Frank Langfitt

Frank Langfitt appears in the following:

China Could Pass U.S. As Top Economy This Year

Thursday, May 01, 2014

By one measure, China is poised to become the world's largest economy by the end of the year. Why is this shift happening years before most estimates predicted it would?


Obama Bolsters Philippines, With One Eye On China

Monday, April 28, 2014

President Obama is in the Philippines on the last leg of a trip through Asia. The U.S. and the Philippines just signed an agreement to allow more American troops to rotate through the archipelago.


Made In The USA: Childless Chinese Turn To American Surrogates

Monday, April 21, 2014

Growing numbers of Chinese have hired American surrogates, allowing a couple to get around China's ban on the procedure and its birth limits. It also guarantees a coveted U.S. passport.


Death Toll Expected To Climb In South Korea Ferry Disaster

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Dozens of boats, helicopters and divers scrambled Wednesday to rescue more than 470 people after a ferry sank off South Korea's southern coast. Among those on the boat, 325 high school students.


What A Ban On Taxi Apps In Shanghai Says About China's Economy

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The smartphone apps let people summon cabs and negotiate prices directly with drivers. Officials say they benefit the young and the rich. But they're also a free-market challenge to state control.


Protesters Fault Taiwan For Trade Deal With China

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Taiwanese students have demonstrated against a trade agreement between Taiwan and China. The protesters see the pact as another step toward economic absorption into mainland China.


Satellite Images Show Potential Debris From Flight 370

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Host David Greene gets the latest from NPR's Frank Langfitt about the potential debris from Malaysia Flight 370 spotted by satellite imagery in the southern Indian Ocean.


Could Malaysian Military Have Prevented Jet's Disappearance?

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

At one point, Malaysian military radar saw Flight 370 flying back west over Malaysia and toward the Andaman Sea. Why didn't Malaysia scramble jets and try to either stop or follow the plane?


Investigation Into Missing Malaysian Jet Expands

Monday, March 17, 2014

The search for the Malaysian Airlines plane that went missing more than a week ago has expanded as officials still have little idea what happened to it.


Satellite Signals From Missing Plane Raise Questions

Friday, March 14, 2014

Conflicting information raises even more questions about the fate of the Malaysia Airlines jet that disappeared nearly a week ago with 239 people on board.


Broadening Search for Malaysian Airliner Still Yields Only Theories

Monday, March 10, 2014

As dozens of ships and aircraft search a widening swath of the Pacific Ocean, few details are known about the fate of a Malaysia Airlines flight that disappeared Friday.


'Sherlock,' 'House Of Cards' Top China's Must-Watch List

Monday, March 10, 2014

A popular cafe in Shanghai named after Sherlock Holmes' London address opened last year and features near-shrine-like treatment of the show's actor, Benedict Cumberbatch.


Who's Behind The Mass Stabbing In China?

Monday, March 03, 2014

The government is accusing Muslim separatists, known as Uighurs, for the knife attacks that killed 29 at a train station. But the government hasn't provided hard evidence so far.


China Blames Muslim Separatists For Deadly Attack

Monday, March 03, 2014

More than two dozen people have been knifed to death in what Chinese authorities are calling a terrorist attack in a railway station over the weekend.


In Executing His Uncle, Kim Jong Un Sends Inscrutable Message

Sunday, December 15, 2013

The young ruler of North Korea stunned the world when he ordered his uncle executed. Now, observers are reading the tea leaves for a sign of what's to come.


Biden Arrives In Beijing As Trouble Brews Over The East China Sea

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Vice President Joe Biden arrives in Beijing tonight from Tokyo, part of an Asian tour that has been dominated by tensions in the East China Sea. Both Japan and the U.S. have deplored China's new air defense identification zone, which covers an area that includes disputed islands under Japanese control.


Chinese Welcome Easing Of One-Child Policy, But Can They Afford It?

Friday, November 29, 2013

Demographers say China needs more children because the country is aging and the workforce is shrinking. But raising kids costs so much these days that many parents are expected to forgo the option of having a second child.


China's Latest Territorial Moves Renew Fears In Philippines

Thursday, November 28, 2013

China has declared a sprawling air defense identification zone that covers disputed islands controlled by Japan. It also sent its lone aircraft carrier for trials in the South China Sea. The moves are being closely watched in the Philippines, a key U.S. ally that has seen its own territorial dispute with China.


Western Media In China: Adjusting To The 'Anaconda'

Monday, November 11, 2013

Staffers at Bloomberg News accused editors of spiking an investigative story to avoid the wrath of the Communist Party. But analysts say accusations of self-censorship go far beyond this one case. One American academic compares China's censorial authority to a "giant anaconda" — its mere presence enough to make people limit their behavior.


China's Challenge: How To Keep Economic Boom Alive

Friday, November 08, 2013

The country's economy is at a turning point, and its leaders are gathering this weekend to decide how to steer a future course. For the world's second-largest economy, much hangs in the balance, including hopes for economic reforms. In the past, such gatherings have been game changers.