Rob Schmitz

Marketplace’s China correspondent, based in Shanghai

Rob Schmitz appears in the following:

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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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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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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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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Beijing Is Pushing Hard To Influence U.S. Views Of China, Report Says

Thursday, November 29, 2018

The new report, authored by some of the top experts on China, warns of an aggressive influence campaign aimed at the U.S. government, universities and even Hollywood.

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China Interference Report

Thursday, November 29, 2018

One of China's most prominent scholars shows the many ways China's Communist Party is attempting to influence and infiltrate American government, society, and economy.

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Chinese Scientist Responsible For Genetically Altered Twins Faces Intense Criticism

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

In Shanghai, Chinese scientists are reacting to another scientist who is under fire for "gene editing" babies. Many say his practices are unethical and the government is investigating his work.

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'They Ordered Me To Get An Abortion': A Chinese Woman's Ordeal In Xinjiang

Friday, November 23, 2018

An ethnic Kazakh Chinese woman says Chinese authorities in Xinjiang forced her to undergo an abortion. Government minders were assigned to monitor her at home. Finally, she left China for Kazakhstan.

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Rhetoric Indicates A Solution To U.S.-China Trade War Won't Happen Soon

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Hopes for a resolution to the U.S.-China trade war at the G20 summit look increasingly dim. The U.S. says Beijing's unfair trade practices continue, and China appears to be preoccupied with Germany.

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In China, The Communist Party's Latest, Unlikely Target: Young Marxists

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Chinese authorities are cracking down on student activists, exposing a paradox between a state founded on Marxist principles and the young people it calls upon to carry them out.

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Newsbrief: Calif. Wildfires, Brexit And Chinese Muslim Repression

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The death toll climbs to 48 in Calif. wildfires. Britain's prime minister presents a Brexit plan to her cabinet Wednesday. And a look at China's growing repression of mostly Muslim minorities.

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A Woman Tells Her Story Of Forced Abortion And Escape From China's Repression

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The story of one Kazakh woman who Chinese authorities forced to undergo an abortion and then assigned local government "minders" who were with her 24/7 as she attempted to escape China to Kazakhstan.

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