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Reports on Asia from HPR's News Director Bill Dorman
The latest tourism figures for Hawaii show a still small but rising number of visitors from China. As China’s economy continues to evolve, one of the country’s many challenges involves labor relations. And a situation this week is a case in point. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.
Figures out this week show auto sales in Hawaii jumped a record 21% last year—to nearly 45,000. In Southeast Asia, auto sales in two emerging economies passed a milestone over the same period. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.
A U.S. Navy ship that ran aground on a coral reef in the Philippines has sparked an international incident. Philippine officials are showing increasing anger about the minesweeper that ran aground last week on a reef that’s part of a UN World Heritage site. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.
If you’re looking at a computer screen, a cell phone, an iPad, a Kindle or any other electronic device, stop for a minute. A new study in Asia has found if you use any of these items, you should pay closer attention to your eyes. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute…
On this Martin Luther King Day, one focus for many people is the concept of equality. One form of equality--or inequality--centers on income. It's a growing issue in China--and it's one the government is just starting to talk about. HPR's Bill Dorman has more in today's Asia Minute.