Frank Langfitt http://nhpr.org en Protesters Fault Taiwan For Trade Deal With China http://nhpr.org/post/protesters-fault-taiwan-trade-deal-china Transcript <p>(SOUNDBITE OF CHANTING PROTESTORS)<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>And this is what a protest sounded like a few days ago in Taiwan, more than 100,000 people protesting a new trade agreement building ties between Chinese and Taiwanese businesses. Students are also upset. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 11:14:00 +0000 Frank Langfitt 46047 at http://nhpr.org Satellite Images Show Potential Debris From Flight 370 http://nhpr.org/post/satellite-images-show-potential-debris-flight-370 Host David Greene gets the latest from NPR's Frank Langfitt about the potential debris from Malaysia Flight 370 spotted by satellite imagery in the southern Indian Ocean. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 08:31:00 +0000 Frank Langfitt 45336 at http://nhpr.org Could Malaysian Military Have Prevented Jet's Disappearance? http://nhpr.org/post/could-malaysian-military-have-prevented-jets-disappearance Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>More mystery in the story of that missing jetliner. Malaysian officials say files from a flight simulator owned by the captain of the plane were deleted last month. They're trying to retrieve them. Investigators are examining the pilot's simulator to see if it provides any clues about the fate of the jet.<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>The search for the plane has now expanded to nearly three million square miles. And finding it could hinge on countries sharing sensitive military radar information. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 09:01:00 +0000 Frank Langfitt 45277 at http://nhpr.org Satellite Signals From Missing Plane Raise Questions http://nhpr.org/post/satellite-signals-missing-plane-raise-questions Conflicting information raises even more questions about the fate of the Malaysia Airlines jet that disappeared nearly a week ago with 239 people on board. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 15:17:00 +0000 Frank Langfitt 45079 at http://nhpr.org Hong Kong To Destroy Ivory Stockpile, But Will It Curb Demand In China? http://nhpr.org/post/hong-kong-destroy-ivory-stockpile Lucy Skrine, 11, was walking through the bustling streets of Hong Kong a few months ago with fellow animal activists, holding signs in Chinese and English that read: "Say No to Ivory."<p>"There was one mainland Chinese that came around, and she said, 'Why can't we buy ivory?' " the sixth-grader recalled. Lucy explained that poachers had to kill the elephant to extract the tusks.<p>"When she learned this, she was like, 'What? Mon, 17 Feb 2014 10:17:00 +0000 Frank Langfitt 43677 at http://nhpr.org Hong Kong To Destroy Ivory Stockpile, But Will It Curb Demand In China? Shanghai Warms Up To A New Cuisine: Chinese Food, American-Style http://nhpr.org/post/shanghai-restaurant-makes-american-versions-chinese-food Imagine living in China and missing Chinese food. It happens. American expatriates who grew up with popular takeout dishes like General Tso's chicken can't find it in China because it essentially doesn't exist here.<p>Much of the Chinese food we grew up with isn't really Chinese. It's an American version of Chinese food. Chinese immigrants created it over time, adapting recipes with U.S. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 11:32:00 +0000 Frank Langfitt 43422 at http://nhpr.org Shanghai Warms Up To A New Cuisine: Chinese Food, American-Style In Executing His Uncle, Kim Jong Un Sends Tough Message http://nhpr.org/post/kim-jong-uns-aunt-appears-have-survived-political-purge The wife of <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/12/13/250711321/was-north-koreas-no-2-killed-for-not-clapping-hard-enough">a top North Korean official who was executed last week</a> appears to have survived the latest political purge in Pyongyang.<p>Kim Kyong Hui, who is also the aunt of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, was named to an official funeral committee on Saturday. Sun, 15 Dec 2013 17:53:00 +0000 Frank Langfitt 40170 at http://nhpr.org In Executing His Uncle, Kim Jong Un Sends Tough Message China's Latest Territorial Moves Renew Fears In Philippines http://nhpr.org/post/chinas-latest-territorial-moves-renew-fears-philippines China is flexing its muscles these days. Over the weekend, it declared a sprawling air defense identification zone that covers disputed islands controlled by Japan. Thu, 28 Nov 2013 21:02:00 +0000 Frank Langfitt 39265 at http://nhpr.org China's Latest Territorial Moves Renew Fears In Philippines In Violent Hospitals, China's Doctors Can Become Patients http://nhpr.org/post/violent-hospitals-chinas-doctors-can-become-patients Several hundred doctors and nurses jammed the courtyard of the No. 1 People's Hospital in Wenling, a city with a population of about 1 million in Zhejiang province, a four-hour train ride south of Shanghai.<p>They wore surgical masks to hide their identities from the government and waved white signs that read, "Zero tolerance for violence."<p>"Doctors and nurses must be safe to take care of people's health!" video shows them chanting.<p>The medical workers were reacting to a triple stabbing at the hospital three days earlier. Wed, 06 Nov 2013 15:28:00 +0000 Frank Langfitt 38056 at http://nhpr.org In Violent Hospitals, China's Doctors Can Become Patients China Experiences Surprise Drop In Exports http://nhpr.org/post/china-experiences-surprise-drop-exports Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>NPR's business news starts with a slide in Chinese exports.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)<p>INSKEEP: Chinese exports showed a surprise drop last month, according to government figures.<p>As NPR's Frank Langfitt reports, the September numbers underscore some of the challenges facing the world's second-largest economy.<p>FRANK LANGFITT, BYLINE: Chinese exports dropped point three percent in September from a year earlier. It was the worst performance in three months. Mon, 14 Oct 2013 08:31:00 +0000 Frank Langfitt 36713 at http://nhpr.org Asian Allies' Anxieties Rise Amid Washington Paralysis http://nhpr.org/post/asian-allies-anxieties-rise-amid-washington-paralysis The partial shutdown of the U.S. government has all sorts of costs — not only in the United States, but also overseas. President Obama had to cancel a trip this week to visit four nations in Asia so he could stay in Washington to deal with the political crisis. Tue, 08 Oct 2013 21:45:00 +0000 Frank Langfitt 36420 at http://nhpr.org Asian Allies' Anxieties Rise Amid Washington Paralysis For Some NYU Students, A Sweet Deal To Study ... In Shanghai http://nhpr.org/post/new-york-university-students-take-chinese-101-china First-year college student Stephanie Ulan, from Queens, N.Y., had her sights set on New York University, in the heart of Manhattan's Greenwich Village.<p>She got her wish — sort of.<p>At first, the school offered her a generous scholarship but told her and her father they'd still have to take out big loans.<p>"My father is 62 years old," says Ulan, who plans to major in international relations. Wed, 25 Sep 2013 19:10:00 +0000 Frank Langfitt 35630 at http://nhpr.org For Some NYU Students, A Sweet Deal To Study ... In Shanghai China's Debate: Must The Party Follow The Constitution? http://nhpr.org/post/chinas-debate-must-party-follow-constitution Several weeks back, officials with the East China University of Political Science and Law met one of its professors, Zhang Xuezhong, at his favorite hangout, a coffeehouse in Shanghai.<p>Sitting in a private room, they told him he was suspended from teaching for articles he had posted on the Internet. Wed, 18 Sep 2013 15:06:00 +0000 Frank Langfitt 35201 at http://nhpr.org China's Debate: Must The Party Follow The Constitution? Too Weird To Be True? In China, You Never Can Tell http://nhpr.org/post/too-weird-be-true-china-you-never-can-tell <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imZAeLziAdw</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 17:57:00 +0000 Frank Langfitt 34052 at http://nhpr.org Too Weird To Be True? In China, You Never Can Tell Bo Xilai's Corruption Trial In China Kicks Off With A Twist http://nhpr.org/post/bo-xilais-corruption-trial-china-kicks-twist In China, recent Communist Party show trials have featured cowed defendants acknowledging their crimes and offering apologies. Not this one.<p>The country's biggest trial in decades kicked off Thursday with the defendant, former politburo member Bo Xilai, denying guilt, claiming his confession was coerced and branding the testimony of one of his accusers — in this case his wife — "laughable."<p>Although the case was not broadcast live, the Jinan Intermediate Court in east China's Shandong province live-tweeted the proceedings. Thu, 22 Aug 2013 17:56:00 +0000 Frank Langfitt 33647 at http://nhpr.org Bo Xilai's Corruption Trial In China Kicks Off With A Twist