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Reports on Asia from HPR's News Director Bill Dorman
Sales of hybrid vehicles are on the rise in Hawaii. But they’re selling even faster in California—where the Toyota Prius has now become the best-selling vehicle line in the state. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.
In the continuing presidential campaign, there’s increasing talk about trade—and specifically, about free trade agreements. A free trade agreement between the U.S. and South Korea has been in effect since this spring, with some surprising developments. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.
Apple’s main supplier in China has admitted using 14-year-olds as interns at a factory. It’s the latest controversy to hit FoxConn, which also does work for a number of other western companies. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.
One question you’re likely to hear during today’s presidential debate is “are you better off now than you were four years ago?” While the political and economic circumstances are a bit different in South Korea, a slightly different version of that question provokes some surprising answers. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.
A lingering dispute between China and Japan is hitting a wide range of groups. It’s not just business people and diplomats who are involved---it’s now even touched members of a national orchestra. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.