Frank Langfitt http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Protesters Fault Taiwan For Trade Deal With China http://news.stlpublicradio.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 34944 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Satellite Images Show Potential Debris From Flight 370 http://news.stlpublicradio.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 34583 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Could Malaysian Military Have Prevented Jet's Disappearance? http://news.stlpublicradio.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 34549 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Satellite Signals From Missing Plane Raise Questions http://news.stlpublicradio.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 34420 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Hong Kong To Destroy Ivory Stockpile, But Will It Curb Demand In China? http://news.stlpublicradio.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 33764 at http://news.stlpublicradio.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://news.stlpublicradio.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 33657 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Shanghai Warms Up To A New Cuisine: Chinese Food, American-Style China's Latest Territorial Moves Renew Fears In Philippines http://news.stlpublicradio.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 31817 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org China's Latest Territorial Moves Renew Fears In Philippines In Violent Hospitals, China's Doctors Can Become Patients http://news.stlpublicradio.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 31209 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org In Violent Hospitals, China's Doctors Can Become Patients China Experiences Surprise Drop In Exports http://news.stlpublicradio.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 30637 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Asian Allies' Anxieties Rise Amid Washington Paralysis http://news.stlpublicradio.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 30512 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Asian Allies' Anxieties Rise Amid Washington Paralysis