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Over the past decade, Greece has been in recovery from a major economic crisis. To help regain their footing, Greece privatized a major port and leased it to Chinese industry. It's supposed to be a win-win for Greece and China, but some analysts say China is doing most of the winning. And that Greek dockworkers are losing. We'll look at how China is gaining influence in European shipping on the next Morning Edition from N-P-R News.

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On Wednesday's Morning Edition from N-P-R News, China has plans to build a brand new city from scratch on Morocco’s coast, a place where Chinese hope to export to Africa and Europe. But the project has run into one obstacle after another, and shows why building an empire isn’t easy, even for China.

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Hours after President Trump's latest round of tariffs, China responds with levies of its own. Who stands to win and who stands to lose in an escalating trade war?  And how - and when – will American consumers and businesses get the payoff - or feel the pain?  The latest fallout from the Trump administration's tariffs.

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President Trump is increasing the pressure on China over trade, unveiling a new round of tariffs this week. Trump's tariffs would complete his threat to impose 50 billion dollars of import taxes on Chinese goods. How will the President's economic strategy affect China in the short and long terms, and how will Americans potentially feel the pain of this hard-line trade policy?

The trade war between the US and China is in full swing. But even before this, other tariffs were hurting American companies. What we can learn from how the previous tariff's played out.

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President Trump is threatening to impose tariffs on almost every Chinese product that comes into the U-S. We'll look at the impact that could have on American companies and consumers on the next on All Things Considered from NPR News.

Dave Davies talks with David Sanger, author of The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age.  He writes about the Russian hacking of the DNC; digital sabotage from Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea; and how the U.S. is trying to defend itself. Sanger is a national security correspondent for the New York Times. 

California Update for Thursday, April 19, 2018

Apr 19, 2018
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,• A new kind of poaching is taking place in California. Thieves are stripping succulents from cliffs near the ocean, boxing them up and sending them to countries like Korea, China, and Japan.

• California cities dominate the list of places with the most polluted air in the United States according to an annual report by the American Lung Association.

Today's reporting by Ezra David Romero and Randol White.

California Update for Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Mar 27, 2018
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• Following President Trump's move to place tariffs on Chinese steel and aluminum exports, China says it may retaliate by levying 2 billion dollars in tariffs on U.S. agricultural exports.What does that mean for California pistachio growers?

Today's reporting by Julia Mitric.

Atrocities Alleged in Chinese Falun Gong Crackdown

Oct 14, 2014

 Enzo Guo fled his native China and sought asylum in the United States, because he knew he was at risk of being imprisoned for practicing Falun Gong.  He’s since learned that he may have escaped an even more grisly fate.

Within the opaque society of China, it’s hard to confirm the widespread  allegations of organ trafficking, but expat Fauln Gong practitioner Enzo Guo says the circumstantial evidence is substantial.

Persecuted for Practicing Falun Gong

Oct 13, 2014

  The ancient Chinese practice of Falun Gong promotes “truthfulness, compassion and tolerance.”  But for Enzo Guo, following that path as a youth in China meant persecution, fear, and ultimately, flight to the United States. 

  Although he spent three months in a Chinese prison, Enzo Guo knows he was fortunate to get out at all.

Even running away to the United States did not stop the Chinese police from looking for him, Enzo recalls. That’s largely why he is still here now.