Child trafficking in China | A mother is searching for her son | DW | 2018

Tan Jingjing from China is convinced her son was sold to traffickers by her ex-husband. She’s been searching for him for three years; by now he would be five. She hasn’t received any help from the authorities. But there is a glimmer of hope.

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Rooftopping | Climbing high in Shanghai | DW | 2017

Rooftopper Jason Huang spends his weekends scaling Shanghai’s rooftops. Getting past the guards at skyscraper entrances is no easy feat either.

Concubine Hunter | Tracking down adulterers | DW | 2017

Twenty years ago, Zhang Yufen found out that her husband was having an affair – and divorced him. After that, Zhang became China’s first female private detective – usually tracking down wealthy men who cheat on their wives.


Cameroon: Binam’s Music business threatened by piracy | DW | 2015

Ruben Binam’s passion is music. He is a pianist. Like most Cameroonian musicians, he is facing the challenge of making a living, as music is mostly sold on counterfeited disks in the markets. Ruben’s answer has been to become a producer and find ways to distribute music legally.

Cameroon: Movie Screenings for the Blind | DW | 2015

Christian Kwessi wants to make his hometown of Douala more accessible to people who are blind. His strategy is to sensitize the authorities by organizing movie screenings for visually impaired people and the general public. He has suffered plenty of setbacks.

German Jewish Cultural Heritage in Shanghai | DW | 2012

Sonja Mühlberger was born in Shanghai, where her parents had found refuge from the Nazi regime. The city of her childhood has changed dramatically. And yet she can still find traces of the old, Jewish Shanghai.

Finding Refuge in Shanghai | German-Jewish Cultural Heritage | Dossier by Mathias Bölinger and Eva Mehl | | 29.11.2012

Wife of Nobel Peace Prize winner talks about daily struggle | DW | 2010

The prize was awarded to Liu Xiaobo “for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China”. Liu Xia, his wife, has always been by his side. Continue reading

A visit to Foxconn in Shenzhen | DW | 2010

A series of suicides among workers at the Shenzhen plant of the electronics firm Foxconn has drawn international attention to working conditions in China. The company has promised pay rises; but workers remain sceptic. Continue reading

The Vietnam War and its fatal legacy | Deutsche Welle | 2010

On 30 April 1975 the last helicopter picked up American troops from the roof of the US Embassy in Saigon and headed for home. The South Vietnamese capital had fallen, the war was over. Under communist leadership, the country was united. That was 35 years ago, but the country continues to suffer from the consequences of the war.

The Vietnam War and its fatal legacy | | 30.4.2010