Asia Minute

Reports on Asia from HPR's News Director Bill Dorman

North Korea’s Copyright-Free Zone

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This is the first summer season for Disney’s Aulani resort, and the company seems pleased that visitor numbers are up around the state. The same cannot be said for a recent event featuring Disney characters in North Korea. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Threats to Asia Pacific Coral Reefs

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More than 2,000 scientists from around the world are gathered this week in Australia to talk about the health of coral reefs in the Asia Pacific. According to the latest research, they face a troubled future. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Australia’s Chinese Tourist Boom

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If you think you’re hearing some Australian accents on the beach this summer, it’s probably not your imagination. Australia is one of the fastest-growing markets for visitors to Hawaii. But down under, it’s the Chinese who are the newest tourism stars. HPR’s Bll Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Taking Shark Fin Soup Off Asia’s Menu

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When it comes to many areas of conservation, Hawaii leads the nation. Now, China is catching up with an idea that Hawaii adopted a couple of years ago. This week, China’s government announced a ban on serving shark fin soup at official banquets—but it doesn’t take effect right away. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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'Laughter Yoga' Group in Trouble

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The old saying is that laughter is the best medicine. But for a group in India, it’s turned into the focus of a legal case. HPR’s Bill Dorman explains in today’s Asia Minute.

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