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Frank Langfitt

Frank Langfitt appears in the following:

Plunging Chinese Stock Market Was Barely Covered In China

Saturday, August 29, 2015

As the Chinese stock market dramatically tumbled, the country's state-run news media remained largely silent on the turmoil.

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China's Tricky Economic Transition: From Steel Mills To E-Commerce

Friday, August 28, 2015

Shanghai's stock market rose Friday and investors are relieved. That doesn't change the fact that China's economy is undergoing a wrenching transition away from manufacturing, with more pain to come.

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China's Missteps Tarnish A Reputation For Economic Management

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

China's leaders were, until recently, seen as highly competent in managing the economy. But a bungled currency devaluation and a stock market collapse have challenged the conventional wisdom.

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China's Financial Capital Tries To Become A Cultural Capital

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Private museums are sprouting up along Shanghai's riverfront. The city that lures people seeking their fortune is also attempting to become a destination for art.

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China's Market Turmoil Seeps Into The Auto Industry

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

There are some indications of price drops, slowing sales and slowing factory production. The bigger question analysts are asking is about over-capacity. Is China just making too much stuff?

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Sell-Off Continues In Asia's Financial Markets

Monday, August 24, 2015

The Shanghai stock market plunged more than 8 percent on Monday and major markets were down across Asia over concerns about China's economy. Those worries are having an impact around the globe.

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Tianjin Tragedy Is A Painful Reflection Of How China Largely Works

Sunday, August 23, 2015

A massive explosion in Tianjin, China killed more than 100 people earlier this month. Correspondent Frank Langfitt says the country's corruption and a lack of accountability have endangered lives.

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Tired Of City-Life Stresses, Many Chinese Return To Farming

Thursday, August 20, 2015

For many rural Chinese, the dream is to live in a big city. But some people are now rejecting urban life and moving back to the countryside to grow safer food and enjoy a more tranquil existence.

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Chinese Government Looks To Assign Blame In Warehouse Explosions

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Official Chinese news media report that two owners of the Tianjin warehouses, the site of explosions that killed more than 100 people, confessed to using political influence to avoid safety rules.

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Chinese-Made 'Monster Hunt' Dominates Theaters During Hollywood Blackout

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Monster Hunt, a life-action, CGI fantasy, has brought in more than $330 in China this summer. The Chinese-made film has now made more money than any other movie except for Furious 7.

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At Least 50 Dead After Massive Twin Explosions In Northeast China

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Massive twin explosions in Tianjin, China, Wednesday night left at least 50 dead and hundreds wounded.

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Asian Markets Take A Dive As China Further Devalues Its Currency

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

China's currency took another sharp drop Wednesday, sending stocks down across Asia.

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Chinese Stocks Take A Plunge Despite Government Efforts

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

China's stock market continues to fall despite massive government intervention. The Shanghai Index is down 30 percent since mid-June.

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Single Mom Leads Double Life On The Streets Of Shanghai

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

NPR's Frank Langfitt is offering free rides around Shanghai in exchange for stories about one of the world's most dynamic cities. In his latest installment, he meets a woman whose work surprises him.

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Would You Buy A Used Car From A Man Named Beer Horse?

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

NPR's Frank Langfitt has been giving free taxi rides around Shanghai to learn about the lives of ordinary Chinese. He's decided to stop renting a car and buy one. That's when he met Beer Horse.

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China's Island-Building Has Neighbors On Edge, But Tensions May Be Easing

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

In just 18 months, China has created more than 2,000 acres of new land where before there were just waves and reef, according to the U.S., which sees the work as a threat to regional stability.

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China Tries To Put A More Positive Spin On Cruise Ship Sinking

Thursday, June 04, 2015

China's government is trying to control coverage of the sinking of a cruise ship in the Yangtze River. Dozens are confirmed dead and the number is expected to pass 400.

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Hopes Fade For Survivors As Time Passes In China Cruise Ship Disaster

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

A violent storm struck a cruise ship on the Yangtze River and it capsized. Anger is rising among the passengers' relatives, who complain they've been blocked from going to river bank to stand vigil.

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Rescue Underway In China For Victims Of Capsized Ship

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

In China, a cruise ship capsized on the Yangtze River during a storm. Most of the 458 on board the ship are elderly. Hundreds of people are missing, and many may be trapped within the ship.

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A Rare, Spontaneous Democracy Debate In A Shanghai Taxi

Monday, June 01, 2015

NPR's Frank Langfitt has been driving around Shanghai offering free rides to learn about real life in China. But he was recently a taxi passenger when something unusual happened.

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