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Frank Langfitt

Frank Langfitt appears in the following:

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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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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'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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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