Asia Minute

Reports on Asia from HPR's News Director Bill Dorman

Indonesian Labor Struggles

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Workers are demanding better health care coverage. Others are protesting wages that are not keeping up with the growth of corporate profits. It’s a story that could come from any number of places in the United States, but it’s taking place thousands of miles away. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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China Recruits Panda Ambassadors

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These are challenging times for broadcasters all over the world. Some are experimenting with different kinds of programming. One television channel in Thailand has been trying to draw viewers with a panda camera. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Caution About China's Economy

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This is a vacation week in China. Stock markets in mainland China and in Hong Kong remain closed today. But despite the holidays, there’s not much merry-making when it comes to recent news about the state of China’s economy.

HPR's Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute. 

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Singapore’s Shifting Job Titles

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As you get ready to begin a new work week, think for just a moment about your job title. Does it fairly describe what you do? If you think it’s functional but a bit boring, a whole group of people in Asia might agree with you. HPR's Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Kittens, Puppies and Your Job Performance

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If you think you may have trouble concentrating at work later this morning, researchers in Asia may be able to help. A recent study took a look at the powers of concentration and how they relate to cute pictures of animals. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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