They're called "sea turtles" -- the growing number of Chinese-born entrepreneurs who have come back to China after years of living overseas. They're setting up businesses... and learning that it's a whole new world.
Two college students who lit up the Chinese vlogosphere with videos of themselves lip-syncing songs by the Backstreet Boys have now become shills for Motorola. Jocelyn Ford has more.
Protests turned deadly yesterday as villagers in Southern China demonstrated against what they see as unfair compensation for land seizure by the government. Jocelyn Ford traveled to the area today. As she tells Kai Ryssdal, this protest is unique, partly because unlike many similar rural protests, these villagers are in a socio-economic position to make a difference.
China's hinterland can be forbidding place to do business. Cities in the west are not very cosmopolitan, and they're not as comfortable for foreign executives. But being successful in this challenging environment is crucial to many companies. Babycare, a US chain of child-care centers, has become a champion at doing business in this environment. Jocelyn Ford found out how.
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First thing this morning, the phone rang....
In China, Jocelyn Ford is on the scene in Zongshan, near farm protests that have rocked the country.
China's oil consumption fell slightly last year... at least, according to the Chinese government. Beijing bureau chief Jocelyn Ford asked around, and found that there's something fishy going on...
Jocelyn Ford recently spent the day with a worker at an autoparts factory in Chongqing, China. She's a 35-year-old grinding machine operator working at Duke Industries. She lives in a small 2-bedroom apartment, but she's dreaming big...
OK, so some Chinese are getting rich. But what do you do once you have it all? In the boomtown of Shenzen, just across the border from Hong Kong, Jocelyn Ford found some residents who are looking for more out of life than money.