September 09, 2016

Speaking About China

Ian Johnson, Sim Chi Yin

China's leading thinkers, activists, artists, and authors talk about the future of their country.

July 29, 2016

The Deadly Global War for Sand

Vince Beiser

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 07, 2016

Islam with Chinese Characteristics

Alice Su

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?

November 13, 2015

Lifting the Veil on Polluters in China

Fred de Sam Lazaro, Shi Lihong, Gary Marcuse

In Beijing a tiny NGO is taking on global corporations and harnessing people power in a campaign to clean up polluting factories in China.

May 21, 2015

China: Dying to Breathe

Sim Chi Yin

China’s deadly mining accidents hit the international news headlines frequently. But the country's top occupational disease, pneumoconiosis, kills three times as many miners each year.

January 25, 2015

Beijing's 'Rat Tribe'

Sim Chi Yin, Ian Johnson

Living beneath Beijing's skyscrapers and residential blocks are an estimated 1 million migrant workers. Dubbed the "Rat Tribe", these low-wage workers make a home in windowless basement cubicles.

December 29, 2014

China: Students With Disabilities

Jessie Li

China has committed to nine years of education for all children, but students with physical disabilities often confront discrimination. How do these students access education?

October 23, 2014

Can Chinese Culture Save China's Environment?

Gary Marcuse, Shi Lihong

The Chinese government and people, confronted with colossal environmental challenges, are turning to cultural traditions that under Communism had long been suppressed.

September 05, 2014

Feeding China

Lynn Hicks, Rodney White

China faces huge challenges in feeding its people sustainably and safely. Iowa and U.S. agribusinesses believe they have the solutions. Are they the right ones?

June 30, 2014

Soil Pollution in China

He Guangwei

China confronts a hidden but grave environmental threat—soil pollution related to industrial development that affects as much as one fifth of China's farmland.

January 06, 2017|

Meet the Journalist: Alice Su

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?

January 11, 2016|

Meet the Journalist: Sharron Lovell

Like so many of Mao’s pronouncements, it sounded simple: “The South has a lot of water; the North lacks water. So if it can be done, borrowing a little water and bringing it up might do the trick.”

December 06, 2012|

Paper Cuts: About the Project

Reporter John Schmid talks about the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's "Paper Cuts" project, an in-depth examination of how China has taken away one of Wisconsin's signature industries.

February 25, 2012|

The Future of Democracy in China

Coming off of adventures in Asia during summer 2011, one traveler's questions shifted from whether China is ready for an Arab Spring to what the future of democracy looks like there.

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