Frank Langfitt http://wmot.org en What A Ban On Taxi Apps In Shanghai Says About China's Economy http://wmot.org/post/what-ban-taxi-apps-shanghai-says-about-chinas-economy The Chinese mega-city of Shanghai has been cracking down on popular taxi-booking apps, banning their use during rush hour. The government says apps discriminate against older people and those who don't have smartphones.<p>But economists and some customers see the crackdown as a small, textbook case of something much bigger: the battle between the government and market forces in the world's second-largest economy.<p>The apps are designed to address a supply and demand problem. Shanghai has at least 50,000 cabs but nearly 24 million people, according to the government. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:40:00 +0000 Frank Langfitt 37115 at http://wmot.org What A Ban On Taxi Apps In Shanghai Says About China's Economy Satellite Images Show Potential Debris From Flight 370 http://wmot.org/post/satellite-images-show-potential-debris-flight-370 Host David Greene gets the latest from NPR's Frank Langfitt about the potential debris from Malaysia Flight 370 spotted by satellite imagery in the southern Indian Ocean. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 09:06:00 +0000 Frank Langfitt 36163 at http://wmot.org Investigation Into Missing Malaysian Jet Expands http://wmot.org/post/investigation-missing-malaysian-jet-expands The search for the Malaysian Airlines plane that went missing more than a week ago has expanded as officials still have little idea what happened to it. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 09:07:00 +0000 Frank Langfitt 36012 at http://wmot.org Broadening Search for Malaysian Airliner Still Yields Only Theories http://wmot.org/post/broadening-search-malaysian-airliner-still-yields-only-theories Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Melissa Block.<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>I'm Robert Siegel and we begin the hour with the mystery that has confounded the world for three days. What happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370? The plane disappeared Friday on its way from Malaysia to Beijing with 239 people aboard. Today, the search widened. Aircraft and ships from Malaysia, Vietnam, China and the United States are searching the South China Sea for any sign.<p>For more on this story, we turn to NPR's Frank Langfitt in Shanghai. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:22:00 +0000 Frank Langfitt 35731 at http://wmot.org 'Sherlock,' 'House Of Cards' Top China's Must-Watch List http://wmot.org/post/sherlock-house-cards-top-chinas-must-watch-list What do an eccentric British detective, a cut-throat Washington pol and a bunch of nerds at Caltech have in common?<p>They are characters in some of the most popular foreign TV shows in China.<p>Over the past five years, <em>The Big Bang Theory</em> alone has been streamed more than 1.3 billion times. To appreciate how much some young Chinese love the BBC series, <em>Sherlock</em>, step inside 221B Baker Street. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:58:14 +0000 Frank Langfitt 35698 at http://wmot.org 'Sherlock,' 'House Of Cards' Top China's Must-Watch List