The lands around the Yellow River are turning to sand.
PBS NewsHour's documentary series, "China: Power and Prosperity," covers the emerging superpower and its relationship with the United States.
Marketing material in China made claims about OxyContin’s safety and effectiveness based on company-funded studies and outdated data that has been debunked.
Hong Kong residents protested for months this year against an extradition bill that would have allowed criminal suspects to be sent to mainland China.
The group represents less than 1 percent of China's population, but they have endured what the U.S. calls one of the worst human rights crises of modern times.
Pulitzer Center grantee Nick Schifrin appeared on NPR's 1a to talk about his project, "China: Power and Prosperity."
In the past, China was better known for producing 75 percent of the world’s art knockoffs than for its own creative innovation. Today, that is changing, as Chinese artists are reviving what they call the country’s “cultural aristocracy” by producing original art.
The impact of globalization and digital capitalism is forcing worldwide attention to the starker divide between the “haves” and the “have-nots,” challenging how we think about the social contract.
In China, the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, putting more electric vehicles on the road is critical.
Chinese 5G technology is designed to transmit huge amounts of data instantly, and deploy vast networks of surveillance cameras and facial recognition software. While dozens of countries around the world plan to adopt the innovation, human rights advocates and the U.S. are sounding the alarm. Nick Schifrin reports as part of "China: Power and Prosperity," with support from the Pulitzer Center.
Tensions between police and protesters in Hong Kong escalated overnight, as officers opened fire. A young activist was shot, but survived. The unrest came just as mainland China marked the 70th anniversary of the Communist state.
Technology is transforming China, helping improve life in some ways, but also collecting big data. The government is beginning to convert that data and surveillance footage into social credit scores, which critics say can be used to penalize those who criticize the Communist Party. Nick Schifrin reports as part of "China: Power and Prosperity," with support from the Pulitzer Center.
Despite sharp international criticism, a Russian geneticist is pushing forward a project to edit embryos of a deaf couple so their children won't inherit the mutation that impairs their hearing.
In summer 2018, Japan experienced the realities of a climate-changed earth. The worst heatwave in the country's history killed over a thousand people and shattered records across the nation.
PBS NewsHour has produced one of the most robust efforts about China by any American television program, covering everything from Belt and Road to the trade and technology wars to Xi Jinping to green vehicles.
Dairy farms—Wisconsin's economic engines—have been decimated in recent years due to decreased demand, lack of workers, and slumping milk prices.
China has aggressively embraced CRISPR, a powerful new genome editing tool that's transforming the discovery of improved crops and medicines—and raises thorny ethical, regulatory, and legal issues.
How can environmental law govern China's overseas mining investments? A comparative investigation of two mines backed with Chinese capital in the Ecuadorian Amazon.
On the Tibetan plateau, an unlikely group of nomads, Buddhist monks, and yak-wool artisans have seen their lives change—through basketball. Can they also help change Tibet?
Will China's investment in Pakistan deliver the broad-based growth, prosperity, and jobs it promises? How will it reshape local politics, infrastructure, and the environment?
After almost four decades, the one-child policy that controlled women reproductive rights in China ended in 2015. The government is now targeting women to have more than one child.
A journey to the headwaters of northern China’s most important river. The Yellow River’s environmental decline over the decades underlines the dark side of the country’s rapid development.
Three children in a remote corner of China are among millions getting by while their parents work far away in wealthier cities.
Macau used to be known as the Portugal of Asia. Now, fewer than 1 percent of households speak Portuguese as their primary language. Can this trend change directions?
Photographer Sim Chi Yin speaks on the thinking and impulse behind making the latest chapter of her ongoing project "Shifting Sands," a visual investigation of the global depletion of construction sand.
Photographer and filmmaker Sean Gallagher reports from Beijing on the growing trend of exotic pet ownership in China.
Daniel Brook reports on the building of instant, modern cities in the developing world and examines the effects of major infrastructure projects on citizens living in Mexico, China, and India.
Filmmaker and video journalist Max Duncan introduces his project about a family from a remote corner of China. The parents left their children behind in order to give them a better future.
Journalist Richard Bernstein traveled to Taiwan and Thailand to report on the growing influence of China around the world and in Southeast Asia.
Journalists Noah Fowler and Jonathan Kaiman discuss their three-part series on China's growing role in Africa.
Rong Xiaoqing discusses how she followed the lives of a unique group of undocumented Chinese immigrants in the United States—and how her reporting led her back to China.
With the United States backing away from action on climate change, is China’s struggle for cleaner air making it the world’s new climate leader?
Howard W. French traveled to Hong Kong to take stock of its uneasy relationship with China, on the eve of major elections that were held in March 2017.
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?
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.”
Photojournalist Sim Chi Yin discusses her reporting on a family affected by silicosis, an occupational lung disease that affects an estimated 6 million in China, most of them miners.
Xyza Cruz Bacani talk with Frederick Van Johnson about her photography book—We Are Like Air—documenting the lives of people living within and on the outskirts of Hong Kong.
The Pulitzer Center's newsletter for the week of July 30, 2019.
Educators met at the University of Chicago for a two-day professional development to discuss how to bring domestic and global reporting into their classrooms.
This week: making local-global connections with international news stories, joining a pedagogy workshop on teaching conflict, and practicing slow journalism in New York City.
"Finding Home" and "Down from the Mountains" were awarded first place in their categories at the eighth annual Digital Storytelling Contest.
Pulitzer Center grantee Beth Gardiner was interviewed on the University of Missouri School of Journalism television program Global Journalist about China's efforts to fight air pollution.
This week: discussing a documentary on child marriage, examining religion and culture's interplay with environmentalism in China, and celebrating our award-winning student fellows.
Two projects sponsored by the Pulitzer Center have received a World Press Photo nomination.
This Week: A village in China where women rule, an island off British Columbia was supposed to be an economic salvation, and illegal mining is causing problems for Venezuela.
This week: Scientists investigate the long term effects of chemical warfare on Iranian soldiers, a look into how artistic integrity is maintained inside the Chinese Communist system, and more than 100 people are suing Guam's Catholic Church over accusations of sexual abuse by priests.
It is estimated that up to one million people own exotic pets in China. Sean Gallagher photographs the animals and their owners.
For Sinica Podcast, grantee Alice Su compares Islamophobia in China to that in the U.S. and Europe—discussing the similarities despite the cultural and political differences.
Will China’s decision to heavily invest in genome editing of crops payoff in the long run?
Climate change—an issue that affects us all, no matter where we are in the world. This guide will help begin a conversation about today's under-reported stories surrounding our global crisis.
What should environmental reporting accomplish, and what creative approaches can journalists take to meeting their goal? Students reflect on these questions and plan a reporting project of their own.
Independently and collaboratively, students piece together photo puzzles and investigate the stories behind them, all the while considering: Why is it important to seek out the full story?
Students explore how to seek out under-reported global stories and make local connections to them in this workshop.
In this lesson, students read a short text [5-10 minutes] about how exotic pet ownership leads to loss in biodiversity, and respond to writing prompts. Students can be introduced to the subject...
In celebration of Earth Day, we've compiled our top ten lesson plans that feature reporting on how communities around the world are responding to diverse environmental issues.
Students practice close text analysis and writing while exploring reporting from National Geographic on how China is responding to dangerous levels of air pollution.
Students will be able to describe the impacts of removing exotic animals from their native environment, including impacts on the food chain, using details from reporting by Sean Gallagher. Within...
Students learn about the politics and policies of nuclear security by exploring the U.S.-North Korea and U.S.-China relationships.
This plan includes lessons connected to the work of journalists that presented at the University of Chicago Summer Teacher Institute in June 2017.
This lesson challenges students to take a position related to what is causing or fueling conflicts that could be labeled religious. Students create an argumentative research paper and presentation.