Frank Langfitt

Frank Langfitt appears in the following:

In China, Customer Service And Efficiency Begin To Blossom

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

China's infamous bureaucracy has bedeviled people for ages, but in recent years, daily life in some major Chinese cities has become far more efficient.

For instance, when I worked in Beijing in the 1990s, many reporters had drivers. It wasn't because they didn't drive, but because they needed someone to ...

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China's Air Pollution: Is The Government Willing To Act?

Friday, May 24, 2013

Denise Mauzerall arrived in Beijing this year at a time that was both horrifying and illuminating. The capital was facing some of its worst pollution in recent memory, and Mauzerall, a Princeton environmental engineering professor, was passing through on her way to a university forum on the future of cities.

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China Builds Museums, But Filling Them Is Another Story

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Shanghai did something last fall that few other cities on the planet could have even considered. It opened two massive art museums right across the river from one another on the same day.

The grand openings put an exclamation point on China's staggering museum building boom. In recent years, ...

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Vietnam's Appetite For Rhino Horn Drives Poaching In Africa

Monday, May 13, 2013

Africa is facing a growing epidemic: the slaughter of rhinos.

So far this year, South Africa has lost more than 290 rhinos — an average of at least two a day. That puts the country on track to set yet another record after poachers killed 668 rhinos in 2012.

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Rat 'Mutton' And Bird Flu: Strange Days For Meat Eaters In Shanghai

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

The past couple of months have been unsettling ones for meat eaters in Shanghai.

In March, more than 16,000 dead pigs showed up in a stretch of the Huangpu River — a main source of the city's drinking water.

Local officials insisted both the water and the city's pork ...

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As The Car Market Moves East, An Extravaganza In Shanghai

Saturday, April 27, 2013

If you visited the Shanghai and Detroit auto shows in recent years, you could sense the auto world's center of gravity shifting from West to East.

Around the time of the GM and Chrysler bankruptcies, I covered a show in Detroit where GM was actually shedding brands. Displays for ...

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These Days, More And More Chinese Have Driven A Ford Lately

Thursday, April 25, 2013

General Motors has been the American car company in China. Even when GM was in bankruptcy, the Chinese continued to view Buick as a high-status, luxury brand.

But now Ford, an also-ran in the market for years, is making a push to change all that. Last year, Ford's sales were ...

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Will Lightning Strike Twice For K-Pop's PSY?

Sunday, April 14, 2013

There was another big story on the Korean peninsula over the weekend, but it wasn't about the guy in the north with the missiles and the threats. No, this story was about the guy in the south with the shades and the goofy dance moves, South Korean K-Pop star PSY.

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Kerry: U.S. Will Not Accept A Nuclear-Armed North Korea

Friday, April 12, 2013

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A Symbol Of Korean Cooperation Becomes A Political Casualty

Thursday, April 11, 2013

This week, North Korea closed off the last avenue of economic cooperation with its rival, South Korea. Pyongyang says the closing of Kaesong — a joint North-South industrial complex — is temporary.

But the move is a big symbolic blow on the Korean peninsula and a potential disaster for ...

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Amid Korean Tensions, Kerry To visit Seoul

Thursday, April 11, 2013

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A View From South Korea: The North Is 'A Playground Bully'

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Nearly two decades ago, a North Korean official threatened to turn Seoul into a "Sea of Fire." South Koreans responded by cleaning out the shelves of supermarkets and preparing for an attack that never came.

On Tuesday, North Korea urged tourists and foreign companies to leave South Korea ...

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South Koreans Ignore Threats From The North

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

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Shanghai's Dead Pigs: Search For Answers Turns Up Denials

Thursday, March 14, 2013

More than a week has passed since thousands of dead pigs were first discovered floating in a river in Shanghai, but authorities have yet to explain fully where the pigs came from or why they died.

Fourteen of the pigs had tags in their ears identifying them as coming from ...

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Chinese Farmers Revolt Against Government Land Grab

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

The road that runs along the edge of Shangpu village in south China is littered with the hulks of burned-out cars. Farmers have built tents and simple barricades made of rocks and wire. Police have set up their own cordon in a standoff that is approaching two weeks.

The villagers ...

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Can China's Legal System Change?

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Chen Guangcheng, a blind Chinese lawyer, made international headlines when he escaped house arrest back in April. Now at New York University studying law, he remains a fierce critic o...

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