Asia Minute

Reports on Asia from HPR's News Director Bill Dorman

Chinese Factory Workers Take Managers Hostage

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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.

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Thailand, Indonesia Pass Auto Sales Milestone

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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.

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Navy Ship Damages Philippine Reef, UNESCO World Heritage Site

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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.

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Korean Study Links Electronic Gadgets and Eye Problems

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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…

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Measuring China's Income Inequality

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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.

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