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What happens on the overnight...

Jan 15, 2006
There's a saying at Marketplace - "what happens on the overnight, stays on the overnight." The overnight is the shift the producers and hosts of...

How many people does it take to make radio?

Jan 14, 2006
So it occurs to me…as we’re wait to check in for our flight to Chongqing…that you might not be aware of who’s here actually helping the show get on...

Chongqing is the biggest city in the world (on a technicality)

Jan 13, 2006
The other night I was in a cab on the elevated highway that bisects Shanghai. It was the last night of the third and final trip I've made to the...

Looking for spiritual direction

Jan 13, 2006
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.

Shanghai Mornings

Jan 12, 2006
We've been working 12- and 14-hour days, every day. It's starting to catch up, and I'm occasionally feeling like the mountain climber who forgot to...

Growth through innovation

Jan 12, 2006
Bold predictions abound that by 2030, if not sooner, China will become the world's largest economy. But getting there may depend on more than just making stuff for really cheap. To sustain that growth, China needs to move up the food chain. For our Sustainability Desk, Sam Eaton reports from the southern city of Shenzen near Hong Kong.

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Piracy in China

Jan 11, 2006
Ted Fishman has written about piracy in his book "China, Inc." He says Hollywood has reasons to complain about all those lost DVD sales, but it's the US economy that's taking the big hit. US companies can't compete with China's lowcost manufacturing, and because of piracy, some are afraid to sell goods in China.

Defrauded? Get what's coming to you!

Jan 10, 2006
Why dredge up all those memories of money you might have lost to frauds like AOL, Computer Associates, and Enron? Writer and commentator Kim Clark says those losses are worth something... but you need to act fast.

Gateway to the East

Jan 10, 2006
It's no secret that American businesses are dying to break into China's market, and it's not surprising if you think about a billion consumers. But this is nothing new. US enterprise has been trying to bridge that continental divide for decades. Biographer Paul French talks about one of the first American businessmen in China.