Allison Griner

Allison Griner is a freelance foreign correspondent from Jacksonville, Florida. Her work has appeared in the Washington Post, Esquire and the Toronto Star. 

French elections 2017

Lyon: Satirical puppet Guignol takes on French election

On the eve of Sunday's voting, Lyon's iconic puppet takes a swipe at the politicians vying for the presidency.


China's new opium wars: Battling addiction in Beijing

In China, addicts face mandatory detention and must contend with the stigma Chinese history has placed on drug use.

Women's Rights

China's 'red princess' turned investigative journalist

Raised by the Communist party elite, Dai Qing has since become one of China's most critical female voices.

Arts & Culture

Finding Kukan and a piece of Chinese-American history

How the search for a strong Chinese-American female pop-culture icon led to the rediscovery of a lost historic film.


China's Great Famine: A mission to expose the truth

An economist who survived one of the greatest man-made tragedies is determined to reveal how policies killed millions.

Human Rights

The legacy of exile: The Jews of Shanghai

The story of a man who started a new life in China, and a daughter whose life has been shaped by his persecution.


The Gullah Geechee's fight against 'cultural genocide'

How some descendants of slaves are challenging the assumption their African culture was lost during the slave trade.


Magazine: A leap of faith

Meet the 97-year-old goddess of Haitian dance.