China, A Nation of Individuals
July 28, 2005 In China, people are flocking to religions new and old in an effort to fill the spiritual vacuum left by weakened communist ideology. A 40-year-old evangelist says Christianity is not only changing Chinese people's hearts, but also having a very positive impact on society.
July 27, 2005 In 2002, with rural unrest spreading, Chinese authorities permitted more local elections. Wan Shuguang, a peasant in central China, was elected village chief. He tried to make government more transparent, especially in financial matters. As his three-year term ends, his optimism has ebbed.
July 26, 2005 Li Dan, a young idealist, has devoted his life to helping those with HIV and AIDS. He is part of an emerging civil society seeking to bridge a gap between people's needs and government's offerings. His story underlines the growing individualism in China.
July 25, 2005 Jack Ma has an ambitious goal: changing China's corporate culture. He's the founder of Alibaba, a business-to-business online trading company that puts businesses directly in touch with suppliers, cutting out the middleman and the middle costs.