Asia Minute

Reports on Asia from HPR's News Director Bill Dorman

Diplomatic Thaw on Korean Peninsula?

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President Obama is meeting the president of China today in California. One of the topics on the agenda is North Korea—and there are some new developments to discuss. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Indonesia’s Eco-Vehicle Plans

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Auto companies around the world are increasing their production of more environmentally friendly vehicles. And one country in southeast Asia is taking steps to become a center for factories producing “green” cars HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Trade Deficit with South Korea Hits Record

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The U.S. trade deficit grew nearly 9% in April…thanks largely to an increase in imports from China. But buried in the statistics was another fact: the trade deficit with South Korea has now hit a record. HPR’s Bill Dorman takes a closer look in today’s Asia Minute.

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Wage Strike at Nike Contractor in Cambodia

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There’s been another development this week in the relationship between western clothing companies and the southeast Asian factories that often produce their merchandise. This time the company is Nike, and the location is Cambodia. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Japan Resists Tighter Regulations on Shark Trade

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An international group is moving closer to an agreement that would restrict world wide trade in sharks. But one country in Asia is resisting — and it’s not China. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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