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Shanghai Stock Exchange shoots for the STARs with new tech-focused board

by Victoria Craig Jul 22, 2019
The STAR market is enjoying a buzzy debut, with "a huge amount" of oversubscription from institutional and retail investors.
People take pictures during an opening ceremony of the Shanghai Stock Exchange's Sci-Tech Innovation Board in Shanghai on July 22, 2019. - (Photo by STR / AFP) / China OUT        (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

China's food deliverers have hectic schedules

by Jennifer Pak Feb 6, 2019
High demand leads to a high-stress job for couriers.
Food deliverers have become an integral part of city living in China.
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Shanghai caps population to combat "big city diseases"

by Jennifer Pak Jan 17, 2018
China's Cabinet has decreed that the city's population should be 25 million — barely more than it is today.
Two out of five residents in Shanghai are migrants, who mainly take up the jobs others don't want. The government is trying to stop migrants from poorer regions from flooding megacities.
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The Street of Eternal Happiness

Loss and redemption on the Street of Eternal Happiness

by Rob Schmitz Aug 1, 2016
A reporter investigates the violent history of his Shanghai property.
Weiqi Zhu stands in front of his trading terminal at a major bank in Hong Kong. The 29-year-old lost his father during the demolition of his Shanghai neighborhood.
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The story of China through the lens of one Shanghai street

by David Brancaccio and Rob Schmitz May 17, 2016
A new book from Marketplace's Rob Schmitz, "Street of Eternal Happiness: Big City Dreams Along a Shanghai Road," follows the lives of people in China's largest city.
The individuals who live and work along Shanghai's Changle Road are the focus of a new book about modern China by Marketplace's Rob Schmitz.
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The Street of Eternal Happiness

The Chinese dream on the Street of Eternal Happiness

by Kai Ryssdal May 16, 2016
A look at Marketplace China correspondent Rob Schmitz's new book.
62 year-old Zhang Naisun spends his evenings begging for money on the Street of Eternal Happiness. It's been twelve years since Zhang last spent a lunar New Year holiday with his family in rural Henan province.
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China's struggle for a free (stock) market

by , and Aug 25, 2015
The government's hand is quite visible at the Shanghai exchange.

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Shanghai Composite posts biggest one-day drop in years

by Kai Ryssdal and Rob Schmitz Aug 24, 2015
China 'should have been prepared for it.'

China's "Black Monday"

by David Brancaccio and Rob Schmitz Aug 24, 2015
How the global economy is reacting to China's slowdown
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China's stock market fall hits small investors

by John Sudworth Jul 8, 2015
Individuals, often swayed by rumors, make up 80 percent of share buyers.