Frank Langfitt

Frank Langfitt appears in the following:

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.


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?


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.


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.


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.


'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.


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.


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.


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.


Biden Arrives In Beijing As Trouble Brews Over The East China Sea

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Vice President Joe Biden arrives in Beijing tonight from Tokyo, part of an Asian tour that has been dominated by tensions in the East China Sea. Both Japan and the U.S. have deplored China's new air defense identification zone, which covers an area that includes disputed islands under Japanese control.


Chinese Welcome Easing Of One-Child Policy, But Can They Afford It?

Friday, November 29, 2013

Demographers say China needs more children because the country is aging and the workforce is shrinking. But raising kids costs so much these days that many parents are expected to forgo the option of having a second child.


China's Latest Territorial Moves Renew Fears In Philippines

Thursday, November 28, 2013

China has declared a sprawling air defense identification zone that covers disputed islands controlled by Japan. It also sent its lone aircraft carrier for trials in the South China Sea. The moves are being closely watched in the Philippines, a key U.S. ally that has seen its own territorial dispute with China.


Western Media In China: Adjusting To The 'Anaconda'

Monday, November 11, 2013

Staffers at Bloomberg News accused editors of spiking an investigative story to avoid the wrath of the Communist Party. But analysts say accusations of self-censorship go far beyond this one case. One American academic compares China's censorial authority to a "giant anaconda" — its mere presence enough to make people limit their behavior.


China's Challenge: How To Keep Economic Boom Alive

Friday, November 08, 2013

The country's economy is at a turning point, and its leaders are gathering this weekend to decide how to steer a future course. For the world's second-largest economy, much hangs in the balance, including hopes for economic reforms. In the past, such gatherings have been game changers.


In Violent Hospitals, China's Doctors Can Become Patients

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

A triple stabbing at a Chinese hospital is the latest in a string of attacks against doctors by disgruntled patients. Policies intended to improve and expand health care have led to overcrowded facilities, overwhelmed doctors and corruption.


Someone In Central China Really Stinks At Photoshop

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

A photo posted on a local Chinese government website purports to portray officials visiting a 100-year-old woman. But the men appear to be about 20 feet tall — and one of the officials has no legs.


Desperate Chinese Villagers Turn To Self-Immolation

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Over the past decade, local governments have demolished millions of homes as China rushes toward urbanization. Protests against such land seizures have taken a disturbing turn recently: Since 2009, at least 53 people have set themselves on fire, frustrated with inadequate compensation and no legal recourse.


Too Weird To Be True? In China, You Never Can Tell

Friday, August 30, 2013

Foreign news coverage of China is often deadly serious: corruption, pollution and the like. Then there's the funny and bizarre that often goes viral — like the zoo that swapped a dog for a lion. A number of websites are making these offbeat and satirical tales increasingly available in English.


Corruption Trial Not Working Out As Communist Party Had Hoped

Friday, August 23, 2013

The Chinese government had hoped the high-profile corruption trial of Bo Xilai this week would prove that China operates under the rule of law, and that the Communist Party is not afraid to punish its own. But the trial of the former politburo member hasn't quite worked out that way.


Bo Xilai's Corruption Trial In China Kicks Off With A Twist

Thursday, August 22, 2013

It's common to see cowed defendants admit to crimes during Communist Party show trials. But disgraced former politburo member Bo Xilai began his trial with vehement denials of guilt, calling one accuser a "crazy dog snapping at things for reward."