Scott Brown is a filmmaker from Philadelphia, and a recent graduate of Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism. As a freelance filmmaker, he has made short films on Malaysian youth climate activists, black movements against police brutality in Chicago, and the health impacts of sugar on young children. He has also produced videos with Popular Science and La Nacion in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
How China’s poverty alleviation program works, explained by Gao Qin
There is no question that China has seen a miracle of poverty reduction. According to the World Bank, since the economic reforms that started in 1978, economic growth in China has “lifted more than 800 million people out of poverty.” Chinese state media regularly reminds us that the country has about 50 million people left in poverty, […]
In this photo from the 1990s (exact year unknown), a man transports a huge bundle of Styrofoam that is to be recycled in Guangzhou. China used to be the world’s biggest consumer of scrap. In 2016, the country accounted for about 51 percent of the world’s plastic scrap imports. However, in keeping with China’s increased efforts to clean up its industrial pollution, it has implemented a new ban on the import of other countries’ plastic trash, which started on January 1, 2018.