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In China, a prominent leader faces scandal

Apr 13, 2012
An ongoing story captivating China involves a man who was, until recently, a rising star within the ruling party, his spouse, and a British businessman who turn up dead in a Chinese hotel room. The wife is suspected of murder, her charismatic husband Bo Xilai is disgraced, his political power neutralized and now the investigation is reportedly looking into financial corruption.
Posted In: China, illegal

The people behind your iPad: The bosses

Apr 12, 2012
Marketplace's Rob Schmitz was offered a rare glimpse into the world of Apple's usually secret supply chain. Here's the story of the people who help run Apple's Chinese producer, Foxconn.
Posted In: apple, Foxconn, China, iPad, factory, The People Behind Your iPad

The people behind your iPad: The workers

Apr 11, 2012
What's life like for the thousands of workers who assemble your Apple products? Marketplace’s Rob Schmitz gained rare access to Apple’s production line at a Foxconn plant in China.
Posted In: China, apple, Foxconn, iPad, factory, The People Behind Your iPad

Brewing companies look to up their game in China

Apr 10, 2012
Bloomberg News reports that local beer in China tends go for the equivalent of about 30 cents a can, so there's the push is on for super fancy high end beer like... Budweiser.
Posted In: beer, Budweiser, China

Funny-looking clam fetches top dollar in China

Apr 10, 2012
Poachers ply the waters of the Pacific Northwest to cash in on demand for geoducks.
Posted In: Environment, poaching, geoducks, China

China sets up rare earths industry association

Apr 9, 2012
China -- which controls 90 percent of the rare earths market -- looks to finally consolidate and streamline the sector there.
Posted In: China, rare earths

Inside Foxconn as iPads get made

Apr 9, 2012
Marketplace’s China correspondent travels where few have gone before and visits the production line.
Posted In: China, Foxconn, apple, iPad, manufacturing

A look inside a Foxconn factory

Apr 5, 2012
Marketplace's Rob Schmitz is one of the few reporters to gain access into a Foxconn factory. He discusses what working conditions were like for the workers there.
Posted In: apple, Foxconn, China

China's premier calls for break up of bank monopoly

Apr 4, 2012
A top Chinese official called for the country to crack down on its bank monopoly. Small businesses have had trouble getting loans and that's putting a damper on China's growth.
Posted In: China

Reporter's Notebook: From both sides of the gates of Foxconn

Apr 4, 2012
Marketplace's Rob Schmitz takes you behind the scenes of Foxconn for exclusive access into what life is like for the workers who help assemble your Apple products.
Posted In: Foxconn, Reporter's Notebook, apple, China

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