East Asia

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

Anchor Marco Werman introduces us to the music of Mamer from Xinjiang province in northwestern China. Mamer plays China-grass, which like American bluegrass music, has ancient roots and homespun appeal

Conflict & Justice

A legal dispute over remembering Tiananmen

Twenty years ago today, Chinese troops cleared Tiananmen Square. Hundreds, possibly thousands of people were killed in and around the square. Chinese students had been calling for democracy and free speech. The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports from Beijing on an ongoing legal dispute over a documentary about the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown called "The Gate of Heavenly Peace". The case pits the filmmakers against one of the student demonstrators.

Global Politics

China's lost art

China will send a team of experts around the world to catalog cultural relics it claims were looted from Beijing's Old Summer Palace. The World's Alex Gallafent looks at an episode many Chinese regard as one of the most humiliating in their history.

Conflict & Justice

Chinese dissident sentenced

The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports from Beijing on today's sentencing of a leading Chinese dissident. Liu Xiaobo will spend 11 years in prison for what the government calls subversion, after he drafted a manifesto calling for political change in China.