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May 26, 2017|

Pollution in China

Air pollution in Beijing is one result of the breakneck economic growth that has lifted hundreds of millions of China’s people out of poverty.

May 16, 2017|

Dying To Breathe

This interactive piece showcases Sim Chi Yin's four-year project Dying To Breathe in its different forms: short film, photo slideshow, text, video, open letter, and radio.

May 14, 2017|

Here a City Shall Be Wrought

Fourteen miles down the road from their ruined homes, survivors of China's devastating 2008 Sichuan earthquake try to rebuild their lives in a new model town designed by the central government.

March 13, 2017|

A Global Sand Mining Crisis

Sand is a crucial material for making concrete, asphalt, and glass — the building blocks of our cities. The worldwide construction boom is causing widespread environmental damage.

May 05, 2017

China Pushes Back Against Air Pollution

Beth Gardiner

China is seen as a poster child for smog, but it is pushing back against air pollution with a wind and solar power rollout that also has big ramifications for the fight against climate change.

March 21, 2017

China's Frayed Perimeter

Howard W. French

Why, despite growing vastly richer and steadily more powerful over the last generation, has China remained frustrated in its goal of bringing Hong Kong and Taiwan under its unquestioned authority?

March 02, 2017

Urbanization in the Developing World

Daniel Brook

This global reporting project on urbanization in the developing world examines how three major countries—China, India, and Mexico—are dealing with a similar challenge in their own unique ways.

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, Sim Chi Yin

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?

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.

March 28, 2017|

This Week: Is It Too Late for Hong Kong?

This week: China loses patience with sacrificing control, Chinese migrants in Singapore, and child soldiers in South Sudan; what will happen with recent Trump administration aid cuts.