Asia Minute

Reports on Asia from HPR's News Director Bill Dorman

China and Russia Expand Trade Ties

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China’s new president is in Africa this week. Xi Jinping will be attending a summit of developing economies later this week. He began his overseas travels last week—with a symbolic visit to Russia. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Singapore Hospital Grows Rooftop Crops

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Rooftop gardens are increasing in popularity in cities around the world. That includes in Asia---where one hospital is starting to attract tourists in part because of some local food.HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute...

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Thailand's Tablet Computer Classroom Revolution

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Tablet computers have quickly grown in popularity around the world…and they’re increasingly used in classrooms. This week, Thailand announced the latest step in a dramatic program to distribute nearly 2 million tablet computers to students and teachers around the country. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Korea's Sandy Spring

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Today is the first day of spring. And in some parts of the world, its significance extends beyond the vernal equinox. That includes South Korea. HPR’s Bill Dorman explains in today’s Asia Minute.

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Asian Tattoos Taboos

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Hawaii remains an extremely popular place for tattoos. But if you have travels planned, you may want to be careful about what you have in ink. HPR’s Bill Dorman explains in today’s Asia Minute.

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