Rob Schmitz

Marketplace’s China correspondent, based in Shanghai

Rob Schmitz appears in the following:

'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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Chinese Women Face Rampant Gender Discrimination From Employers, Report Says

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Human Rights Watch says 19 percent of job advertisements in 2018 were designated "men only." Meanwhile, several tech companies feature young female employees in ads to attract male counterparts.

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China's Top Employers Routinely Publish Sexist Job Ads, Study Says

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

A new report from Human Rights Watch claims that in China, despite economic growth and more opportunities for women, gender discrimination in job recruitment remains a serious problem.

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Episode 837: The Belt, The Road And The Money

Friday, April 20, 2018

Today on the show, we connect the dots between New York, Uganda, Prague, and China's thirst for resources.

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In Latest Trade Salvo, China Imposes 179 Percent Tariff On U.S. Sorghum

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

China's Commerce Ministry says the preliminary finding of a two-month anti-dumping investigation found that imports of the U.S. cereal grain have been unfairly subsidized.

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China Ready To Lower Import Tariffs And Trade Barriers, Xi Says

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

As economic tensions rise between China and the U.S., Chinese President Xi Jinping gave a speech Tuesday emphasizing China's commitment to expanding its participation in global trade.

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China Announces New Retaliatory Tariffs

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

China announced new tariffs on U.S. products in response to U.S. tariffs on Chinese products.

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Facial Recognition In China Is Big Business As Local Governments Boost Surveillance

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

"The government is pushing the need for this technology from the top, so companies don't have big obstacles in making it happen," says an executive at a major Chinese artificial intelligence company.

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Meet The Companies Behind Facial Recognition Technology

Monday, April 02, 2018

In China, face-recognition technology is being used for lots of things, from surveillance to ride-hailing and shopping. NPR's Shanghai correspondent Rob Schmitz tried it out and met with manufacturers.

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