Frank Langfitt

Frank Langfitt appears in the following:

New Chinese Social Media Policy May Be Used To Target Political Speech

Friday, February 27, 2015

This weekend, the Chinese government will begin requiring people who use a vast array of social media and Internet messaging platforms to register with their real names. People believe it will target political speech.


Why Is Nearsightedness Skyrocketing Among Chinese Youth?

Thursday, February 05, 2015

More than 80 percent of high school students in Shanghai are myopic. A new study finds a link between higher income and poor eyesight. But the root cause is still hotly debated.


The Oscar Nominees Are In; The Shanghai DVD Sellers Are Stocking Up

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

The Academy Awards are coming this month and if you're still trying to see all the nominated films, it may be easier to find them in China than the U.S. As long as you don't mind the pirated version.


China Continues To Push The (Fake) Envelope

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A fake bank in Nanjing bilked customers out of nearly $33 million. With trappings of a real bank, like security guards and LED screens, the bank fooled depositors attracted by higher interest rates.


Shanghai Fires 4 Officials Over Fatal New Year's Eve Stampede

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Investigators said the officials were off enjoying a banquet at an opulent Japanese restaurant during the stampede along the city's waterfront that killed three dozen people and injured 49 others.


Shanghai Officials Fired Over Stampede That Killed 36

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

It was announced that the Huangpu District's Communist Party secretary, government chief, police chief and deputy police chief were fired and 7 other officials were demoted or otherwise disciplined.


American Film On A Tibetan Migrant Finds Unlikely Success In China

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Because Tibet is a sensitive topic, you'd expect the Chinese government to ban Nowhere to Call Home. But the documentary about a widow and her son is quietly making the rounds — and winning fans.


Along Shanghai's River, Buddhist Tradition Meets Greedy Fishermen

Friday, January 02, 2015

It's a scene that reflects China's competing trends: Buddhist monks release fish into Shanghai's Huangpu River to "free" them. A few yards downstream, fishermen quickly scoop them up.


China's Fierce Anti-Corruption Crackdown: An Insider's View

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

China's president has pushed hard to combat corruption. But he's meeting resistance from some bureaucrats who say their incomes have fallen because bribes are less common.


Reporter Offers Free Cab Rides For Stories From 'Streets Of Shanghai'

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

NPR Shanghai correspondent Frank Langfitt once drove a taxi. He's gone back to his former job, offering free rides around Shanghai in exchange for stories about one of the world's most dynamic cities.


Hong Kong Demonstrators Hope End Of Protests Not An End To The Fight

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Police in Hong Kong cleared away the final pro-democracy protest campsite in the city on Thursday, ending the 75-day "occupation" of the some of the city's busiest streets.


Controversial Budget Bill Would Roll Back Dodd-Frank Provision

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The House is expected to vote Thursday on a spending bill designed to avert another government shutdown. Among the controversies: a rollback of the Dodd-Frank financial market regulatory overhaul. Banks have lobbied to get rid of a provision requiring them to "push out" derivatives trading.


Police Finish Dismantling Hong Kong Protest Sites

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The main camp, which had stood for more than two months, was the center of the city's pro-democracy demonstrations.


Divide Occurs Between Hong Kong Democracy Protesters

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Hong Kong's protests have gone on for more than two months, but the movement has splintered. Several older activists tried to surrender to police on Wednesday, and urged students to leave the streets.


Hong Kong Visitors Tour Protest Site Where History Is Being Made

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

During quiet times of the pro-democracy protests, some people bring their kids to the main camp for a civics lesson. And to witness the extraordinary: a pro-democracy demonstration on Chinese soil.


Hong Kong Protestors Make Last-Ditch Effort To Negotiate

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Several pro-democracy protest leaders in Hong Kong plan to turn themselves into police on Wednesday. Meanwhile, another student protest leader has launched a hunger strike.


Defiant Hong Kong Protesters Try To Blockade Government Headquarters

Monday, December 01, 2014

Thousands of demonstrators clashed with police early Monday as they blocked key roads and offices in the latest flare-up of the months-long protests. Police say they arrested dozens overnight.


China Has To Kick Smoking Habit Or Health Care Costs Could Be Huge

Thursday, November 27, 2014

China, home to the world's largest population of smokers, is looking at a draft regulation that would ban indoor smoking and tobacco advertising. One anti-smoking NGO says the government is weighing the loss of tobacco tax revenue against stratospheric health care costs in the future.


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.


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.