Asia Minute

Reports on Asia from HPR's News Director Bill Dorman

Ford Shutting Down Australian Plants

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Many businesses and governments are focused on the economic rise of the Asia Pacific region. So when a company announces it’s scaling back a regional presence, it’s a surprise. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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U.S. and China Holding California Summit

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President Obama will hold his first summit meeting with China’s president next month in California. The meeting comes with a broad agenda for both sides. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Hong Kong’s Trash Plan

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Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said earlier this spring that he does not believe Oahu needs another landfill. The mayor hopes technological advances, including a new H-POWER plant will eliminate the need to add anything beyond the Waimanalo Gulch landfill. But in Hong Kong, waste is a very different story. And Bill Dorman has it in today’s Asia Minute.

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Government Urges Chinese Tourists to Mind their Manners

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The number of Chinese tourists coming to Hawaii is continuing to grow. But China’s government has some advice for citizens traveling anywhere overseas. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Labor Conditions for Apple’s Asian Connection

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One of Apple’s main contractors in China has been making progress when it comes to improving working conditions, but there’s still a lot more to do. That’s the view of a labor monitor appointed by Apple. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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