When Hurricane Sandy hit one year ago, journalist Jen Poyant was at work in Manhattan. She discovered her home was under seven feet of water. And that led her to Asia to compare government relief efforts after disasters.
For our Geo Quiz, we're on the lookout for a city in southwest China known for its silk, teahouses and traditional spices. We're talking peppercorns, ginger and chili peppers. But new spices and western-style dishes are starting to appear around town.
Last week, he was detained by authorities, accused of "economic crimes"; his whereabouts are unknown. One of his protégés was arrested and sentenced to two years hard labor for attending a pro-democracy rally.
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