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Frank Langfitt

Frank Langfitt appears in the following:

After 2 Months, Hong Kong Residents Want Protesters To Head Home

Sunday, November 23, 2014

More than 2,000 tents still occupy city streets. The longer the pro-democracy demonstration goes on, the more unwelcome it becomes.

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Backlash Fails To Deter Protesters In Hong Kong's Mongkok Camp

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Armed with a court injunction, city court bailiffs could move to clear part of the Mongkok camp this week. Protesters seem unfazed. They've seen it all, including having dead rodents dropped on them.

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GOP Blocks Senate Bill Limiting NSA Surveillance Practices

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A bid to overhaul the National Security Agency has failed. The measure didn't receive enough votes in the Senate Tuesday night to cut off debate.

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Hong Kong Protesters Make Solemn Retreat As Authorities Move In

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

There's sadness among demonstrators as they realize their protest villages are going to be cleared and they will have nothing to show for it because the government refuses to address their complaints.

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Hong Kong Authorities Clear Area In Protest Zone

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Police carried out a court order and peacefully cleared a small section of democracy protesters in downtown. But the bulk of the protest camp remains. The city's protests are nearly 2 months old.

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Invasive Surgery May Motivate Patients To Adopt Healthier Behaviors

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

One challenge in evaluating the effectiveness of different medical procedures, is that patients behave differently after different procedures. Is this true for patients getting heart surgery?

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To Lure Investors And Move Money, China Links Two Stock Markets

Friday, November 14, 2014

Chinese investors will now be allowed to directly buy stock in Hong Kong and foreign investors will be able to do the same in Shanghai. Its a small move with big implications.

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In China, Dreaded Process Of Getting Visa To The U.S. May Get Easier

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The first impression most Chinese have of the U.S. government comes when they apply for a visa. A deal announced this week between the U.S. and China may spare people from having to apply every year.

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Visa Change With China Designed To Help U.S. Economy

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The U.S. and China are easing visa rules for each other's citizens. It's a reciprocal agreement that President Obama says will benefit everyone โ€” from students, to tourists, to businesses.

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Capitalism Is Making China Richer, But Not Democratic

Friday, November 07, 2014

The U.S. thought trade and investment would eventually make China more democratic. In fact, it's had the opposite effect: creating a rich, authoritarian leadership class that remains repressive.

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China's Corruption Crackdown Pummels Macau Casinos

Friday, November 07, 2014

The Chinese island is renowned as a gambling capital and a place to launder cash. An anti-graft campaign has driven away high rollers and others dependent on its shady financial services.

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China May Drop 9 Crimes From List Of Death Penalty Offenses

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The move appears to be part of a trend to reduce the use of the death penalty in a country that still executes more people than any other.

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Tweets In Hong Kong Put Kenny G In Jam With Communist Party

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The saxophone superstar, hugely popular in mainland China, walked into a minefield in Hong Kong. Selfies with demonstrators sparked a response from the government โ€” and Kenny G took down the tweets.

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A Hong Kong Protest Camp Spawns Its Own Art

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Pro-democracy street art inspired by sources ranging from Les Miserables to John Lennon fill an open-air museum of sorts that has cropped up in Hong Kong.

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An Urban Village Pops Up To Comfort Hong Kong Protesters

Sunday, October 19, 2014

What began as a pro-democracy roadblock has grown into a combination street fair/art gallery, with an outdoor study hall, movie screenings, speeches and even a free library.

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Free Speech In Hong Kong, Then And Now

Friday, October 17, 2014

NPR's Frank Langfitt has traveled to Hong Kong since 1997, when the former British colony reverted to Chinese rule. Back then, residents spoke openly and gave their full names. Not anymore.

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Hong Kong Protesters Continue Tit For Tat With Police

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Police and pro-Beijing supporters tore down barricades erected by pro-democracy supporters in Hong Kong on Tuesday. Protests have been going on for three weeks now with demonstrators demanding universal suffrage from Communist China.

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Police In Hong Kong Clear More Barricades From Protest Areas

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Traffic has begun flowing freely through some major arteries after police cleared barriers set up by pro-democracy protesters. For more than 2 weeks, demonstrators have blocked key business districts.

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From Microsoft To Mercedes, Foreign Companies Under The Gun In China

Monday, October 13, 2014

Doing business in China is getting tougher for some foreign companies. In the past year, Chinese government regulators have raided their offices, claiming to investigate monopoly practices.

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A Surprising Tie That Binds Hong Kong's Protest Leaders: Faith

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Many older activists were educated at missionary schools, which informs their sense of social and political justice. It's sure to be noticed by Beijing, which sees religion as a threat to its rule.

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