Women's recruitment into elite commandos, formed in response to post-9/11 terrorism, was not driven by a desire for diversity in the workplace, but by the need to conduct raids and arrest militants without alienating local communities.
The city of Chengdu is raising China’s new generation of rappers. They are playful, provocative, and boldly assert a distinct regional sound that the public has not heard before. But under the tightening grip of the government censor, can Chengdu’s hip-hop artists keep their cool?
Decades after British missionary Mildred Cable arrived in China and became known as "Napoleon," Will Atkins traces her route, from the interminable flatness of Gobi battlefields through the singing sand dunes.