Rob Schmitz

Marketplace’s China correspondent, based in Shanghai

Rob Schmitz appears in the following:

China's Marriage Rate Plummets As Women Choose To Stay Single Longer

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

"Before, in China, you married to survive," says a Shanghai magazine editor. "Now I'm living well by myself, so I have higher expectations in marriage."

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Why Young Chinese Aren't Rushing Into Marriage

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

China's young adults are moving to the city and making more money. They're pickier about their marriage prospects and that has China's government worried about a rapidly decreasing marriage rate.

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Reports Suggest Children Throughout China Likely Injected With Faulty Vaccines

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

In China, parents are angry after reports that hundreds of thousands of children throughout the country have likely been injected with faulty vaccines.

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Despite The End Of China's One-Child Policy, Births Are Still Lagging

Monday, July 16, 2018

Beijing hoped that by ending its infamous policy restricting women to one child, it would see a quick turnaround in the number of births. But the old policy has had a lasting impact.

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Trade War With China Heats Up

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The Trump administration is preparing more tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese imports. The administration's list encompasses more than 6,000 items, including seafood, propane and toilet paper.

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China Allows Widow Of Prominent Dissident To Leave The Country

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Liu Xia left Beijing on Tuesday for Germany, bringing nearly eight years of virtual house arrest to an end. She is the widow of the late Chinese dissident and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo.

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A Trade War Between The U.S. And China Has Begun

Friday, July 06, 2018

At 12:01 ET Friday, the U.S. fired the first shots in the trade war by imposing tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods. China has hit American goods with equivalent tariffs.

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Trade Dispute Grows Between The U.S. And China

Friday, July 06, 2018

The U.S. imposed tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods. China responded by doing the same — beginning what many say is a crippling trade war between the world's two largest economies.

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'Born Independent,' Taiwan's Defiant New Generation Is Coming Of Age

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Much of Taiwan's older generation sees itself as exiles from China. Younger people, including a metal vocalist-turned-legislator, identify the island as home — a free society independent from China.

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China Tells Farmers To Grow More Soybeans Amid Trade Fight With U.S.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

After hitting U.S. soybeans with retaliatory tariffs, China is seeking alternatives to supply its important crop.

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President Trump Threatens Additional Tariffs On Chinese Goods

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Trump is suggesting new tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods. The move comes just three days after he detailed an initial $50 billion in imports that would be taxed an additional 25 percent.

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Secretary Of State Pompeo Visits China, Japan, South Korea After Summit

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo briefed South Koreans, Japanese and Chinese on Thursday about the outcome of President Trump's historic meeting in Singapore earlier this week with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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Pompeo Talks To North Korea's Neighbors About Trump-Kim Summit

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo traveled to South Korea and China. He talked to leaders there about the nuclear threat, trade friction and military exercises and clarified some Trump remarks.

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After Ivanka Trump Quotes 'Chinese Proverb,' A Hunt For The Proverbial Author

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The first daughter's quote — "Those who say it can not be done, should not interrupt those doing it." — left many in China scratching their heads.

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Why Taiwan Is Receiving Unprecedented Attention From Washington

Monday, June 11, 2018

As the relationship between the U.S. and China gets testier, the White House has quietly drawn another player in the region closer. Taiwan has received unprecedented attention from Washington.

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Real Estate Jumps In Chinese City Bordering North Korea

Friday, June 08, 2018

Investors from across China have flooded to Dandong, the commercial gateway to the Korean Peninsula.

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1 Year Later At The North Korea-China Border, What's Changed?

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

China restricted trade with North Korea but where do things stand now that a summit is scheduled between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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What It Means To Be Taiwanese And Why It's Different Depending On Generation

Monday, May 28, 2018

In Taiwan, a generational divide colors people's views of of their national identity and threatens to tear families apart.

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Taiwan Loses 2 More Allies To China And Scrambles Jets To Track Chinese Bomber Drills

Friday, May 25, 2018

Taiwan's president says China crossed a "red line" after Burkina Faso became the latest country to cut ties with the island in favor of Beijing.

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FBI Indictment Opens A Rare Window Into How Chinese Firms Operate Overseas

Friday, May 04, 2018

The arrest of a man accused of bribing African leaders is shedding a rare light onto how China's government and its companies operate abroad.

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