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Reports on Asia from HPR's News Director Bill Dorman
Now that President Obama has wrapped up his latest Asia-Pacific travels, attention is likely to return to matters of domestic policy and politics. But there is one piece of Asian geography that remains a focus for the U.S. and for the military leadership here in Hawaii. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.
President Obama heads back to Washington tomorrow following a week of meetings across the Pacific. From the APEC gathering in Honolulu to the East Asia summit in Bali, the travels of the president and other senior officials have produced a variety of headlines around the region. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.
President Obama started his week in Hawaii with APEC and will end it in Indonesia with the East Asia Summit. The APEC meetings brought together 21 economies while the East Asia summit is a gathering of 18 members. So what’s the difference? HPR’s Bill Dorman explains in today’s Asia Minute.
One of the quiet discussions along the sidelines of the recent APEC meetings in Honolulu may help Hawaii’s tourism industry. It’s a small step that should help visitors from Korea. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.
This weekend’s APEC meetings were the latest reminder of the strength of many Asian economies. While China’s economic growth rate has slowed down a bit, it still topped 9 % in the latest quarter. And there’s another area of China’s society that’s growing even faster: the divorce rate. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.