Asia Minute

Reports on Asia from HPR's News Director Bill Dorman

A Partial Multi-Billion Dollar Shopping List

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A Chinese company is buying one of the largest movie theater chains in the United States. AMC entertainment is the target of a deal worth more than two and a half billion dollars. It’s the biggest buyout of an American company by a Chinese firm. HPR’s bill dorman has more in today’s asia minute—including what else that kind of money can buy.

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Chinese Company Plans Resort Development on Yap

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There’s a community meeting taking place today in the Micronesian state of Yap. The focus is a massive potential investment that supporters say would bring jobs and economic benefits. Critics say it would change the islands forever—and not for the better. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Tariffs on China-Made Solar Panels Could Raise Costs Here

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The United States is putting new tariffs on solar panels from China. The decision announced on Thursday will have a definite impact here in Hawaii. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Amid Tensions, Philippines Appoints Special Envoys to China

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A diplomatic dispute between the Philippines and China is starting to take a toll on business. A standoff in the South China Sea is affecting commercial operations for thousands of Filipinos. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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In South Korea, 80% of Teachers Dissatisfied

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Teachers are struggling with declining morale. Increasingly, many are leaving the profession entirely---or thinking about it. These are not teachers in Hawaii---but in South Korea. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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