Asia Minute

Reports on Asia from HPR's News Director Bill Dorman

Philippine Marine Preserve Site of Another Ship Accident

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A Chinese fishing vessel has run aground on a protected coral reef off the Philippines. It’s the same spot where a U.S. Navy ship ran aground earlier this year. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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New Flu Strain Raising Concerns in Asia

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A new strain of bird flu continues to plague eastern China. The death toll is approaching 10…and more than two dozen others have been infected. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute…

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Making Tracks in Bangkok

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There’s a new development this week in a multi-billion dollar train project that will change the look of a city. It’s not Honolulu—but Bangkok. And the next step of the project involves the stock market. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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China's Bureaucratic Deception

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Government workers who deal with documents sometimes come across cases of mistaken identity. But a recent situation in China takes the concept to a new level. HPR’s Bill Dorman explains in today’s Asia Minute.

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U.S. Forces in Asia Watching North Korean Developments

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You’ve been hearing for some time now about increasing rhetoric from North Korea. The U.S. is continuing previously scheduled military exercises with South Korea. But Pentagon officials have also shifted additional forces and equipment closer to the Korean peninsula—in a very public way. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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