Rob Schmitz

Marketplace’s China correspondent, based in Shanghai

Rob Schmitz appears in the following:

New Zealand Families Begin Receiving Bodies Of Terror Attack Victims

Monday, March 18, 2019

Thousands of people gathered to remember the victims killed in the attacks on two mosques. A court-appointed lawyer tells reporters that the suspected gunman plans to represent himself in court.

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New Zealand Reflects After Violence Strikes Muslim Community

Sunday, March 17, 2019

The Muslim community of Christchurch, New Zealand, is trying to recover after Friday's shooting at two mosques that left 50 people dead.

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'This Has Rocked Us To Our Knees:' Christchurch Mourns After Shooting

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Christchurch's residents are coming to terms with Friday's shooting that killed at least 50 people. Many are showing support for the Muslim community, which is struggling to process the attacks.

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Chinese Tech Giant Huawei Sues U.S. Over Government Ban

Thursday, March 07, 2019

Chinese telecom company Huawei is suing the U.S. government, alleging Congress violated the Constitution when it singled out Huawei for punishment.

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News Brief: Congressional Democrats Investigate Trump's Business, North Korea Summit Fallout

Friday, March 01, 2019

The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence has scheduled an open interview with former Trump Organization business booster Felix Sater on March 14.

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U.S.-China Trade War Boosts Vietnamese City's Economy

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Vietnam's economy grew faster than any mature country last year, partly because of the trade war. Manufacturers are leaving empty factories in China and are fleeing to cities like Hai Phong.

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Gene-Editing Scientist's 'Actions Are A Product Of Modern China'

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Chinese experts say the country's economic, social and political environment played a major role in shaping He Jiankui, the scientist who led controversial research altering the DNA of human embryos.

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U.S. Charges China's Telecom Giant Huawei With Fraud And Other Counts

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

The Justice Department unsealed criminal charges against China's most important telecommunications company on Monday, potentially deepening the ongoing trade tensions between the U.S. and China.

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After Decades Of Double-Digit Growth, China's Economy Is Slowing Down

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

China reports its economy for 2018 grew at its slowest pace since 1990. The slowdown has economists worried about the impact on the global economy.

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Extended Talks Signal Progress In Efforts To End Trade War With China

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

In Beijing, a U.S. trade delegation enters a third day of talks with their Chinese counterparts. It's a sign of progress between the world's top-two economies.

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Talks With China Continue As The Trade War Pause Ends In March

Monday, January 07, 2019

Trump administration officials are in Beijing to re-start trade talks with China, as global markets stutter over the tit-for-tat trade war between the two economic superpowers.

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Chinese Authorities Raid 2 Prominent Independent Churches

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Authorities in China have been conducting church raids and arresting prominent pastors that the government believes are a threat to the state.

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Here's What Happened When A Chinese Painting Depicted An Altered Version Of History

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Forty years ago this week, China opened up its economy to the rest of the world. This is the story of how one painting shows that China's current leadership is attempting to rewrite that history.

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News Brief: Russia Investigation, Pelosi Term Limit Deal, Migrant Shelters

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Two sources implicate Trump in illegal campaign contributions. Nancy Pelosi agrees to a term limit to secure House speaker job. Government shelters are filled to near capacity with migrant children.

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It Has Been A Blistering Week In U.S.-China Relations

Thursday, December 13, 2018

It appears that China has detained 2 Canadians in possible retaliation for Canada's arrest of a Chinese tech executive. And, a report says China may be scrapping a plan that angered President Trump.

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Chinese Government And Media React To Arrest Of Top Huawei Executive

Friday, December 07, 2018

China is reacting to last week's arrest of Meng Wanzhou, a top executive at Huawei, one of the world's largest telecom companies. She was arrested in Canada at the request of the U.S.

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Huawei Finance Chief's Arrest Threatens To Inflame U.S.-China Tensions

Thursday, December 06, 2018

Canadian authorities have arrested Meng Wanzhou, the company's CFO and daughter of its founder, at the request of the U.S. And Chinese officials have made quite clear they're not happy about it.

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After Arrest In Canada, Huawei Executive Faces Extradition To U.S.

Thursday, December 06, 2018

At the request of the U.S. government, Canadian authorities have arrested the chief financial officer, who also is the daughter of the founder of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei.

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U.S. And China Halt Trade War With Temporary Truce

Sunday, December 02, 2018

The U.S. and China have called a temporary truce in their trade war, halting the increase in tariffs between the two countries — for now.

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Amid Trade War With U.S., There Are Signs Of Dissent Among China's Economists

Friday, November 30, 2018

Sheng Hong of the Beijing-based Unirule Institute of Economics is one who has dared to speak up. Now authorities have shut down his think tank and he's been prevented from traveling abroad.

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