Business, Economics and Jobs

China's economic slump

The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports on the mood among migrant workers in China's Sichuan province. Thousands of these workers have returned home to celebrate the Chinese New Year. But many of the workers won't have jobs to go back to once they return.

Conflict & Justice

Crackdowns on Tibetans continue

China is trying to stage a feel-good Olympics, but in Beijing and the Tibetan areas across China, crackdowns on Tibetan protesters continue. The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports from an ethnic Tibetan part of Sichuan province.


Chinese earthquake death roll rises to 10,000

More than 12,000 are dead in the Sichuan province alone in the 7.9 earthquake that struck southwestern China yesterday. Rescue efforts are being stalled by rain throughout the region, which is expected for the next few days. China says it would welcome international help, but even their own people are having trouble getting to the affected regions.


Conflict & Justice

The Arrest of Ai Weiwei

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.

Arts, Culture & Media

New spice for Sichuan's cuisine

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.