Asia Minute

Reports on Asia from HPR's News Director Bill Dorman

Storms Assault East Asia

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National weather officials say Hawaii’s hurricane season this year will feature fewer storms than usual. Our season stretches from June through November … but more severe weather has recently been lashing east Asia. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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China's Corporate Shopping Spree

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One of China’s biggest companies started the week with the largest overseas takeover in the country’s history. It’s an energy deal involving a Canadian company … and billions of dollars. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Solar Flares as Asian Trade Issue

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Solar panels continue to be a booming business in Hawaii. Many of those panels come from China … and they’re at the center of a trade dispute with the United States. And now, there’s a new chapter in that story. HPR’s Bill Dorman has it in today’s Asia Minute.

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Phones Beat Computers as Route to China’s Internet

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If you ever use your mobile phone to get online, you’re part of a growing trend. More people are using smart phones to log onto the internet—and the practice is even more common in China. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Hong Kong Book Fair Draws Thousands

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It’s been nearly a year since the last Borders bookstores closed in Hawaii. But there are still used bookstores around, not to mention book and music fairs. And for the next week, you could also hop a plane for the annual Hong Kong Book Fair. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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