Asia Minute

Reports on Asia from HPR's News Director Bill Dorman

Hawaii Personnel and Equipment in Philippines for Military Exercises

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Military members from Hawaii will be among those taking part in large-scale exercises starting today in the Philippines. The maneuvers involve thousands of people and are scheduled to last nearly two weeks. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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China’s Rise Includes Booming Box Office

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If you’re heading for the movies this weekend, you might be interested to know you’re part of a group that’s in decline. Only a slight decline---Americans still spent more than $10 billion on movie tickets last year, but that’s down a bit from the year before. But in Asia, and especially in China, it’s another story. HPR’s Bill Dorman has it in today’s Asia Minute.

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Philippines and China Scuffle in South China Sea

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A dispute over fishing rights in the South China Sea is threatening to grow into something larger. It’s a standoff involving Chinese fishermen and the Philippine Navy. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Chinese Power Politics … and Murder?

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A stunning story of political intrigue and murder is unfolding in China. The case involves a former top official in the communist party and now, allegations that his wife was involved in a murder. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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How Much is That Unagi in the Window?

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If you like Japanese food, you may be a fan of eel. And whether you like freshwater or seawater eel---prices in Hawaii will likely be going up. That’s because of events taking place across the Pacific. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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