Frank Langfitt

Frank Langfitt appears in the following:

China's Greenhouse Gases Don't Seem To Trouble Most Of Its Citizens

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.


Ashes Stolen From Chinese Cemetery, Held For Ransom

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.


E-Commerce Is A Bright Spot In China's Slumping Economy

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?


Chinese Online Retailer Alibaba Racks Up Sales On Singles Day

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.


Historic Handshake: China, Taiwan Leaders Meet For First Time In 66 Years

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.


For First Time In 6 Decades, Chinese, Taiwanese Leaders To Meet

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.


China's White Elephants: Ghost Cities, Lonely Airports, Desolate Factories

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.


How Traveling In China Went From Adventure To Ordeal

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.


A 'Sense Of Crisis' Now In A Chinese Boomtown Gone Bust

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.


China Commemorates Japan's WWII Defeat With Military Parade

Thursday, September 03, 2015

The Communist Party said the parade in Tienanmen Square was to commemorate the victory against the fascists during WWII, but countries in the region see the event as nationalistic, muscle-flexing


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.


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.


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.


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.


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?


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.