Asia Minute

Reports on Asia from HPR's News Director Bill Dorman

Dangers of Delhi's Dirty Air

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Here in Hawaii, local air quality varies slightly depending on the extent of the vog, and the direction and speed of the winds. But most places in the world are not as lucky. And this week, India’s capital city got a reminder of just how bad things can get. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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China's Communist Party Congress by the Numbers

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The U.S. presidential election is not the only important political development in the world this week. Today, China starts its Communist Party Congress—an event that takes place once every five years. The meeting results in a change in leadership once a decade. But who exactly takes part in China’s power politics?  HPR’s Bill Dorman has some answers in today’s Asia Minute.

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South Korea’s Presidential Race

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While the U.S. presidential election is settled, it’s still campaign season in several other countries around the world. South Koreans will go to the polls next month to elect a new president. And this week there’s been a development that could dramatically shake up the race. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Solar Power Disputes Multiplying Across Asia, Elsewhere

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Solar power is sparking another trade complaint to the World Trade Organization. This one comes from China—and it’s aimed at Europe. But depending on how things go, there could be an impact here in Hawaii. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Asia Pacific Fights Growing Malaria Problem

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The state department of health says malaria is “not a problem” in Hawaii. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, malaria was eliminated in the United States in 1951. But it’s a growing problem across many parts of Asia. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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