Asia Minute

Reports on Asia from HPR's News Director Bill Dorman

Tensions Rising Between Taiwan and the Philippines

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Tensions are rising between two Asian allies of the United States. And U.S. officials say the escalation is a matter of concern. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Asian Arctic Ambitions

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If you look out the window anywhere across the islands, the Arctic Circle may feel like a long way away. But at a meeting in Sweden this week, a number of Asian countries are trying to get a bit closer. HPR’s Bill Dorman explains in today’s Asia Minute.

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Vietnam’s Great Train Debate

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Honolulu is not the only city with a debate about trains. In Vietnam, there’s been an ongoing discussion about improving the rail link between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Pakistan's Historic Election

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Voters across Pakistan will go to the polls tomorrow for national parliamentary elections. While the campaign has been marked by violence, the event will also produce some history. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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South Korean President Talks Diplomacy, Trade in Washington

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The president of South Korea spent a couple of days in Washington this week. She met with President Obama and told a joint session of Congress that it’s time to stop rewarding North Korea for bad behavior. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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