East Asia

Global Politics

China is expanding its pursuit of fleeing dissidents worldwide

Their offenses include publishing exposés and reports on scandals that embarrass the Communist Party. Some of them amount to substantial accounts of abuse. Others are closer to National Inquirer-style tabloid fodder. At the time they disappeared, Lee and Gui, both Hong Kongers, were prepping a salacious book on the Chinese president’s love life.

Education

Bonus: Teaching China's next generation of journalists to question everything

Journalists love to ask why, and authoritarian governments don't much like to be questioned. So how to teach China's future journalists to do good work despite the censors and other pressures? Former CBS veteran Peter Herford talks about his decade teaching his craft to China's next generation of journalists. A Whose Century Is It bonus episode, to accompany Episode 9: And That's the Way it Was, about the past and future of journalism from a guy who's spent the better part of a century in it.

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Arts, Culture & Media

An alternative to the Panama Canal?

The Panama Canal revolutionized trade between the nations of the Atlantic and the Pacific when it opened in 1914. Now Colombia and China are talking about building an alternative to the Canal. From the Colombian capital, Bogota, John Otis reports.

Environment

Robot marathon in Japan

The World's Lisa Mullins tells us about a first-of-its-kind marathon. In Osaka, Japan, two-legged robots are racing 26.2 miles on an indoor track. The event will take several days.

Environment

Electric dreams could come true

Nissan pledges to build a zero emissions electric car by 2010. Host Bruce Gellerman talks with John O'Dell, senior editor of the website Green Car Advisor, about what the car will look like and how and when we might see a fleet of electric automobiles.

Environment

After the Floods

Villagers in a region of Yunnan Province, China whose fields were flooded by a dam, have teamed up with a Chinese non-profit to create sustainable livelihoods and a community voice. Elise Potaka reports for Living on Earth.

Conflict & Justice

China's diabetes epidemic

With nearly 40 million diabetics and growing, China faces a raging health epidemic. The World's Marco Werman finds out more from Dr. Paul Zimmet, founder of the International Diabetes Federation.