Frank Langfitt

Frank Langfitt appears in the following:

At Least 50 Dead After Massive Twin Explosions In Northeast China

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Massive twin explosions in Tianjin, China, Wednesday night left at least 50 dead and hundreds wounded.


Asian Markets Take A Dive As China Further Devalues Its Currency

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

China's currency took another sharp drop Wednesday, sending stocks down across Asia.


Chinese Stocks Take A Plunge Despite Government Efforts

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

China's stock market continues to fall despite massive government intervention. The Shanghai Index is down 30 percent since mid-June.


Single Mom Leads Double Life On The Streets Of Shanghai

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

NPR's Frank Langfitt is offering free rides around Shanghai in exchange for stories about one of the world's most dynamic cities. In his latest installment, he meets a woman whose work surprises him.


Would You Buy A Used Car From A Man Named Beer Horse?

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

NPR's Frank Langfitt has been giving free taxi rides around Shanghai to learn about the lives of ordinary Chinese. He's decided to stop renting a car and buy one. That's when he met Beer Horse.


China's Island-Building Has Neighbors On Edge, But Tensions May Be Easing

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

In just 18 months, China has created more than 2,000 acres of new land where before there were just waves and reef, according to the U.S., which sees the work as a threat to regional stability.


China Tries To Put A More Positive Spin On Cruise Ship Sinking

Thursday, June 04, 2015

China's government is trying to control coverage of the sinking of a cruise ship in the Yangtze River. Dozens are confirmed dead and the number is expected to pass 400.


Hopes Fade For Survivors As Time Passes In China Cruise Ship Disaster

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

A violent storm struck a cruise ship on the Yangtze River and it capsized. Anger is rising among the passengers' relatives, who complain they've been blocked from going to river bank to stand vigil.


Rescue Underway In China For Victims Of Capsized Ship

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

In China, a cruise ship capsized on the Yangtze River during a storm. Most of the 458 on board the ship are elderly. Hundreds of people are missing, and many may be trapped within the ship.


A Rare, Spontaneous Democracy Debate In A Shanghai Taxi

Monday, June 01, 2015

NPR's Frank Langfitt has been driving around Shanghai offering free rides to learn about real life in China. But he was recently a taxi passenger when something unusual happened.


U.S., Other Countries Watch China's Movement In South China Sea

Monday, June 01, 2015

China is flexing its muscles in the South China Sea. Defense Secretary Ash Carter told a group of diplomats in Singapore over the weekend that the U.S. was "deeply concerned" about China's activity.


Why A Chinese Government Think Tank Attacked American Scholars

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The think tank's article says professors are miscasting the history of the country's Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). That's big for the Communist Party, which is invested in history — and who interprets it.


How China's Censors Influence Hollywood

Monday, May 18, 2015

Huge box office numbers underscore how essential the Chinese market has become to Hollywood's bottom line. Money is power — meaning the Communist Party has increasing influence over big U.S. movies.


China Smartphone Sales Shrink, Market 'Increasingly Saturated,' Report Says

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Experts say nearly everyone in China who wants a smartphone has one. The challenge for manufacturers now is to convince them to upgrade.


Shanghai Tower: A Crown For The City's Futuristic Skyline

Monday, May 11, 2015

The 2,073-foot-tall Shanghai Tower, the world's second-tallest building, opens this year. More than just a skyscraper, it's a symbol of Shanghai's — and China's — soaring ambitions.


People's Republic Of Uber: Making Friends, Chauffeuring People In China

Monday, May 04, 2015

Uber is becoming more popular in China, but many drivers say they don't do it for the money. They say they like the human connection and the freedom.


China's Latest Target: Funeral Strippers

Friday, April 24, 2015

In some parts of rural China and in Taiwan, hiring strippers to perform at the funeral of a loved one isn't considered absurd, but a good idea.


So Long 'Cinderella,' Website Helps Chinese Find Better English Names

Monday, April 20, 2015

Billboard. Mo Money. Lady Gaga. Cinderella. Those are just a few of the unusual names young Chinese have adopted over the years. An American entrepreneur hopes to suggest more appropriate ones.


Sidewalk Touts Trade Tips On Shanghai's Booming Bull Market

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

The Shanghai exchange is on a tear, but there could be trouble ahead for ill-informed investors. Analysts say the current upswing is driven by perceptions rather than fundamentals.



Monday, April 06, 2015

NPR's Frank Langfitt, who has been driving Chinese people around Shanghai to meet a variety of people and better understand the rapidly changing country, takes his experiment to a whole new level.