Asia Minute

Reports on Asia from HPR's News Director Bill Dorman

Chinese Drivers Not Charged Up Over Electric Vehicles

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If you just look around the roads in Hawaii, you’ll notice the rise of hybrid and electric vehicles. A state subsidy program for electric vehicles expired last year, but was credited with boosting sales. Now a similar kind of program may be adjusted in China. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute…

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China's Wealthy Politicians

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China’s version of a parliament has been meeting this week in Beijing. While the National Peoples Congress marks an important gathering of communist party officials, it also includes a surprising number of very wealthy delegates. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Vietnam: Short, Fat and Rude Need Not Apply

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Traffic police are not particularly popular in any country. But in Vietnam, authorities are so concerned about public reaction that they’re taking steps to improve opinions of the force. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute..

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Rising Real Estate in Land of Rising Sun

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A growing number of Japanese companies are selling something unusual: their buildings. Two electronics giants are capitalizing a shifting real estate market in Tokyo to help their bottom lines. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Continuing Struggles over Work-Life Balance

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The search for a work-life balance is something shared by all working people—not only in Hawaii, but around the world. In at least one country in Asia, more people are choosing life over work. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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