Excerpt: It's summer in China, kind of

May 31, 2011
Kai Ryssdal and team check in from China with an audio excerpt from day one of their two-week reporting trip. The topic: Weather.
Posted In: China

China's stock market advances after 8 straight losing days

May 31, 2011
The Shanghai Composite is looking up today with a 1 percent gain, but investors are now concerned China's interest rates may be on the rise again.
Posted In: China

Day One: Remembering and revisiting China

May 30, 2011
This week, Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal and a small team return to China -- retracing the steps they took nearly five years ago on a similar trip -- to see what has changed.
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Chinese prisoners forced to play video games

May 27, 2011
That's the claim that a former prisoner made to the London newspaper The Guardian. He said that prisoners were forced by prison guards to play...
Posted In: China, prison, video games

Ballmer goes to China, blasts China

May 27, 2011
The Microsoft CEO was in Beijing for the opening of a Microsoft R&D facility. He used the occasion to complain that Microsoft is seeing only...
Posted In: a clock!, ballmer, China, Microsoft

Foxconn closes Chengdu facility

May 24, 2011
Not something that I love talking about because it seems so crass but the explosion at Foxconn's Chengdu factory in China looks to have a big...
Posted In: apple, China, Foxconn, Hp, iPad, iPad 2

Third Foxconn worker dies

May 23, 2011
An explosion of combustible dust at a Foxconn manufacturing facility has resulted in a third death. The victim was a worker at the Foxconn plant in...
Posted In: apple, China, Foxconn, iPad, iPhone

Chinese egg and shoe attack possible

May 20, 2011
Weird headline, I know. Weird story too. A Twitter user who claims to be in China has claimed to have thrown an egg and a shoe at Fang Binxing, the...
Posted In: censorship, China, Twitter

Baidu and China sued over censorship

May 19, 2011
Eight democracy activists living in New York filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against both the Chinese search engine Baidu and the Chinese government....
Posted In: baidu, China, Law

U.S. presses China on finance reform

May 10, 2011
China reported today that exports hit a record high last month. Juli Niemann, analyst with Smith Moore and Company, explains how this news will impact trade discussions between the U.S. and China today in Washington.
Posted In: China