Asia Minute

Reports on Asia from HPR's News Director Bill Dorman

Indonesian Economy Growing Despite High Poverty, Low Wages

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Economies across the Asia Pacific are adjusting to expectations for slower growth next year. But there’s one country that received positive news about its economy this week. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Working Elephants Head to 'Rejuvenation Camp'

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Earlier this week, the Honolulu Zoo opened its new $12 million elephant exhibit. The new quarters are designed to give the animals more room. For the next step, zookeepers may want to follow an example from India. HPR’s Bill Dorman explains in today’s Asia Minute.

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Cyclists and Pedestrians Share Sidewalk in Japan, Collisions Ensue

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Hawaii transportation officials are continuing to work to build more bicycle lanes and bike paths around the state. While progress may seem slow to bikers, things are moving a lot faster here than they are in Japan. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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South Korean Troops Will Guard Christmas Display

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Holiday parades and other festivities are continuing around the islands this week. And while events such as the Honolulu City Lights are popular, that’s not always the case with Christmas lights---especially in North Korea. HPR’s Bill Dorman explains in today’s Asia Minute.

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Google Plans Data Centers in Asia to Meet Demand

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A fast-growing American technology giant is expanding its reach in Asia.

Google is spending several hundred million dollars to build a data center in Hong Kong and has plans to follow that up with two other Asian locations. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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