Asia Minute

Reports on Asia from HPR's News Director Bill Dorman

Little Movement on East China Sea Islands Dispute

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The argument about a set of islands in the East China Sea has now spilled over to the United Nations. As the U.N. General Assembly gathers in New York, some informal discussions are taking place about the continuing dispute between China and Japan. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute …

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Asia’s Data Storage Dreams

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The idea of safely storing computer records has gotten some publicity lately in Hawaii. At least one local company has talked about storing data for hundreds of corporate clients—as well as for federal, state and county governments. But a new development in Asia has scientists talking about a much longer lasting arrangement. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Trade Slows in Asia and Around the World

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It’s been a little more than 10 months since Hawaii took center stage at the Asia Pacific trade meetings known as APEC. While the group continues its work encouraging free trade, another organization warns activity is slowing down. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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The Price of Price Fixing

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Apple’s latest version of the iPhone hits stores today. Apple’s new product launches always get seemingly endless media coverage. But this week has seen another dramatic development that’s getting less publicity. It’s about an Apple supplier, LCD screens, and price fixing. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Vietnam’s Media Problem

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Five percent economic growth would be welcome news for the state of Hawaii---or for the United States. But in southeast Asia, that can be a disappointing number. And in Vietnam, a slowing economy may be one factor behind a recent crackdown on the press. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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