Anthony Kuhn

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U.S Turns To China For Help With North Korea Cyberattack

Monday, December 22, 2014

The Obama administration has asked China to help rein in North Korea's cyber capabilities. The administration wants China to help block further attacks, like the massive hacking of Sony Pictures.


Japan May Be In A Post-Growth Era, With Or Without Abe

Friday, December 12, 2014

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to win snap elections this weekend. But successive Japanese governments have been unable to reverse economic stagnation and the population expected to shrink by two-thirds over the next century.


Is 'Womenomics' The Answer To Japan's Economic Woes?

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

The government has set up a female lumberjacks program, part of a wider effort to fuel growth after long-term stagnation. But critics say it does little to tackle fundamental problems.


In China, One Woman's Challenge To The Legal System

Monday, December 01, 2014

The woman is suing the government after customs officers confiscated books without telling her why they were banned. The case comes as the country is taking steps to revamp its legal system.


Japan Dissolves Parliament, Prime Minister Calls For New Elections

Friday, November 21, 2014

The Japanese Prime Minister, Shizo Abe, has called a snap election for December โ€” but since he's only two years into his term and his party controls both houses of parliament, many Japanese wonder why.


Low Consumer Spending Hinders Japan's Economic Recovery

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The ultimate aim of Japan's effort to revive the economy is to give consumers the confidence to start buying again. Weak consumer confidence has hit big-ticket purchases hardest.


China Agrees To Pollution Limits, But Will It Make A Difference?

Friday, November 14, 2014

China has for the first time announced a ceiling to its future carbon emissions. Critics say the commitment is primarily symbolic, and unlikely to have a significant impact in the near future.


Obama In Myanmar For Summit With Southeast Asian Leaders

Thursday, November 13, 2014

President Obama is in Myanmar amid U.S. concerns that the country's progress toward true democracy is not running smoothly.


Pyongyang Releases 2 U.S. Citizens Who Were Held For Months

Monday, November 10, 2014

Two Americans who had been held prisoner in North Korea have returned to the U.S. They were freed after Director of National Intelligence James Clapper went to North Korea to negotiate their release.


Chinese Tech Company Combines Multiple App Types Into One โ€” At Great Profit

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

The company Tencent has developed the world's second largest standalone messaging app Wechat, with over 300 million users.


The App That Helps The Chinese Masses Mobilize Online

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

China's popular messaging app, WeChat, has some 300 million users and has become a way for Chinese to rally around a cause, something that's difficult in a country with strict government controls.


Hong Kong Protests Pull Attention From China's Self-Reflection

Thursday, October 23, 2014

China's ruling Communist Party is wrapping up a meeting that it claims will advance the rule of law. But leaders are facing an urgent distraction in Hong Kong. The protests there raise difficult questions about China's future political direction at a time when its leaders seem least prepared to answer them.


China's Nomads Have A Foot In Two Very Different Worlds

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

China is attempting to move nomads into permanent settlements, but the transition for many has proven difficult. After apartment living, one family plans to go back to herding.


Democracy Protests Subside, Hong Kong Begins To Return To Normal

Monday, October 06, 2014

Student-led protests for democratic change over the past week have waned. Schools reopened and government workers were back on the job. Some students plan to stay at the site for as long as they can.


Occupy Central: Faces From Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Movement

Sunday, October 05, 2014

On what could be a fateful day for the eight-day old civil disobedience movement, NPR's Anthony Kuhn brings us some of the sights.


Gabby Giffords' SuperPAC Fights For Her Old House Seat

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Sympathy for former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head in 2011, helped get her successor elected. Now she lobbies for tighter gun laws, and a tough ad from her PAC has stirred anger.


Counter-Demonstrators Raise Tensions In Hong Kong

Friday, October 03, 2014

Pro-democracy and pro-Beijing supporters clashed in Hong Kong on Friday.


Hong Kong Leader Ignores Protesters' Calls To Resign

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Hong Kong's top leader has refused to resign as protesters had demanded, but he has offered to negotiate with student protest leaders.


Protesting Students Press For Hong Kong's Leader To Step Down

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Pro-democracy protesters are threatening to occupy government offices unless Hong Kong's chief executive steps down. For days, thousands of demonstrators have been demanding freer elections.


Hong Kong Protests Offer A Revelation To Mainland Chinese

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Chinese mainlanders visiting Hong Kong have expressed amazement, even jealousy at the polite, civic-spirited and considerate crowds of protesters. But some on the mainland see activists as traitors.