"China Is an Underrated Rock Climbing Paradise"
Outside Magazine, Aug. 4, 2020

For the past decade, American climber Mike Dobie has been developing world-class routes outside the remote village of Liming. As the coronavirus triggers anti-Chinese sentiment worldwide, his mission is more important than ever.

"Strangers in a Foreign Land"
Searchlight New Mexico & Rolling Stone, Oct. 29, 2020

A massive marijuana bust in Farmington represents just a sliver of an ongoing operation on Navajo lands that has now drawn federal investigators and devastated thousands of Chinese immigrants in the United States.

"Coronavirus: Revenge of the Pangolins?"
The New York Times, Mar. 6, 2020

China has banned the trade of wildlife, suspecting that exotic animals infected humans. What will that really do?

"Newsletter: Sports Journalism, No Longer the Toy Department,"
Chinese Storytellers, Sept. 9, 2020

Like it or not, sports, social issues, and politics have never been more intertwined. Sports journalism is no longer the toy department of the news media, and we’ve witnessed that more than ever in 2020. 

"How Do We Prevent the Next Pandemic?,"
Outside Magazine, June 24, 2020

Understanding the interface between humankind and wildlife is essential to averting infectious-disease outbreaks. We can't afford to ignore it anymore.

"The Loneliest Everest Expedition,"
Outside Magazine, May 29, 2020

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, three Chinese teams reached the top of the world.

"Why the Height of Mount Everest May Change Soon,"
Outside Magazine, May 27, 2020

A group of eight researchers from China just summited the mountain with the sole mission of getting the most accurate measurement to date of the world's tallest peak.

"How Competition Climbing Rose from Rare to Everywhere,"
Outside Magazine, Apr. 19, 2020

As the sport is poised to enter the Olympics, a veteran climbing writer delves into its past in 'High Drama: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of Competition Climbing.'

"COVID-19 Is Just the Latest Crisis in Olympic History,"
Outside Magazine, Apr. 5, 2020

Four recent books explore other moments in the past 100 years when global events intersected with the Games.

"Climbing Gyms Shut Down Nationwide as COVID-19 Spreads,"
Outside Magazine, Mar. 19, 2020

As it became clear that climbing walls could be an ideal host for the coronavirus, most gyms closed their doors this week.

"Using ancient languages and emojis, Chinese internet users fight coronavirus censorship,"
Coda Story, Mar. 16, 2020

After an article about a Wuhan doctor was blocked, thousands of people have used a variety of innovative means to keep sharing it.

"Adventure Detours in the World's Most Visited Cities,"
Outside, Jan. 27, 2020

Extend that layover—these megacities have plenty of outdoor activities within an hour or two of downtown.

"The Iconic Crag at the Heart of the Hong Kong Protests,"
Outside, Nov. 14, 2019

Climbers at Lion Rock have joined the pro-democracy movement in the city's struggle with Beijing.

"A 3,000-Mile Journey for Aspiring Punjabi Drivers,"
The Juggernaut, Oct. 1, 2019

For Punjabi New Yorkers, applying for a driver’s license often kicks off with a 3,000-mile westbound expedition to get over the language barrier.

"The Best Travel Tuesday Flight Deals,"
Outside, Dec. 2, 2019

Snag some major airfare discounts on your next trip.

"Wrestling with past and present: Uzbek father and son cope with life’s takedowns,"
Eurasianet, Aug. 15, 2019

Garik Arakelov was a sports celebrity in Uzbekistan. Now he’s a plumber in New York, nurturing his son’s own sporting career.

"Airfare Sales Based on Swells? Yes, Really."
Outside, Nov. 5, 2019

Alaska Airlines's latest flight promotion to Hawaii offers cheaper tickets for bigger waves—but you only have a few days to snag a deal.

"Indonesian Food Bazaar at St. James Episcopal Church,"
Atlas Obscura, Nov. 21, 2019

Once a month, an Indonesian feast appears inside an Elmhurst church hall.

"'Running in North Korea' Enters the Pyongyang Marathon,"
Outside, Sept. 24, 2019

A new documentary follows two Western athletes as they travel to the Hermit Kingdom to participate in its only sporting event open to foreigners.

"Lacrosse Aims for Olympic Return,"
Around The Rings, Aug. 12, 2019

World Lacrosse wants to grow its membership by 60 percent in the next five years and return to the Olympic program in 2028. 

"China's Grassroots Lacrosse Charges On World Stage,"
Pandaily, Aug. 2, 2019

China debuts at the World Under-19 Women’s Lacrosse Championship. The development of lacrosse in China defies the country's state-backed sports system.   

"With 'Pacquiao' by her side, Chieng goes for another shot at boxing,"
Rappler, July 28, 2019

Jennifer Dugwen Chieng, a Filipino-Micronesian boxer, hopes to punch a return ticket to the Olympics. In 2015, she gave up her six-figure job in Wall Street to chase her wildest fighting dream. 

Chinese American football player Taylor Rapp signed an initial four-year contract with the Los Angelos Rams worth more than $4 million. 

"A Student Tennis Player’s Very Big Night,"
NYCityLens, Feb. 15, 2019

Jack Mingjie Lin of the Columbia men’s tennis team played his idol at the New York Open.

"Indonesian Feast Held to Raise Money for Tsunami Victims,"
NYCityLens, Feb. 5, 2019

A monthly pop-up food bazaar in Elmhurst was dedicated to helping those who lost homes in last year's natural catastrophe.

"On a Bitter Night, Volunteers Fan Out to Count—and Help—the Homeless,"
NYCityLens, Jan. 31, 2019

More than 4,200 people helped produce the annual count, and not all of them were from New York.

"A Baseball Star for All Taiwanese: The Chien-Ming Wang Documentary,"
Ketagalan, Oct. 23, 2018

A baseball film has allowed Taiwanese who hold opposing political views to put their disputes aside in the name of sports, at least temporarily.

"Nepalis on temporary status in the US dread—and await—deportation,"
The Kathmandu Post, Oct. 13, 2018

Nearly 5,000 Nepalis currently live in the United States on the Temporary Protected Status, granted after the 2015 earthquake. But they have to leave in ten months.

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