Frank Langfitt

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'It's Christmas In June': China Revels In NSA Leaks Story

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Earlier this year, the U.S. government accused China's military of running a massive cyberspying campaign to steal business secrets from American companies.

"We've made it very clear to China and some other state actors that, you know, we expect them to follow international norms and abide by international rules,"


What Does China's Leader Want From The U.S.?

Thursday, June 06, 2013

After years of distrust, China's government says it wants a new type of great power relationship with the United States. Chinese President Xi Jinping will begin trying to lay the groundwork Friday at a summit with President Obama in California, but just what kind of relationship does Xi want?

"He ...


Rubber Ducky, You're (Not) The One. Hong Kong Quacker Spawns Others

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Perhaps it was inevitable. Given the huge popularity of the six-story, yellow rubber ducky that's been bobbing around in Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour, companies in a number of mainland Chinese cities have decided to copy it.

New ducks have popped up in the central city of Wuhan, the ancient city ...


More Than 100 Dead In China Poultry Plant Blaze

Monday, June 03, 2013

A fire at a poultry processing plant fire in northeast China on Monday has killed at least 119 people, according to the Jilin province government. The blaze is one of the country's deadliest industrial accidents in recent years.

Flames broke out a little after 6 a.m. and the sprawling, low-slung ...


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 ...


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.



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, ...


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.



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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.