Rob Schmitz on Modern Shanghai

Rob Schmitz

Marketplace's China Correspondent

May 25, 2016 8:00 AM    Breakfast

Add to Calendar 05/25/2016 8:00 AM 05/25/2016 10:00 AM America/Los_Angeles Breakfast: Rob Schmitz on Modern Shanghai see details at: Akasha Cafe & Restaurant: 9543 Culver Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232 Los Angeles World Affairs Council false MM/DD/YYYY

Online reservations will close 48 hours before the event. If you are interested in attending, please call our office at (424) 258-6160.

Modern Shanghai

Shanghai is China’s most exciting and cosmopolitan city, with a rich cultural history and a long tradition of savvy businessmen.  With a population of 24 million it is also China’s biggest city, and continues to attract migrants every day.  Rob Schmitz, a correspondent for the business radio show Marketplace, moved to Shanghai in 2010, and he will talk at a Los Angeles World Affairs Council Global Café breakfast on Wednesday, May 25th about the city he has come to call home. He will discuss China today, its recent economic struggles, and the people he has met while living in Shanghai. In his first book, Street of Eternal Happiness, Schmitz profiles China’s distinct generations through the stories of ordinary people and families in his neighborhood - and their tales of hope and despair as they chase the Chinese dream.  

Rob Schmitz is the China correspondent for American Public Media's Marketplace, the largest business news program in the U.S. with more than 12 million listeners a week. He has reported on a range of topics illustrating China's role in the global economy, including trade, politics, the environment, education, and labor. In 2012, Schmitz exposed fabrications in Mike Daisey's account of Apple's Chinese supply chain on This American Life, and his report headlined that show's much-discussed "Retraction" episode. The work was a finalist for the 2012 Investigative Reporters and Editors Award. He has won two national Edward R. Murrow Awards and an award from the Education Writers Association for his reporting on China. Schmitz first arrived to the country in 1996 as a Peace Corps Volunteer in rural Sichuan province. Prior to joining Marketplace, he was the Los Angeles bureau chief for KQED’s The California Report. His Marketplace stories can be heard at

Cancellations must be made 2 business days before the event - by Monday, May 23rd - in order to secure a refund.