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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Barbara Demick on the experiences of North Korean refugees

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Barbara Demick on the experiences of North Korean refugees.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Petraeus, Google and Russian spies

Thursday, July 01, 2010

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WQXR News

Chinese Announcement Boosts Market

Monday, June 21, 2010

Stocks are rallying after China's weekend announcement it will allow its currency to appreciate against the dollar, a move that could provide a boost for U.S. manufacturers and exporters.

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The Washington Report

WQXR's The Washington Report

Monday, June 21, 2010

David Sanger, Chief Washington Correspondent for the NYT, joins WQXR's Kerry Nolan to discuss BP's compensation fund, the upcoming G-20 summit, and China's announcement it will let the yuan appreciate.

The Takeaway

This Week's Agenda: A Currency Change in China and Estonia; A Look at Our Economy; and A Visit From Medvedev

Monday, June 21, 2010

It's Monday, which means it's time to take a look at what's ahead this week in the agenda with the help of Marcus Mabry, associate national editor for The New York Times, and Charlie Herman, The Takeaway and WNYC's economics editor. 

 

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WQXR News

WQXR's The Washington Report

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

David Sanger, Chief Washington Correspondent for the NYT, joins WQXR's Kerry Nolan to discuss BP, the upcoming G-20 summit, and China's announcement it will let the yuan gradually appreciate.

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The Takeaway

Should Apple be the First 'Fair Trade' Tech Company?

Friday, June 04, 2010

Ten workers at Foxconn, a Taiwanese-owned iPad factory referred to by some as a "sweatshop" have recently committed suicide, prompting tech journalists and industry watchers to ask: is it time for a Fair Trade Tech company? (Apple CEO Steve Jobs says Foxconn is "not a sweatshop," and that the suicides are troubling, but Apple is "trying to understand right now, before we go in and say we know the solution.")

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Country Driving in China

Monday, May 31, 2010

Peter Hessler, longtime Beijing correspondent for The New Yorker, talks about his seven-year road trip around China, tracking how the automobile and improved roads were transforming the country.

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The Takeaway

This Week's Agenda: US Officials Head to China

Monday, May 24, 2010

It's Monday, which means it's time to take a look at the week ahead. Marcus Mabry, associate national editor for The New York Times, and Charles Herman, The Takeaway and WNYC's economics editor look at what almost 200 American officials headed to China for meetings today and tomorrow, can expect.  On the docket will be topics ranging from trade to Iran and North Korea.

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WQXR News

Nine Dead After Chinese School Slaying

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Seven children and two adults were killed at a kindergarten in northwest China on Wednesday. It was the fifth major assault on young students in the country since March.

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The Takeaway

Takeouts: SEC Chair Testifies on Flash Crash, Another Attack on Chinese Schoolchildren

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

  • FINANCIAL TAKEOUT:  The head of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission warned that it will take time to get to the bottom of last week’s precipitous, if brief, market correction that lead the Dow index to drop almost 1000 points in under an hour. The New York Times' Wall Street and finance reporter Louise Story says that hasn’t stopped the country’s top securities regulator from announcing plans to put in place safeguards from preventing a repeat “flash crash.”
  • KILLINGS IN CHINA: A string of brutal attacks on schoolchildren in China has the country reeling. This morning, seven kindergarten children and one teacher were killed after a man attacked them with a meat cleaver. The Chinese government has clamped down on reporting on this most recent story in order to avoid copycat attacks. Damian Grammaticas, BBC reporter in Beijing, fills us in.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alerts: Abigail Washburn & the Shanghai Restoration Project

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Last year the banjoist went electronic on an album benefiting victims of the 2008 Chinese Earthquake. Tonight she teams up with David Liang of the Shanghai Restoration Project for a special performance at NYU. Download the track "Sala."

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Peter Hessler and Evan Osnos on living abroad and returning to America

Monday, April 26, 2010

Peter Hessler and Evan Osnos on living abroad and returning to America.

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WQXR News

Over 700 People Dead from China's Quakes

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Thousands are injured and 300 people have been reported missing.

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The Takeaway

Update from China: Earthquake Relief Efforts Underway, Supplies Needed

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Yesterday's earthquake in the Chinese region of Yushu has left over six hundred people dead and thousands wounded. We hear from Jamin, an American tour guide who tells us what the country needs most, including winter supplies, tents, and machinery to help dig out those who are still stuck under the rubble. He also notes that the rescue efforts kicked into gear almost immediately following the quake.

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The Takeaway

The Yuan Also Rises: China May Adopt a More Flexible Exchange Rate

Friday, April 09, 2010

Chinese exports are cheap, but it's not all lower wages or efficient production. The cost of exports has been held down in recent years because the Chinese government has pegged the Yuan to the dropping dollar. But that may be changing. Murmurs within the halls of China's central bank, and central government, are pointing to an announcement in the coming days that the Yuan may move to a more flexible exchange rate against the dollar. This has big implications for trade, for President Obama, and for American consumers. 

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On Being

Mayfair Yang — China's Hidden Spiritual Landscape [remix]

Thursday, April 08, 2010

A filmmaker and scholar gives us a parallel story to the ubiquitous news of China's economy and politics. Mayfair Yang discusses the ancient and reemerging traditions of reverence and ritual — revealing background to its approach to Tibet. And, she tel

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On Being

[Unedited] Mayfair Yang with Krista Tippett

Thursday, April 08, 2010

A filmmaker and scholar gives us a parallel story to the ubiquitous news of China's economy and politics. Mayfair Yang discusses the ancient and reemerging traditions of reverence and ritual — revealing background to its approach to Tibet. And, she tel

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WQXR News

More Than 100 Chinese Coal Miners Rescued

Monday, April 05, 2010

More than 100 Chinese coal miners have been pulled out alive from a flooded mine, after being trapped there for more than a week.

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The Takeaway

Ford Sells Volvo to Chinese Conglomerate

Monday, March 29, 2010

Volvo is becoming a Chinese car company. Ford announced that it sold the Swedish car brand that it bought 11 years ago. Chinese conglomerate, Zhejiang Geely, is paying a third of what Ford originally paid for Volvo. Keith Bradsher, New York Times Hong Kong bureau chief, explains more about the buyer, the price and the future of Volvo.

UPDATE: On air (although not in the printed article), Bradsher said that Saab assets had been sold to Chinese car manufacturers and the rest of the company was being shut down. In fact, GM originally agreed to sell old Saab tooling to Beijing Automotive, but after starting to shut down Saab's ongoing operations, GM reversed itself and sold the company to Dutch car maker Spyker earlier this year.

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