Frank Langfitt

Frank Langfitt appears in the following:

China Breaks Ground On Naval Base In Africa

Monday, April 18, 2016

China plans to open its first overseas military base in the African country of Djibouti. It's the same place where the U.S. has had its major African intelligence gathering base for the last 15 years.


Who Owns The South China Sea?

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

China's aggressive moves in the South China Sea have angered neighbors and the U.S. Some Chinese back their government on this nationalistic issue, but their answers are surprisingly mixed.


After Decades, A Shanghai Preservationist Heads Home To America

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Retired American diplomat Tess Johnston, 84, made a second career working to preserve the rich colonial architecture of Shanghai.


'Shanghai Nightscapes': Dancing, Drinking And All That Jazz

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

A nocturnal journey with a pair of Americans who wrote Shanghai Nightscapes, a book covering the raucous past, the abrupt disappearance and the eventual rebirth of nightlife in the city.


Sluggish Economy Doesn't Dampen Shanghai's Housing Prices

Thursday, March 10, 2016

China's economy is struggling. The currency and stock market are down. Growth continues to slow. Yet in Shanghai, people are scrambling to buy apartments even as prices soar. Why?


Missing: The Search For A Sister In China

Friday, March 04, 2016

Last summer, a Chinese-American woman contacted NPR's Frank Langfitt with an unusual request: to help find her troubled sister, who'd vanished in southwest China. A difficult journey followed.


Chinese-American Woman Searches For Missing Little Sister

Thursday, March 03, 2016

A woman has gone missing in the mountains of southwest China. Her American sister, an NPR listener, recruits Shanghai Correspondent Frank Langfitt to help find her as part of his free taxi series, "Streets of Shanghai."


Chinese Familiar With Well-Known U.S. Presidential Candidates

Thursday, March 03, 2016

In China, people generally find Donald Trump's rhetoric way over the top. They are, however, wary of Hillary Clinton because of her past, get-tough-on-China policies.


China Stares Down Economic Concerns

Saturday, February 27, 2016

At the G-20 summit in Shanghai, Chinese officials are trying to reassure foreign finance ministers that the government can handle the country's turbulent economy.


China To Shut Down Hundreds Of Coal Mines In 2016

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

China is the world's top coal consumer but slow economic growth and pollution concerns are lessening demand. Chinese energy officials say more than 1,000 coal mines will be closed this year.


Why Money Is Pouring Out Of China

Friday, February 19, 2016

Despite an uptick this week, the value of China's currency has been sliding since August. What does all this mean for China's slowing growth and the global economy?


China Deploys Surface-To-Air Missiles On Disputed Island In South China Sea

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

China has deployed surface-to-air missiles on a disputed island in the South China Sea.


Pentagon: China Deploys Missiles To Disputed South China Sea Island

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

The deployment of anti-aircraft missiles escalates tensions in the region. The U.S. insists that the airspace and waters of the region remain open to international navigation.


Consumer Confidence Slides In China, With Effects Beyond Its Borders

Monday, February 08, 2016

As China's stock market falls and economic growth slows, Chinese consumers are putting off purchases and trying to get their money overseas.


Glitches Complicate Chinese New Year Travel Plans

Friday, February 05, 2016

The world's largest annual human migration is underway in China as hundreds of millions head home to spend the Lunar New Year with their families. Trains, buses and planes are jammed with travelers.


Far From Sunday's Super Bowl, A Football Championship In China

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

A grass-roots league is gaining fans in China; last month, Shanghai's Nighthawks and Warriors vied for the championship. The players learned about football via Hollywood movies and online NFL games.


It's Hard To Miss Shanghai's Amazing Styrofoam Men

Monday, February 01, 2016

Men driving mountains of Styrofoam on the back of three-wheeled, motorized scooters are a common sight in Shanghai, but the one captured on this video is the biggest I or any of my friends have ever seen.

He must be on his way to a recycling transfer station to sell ...


China's Economy Grows At Its Slowest Rate In 25 Years

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

China's annual growth dipped to 6.9 percent. Not since China faced international sanctions over the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre has its economy grown at such a slow pace.


Missing Bookseller Raises Doubts About Free Speech In Hong Kong

Monday, January 18, 2016

There's another surprising twist in the case of missing Hong Kong booksellers. One of the men appeared in mainland China, on government-run TV, and made a video-taped confession to an unrelated crime.


What Is Behind The Volatility In China's Financial Markets?

Friday, January 08, 2016

It's been an unnerving week for China's economy, the world's second largest. Prices fell so sharply on the Shanghai stock exchange that trading had to be halted for the day — twice.