A new investigation finds that toxic electronic waste from the US is still being shipped to unsafe recyclers and dumps overseas, despite efforts to clean up the industry. Ken Christensen reports from Hong Kong.
What if instead of increasing spending on the military, that money was spent in other ways. Use our interactive and find out how a cut in global military spending could fund projects like climate change mitigation or ending world hunger.
Tibetans are embracing WeChat to communicate with friends and family who have left the remote part of China. But WeChat isn't just like any other social network, it's heavily monitored by the Chinese government.
Early skyscrapers were a uniquely American creation. More specifically, they were a Chicago innovation. But China has now taken the lead when it comes to building the world's newest and tallest skyscrapers. Now, for its newest skyscrapers, China's turning to Chicago for some help.
Just an hour and half from Hiroshima lies the tiny island of Okunojima, probably better known as Rabbit Island. The island is populated by bunnies and tourists feeding those bunnies — but if you look closely you can see remnants of the island's past.
The United States was among the first foreign nations to move in to help the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan's devastation. The US has long had close, though not always happy, ties with the island nation.
Throw a dart at the map these days, and there's a pretty good chance it will land near a pro-democracy protest. Ukraine. Venezuela. Turkey. And now Taiwan, where well-organized students are trying to stop a rushed trade agreement with China.
Seems everyone in the world is making fun of the most powerful nation on Earth these days for not being able to keep its own government running. But Chinese netizens think the US is inspiring, because the people actually hold some power.
American reporter Jocelyn Ford only set out to snag some contact in inaccessible Tibet. Instead, when she sat down to talk to a Tibetan woman named Zanta, she ended up as part of her own story, experiencing Zanta's struggles and the deeply-ingrained sexism of Tibetan society.
The 26th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests is quasi-unmentionable in China. Now the Tiananmen Mothers, an activist group comprised of the victims' families, are fighting to bring the event to light.