Car production is shrinking in China's Chongqing, and auto workers struggle to transition.
Rob Schmitz 史明智"It's the same everywhere in the nation. We're all in this together." My @NPR dispatch from Chongqing, where growth has matured from double to single digits, but left a wake of unemployment in places like Hechuan district, where thousands have lost work
Trump called Carter on Saturday, the first time the two had spoken, Carter said. He said Trump told him that he is particularly concerned about how China is "getting ahead of us."
Rob Schmitz 史明智When President Trump called former President Carter for advice on how the US could gain ground on China, Carter began by posing two essential questions: Since 1979, how many times has China been at war? -And the USA?
Details of the conversation at @npr
A female runner is caught using a bike during the marathon and is banned for life while refreshments, tables and chairs were taken away by pedestrians
Rob Schmitz 史明智The Xuzhou marathon in Jiangsu province was quite something this year: bystanders reportedly stole refreshments meant for runners, and one runner was barred for life after being caught cheating - she completed part of the route by riding her bicycle.
The Chinese company Huawei is now building and testing Thailand's first 5G network. Thai authorities say they could not say no to Huawei's bargain prices, despite pressure from the U.S.
Rob Schmitz 史明智With all the Huawei news, take a listen to our @NPR story this week about how the company is making inroads in Thailand, including taking part in a 5G testbed where competitors like Ericsson and Nokia aren't even bothering to show up
It is a microcosm that reveals how much China is master of its own fate
Rob Schmitz 史明智As someone who's tried to capture China through stories of individuals in a single place, I'm a fan of @S_Rabinovitch's incredible Great Mall of China essay in @TheEconomist. A must-read if you want to understand the complexities at work in China's economy
The statement comes just weeks before a major show of the artist's work is set to open at Canda's Gardiner Museum.
Rob Schmitz 史明智Exc insight from @aiww: "China has been the perfect dream of the West. Under the banner of globalization, China has been able to do everything that the West could not and have been instrumental in helping the democratic states become what they are today."
In August, cases of African swine fever began cropping up. Can China bring it under control?
Rob Schmitz 史明智More than a dozen outbreaks covering well over a thousand miles in less than a couple of months - our @NPR story on the spread of African Swine Fever among China's massive pig population - a big worry for scientists
WASHINGTON—After learning that their father’s associates Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen were guilty of crimes and Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation was continuing to expand, Eric and Donald Trump Jr. were reportedly frantically burning...
The Chinese have two paths from which they can choose. First, try to make outside opinions on China more objective. Second, focus on self-improvement which will provide Chinese with the strength to ignore foreign “intellectuals.” The second path...
Rob Schmitz 史明智Favorite line from this @globaltimesnews insta-classic: "Western correspondents find it too easy to pick on the Eastern giant with a political system they cannot understand and confounds them"
China is using its huge digital surveillance system, and the threat of sending family members to reeducation camps, to pressure minorities to spy on their fellow exiles.
Rob Schmitz 史明智Chinese authorities have effectively removed @meghara, reporter for @BuzzFeedNews, from China by refusing to renew her journalist visa. Here's one of many excellent stories she has reported the hell out of over the years