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Frank Langfitt

Frank Langfitt appears in the following:

Sell-Off Continues In Asia's Financial Markets

Monday, August 24, 2015

The Shanghai stock market plunged more than 8 percent on Monday and major markets were down across Asia over concerns about China's economy. Those worries are having an impact around the globe.

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Tianjin Tragedy Is A Painful Reflection Of How China Largely Works

Sunday, August 23, 2015

NPR's Frank Langfitt has covered China for nearly a decade. After reporting on the Aug. 12 explosion in Tianjin that killed more than 100 people, he offered this commentary.

There's a moment when you're covering a disaster in China when you know what happened.

You know it wasn't an ...

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Chinese Government Looks To Assign Blame In Warehouse Explosions

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Official Chinese news media report that two owners of the Tianjin warehouses, the site of explosions that killed more than 100 people, confessed to using political influence to avoid safety rules.

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Tired Of City-Life Stresses, Many Chinese Return To Farming

Thursday, August 20, 2015

For many rural Chinese, the dream is to live in a big city. But some people are now rejecting urban life and moving back to the countryside to grow safer food and enjoy a more tranquil existence.

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Chinese-Made 'Monster Hunt' Dominates Theaters During Hollywood Blackout

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Monster Hunt, a life-action, CGI fantasy, has brought in more than $330 in China this summer. The Chinese-made film has now made more money than any other movie except for Furious 7.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Smartphone sales in China contracted by about 4 percent year-on-year from January through March, according to International Data Corporation, the American market analysis firm. Sales for the first quarter were just under 100 million. IDC says this is the first time in six years that the smartphone market in China ...

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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.

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