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Frank Langfitt

Frank Langfitt appears in the following:

Chinese Soccer Fans Sick Over World Cup Time Difference

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Need time off from work to watch soccer? If you're in China, problem solved. Online stores can provide fake doctor's notes to get you days of sick leave. In China, the daily openers begin at midnight.

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As Myanmar Modernizes, Architectural Gems Are Endangered

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Myanmar's biggest city Yangon has a distinct old-world feel: blocks of colonial buildings, untouched during decades of poverty and isolation. Now, development could bring them crashing down.

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Terror Attacks In China Take An Alarming Turn

Friday, May 30, 2014

China is no stranger to ethnic violence, but militants are now using suicide attacks and targeting civilians. Beijing say foreign Islamist influence is behind the new, more sophisticated tactics.

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Political Chaos Reins 3 Years After Moammar Gadhaf'si Ouster

Friday, May 30, 2014

Two men claim to be Libya's prime minister. At the same time, a renegade general has gathered forces and is attacking Benghazi. Libyans who can afford to are fleeing the country.

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U.S. Teacher: I Did 7 Months Of Forced Labor In A Chinese Jail

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Stuart Foster of South Carolina was jailed last year in Guangzhou for theft. He says he was forced to assemble Christmas lights, some of them exported to the U.S.

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Obama Urges China To Be Constrained Within International Rules

Thursday, May 29, 2014

China has confronted several of its neighbors in disputes over territory. During a speech at West Point on Wednesday, President Obama spoke of accepting Chinese power — but also limiting it.

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With A Heavy Hand, Chinese Authorities Crack Down On Mourners

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

After a terrorist attack in northwestern China, mourners left flowers at the scene, and citizens took to social media and called for an evening protest. The government saw this as a threat.

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Day After Bombing, Chinese City Very Tense

Friday, May 23, 2014

Authorities in China are investigating Thursday's deadly attack at a market in the western region of the country that has been plagued by violence. The attack killed 31 mostly elderly people.

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Attack On Market In Northwest China Leaves At Least 31 Dead

Thursday, May 22, 2014

China's state-run news agency says more than two dozen people have been killed in an attack on a busy street market in the capital of the country's volatile northwestern region of Xinjiang.

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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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