Today's answer is China. The country is sending its navy to the coast of Somalia to conduct anti-pirate operations there. The World's Matthew Bell tells anchor Katy Clark that it's the first time in 600 hundreds years that Chinese ships will venture into east African waters.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Central Asia's Gobi Desert. An archaeological site in that region -- within the Uighur Autonomous Region of China -- is where scientists discovered the world's oldest known marijuana. Anchor Marco Werman gets details from lead scientist, Dr. Ethan Russo whose research is published in the Journal of Experimental Botany.