All eyes are on China as it prepares for the Olympic Games.
As part of our on going series Global Citizenship, KSMU is bringing you a week of in-depth reports about Chinese influences in the Ozarks.
We start our series with an interview with Dr. Dennis Hickey, a political science professor at Missouri State University. He is currently teaching as an exchange professor in Beijing, China. KSMU's Emily Nash talked with Dr. Hickey over the phone about China's recent environmental and economic changes and how they affect the Ozarks.