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Reports on Asia from HPR's News Director Bill Dorman
Economic problems in Europe are stretching all around the world—including Asia. Mitsubishi Motors is the latest company to be forced into shifting its plans. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.
If you happened to see a movie at a local theater this weekend, you saw it at one of the 40,000 screens in the United States. That’s nearly four times the number of movie screens in China. But 2011 was a record year for movies in China and those screens are growing at an average of seven every day. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.
According to the Chinese zodiac, this is the year of the dragon. But when it comes to Hong Kong, there’s been a lot of talk in the media recently about dogs and locusts. HPR’s Bill Dorman explains in today’s Asia Minute.
As election season approaches in the United States, some local and national politicians could benefit from a trend coming from India. More politicians there are going to charm school. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.
China’s spring festival wrapped up last week … and millions of Chinese have now returned to their homes. In fact, China’s official media says more than 300 million residents were on the move at some point around the holidays, which included the Lunar New Year. So how did all that traveling go? HPR’s Bill Dorman has some highlights in today’s Asia Minute.