Rob Schmitz appears in the following:
Friday, December 09, 2016
Mongolian goats produce the world's highest quality cashmere wool, and international demand has soared. There's a problem, though. These goats are turning the country into an ecological wasteland.
Monday, December 05, 2016
The sparsely populated nation of nomadic herders rode China's booming economy by supplying it with coal. But as China's economy slows and commodity prices drop, Mongolia's economy is crashing.
Sunday, December 04, 2016
Some are in an uproar over President-elect Donald Trump's phone call with Taiwan's president. Yet the Chinese leadership has shown no interest in escalating the matter.
Saturday, December 03, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump spoke with Taiwan's leader, Tsai Ying-Wen, breaking nearly four decades of diplomatic protocol and threatening to upset U.S. relations with China.
Thursday, December 01, 2016
Mining once boomed in Mongolia but as commodity prices fell, the economy tanked and companies went bankrupt. Unemployed men are taking over abandoned coal mines to extract what's left. Some have died.
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Donald Trump has business interests around the globe. There's talk about whether foreign powers will distinguish between President Trump and businessman Trump. We examine the case of China.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Trump has threatened to label China a currency manipulator and to impose large tariffs on its imports into the U.S. Economists say this would start a trade war, but what would that look like?
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Trump has threatened trade retaliation. And his presidency could herald new instability in the region if he pulls back on the U.S. security umbrella that's been in place since the end of World War II.
Tuesday, November 08, 2016
A ruling Monday in Beijing may mark the end of Hong Kong as we know it. The decision bars two young democratically elected lawmakers from taking office for refusing to pledge allegiance to China.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Two years after protesters shut down the city's financial center, a handful of the activists have won seats in the city's legislature. Now that they're in office, what does it mean for Hong Kong?
Wednesday, October 05, 2016
Nathan Law is the youngest elected official ever in Hong Kong. He plans more protests against China and he says he's willing to go to prison for his beliefs.
Friday, September 30, 2016
Recently purchased by Chinese tech tycoon Jack Ma, the South China Morning Post, one of Hong Kong's premier newspapers, seems to be under pressure from mainland China, just like the city it serves.
Sunday, September 11, 2016
The island of Kinmen is just 1 mile off the coast of mainland China, and many residents are divided over their increasingly cozy relationship with their wealthy neighbor.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Rob Schmitz, China correspondent for APM’s Marketplace, embedded in Shanghai to tell the stories of ordinary residents.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: What is the future of U.S.-China relations? Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations.