Chinese 5G technology is designed to transmit huge amounts of data instantly, and deploy vast networks of surveillance cameras and facial recognition software. While dozens of countries around the world plan to adopt the innovation, human rights advocates and the U.S. are sounding the alarm. Nick Schifrin reports as part of "China: Power and Prosperity," with support from the Pulitzer Center.
Tensions between police and protesters in Hong Kong escalated overnight, as officers opened fire. A young activist was shot, but survived. The unrest came just as mainland China marked the 70th anniversary of the Communist state.
Technology is transforming China, helping improve life in some ways, but also collecting big data. The government is beginning to convert that data and surveillance footage into social credit scores, which critics say can be used to penalize those who criticize the Communist Party. Nick Schifrin reports as part of "China: Power and Prosperity," with support from the Pulitzer Center.
Venezuelan caminantes leave their country with everything they own on their backs in the hopes of a finding better future. What conditions do they face once they arrive on the roads of Colombia?
Students at an American charity school in Liberia almost lost their institution to a notorious sex abuse scandal, forcing the academy to close. Then a new, Liberian-run organization formed to re-open the school. In Monrovia, Monique John follows one student on her first day back in class.
Communist China's planned economy once prevented its citizens from becoming wealthy. But China now produces billionaires faster than any country in the world, even as President Xi Jinping has cracked down on ostentatious displays of wealth.
For decades, the world's two largest economies — the U.S. and China — have been integrated. But the Trump administration is now trying to undo that, as an escalating trade war impacts consumers and businesses in both countries.
Sexual violence is ingrained into Ugandan culture, largely due to its normalization in society. Finally, a powerful movement is underway to start the conversation about the issue in Uganda.
China’s Belt and Road Initiative is the most expensive infrastructure project in history. Chinese companies are constructing roads, pipelines and railroads across the globe. But they are also building China’s influence, and critics in the U.S. and Asia worry Belt and Road projects can reduce countries’ sovereignty and grow Chinese power. With the help of the Pulitzer Center, Nick Schifrin reports.
Chinese President Xi Jinping’s philosophy has been written into the country’s constitution. He has sought to raise the standard of living at home, while boosting China’s power and influence across the globe. But critics accuse him of consolidating power and creating a campaign of oppression against the Chinese people—especially those who disagree with him. Nick Schifrin reports from Beijing.
Since 1988, the rights of Indigenous people in Brazil have been entitled to protection under the constitution. Yet, their reality tells a different story.
When it comes to military strength, the global economy, and global influence, the two most important countries in the world are China and the U.S. And in recent years, both sides of that rivalry have become more combative.
Ben Mauk discusses his year-long Pulitzer Center project on the EU asylum crisis, which culminated in three wide-ranging stories on migration, asylum, and xenophobia.
Doug Bock Clark discusses his reporting in Myanmar, a country once one of the most isolated in the world. In 2015, democratic elections opened the nation to the globalized world.
Howard W. French traveled to Hong Kong to take stock of its uneasy relationship with China, on the eve of major elections that were held in March 2017.
Photojournalist David Maurice Smith travelled to the remote Canadian First Nations community of Attawapiskat, Canada to document the cultural context of a suicide epidemic facing its residents.
"The most important solid substance on earth," Vince Beiser tells us, is sand—used to build skyscrapers and shopping malls from Boston to Beijing. But the world is running out.
"What does home mean?" Jeanne Carstensen asks as she reports from the Serbian border with Hungary. To many home may mean security—but for refugees that is not a simple matter.
Photographer Diana Markosian discusses her collaborative series, 'Year One,' which profiles a refugee family's first year in Germany as they witness some of their first experiences.
For more than 30 years, James Whitlow Delano has documented the U.S./Mexico border. He now takes a close at the people as he examines financial, political and human rights implications.
Journalist Sophie Pinkham discusses her reporting on AIDS activism in eastern Ukraine and how the war and take-over by pro-Russian separatists have affected HIV treatment and policy.
Kai Schultz reports from the Maldives on its transition to democracy, the misappropriation of tourist taxes, safety at resorts, and the growing fear of Islamic radicalization.
200 environmental and human rights activists are assassinated each year, according to Global Witness. Fred Pearce investigates the headline-grabbing slayings of three of these activists.
Bozeman, Montana-based journalist Elliott Woods reports on animal poaching and human rights abuses in the Central African Republic in 2016.