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Reports on Asia from HPR's News Director Bill Dorman
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.