Asia Minute

Reports on Asia from HPR's News Director Bill Dorman

Used Cars in Demand in South Korea and China

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Later this week, Honolulu hosts the International Auto Show. While car shows tend to focus on new and flashy models, sales of used cars also tell a story. And when it comes to Asia, it’s a story of change. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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East Asia’s New Deal for Investments

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Three of Asia's most important economies are one step closer to an economic agreement that does not include the United States. China, Japan and South Korea have reached a preliminary deal on increasing investment among the three countries. HPR's Bill Dorman has more in today's Asia Minute. 

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Jaguar Launches Joint Venture in China

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Another western luxury brand is driving into China. Jaguar is the latest company to reach a deal to make cars in what is now the biggest auto market in the world. HPR's Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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New Import Fees for Chinese Solar Panels

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Solar energy continues to increase its share of power generation in Hawaii although it’s still far outpaced by oil-burning electricity. A political decision this week in Washington may have some impact in Hawaii—and will have a definite effect in China. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Chinese Entrepreneur Pushes Pricey Panda Tea

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If you’re starting your morning off with a cup of tea, you may want to ask yourself what it’s worth. Would you pay, say, $200 for it? There’s a farmer in China who’s betting some people in the world will pay that much for a very special kind of tea. HPR’s Bill Dorman explains in today’s Asia Minute.

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