Asia Minute

Reports on Asia from HPR's News Director Bill Dorman

Apple’s China Problem

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Every day, actions that take place in Asia have an impact in the United States. That’s especially true for Hawaii, but sometimes news can affect large American companies—such as Apple. HPR’s Bill Dorman explains in today’s Asia Minute.

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Japan’s Prime Minister Returns to Washington

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Japan’s Prime Minister heads to Washington tomorrow. His talks with President Obama are expected to cover topics from energy to trade…as well as another issue very important to Hawaii’s economy. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Beatles’ Abbey Road Fighting for Indian Traffic Safety

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Music from the Beatles has been used in everything from television commercials to political campaigns. But now the Fab Four are starring in a public service campaign—in India. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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China’s Bad Air Sparks Sales of Japanese Air Purifiers

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You may be back at work today after the long weekend of Presidents’ Day.  In China, they’re back from a week’s vacation for the lunar New Year. But many in Beijing and elsewhere are facing a familiar problem. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Travel Trouble for Chinese in Hong Kong

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As Hawaii continues to welcome record numbers of visitors, tourism is also booming in many parts of Asia. Hong Kong is seeing high demand—especially for visitors from mainland China. And over the last couple of weeks, that’s led to some controversy. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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