Anthony Kuhn http://ktep.org en Google Trains Its Lenses On Cambodia's Ancient Temples http://ktep.org/post/google-trains-its-lenses-cambodias-ancient-temples <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqgriEb99nA</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:31:00 +0000 Anthony Kuhn 38304 at http://ktep.org Google Trains Its Lenses On Cambodia's Ancient Temples Anger Boils Over For Families Of Flight 370 Passengers http://ktep.org/post/anger-boils-over-families-flight-370-passengers Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish. It's not often that an airline accident triggers street protests, but that's exactly what happened in the Chinese capital this week. On Monday, Malaysia announced that the flight, MH370, was lost at sea with no survivors. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 21:10:00 +0000 Anthony Kuhn 37585 at http://ktep.org Panda Diplomacy: Michelle Obama Concludes Visit To China http://ktep.org/post/panda-diplomacy-michelle-obama-concludes-visit-china The trip represented a sort of diplomatic change of pace from the usual issues of cyber espionage, trade spats and geopolitical competition that grab U.S.-China-related headlines. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 09:14:00 +0000 Anthony Kuhn 37472 at http://ktep.org News Of Flight 370's Suspected End Is Met With Relatives' Despair http://ktep.org/post/news-flight-370s-suspected-end-met-relatives-despair Malaysia's prime minister concluded that Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 "ended in the southern Indian Ocean," setting off howls of grief and anger among passengers' families. The search continues for debris that would confirm the flight crashed. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 20:33:00 +0000 Anthony Kuhn 37299 at http://ktep.org Malaysian Prime Minister Announces Airliner Went Down http://ktep.org/post/malaysian-prime-minister-announces-airliner-went-down Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. Good morning. I'm David Greene.<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>And I'm Steve Inskeep. We have breaking news this morning on the status of the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 307. Earlier this hour Malaysia's prime minister announced that the government there now believes the plane is lost.<p>PRIME MINISTER NAJIB RAZAK: It's therefore, with deep sadness and regret, that I must inform you that Flight MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean.<p>INSKEEP: Ended up in the ocean, according to Prime Minister Najib Razak. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:25:00 +0000 Anthony Kuhn 37273 at http://ktep.org For Flight 370 Families, Every Day Is 'Torment' http://ktep.org/post/flight-370-families-every-day-torment Family members of the passengers aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 have grown increasingly frustrated in the nearly two weeks since the flight disappeared. Despite the efforts of airline and government officials, many relatives are angry about the lack of information. Some have even threatened to hunger strike in protest against the lack of information.<p>For many family members gathered at a Beijing hotel, the glare of media attention can be harsh. One minute, they are swatting away intrusive reporters who stick cameras and microphones in their tear-streaked faces. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 22:10:00 +0000 Anthony Kuhn 37086 at http://ktep.org For Flight 370 Families, Every Day Is 'Torment' Politics And Power Complicate The Airliner Search http://ktep.org/post/politics-and-power-complicate-airliner-search Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish.<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>And I'm Robert Siegel. We begin this hour with the politics of a vanishing airliner. The search for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 now covers well over 2 million square miles. Twenty-six countries are still involved, 10 days after the plane's disappearance. In a few moments, we'll hear from the U.S. Navy about their efforts.<p>CORNISH: Meantime, China's ambassador to Malaysia says background checks of Chinese passengers on the plane turn up no links to terrorism. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 20:03:00 +0000 Anthony Kuhn 36917 at http://ktep.org Search For Malaysian Jet Turns Its Focus To The Crew http://ktep.org/post/search-malaysian-jet-turns-its-focus-crew Transcript <p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Rachel Martin.<p>Malaysia is reaching out to dozens of countries as it expands the search for an airliner that went missing almost nine days ago. This comes after new data indicates that the plane flew for hours after it last made contact with civilian radar. Sun, 16 Mar 2014 11:51:00 +0000 Anthony Kuhn 36760 at http://ktep.org Three Years From Meltdown, Japanese Nuclear Plant Still Struggles http://ktep.org/post/three-years-meltdown-japanese-nuclear-plant-still-struggles Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>Three years ago today, a massive earthquake and tsunami in Japan killed thousands of people. It also triggered the meltdown of reactors at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. The cleanup is ongoing and has been problematic, with power failures and leaks of contaminated water. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 20:32:00 +0000 Anthony Kuhn 36447 at http://ktep.org Search Goes On For Jetliner That Mysteriously Disappeared http://ktep.org/post/search-goes-jetliner-mysteriously-disappeared Authorities continue to piece together scant clues as to why a Malaysia Airlines flight disappeared over the weekend. The plane was headed from Malaysia to China with 239 people aboard. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 09:02:00 +0000 Anthony Kuhn 36322 at http://ktep.org Malaysia Airlines Flight Vanishes With 239 On Board http://ktep.org/post/malaysia-airlines-flight-vanishes-239-board A Malaysian Airlines flight went off the radar on its flight from Kuala Lampur to Beijing with 239 people on board. Three Americans were on board, including an infant. Sat, 08 Mar 2014 12:53:00 +0000 Anthony Kuhn 36251 at http://ktep.org Chinese Superstar Lifts Ivory Cause Onto His Shoulders http://ktep.org/post/chinese-superstar-lifts-ivory-cause-his-shoulders Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>Chinese leaders and lawmakers are huddled in Beijing for the annual session of parliament, and one man towers above the rest. That's because he's seven feet, six inches tall. The former Houston Rocket center Yao Ming is one of China's best-known athletes. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 21:16:00 +0000 Anthony Kuhn 36131 at http://ktep.org Idle No More: Japan Plans To Restart Closed Nuclear Reactors http://ktep.org/post/idle-no-more-japan-plans-restart-closed-nuclear-reactors In the wake of the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant three years ago, Japan's government decided to phase out nuclear power. Other governments, notably <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/08/14/158760520/germans-confront-the-costs-of-a-nuclear-free-future">Germany's</a>, followed Japan's lead.<p>But Wednesday, Tokyo reversed course. It issued a draft energy plan that includes restarting idled nuclear reactors. Now, the energy issue looms large over Japan's efforts to stage a comeback from two decades of economic stagnation.<p>The Basic Energy Plan sends very mixed signals. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 22:24:00 +0000 Anthony Kuhn 35679 at http://ktep.org Idle No More: Japan Plans To Restart Closed Nuclear Reactors Touring Reactor No. 4 At Tsunami-Damaged Fukushima Nuclear Plant http://ktep.org/post/touring-reactor-no-4-tsunami-damaged-fukushima-nuclear-plant Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>It's MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. Good morning. I'm David Greene.<p>It has been nearly three years since a massive earthquake and tsunami in Japan killed nearly 20,000 people. Another victim: the Fukushima nuclear power plant. There was a meltdown at three reactors there. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 10:06:00 +0000 Anthony Kuhn 35605 at http://ktep.org Three Years Later, A Harrowing Visit To Fukushima http://ktep.org/post/three-years-later-harrowing-visit-fukushima On Thursday night, I stayed at a motel in the town of Hirono, just outside a restricted zone in Fukushima Prefecture. Sat, 15 Feb 2014 14:54:00 +0000 Anthony Kuhn 34875 at http://ktep.org Three Years Later, A Harrowing Visit To Fukushima Chinese Flock To The Countryside For A More Authentic New Year http://ktep.org/post/chinese-flock-countryside-more-authentic-new-year China goes back to work Friday after a weeklong holiday marking the Year of the Horse. Thu, 06 Feb 2014 08:25:00 +0000 Anthony Kuhn 34234 at http://ktep.org Chinese Flock To The Countryside For A More Authentic New Year Chinese Red Guards Apologize, Reopening A Dark Chapter http://ktep.org/post/chinese-red-guards-apologize-reopening-dark-chapter For most of the past half century, China has avoided a full accounting for one of the darkest chapters of its recent history: the Cultural Revolution of 1966-1976.<p>During that time, Chairman Mao Zedong's shock troops — Communist youth known as Red Guards — persecuted, tortured or even killed millions of Chinese, supposed "class enemies."<p>Now, some Red Guards have issued public apologies to their victims, a rare example of the ruling party allowing public discussion of its historic mistakes.<p>Some observers hope the apologies will lead to fuller public discussion of this turbulent decade i Tue, 04 Feb 2014 16:03:00 +0000 Anthony Kuhn 34112 at http://ktep.org Chinese Red Guards Apologize, Reopening A Dark Chapter A Crusader Against Corruption, Chinese Activist Sentenced To Jail http://ktep.org/post/crusader-against-corruption-chinese-activist-sentenced-jail China's government has recently jailed officials and issued a slew of new rules to curb corruption, but it's apparently not an effort that independent citizens groups are welcome to join.<p>On Sunday, a Chinese court sentenced Xu Zhiyong, a leading proponent of civil society, to four years in jail. Sun, 26 Jan 2014 17:03:00 +0000 Anthony Kuhn 33536 at http://ktep.org A Crusader Against Corruption, Chinese Activist Sentenced To Jail An Execution In North Korea Has A Chilling Effect In China http://ktep.org/post/execution-north-korea-has-chilling-effect-china North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shocked the world last month when he accused his uncle and mentor of treason and had Jang Song Thaek executed.<p>The consequences of that purge are reaching beyond North Korea's border. Jang had been in charge of trade with China, and his death has had a chilling effect on ties with North Korea's neighbor and longtime ally.<p>Nowhere is that being felt more acutely than in China's northeast, where Chinese freight trains rumble across a bridge over the Yalu River and into North Korea. Fri, 10 Jan 2014 22:01:00 +0000 Anthony Kuhn 32556 at http://ktep.org An Execution In North Korea Has A Chilling Effect In China Lure Of China's Gray Economy Reaches Rich And Poor http://ktep.org/post/gray-income-makes-estimated-12-percent-chinas-gdp The income gap is growing dramatically in China and the rich are getting exponentially richer — the richest 10 percent of China's population are more than three times wealthier than the official figures.<p>Much of that undeclared wealth is what Chinese people call "gray income," including proceeds from corruption and other ethically "gray" areas of the economy.<p>Living on the margins of the "gray economy" are people like migrant laborer Wang Haichuan. Thu, 02 Jan 2014 21:41:00 +0000 Anthony Kuhn 32027 at http://ktep.org Lure Of China's Gray Economy Reaches Rich And Poor China, Japan Ramp Up Airspace Dispute http://ktep.org/post/china-japan-ramp-airspace-dispute China announced over the weekend that it had expanded an air-defense zone to cover islands that are claimed by both it and Japan. The U.S., Japan and others said they wouldn't recognize that new zone. The U.S. has since flown two bomber jets through the space without notifying China. Wed, 27 Nov 2013 10:24:00 +0000 Anthony Kuhn 29804 at http://ktep.org Filipino Priest Suffers With His Flock Amid Typhoon's Ruins http://ktep.org/post/filipino-priest-suffers-his-flock-amid-typhoons-ruins Three young men dig a grave in a churchyard in San Joaquin Parish, a collection of about a dozen barrios outside Tacloban, the Philippine provincial capital ravaged by Typhoon Haiyan two weeks ago.<p>They roll an unidentified body wrapped only in blue plastic sheeting up to the grave on a squeaky trolley.<p>They drag the body into the pit, which is too small for it. The soft, sandy soil falls from their shovels, and in a minute, the crumpled blue figure disappears under the earth.<p>The local priest, the Rev. Tue, 26 Nov 2013 17:17:00 +0000 Anthony Kuhn 29745 at http://ktep.org Filipino Priest Suffers With His Flock Amid Typhoon's Ruins Old Political Feud In Philippines Fuels Rage Over Typhoon Response http://ktep.org/post/old-political-feud-philippines-fuels-rage-over-typhoon-response Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>While international relief efforts in the Philippines are in high gear, efforts by the Philippine government have been hampered. There are bitter rivalries among the country's political clans. And two major political families - including that of the president - are sparring over the response to the disaster. NPR's Anthony Kuhn has that story.<p>ANTHONY KUHN, BYLINE: Mayor Alfred Romualdez is a constant and visible presence at city hall in the ruined city of Tacloban. Fri, 22 Nov 2013 22:01:00 +0000 Anthony Kuhn 29567 at http://ktep.org U.S. Ramps Up Aid As Naval Carrier Arrives In Philippines http://ktep.org/post/us-ramps-aid-naval-carrier-arrives-philippines Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>Now to the Philippines, where hundreds of thousands of survivors of last week's typhoon wait for help. Many have seen little or no aid. Government health officials there said people are living on coconut juice. U.S. efforts moved into high gear with the arrival of the aircraft carrier the USS George Washington and its support ships. Fri, 15 Nov 2013 22:52:00 +0000 Anthony Kuhn 29151 at http://ktep.org Tacloban Begins To Bury The Dead As Aid Starts Coming In http://ktep.org/post/tacloban-begins-bury-dead-aid-starts-coming Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish.<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>And I'm Robert Siegel. Nearly a week after a devastating typhoon slammed into the Philippines, the scale of the crisis is staggering. Millions of people across dozens of islands need help; that includes food, shelter and clean water. It also means help burying the dead. Some 2,000 people in the city of Tacloban are known to have died in the storm. Thu, 14 Nov 2013 22:15:00 +0000 Anthony Kuhn 29058 at http://ktep.org Typhoon Victims Struggle To Survive As Aid Is Slow To Arrive http://ktep.org/post/typhoon-victims-struggle-survive-aid-slow-arrive Despair and criticisms are mounting in the Philippines as the delays stretch on and residents along the country's eastern seaboard struggle to survive without food or clean water.<p>According to one local government estimate, just 1 in 5 victims of Typhoon Haiyan has received any assistance.<p>On Wednesday, the U.S. military expanded its assistance to around-the-clock operations. U.S. Marine Osprey planes joined the procession of mostly military aircraft delivering aid workers and supplies to the devastated city of Tacloban.<p>Acting U.S. Wed, 13 Nov 2013 22:07:00 +0000 Anthony Kuhn 28959 at http://ktep.org Typhoon Victims Struggle To Survive As Aid Is Slow To Arrive At Tacloban Airport, Aid Workers Arrive As Residents Try To Leave http://ktep.org/post/tacloban-airport-aid-workers-arrive-residents-try-leave The town of Tacloban on the island of Leyte in the Philippines was devastated by Typhoon Haiyan. The scene at the airport there was chaotic as the Philippine and U.S. military delivered food and aid workers and residents rushed to board planes headed back to less-damaged Manila . Tue, 12 Nov 2013 22:31:00 +0000 Anthony Kuhn 28889 at http://ktep.org Devastation, Looting In The Philippines After Deadly Typhoon http://ktep.org/post/devastation-looting-philippines-after-deadly-typhoon Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel.<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>I'm Audie Cornish. And we begin this hour in the Philippines, where thousands of people are feared dead in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. In the city of Tacloban, utter devastation; cars tossed, the bodies of the dead yet to be buried and survivors clamoring for food and water.<p>SIEGEL: Flying over this city Monday, U.S. Marine Brigadier General Paul Kennedy said this: I don't believe there is a single structure that is not destroyed or severely damaged in some way. Mon, 11 Nov 2013 21:51:00 +0000 Anthony Kuhn 28800 at http://ktep.org What's In A (Panda Cub's) Name? http://ktep.org/post/whats-panda-cubs-name Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>Election Day has come and gone, but your vote can still make a difference. That is in choosing a name for a new giant panda cub. The National Zoo here in Washington has put forth five possible names for the female cub born this summer. You can vote on the Smithsonian National Zoo's website.<p>And we want to make sure you have everything you need to make an informed decision, so we've called up our Beijing correspondent Anthony Kuhn for some help understanding the choices. Anthony, ni hao.<p>ANTHONY KUHN, BYLINE: Ni hao, Melissa. Wed, 06 Nov 2013 23:21:00 +0000 Anthony Kuhn 28522 at http://ktep.org China Sets Ambitious Agenda In 'Asian Space Race' http://ktep.org/post/china-sets-ambitious-agenda-asian-space-race India's launch Tuesday of <a href="http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303482504579179311623419386" target="_blank">a satellite bound for Mars</a> is the latest milestone in a space race among Asian nations. China, though, is still seen as the leader. Mon, 04 Nov 2013 17:39:00 +0000 Anthony Kuhn 28335 at http://ktep.org China Sets Ambitious Agenda In 'Asian Space Race'