PBS NewsHour goes inside China for a week-long series that is one of the most robust efforts about China by any American television program. Exactly 40 years after the U.S. and the People’s Republic of China launched diplomatic relations, there is no more important bilateral relationship in the world. Ten stories cover the Belt and Road Initiative, the US-China trade and technology wars, China’s powerful leader Xi Jinping, China’s electric car revolution, and other topics. A collaboration with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, the series is reported from half a dozen Chinese cities and a half dozen countries.
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.