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News reports from HPR's News Director, Bill Dorman
Food safety has been a topic of increasing concern for officials in China. State media have recently been covering stories about the misuse of chemicals and other agricultural materials. As HPR's Bill Dorman reports in today's Asia Minute, there have also been some unusual findings.
It's the end of an era in Asian politics. One of the longest serving leaders in the region's history is stepping away from a leadership position in government. HPR's Bill Dorman has more in today's Asia Minute.
Hawaii residents continue to be generous in their support of Japanese victims of the March earthquake and tsunami. The organizers of "Aloha For Japan" say contributions from Hawaii now top $6-million dollars. But Hawaii is making another kind of contribution to Japan this summer - and it involves the Aloha shirt. HPR's Bill Dorman explains in today's Asia Minute.
Chinese consumers aren't buying cars as fast as they used to. The latest figures show a drop in auto sales for the first time in more than two years. Why should you care? HPR's Bill Dorman has some answers in today's Asia Minute.
Hawaii is one of many communities struggling with the best way to use tax dollars for education. The cost of facilities is always an issue. And in one South Korean province, that's a particularly complicated matter. HPR's Bill Dorman explains in today's Asia Minute.