Mary Kay Magistad

Global Politics

Created in China: Part I

China invented paper, printing, the compass and the seismograph, among the first to harness fossil fuels, and map the stars. Then, it lost its innovative edge. Now China hopes to lead the world in creativity. The World's Mary Kay Magistad has the story.

Science, Tech & Environment

Anxiety in Tokyo

The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports on the anxiety felt by Tokyo residents about possible radiation exposure from Japan's earthquake and tsunami damaged nuclear reactors. Many city residents are skeptical of official statements.

Arts, Culture & Media

Guam loves Spam

The US Pacific Island territory of Guam is notable not just for its US military bases; Guam is also the world's leading consumer per capita, of Spam. The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports about the Guamanian craze for processed meat.

Global Politics

Geo answer

The answer to our Geo Quiz is China -- which this week pledged to eliminate what it calls "absolute poverty" within its borders. The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports from Ningxia province, one of China's poorest rural areas.

Global Politics

Created in China: Part 5

We continue our series �Created in China' with a look at the roots of innovation, at how Chinese children are or are not encouraged to be creative, and how that's evolving. Mary Kay Magistad reports from Beijing.