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Reports on Asia from HPR's News Director Bill Dorman
Local media in southern China are reporting the end of the week is peaceful in the village of Wukan. It’s been the scene of protests for weeks, following confrontations with government forces. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.
The pursuit of clean energy is a continuing challenge, both here in Hawaii and around the world. And in Asia, there’s a new idea---still in the early stages—that could turn paper into power. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.
Donors all over the world are sending contributions to the Philippines, following this weekend’s devastating typhoon. Relief workers are struggling to help survivors of the storm that barreled through the southern part of the islands. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.
For the United States, there are many factors to consider following the weekend death of North Korea’s Kim Jong Il. It’s a complicated picture of diplomatic and security concerns. And it includes a critical role for some military personnel based here in Hawaii. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.
One of the many benefits of living in Hawaii is clean air. Air quality is a growing concern for millions of people who live in developing Asia. Scientists in India are finding air pollution leads to a series of health problems, while in China, some are questioning whether air pollution will hurt economic growth. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.