Beijing-based award-winning radio correspondent and filmmaker Jocelyn Ford has been a journalist in Asia for over 30 years. For over a decade, Jocelyn was bureau chief for U.S public radio's premier national business show, Marketplace — first in Tokyo, later in Beijing. Her work has been heard on Radiolab, The World, Studio 360, and other shows.
Jocelyn's groundbreaking debut documentary film "Nowhere to Call Home: A Tibetan in Beijing" has been translated into nine languages, and has screened in over nine countries, including China, where it was the inaugural film at the new Center for Documentary Studies in Beijing.
Unlike Western nations, China doesn't demand democratic reform or human rights standards when engaging with states with weak or failing governments. Syria is a case in point.
"China's ultimate goal is to use democracy to undermine democracy," says one expert on Chinese dissent.
In a poor region of western China, hundreds of thousands of people are being relocated in the face of climate change.
Consumer demand in both the US and China for safe and healthy farmed fish is shaping aquaculture practices in the world’s most populous country. Fish farmers are using traditional Chinese medicine as well as high-tech monitoring systems as they strive to keep their fish healthy and their farming practices transparent.
The struggle to find balance between old and new, modernity and tradition, respect and assimilation, is one that people all over the world have been navigating for centuries. In this case, the tension was encapsulated in a series of beautiful photos that turned half a billion heads.
Earlier this year, the Chinese government announced it would phase out commercial processing and sales of ivory, effectively shutting down the domestic market for ivory. If they hold true to this promise, it could have a massive impact on the poaching and trafficking of elephants.
In south China, a Communist Party populist takes up with protesters.
It's been a while since Mao. Many scoff at the party's reverence for Kim Jong Il.
Jocelyn Ford reports on the efforts of a former rebel turned governor to stop deforestation in the Indonesian province of Aceh.