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.
Posted In: China

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.
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China's trade surplus surged in April

May 10, 2011
China has reported a trade surplus of $11.4 billion, nearly four times greater than expected. Gareth Leather with the Economist Intelligence Unit says this news could impact U.S. and Chinese trade talks.
Posted In: China

Chinese officials to discuss yuan's appreciation rate

May 9, 2011
Critics say China has manipulated the yuan to sell more products on the global market. But what exactly does that mean?
Posted In: China