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Frank Langfitt

Frank Langfitt appears in the following:

China Indicts GlaxoSmithKline Investigators

Monday, July 14, 2014

Prosecutors in Shanghai have charged a British detective and his American wife with illegally buying and selling personal information about Chinese citizens.

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China's Booming Real Estate Market Finally Begins To Slide

Thursday, July 10, 2014

After years of stunning growth, China's go-go real estate market is in retreat. It has been one of the engines driving the world's second-largest economy, so economists are watching it closely.

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China's President Visits South Korea, Snubs North Korea

Friday, July 04, 2014

China's president is in Seoul to meet his South Korean counterpart. In a not-so-veiled gibe at North Korea, the two leaders repeated their opposition to nuclear weapons on the Korean Peninsula.

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Beijing: From Hardship Post To Plum Assignment And Back Again

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

In past decades, foreign firms offered lavish perks for people to work in Beijing because of how hard life was there. China's booming economy ended that. Now, air pollution is driving many to leave.

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A Chinese Chemical Company And A 'Bath Salts' Epidemic

Monday, June 16, 2014

When the drugs first appeared, U.S. law enforcement officials had a tough time figuring out what they contained and where they came from. One source was a lab in Shanghai.

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Want Time Off To Watch The World Cup? China Has Just What The Doctor Ordered

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Online stores there are selling fake doctor's notes โ€” even extensive falsified medical records. NPR's Frank Langfitt wanted to see how the process works, so he bought a doctor's note for himself.

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Chinese Soccer Fans Sick Over World Cup Time Difference

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Need time off from work to watch soccer? If you're in China, problem solved. Online stores can provide fake doctor's notes to get you days of sick leave. In China, the daily openers begin at midnight.

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As Myanmar Modernizes, Architectural Gems Are Endangered

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Myanmar's biggest city Yangon has a distinct old-world feel: blocks of colonial buildings, untouched during decades of poverty and isolation. Now, development could bring them crashing down.

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Terror Attacks In China Take An Alarming Turn

Friday, May 30, 2014

China is no stranger to ethnic violence, but militants are now using suicide attacks and targeting civilians. Beijing say foreign Islamist influence is behind the new, more sophisticated tactics.

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Political Chaos Reins 3 Years After Moammar Gadhaf'si Ouster

Friday, May 30, 2014

Two men claim to be Libya's prime minister. At the same time, a renegade general has gathered forces and is attacking Benghazi. Libyans who can afford to are fleeing the country.

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U.S. Teacher: I Did 7 Months Of Forced Labor In A Chinese Jail

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Stuart Foster of South Carolina was jailed last year in Guangzhou for theft. He says he was forced to assemble Christmas lights, some of them exported to the U.S.

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Obama Urges China To Be Constrained Within International Rules

Thursday, May 29, 2014

China has confronted several of its neighbors in disputes over territory. During a speech at West Point on Wednesday, President Obama spoke of accepting Chinese power โ€” but also limiting it.

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With A Heavy Hand, Chinese Authorities Crack Down On Mourners

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

After a terrorist attack in northwestern China, mourners left flowers at the scene, and citizens took to social media and called for an evening protest. The government saw this as a threat.

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Day After Bombing, Chinese City Very Tense

Friday, May 23, 2014

Authorities in China are investigating Thursday's deadly attack at a market in the western region of the country that has been plagued by violence. The attack killed 31 mostly elderly people.

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Attack On Market In Northwest China Leaves At Least 31 Dead

Thursday, May 22, 2014

China's state-run news agency says more than two dozen people have been killed in an attack on a busy street market in the capital of the country's volatile northwestern region of Xinjiang.

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Russia's Putin Goes To Shanghai For Talks With Jinping

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Presidents Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin have been all smiles as they emphasize improved relations between the two countries. Drawing them closer is their shared, tense relationship with the U.S..

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U.S. Files Charges Against Chinese Officials Over Cyberspying

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Justice Department is accusing five Chinese government officials of using military and intelligence facilities to steal trade secrets from U.S. companies. China dismissed the charges as "made up."

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China's Communist Party Learns The Fine Art Of Public Relations

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

NPR correspondent Frank Langfitt watched as instructors walked party officials through a mock press conference. Many were reluctant to open up, seeing only the down side of sharing information.

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Employers May Start Paying You To Buy Health Insurance

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

It costs a lot for companies to buy health insurance, so the idea of giving employees money to buy their own coverage has a lot of appeal. But it might end up being more expensive for workers.

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Chinese E-Commerce Giant To Offer U.S. IPO

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Alibaba is the largest online and mobile commerce site in the world, controlling a huge portion of the Chinese market. It has filed papers in the U.S. for what could be the biggest IPO ever.

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