Rob Schmitz

Marketplace’s China correspondent, based in Shanghai

Rob Schmitz appears in the following:

What Will A Trump Presidency Mean For China?

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.


China Bars 2 Newly Elected Hong Kong Legislators From Office

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.


Hong Kong Wrestles With An Identity Crisis

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?


At 23, Hong Kong Lawmaker Promises Feisty Protests Aimed At China

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.


A Storied Hong Kong Newspaper Feels The Heat From China

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.


On A Rural Taiwanese Island, Modern China Beckons

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.


Profiling Lives and Aspirations in Modern Shanghai

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Rob Schmitz, China correspondent for APM’s Marketplace, embedded in Shanghai to tell the stories of ordinary residents. 

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30 Issues: China

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

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What We Know About Foxconn

Monday, April 02, 2012

Rob Schmitz, China correspondent of Martketplace, to talk about his recent visit to the Foxconn plant, and answer listener questions about electronics manufacturing in China

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Mike Daisey's This American Life

Monday, March 19, 2012

Rob Schmitz, China correspondent for Martketplace, talks about his reporting on This American Life, fact-checking Mike Daisey's story about factory conditions in China. On The Media host Brooke Gladstone joins the conversation.

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