Asia Minute

Reports on Asia from HPR's News Director Bill Dorman

Taiwan: Election Will Impact Relationship with China

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In case you haven’t noticed, this is an election year. But more is at stake than the U.S. presidency, Hawaii’s congressional delegation, and various other state and local positions. This weekend brings an election in Taiwan—and the results will be important to the United States. HPR’s Bill Dorman explains in today’s Asia Minute.

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World's 'Best' Airport Plans $3 Billion Casino

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As Hawaii’s state legislature prepares for another session, the question of legalized gambling may come up for more discussion. In South Korea, the country’s busiest airport is going one step further. Casino gambling could be part of the airport’s future. HPR's Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Foreign Automakers Using U.S. Plants for Production

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Globalization is a word that gets used a lot in describing modern business. But nothing illustrates the point like a specific example. There’s a new project that links automakers in Japan and Germany with factory workers here in the United States. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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China Readies for 'Year of the Dragon' Travel

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The year of the dragon is still officially nearly two weeks away, but celebrations have already started in parts of the islands. Honolulu’s Chinatown will continue activities over the next couple of weekends. Maui’s 13th annual festival takes place in Kahului later this month, and downtown Hilo celebrates next month. As for China itself … that’s another story.

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Show Business Attracting Record Numbers in South Korea

ShareThisDreams of show business are common everywhere. In South Korea, the government’s been tracking the number of people who follow those dreams. And it looks like more people are getting stars in their eyes, but not as much money in their pockets. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.
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