Asia Minute

Reports on Asia from HPR's News Director Bill Dorman

Lunar New Year Travel Crush

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The Year of the Snake is about to begin.  And that means it’s time for the largest annual human migration on the planet.  It takes place in China…and HPR’s Bill Dorman has details in today’s Asia Minute.

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South Korean Flight Attendants Skirt Wider Issue

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Later this month, South Korea’s first woman president will officially take office. But progress in some areas of equal rights for women has been slow in South Korea. This week, there was some movement from an unusual area. HPR’s Bill Dorman explains in today’s Asia Minute.

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Philippines Drinking in Riches of Coconut Water

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As the state legislature continues its current session, it’s considering a number of topics raised in Governor Abercrombie’s state of the state address. Next week, President Obama gives his state of the union speech. In a similar event in the Philippines, an unusual topic gained much attention: coconut water. HPR’s Bill Dorman explains in today’s Asia Minute.

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Asia Pacific Home to World's Priciest Cities

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Hawaii’s high cost of living often leads to discussions about the “price of paradise.” But according to a new survey, the world’s most expensive cities are increasingly found in the Asia Pacific. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Singapore Looks to Taller Buildings, Golf Courses for Extra Space

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An Asian ally of the United States has big plans to increase its population. Singapore has unveiled a strategy that includes taller buildings and more foreigners. And the announcement is stirring some controversy. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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