Rob Schmitz

Marketplace’s China correspondent, based in Shanghai

Rob Schmitz appears in the following:

Australia And New Zealand Are Ground Zero For Chinese Influence

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

China has had a profound economic and political impact Down Under. Now Australia and New Zealand are taking steps to fight back.

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Some North Koreans Puzzled By U.S. Call For Denuclearization

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

A summit between the North and South Korean leaders seemed to move the peninsula closer to denuclearization. While in North Korea, NPR asked citizens their thoughts on giving up nuclear weapons.

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News Brief: Kavanaugh Latest, Brexit, Koreas Summit

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

We have the latest developments on the sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh. Also, European leaders are meeting to discuss Brexit, while leaders of North and South Korea also met.

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North Korea's Kim Jong Un Says He Will Visit Seoul

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

During a third summit between Kim Jong Un and South Korea's Moon Jae-in, Pyongyang also agrees to dismantle missile and nuclear weapons sites if the U.S. takes "corresponding" measures.

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Leaders Of North And South Korea Meet In Pyongyang For 3rd Summit

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hosts South Korean President Moon Jae-in Tuesday in Pyongyang for the first day of a three-day summit. This is their third meeting since April.

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North And South Korean Leaders Set To Meet For Third Time This Year

Monday, September 17, 2018

Leaders of North and South Korea will meet Tuesday in Pyongyang for their third summit meeting this year.

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North Korea's Kim Set To Host South Korea's Moon

Sunday, September 16, 2018

With U.S. and North Korea nuclear diplomacy seemingly on hold, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will host South Korean President Moon Jae-in in Pyongyang on Tuesday.

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A Deadly Virus Threatens Millions Of Pigs In China

Thursday, September 13, 2018

In August, cases of African swine fever began cropping up. Can China bring it under control?

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How Trump's Latest Threatened Tariffs Could Affect China And Its Leadership

Monday, September 03, 2018

President Trump's threats to impose another $200 billion worth of tariffs is having an impact on China's economy and leading to concerns about its leadership.

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As Trade Talks Resume, U.S. To Slap China With New Round Of Tariffs

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

New U.S. tariffs on China are set to go into effect Thursday on $16 billion worth of Chinese goods. Beijing is expected to respond immediately with tariffs on the same amount of U.S. products.

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Google Plans For a Censored Search Engine In China

Thursday, August 02, 2018

Google plans to launch a censored version of its search engine in China, according to documents leaked to The Intercept. NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Ryan Gallagher, who broke the story and NPR's China correspondent Rob Schmitz, about Internet experience in China.

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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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