Frank Langfitt appears in the following:
Monday, February 08, 2016
As China's stock market falls and economic growth slows, Chinese consumers are putting off purchases and trying to get their money overseas.
Friday, February 05, 2016
The world's largest annual human migration is underway in China as hundreds of millions head home to spend the Lunar New Year with their families. Trains, buses and planes are jammed with travelers.
Wednesday, February 03, 2016
A grass-roots league is gaining fans in China; last month, Shanghai's Nighthawks and Warriors vied for the championship. The players learned about football via Hollywood movies and online NFL games.
Monday, February 01, 2016
Men driving mountains of plastic foam are a common sight in Shanghai, but this guy is in a league of his own.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
China's annual growth dipped to 6.9 percent. Not since China faced international sanctions over the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre has its economy grown at such a slow pace.
Monday, January 18, 2016
There's another surprising twist in the case of missing Hong Kong booksellers. One of the men appeared in mainland China, on government-run TV, and made a video-taped confession to an unrelated crime.
Friday, January 08, 2016
It's been an unnerving week for China's economy, the world's second largest. Prices fell so sharply on the Shanghai stock exchange that trading had to be halted for the day — twice.
Friday, January 08, 2016
The franchise isn't well known in the world's second-largest movie market. When the first Star Wars film debuted in 1977, Chinese were still wearing Mao suits and were largely cut off from the world.
Tuesday, January 05, 2016
Five booksellers have disappeared. "Everything is normal," one allegedly wrote in a fax to a colleague. But many doubt it, and suspect he and the others have been abducted by mainland Chinese agents.
Monday, December 14, 2015
Increased electric car sales are good for a country with a big pollution problem. Until recently only a few clean cars were on the road. The sales are also a bright spot for China's economy.
Tuesday, December 08, 2015
China's steel sector used to be one of the country's industrial champs, growing at double-digit rates year after year. This year, however, demand has fallen for the first time in two decades.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
The Chinese tend to ignore the dangers of global warming even though the country already suffers the consequences of pollution today and faces serious potential threats in the longer term.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
China is infamous for innovative scams. The latest? Grave robbers ransacked a cemetery in Henan province in central China last week and held the ashes of the deceased hostage.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
China's old industrial sector continues to decline. One of the economy's sectors that is doing well is e-commerce. But is its rapid expansion enough to halt the overall slide in China's growth?
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
The one-day shopping spree is promoted by China's online retail giant Alibaba. More than $10 billion in sales were generated — more than five times the volume of last year's Cyber Monday in the U.S.
Saturday, November 07, 2015
A meaningful moment in Asia, as the leaders of China and Taiwan sit down for their first direct meeting since the end of the Chinese Civil War.
Wednesday, November 04, 2015
The leaders of China and Taiwan will meet in Singapore on Saturday, the first such meeting since the end of China's civil war in 1949. It comes just a couple of months before Taiwan's election.
Thursday, October 15, 2015
China's economic growth is slowing and misallocation of resources is making things worse. In one city in recession, the new airport is mostly empty and plans for a giant liquor factory have stalled.
Sunday, October 11, 2015
China just wrapped up a holiday week in which an estimated 500 million people traveled around the country. NPR's Frank Langfitt explains why his family rarely travels for fun anymore in China.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
The city of Luliang, in China's coalfields, was to become home to a $5 billion business district. But corruption, reckless pursuit of growth and overcapacity led to a crash in its industrial economy.