Frank Langfitt Frank Langfitt is NPR's London correspondent. He covers the UK and Ireland, as well as stories elsewhere in Europe.

What's Driving The Electric Car Trend In China?

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China's Steel Industry Is A Classic Tale Of Overbuilding

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Beijing's chronic high pollution has forced residents to adjust to living with the haze. China is the world's biggest greenhouse gas emitter, but until recently, the government treated air pollution and climate change as separate issues, saying climate change was a Western problem. Andy Wong/AP hide caption

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China's Greenhouse Gases Don't Seem To Trouble Most Of Its Citizens

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E-Commerce Is A Bright Spot In China's Slumping Economy

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Chinese Online Retailer Alibaba Racks Up Sales On Singles Day

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Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, and Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou, left, shake hands at the start of a historic meeting. The moment marks the first top-level contact between the formerly-bitter Cold War foes in 66 years. Wong Maye-E/AP hide caption

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Historic Handshake: China, Taiwan Leaders Meet For First Time In 66 Years

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For First Time In 6 Decades, Chinese, Taiwanese Leaders To Meet

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A state-owned company started building "Liquor City" in a suburb of Luliang to help diversify the economy away from coal. But a massive anti-corruption campaign has damaged demand for expensive Chinese baijiu, or white liquor, and for now, the factory complex remains unfinished. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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China's White Elephants: Ghost Cities, Lonely Airports, Desolate Factories

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Tourists cram onto the Great Wall in Beijing, China, on Oct. 2, the second day of the National Day holidays. Xing Guangli/Xinhua/Landov hide caption

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How Traveling In China Went From Adventure To Ordeal

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Luliang is in recession, but developers continue to build apartment blocks even though demand for real estate is drying up. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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A 'Sense Of Crisis' Now In A Chinese Boomtown Gone Bust

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China Commemorates Japan's WWII Defeat With Military Parade

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Customers line up to enter the Gucci shop at a mall in Shanghai. ALY SONG/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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China's Tricky Economic Transition: From Steel Mills To E-Commerce

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A Chinese investor monitors stock prices at a brokerage in Beijing on Wednesday. The country's stock markets have nosedived. Ng Han Guan/AP hide caption

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China's Missteps Tarnish A Reputation For Economic Management

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