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Frank Langfitt

Frank Langfitt appears in the following:

Chinese Teacher Is Busted After Demanding Gifts From Students

Monday, September 15, 2014

In China's extremely competitive school system, families often buy presents for teachers. But a teacher has been suspended after she was caught on tape demanding gifts and insulting her students.

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Riding The 'Silver Dragon,' Surfers Tame China's 10-Foot River Waves

Friday, September 12, 2014

The Qiantang Tidal Bore, a big river wave that forms during China's Mid-Autumn Festival, barrels upstream for miles through the crowded city of Hangzhou.

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The Alibaba Effect: How China's eBay Transformed Village Economics

Thursday, September 11, 2014

At first, Sun Han made a staggering 100 percent profit margin on his furniture. Soon everyone in his village was opening a furniture factory — and didn't need to raise pigs anymore.

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From A Chinese Apartment To Wall Street Darling: The Rise Of Alibaba

Monday, September 08, 2014

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba's initial public stock offering in New York is expected to be one of the biggest ever. It's come a long way since a former English teacher founded it in 1999.

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China Gets A Big Dose Of Fine Art Photography

Sunday, September 07, 2014

China's largest fair devoted to fine art photography opened in Shanghai this weekend. The first-time event includes more than 500 works from photographers around the world.

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Hong Kong's Drive For Open Elections Runs Low On Steam

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Earlier this week, China insisted that the people of Hong Kong would not be allowed to nominate candidates for the territory's next leader. Occupy Central, a local democracy movement, is threatening to shut down the city's financial district in protest — but organizers acknowledge that only 3,000 people have signed pledges to participate.

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India's Prime Minister Builds Stronger Relationship With Japan

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Narendra Modi continues his five-day tour of Japan. At a news conference on Monday, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe described an India-Japan partnership as having "the most potential in the world."

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Why Did Crowd Flee Shanghai Subway After Foreigner Fainted?

Monday, September 01, 2014

A widely watched video shows a foreigner fainting on a subway car and everyone around him fleeing. No one helps. It's rekindled a national debate about trust, fear and the Chinese national character.

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Open Elections Ruled Out In Hong Kong; Potential Showdown Looms

Sunday, August 31, 2014

China's legislature is limiting reforms in Hong Kong, drawing battle lines in what opposition groups warned would be clashing visions of the political future of the region and of China.

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Despite Crackdowns, China's President Rides A Wave Of Popularity

Monday, August 25, 2014

President Xi Jinping has suppressed Internet speech, imposed greater censorship and jailed critics. But his battle against corruption has made him broadly popular among ordinary Chinese.

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China's Pollution Crisis Inspires An Unsettling Art Exhibit

Saturday, August 23, 2014

With grand, provocative installations, Cai Guo-Qiang addresses the degradation of the country's environment in a popular exhibit at a Shanghai art museum.

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Rare Panda Triplets Born At South China Wildlife Park

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Giant pandas are endangered and famously difficult to breed in captivity. Born last month, they're in good health. Survival rates for triplets have been historically low.

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Autobot$ Rule: Why Transformers 4 Is China's Box Office Champ

Monday, August 11, 2014

Transformers: Age of Extinction hauled in more than $300 million to become the country's all-time top-grossing film. A loyal and nostalgic fan base and action set in China help explain its popularity.

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What Happens When A Beijing Man Invites Women Into His Lamborghini?

Friday, August 08, 2014

The man had a hidden camera recording his chats with the women in Beijing's nightlife district. The video has struck a nerve in China's running debate over materialism and values.

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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 — 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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