Frank Langfitt appears in the following:
Thursday, September 11, 2014
At first, Sun Han made a staggering 100 percent profit margin on his furniture. Soon everyone in his village was opening a furniture factory — and didn't need to raise pigs anymore.
Monday, September 08, 2014
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba's initial public stock offering in New York is expected to be one of the biggest ever. It's come a long way since a former English teacher founded it in 1999.
Sunday, September 07, 2014
China's largest fair devoted to fine art photography opened in Shanghai this weekend. The first-time event includes more than 500 works from photographers around the world.
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Earlier this week, China insisted that the people of Hong Kong would not be allowed to nominate candidates for the territory's next leader. Occupy Central, a local democracy movement, is threatening to shut down the city's financial district in protest — but organizers acknowledge that only 3,000 people have signed pledges to participate.
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Narendra Modi continues his five-day tour of Japan. At a news conference on Monday, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe described an India-Japan partnership as having "the most potential in the world."
Monday, September 01, 2014
A widely watched video shows a foreigner fainting on a subway car and everyone around him fleeing. No one helps. It's rekindled a national debate about trust, fear and the Chinese national character.
Sunday, August 31, 2014
China's legislature is limiting reforms in Hong Kong, drawing battle lines in what opposition groups warned would be clashing visions of the political future of the region and of China.
Monday, August 25, 2014
President Xi Jinping has suppressed Internet speech, imposed greater censorship and jailed critics. But his battle against corruption has made him broadly popular among ordinary Chinese.
Saturday, August 23, 2014
With grand, provocative installations, Cai Guo-Qiang addresses the degradation of the country's environment in a popular exhibit at a Shanghai art museum.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Giant pandas are endangered and famously difficult to breed in captivity. Born last month, they're in good health. Survival rates for triplets have been historically low.
Monday, August 11, 2014
Transformers: Age of Extinction hauled in more than $300 million to become the country's all-time top-grossing film. A loyal and nostalgic fan base and action set in China help explain its popularity.
Friday, August 08, 2014
The man had a hidden camera recording his chats with the women in Beijing's nightlife district. The video has struck a nerve in China's running debate over materialism and values.
Monday, July 14, 2014
Prosecutors in Shanghai have charged a British detective and his American wife with illegally buying and selling personal information about Chinese citizens.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
After years of stunning growth, China's go-go real estate market is in retreat. It has been one of the engines driving the world's second-largest economy, so economists are watching it closely.
Friday, July 04, 2014
China's president is in Seoul to meet his South Korean counterpart. In a not-so-veiled gibe at North Korea, the two leaders repeated their opposition to nuclear weapons on the Korean Peninsula.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
In past decades, foreign firms offered lavish perks for people to work in Beijing because of how hard life was there. China's booming economy ended that. Now, air pollution is driving many to leave.
Monday, June 16, 2014
When the drugs first appeared, U.S. law enforcement officials had a tough time figuring out what they contained and where they came from. One source was a lab in Shanghai.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Online stores there are selling fake doctor's notes — even extensive falsified medical records. NPR's Frank Langfitt wanted to see how the process works, so he bought a doctor's note for himself.
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.
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.