Frank Langfitt http://kccu.org en China Indicts GlaxoSmithKline Investigators http://kccu.org/post/china-indicts-glaxosmithkline-investigators Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Prosecutors in Shanghai have charged a British detective and his American wife with illegally buying and selling personal information about Chinese citizens. They were working for a company that was already under scrutiny from China's government. NPR's Anthony Kuhn reports.<p>ANTHONY KUHN, BYLINE: Last year, someone inside British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline alleged that the company's China office was bribing Chinese doctors and hospitals to use their medicines. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 09:31:00 +0000 Frank Langfitt 59721 at http://kccu.org China's Booming Real Estate Market Finally Begins To Slide http://kccu.org/post/chinas-booming-real-estate-market-finally-begins-slide After years of stunning growth, China's go-go real estate market is now in retreat.<p>Prices fell last month in 79 out of 100 cities, according to the China Real Estate Index run by SouFun Holdings, a real estate website. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 09:35:00 +0000 Frank Langfitt 59491 at http://kccu.org China's Booming Real Estate Market Finally Begins To Slide Beijing: From Hardship Post To Plum Assignment And Back Again http://kccu.org/post/beijing-hardship-post-plum-assignment-and-back-again As <a href="http://www.npr.org/2011/12/07/143214875/clean-air-a-luxury-in-beijings-pollution-zone">Beijing's notorious air pollution continues to take a toll on people's health</a>, it's also making it much harder for foreign firms to attract staff there these days. Some companies are now offering more money, more vacation and shorter stints to lure people to China's capital. What was once a plum assignment for expatriates is increasingly seen as a hardship post.<p>Ask Micah Truman. He came to Beijing in 1994 and thought he'd never leave. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 07:33:00 +0000 Frank Langfitt 58580 at http://kccu.org Beijing: From Hardship Post To Plum Assignment And Back Again A Chinese Chemical Company And A 'Bath Salts' Epidemic http://kccu.org/post/how-bath-salts-drug-made-china-wreaked-havoc-us There were times a few years back when the emergency room at SUNY Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse looked like a scene from a zombie movie. Dr. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 10:16:00 +0000 Frank Langfitt 58042 at http://kccu.org A Chinese Chemical Company And A 'Bath Salts' Epidemic Want Time Off To Watch The World Cup? China Has Just What The Doctor Ordered http://kccu.org/post/want-time-watch-world-cup-china-has-just-what-doctor-ordered Need time off from work to watch the World Cup? If you're in China, no problem. Online stores there are providing fake doctor's notes — even extensive falsified medical records — to get you days of sick leave so you can enjoy your favorite teams.<p>The service may be particularly appealing, given the time difference with World Cup host Brazil. China is 11 hours ahead of Rio. So if you want to catch opening matches, you have to start watching at midnight, Shanghai time.<p>I'm not a big soccer fan, but I wanted to order my own doctor's note just to see how the process works. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 15:36:00 +0000 Frank Langfitt 57840 at http://kccu.org Want Time Off To Watch The World Cup? China Has Just What The Doctor Ordered