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News reports from HPR's News Director, Bill Dorman
Here's a question for anyone with a job. Does your boss expect you to be on call after hours? How about during your vacation? As Bill Dorman reports in today's Asia Minute, a recent survey found a big difference among bosses across the Asia Pacific region.
In countries around the world, salaries of government workers can be controversial. But imagine a place where every cabinet minister is paid more than a million dollars. Up to now, that's described the situation in Singapore. But as HPR's Bill Dorman reports in today's Asia Minute, that's about to change.
China's most famous artist remains in custody eight weeks after he was arrested. While human rights activists are protesting his detention, Chinese authorities call it a matter of "economic crimes." HPR's Bill Dorman has mroe in today's Asia Minute.
Japanese authorities say more than 120-thousand people remain homeless from the earthquake and tsunami in March. that disaster has carried other costs as well. As HPR's Bill Dorman reports in today's Asia Minute, one area of concern is the fishing industry.
Nearly half-a-billion people in India live on approximately a dollar a day or less. That's according to the World Bank, which says the country's programs to help the poor are NOT working as well as they should. HPR's Bill Dorman has more in today's Asia Minute.