Asia Minute

Reports on Asia from HPR's News Director Bill Dorman

Russian-Chinese Trade Exploding

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Russia is sometimes mentioned as a market for the future when it comes to tourists visiting Hawaii. As Russia’s market economy continues to develop, it’s going through various changes. And one of the big ones concerns China. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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China’s Soccer Sickness

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Now that the professional basketball season is over in the U.S., some sports fans in Hawaii are waiting for football season. There’s baseball in the meantime---and there is also international soccer. But watching that last sport has apparently led to some health issues in Asia. HPR’s Bill Dorman explains in today’s Asia Minute.

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More Millionaires Now Live in Asia than in North America

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More than 7% of Hawaii’s residents are millionaires. That’s according to a survey by Phoenix Marketing International. But for the first time, the region of the world with the most millionaires has shifted—from North America to Asia. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Korea’s Drought Lingers

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While several areas across the Hawaiian Islands have been hit with wildfires recently, dry weather is causing other kinds of problems in Korea. Both North and South Korea have been suffering from drought conditions for weeks. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Asia Helping Europe, Hawaii Impact Limited So Far

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So far, the European economic crisis has not had much of a direct impact on Hawaii’s economy. But tourism officials are keeping a cautious eye on developments. It’s not just about visitors from Europe, but also the potential damage to economies stretching all the way to Asia. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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