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Frank Langfitt

Frank Langfitt appears in the following:

Britain's 'Brexit' Vote Has Echoes Of The U.S. Presidential Race

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

With its anti-immigrant rhetoric and talk of unfair trade, the pro-Brexit campaign shares themes with Donald Trump's presidential run in the U.S.

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From London To The Welsh Coast, Sharp Disagreements On 'Brexit'

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The United Kingdom's cultural makeup has shifted many times through the centuries, but for some struggling in England, the latest changes are coming too fast.

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U.S. And China Both Agree On 'Brexit': U.K. Should Stay In EU

Sunday, June 19, 2016

As United Kingdom voters prepare to vote on whether to remain in the European Union, President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping both think leaving is a bad idea for the economy.

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China At A Crossroads: Nation Faces Challenges In New Age Of Anxiety

Thursday, June 16, 2016

NPR's Frank Langfitt describes the massive change he's witnessed in China over nearly two decades and the crossroads the nation now faces.

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China's State Media Tries To Convey Foreign Media Can't Be Trusted

Monday, June 13, 2016

How has reporting in China changed over the two decades? As people have become more open and sophisticated, the government has become more repressive.

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Starbucks And Steel: The Divergent Directions Of China's Economy

Monday, May 02, 2016

China is now home to two economies — one fading and industrial, and the other, a more thriving service sector. A steelworker, a Starbucks executive and a former banker explain.

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Chinese Investors Reeling After Wealth Management Firm's Collapse

Thursday, April 28, 2016

The $5 billion Shanghai company was the third financial firm to collapse in China since December. "Every time I take a bite of food," says an investor who lost everything, "I feel I am wasting money."

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China Breaks Ground On Naval Base In Africa

Monday, April 18, 2016

China plans to open its first overseas military base in the African country of Djibouti. It's the same place where the U.S. has had its major African intelligence gathering base for the last 15 years.

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Who Owns The South China Sea?

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

China's aggressive moves in the South China Sea have angered neighbors and the U.S. Some Chinese back their government on this nationalistic issue, but their answers are surprisingly mixed.

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After Decades, A Shanghai Preservationist Heads Home To America

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Retired American diplomat Tess Johnston, 84, made a second career working to preserve the rich colonial architecture of Shanghai.

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'Shanghai Nightscapes': Dancing, Drinking And All That Jazz

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

A nocturnal journey with a pair of Americans who wrote Shanghai Nightscapes, a book covering the raucous past, the abrupt disappearance and the eventual rebirth of nightlife in the city.

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Sluggish Economy Doesn't Dampen Shanghai's Housing Prices

Thursday, March 10, 2016

China's economy is struggling. The currency and stock market are down. Growth continues to slow. Yet in Shanghai, people are scrambling to buy apartments even as prices soar. Why?

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Missing: The Search For A Sister In China

Friday, March 04, 2016

Last summer, a Chinese-American woman contacted NPR's Frank Langfitt with an unusual request: to help find her troubled sister, who'd vanished in southwest China. A difficult journey followed.

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Chinese-American Woman Searches For Missing Little Sister

Thursday, March 03, 2016

A woman has gone missing in the mountains of southwest China. Her American sister, an NPR listener, recruits Shanghai Correspondent Frank Langfitt to help find her as part of his free taxi series, "Streets of Shanghai."

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Chinese Familiar With Well-Known U.S. Presidential Candidates

Thursday, March 03, 2016

In China, people generally find Donald Trump's rhetoric way over the top. They are, however, wary of Hillary Clinton because of her past, get-tough-on-China policies.

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China Stares Down Economic Concerns

Saturday, February 27, 2016

At the G-20 summit in Shanghai, Chinese officials are trying to reassure foreign finance ministers that the government can handle the country's turbulent economy.

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China To Shut Down Hundreds Of Coal Mines In 2016

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

China is the world's top coal consumer but slow economic growth and pollution concerns are lessening demand. Chinese energy officials say more than 1,000 coal mines will be closed this year.

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Why Money Is Pouring Out Of China

Friday, February 19, 2016

Despite an uptick this week, the value of China's currency has been sliding since August. What does all this mean for China's slowing growth and the global economy?

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China Deploys Surface-To-Air Missiles On Disputed Island In South China Sea

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

China has deployed surface-to-air missiles on a disputed island in the South China Sea.

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Pentagon: China Deploys Missiles To Disputed South China Sea Island

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

The deployment of anti-aircraft missiles escalates tensions in the region. The U.S. insists that the airspace and waters of the region remain open to international navigation.

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