Anthony Kuhn

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Google Trains Its Lenses On Cambodia's Ancient Temples

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

The ancient city of Angkor Wat has gotten the Street View treatment. Google says it combined 90,000 panoramic images to let people explore the country's famed temples.


Arcane Chinese Holiday Honors Integrity Before Personal Gain

Friday, April 04, 2014

Cold Food Day in China commemorates a hermit who 2,600 years ago refused wealth and power. His ruler tried to smoke him out of his mountain hideout, but ended up burning him to a death.


Anger Boils Over For Families Of Flight 370 Passengers

Friday, March 28, 2014

Many relatives of passengers on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 are furious at being told that there is no hope of finding their relatives alive — and many are convinced of a conspiracy.


Panda Diplomacy: Michelle Obama Concludes Visit To China

Thursday, March 27, 2014

The trip represented a sort of diplomatic change of pace from the usual issues of cyber espionage, trade spats and geopolitical competition that grab U.S.-China-related headlines.


News Of Flight 370's Suspected End Is Met With Relatives' Despair

Monday, March 24, 2014

Malaysia's prime minister concluded that Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 "ended in the southern Indian Ocean," setting off howls of grief and anger among passengers' families. The search continues for debris that would confirm the flight crashed.


Malaysian Prime Minister Announces Airliner Went Down

Monday, March 24, 2014

It's now believed that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 "ended" in the southern Indian Ocean, the premier said. Relatives of those onboard were informed that all lives were lost.


For Flight 370 Families, Every Day Is 'Torment'

Thursday, March 20, 2014

It's been an excruciating wait for families of passengers on the missing Malaysian airliner. They wait for word in a Beijing hotel and have little confidence in Malaysian authorities.


Politics And Power Complicate The Airliner Search

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Malaysia's government, which is leading the search for the missing airliner, has come under fire from critics who are accusing it of mismanagement and partisan politicking.


Search For Malaysian Jet Turns Its Focus To The Crew

Sunday, March 16, 2014

The mystery of flight MH370 deepens, with police now investigating those on board. Malaysian police have confirmed that the homes of all the jetliner's crew have been searched.


Three Years From Meltdown, Japanese Nuclear Plant Still Struggles

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

In the time since the meltdown at Fukushima's nuclear plant, there have been other mishaps. A recent tour of the reactor reveals that the facility's dogged by both technical problems and labor issues.


Search Goes On For Jetliner That Mysteriously Disappeared

Monday, March 10, 2014

Authorities continue to piece together scant clues as to why a Malaysia Airlines flight disappeared over the weekend. The plane was headed from Malaysia to China with 239 people aboard.


Malaysia Airlines Flight Vanishes With 239 On Board

Saturday, March 08, 2014

A Malaysian Airlines flight went off the radar on its flight from Kuala Lampur to Beijing with 239 people on board. Three Americans were on board, including an infant.


Chinese Superstar Lifts Ivory Cause Onto His Shoulders

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Former NBA star Yao Ming is very famous in China, and he's using his fame on behalf of conservation issues. Now a member of China's parliament, Yao is calling for a ban on the sale of ivory in China.


Idle No More: Japan Plans To Restart Closed Nuclear Reactors

Thursday, February 27, 2014

A new energy plan reverses an earlier decision to phase out nuclear power after the Fukushima disaster. The public is largely opposed to nuclear power, but Japan says it's necessary to meet demand.


Touring Reactor No. 4 At Tsunami-Damaged Fukushima Nuclear Plant

Thursday, February 27, 2014

It's been nearly three years since the massive earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Cleaning up and shutting down that plant involves huge challenges and risks that are expected to last for decades.


Three Years Later, A Harrowing Visit To Fukushima

Saturday, February 15, 2014

The operator of the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant is under criticism for its management of the cleanup after the tsunami and subsequent meltdown in 2011. NPR's Anthony Kuhn recently went inside one of the Fukushima reactors to see the efforts himself.


Chinese Flock To The Countryside For A More Authentic New Year

Thursday, February 06, 2014

As New Year's celebrations in China grow increasingly commercialized, many city dwellers are seeking a return to tradition. Some head to an ancient town outside Beijing where poor but ingenious blacksmiths created their own fireworks. But even centuries-old customs aren't immune to change.


Chinese Red Guards Apologize, Reopening A Dark Chapter

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

During China's Cultural Revolution, communist youth known as Red Guards persecuted, tortured and killed millions of Chinese — so-called enemies of the Communist Party. Now some Red Guards are apologizing publicly in rare examples of open discussion of the party's historic mistakes.

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A Crusader Against Corruption, Chinese Activist Sentenced To Jail

Sunday, January 26, 2014

A Chinese court sentenced Xu Zhiyong, a leading proponent of civil society, to four years in jail on Sunday. China's government has recently jailed officials and issued new rules to curb corruption, but it's apparently not an effort that independent citizens groups can join.


Biden Visits China Amid Tension With Japan

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Vice President Joe Biden holds a second day of talks with Chinese leaders in Beijing on Thursday amid increasing tensions over the East China Sea. While he was visiting Japan earlier in the week, Biden criticized China's actions in declaring an Air Defense Identification Zone over disputed islands in the area. The issue has cast a pall over Biden's visit to Beijing, with official Chinese media accusing the vice president of taking Japan's side in the territorial dispute.