Asia Minute

Reports on Asia from HPR's News Director Bill Dorman

U.S. Doubling Military Aid to Philippines

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The United States is increasing its military aid to the Philippines. That word comes from Manila—where government officials are talking about a developing closer military ties between the two countries. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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'Superbowl Week' for China Policy Wonks

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The future of a blind Chinese dissident is dominating news from Beijing this week. The developments are overshadowing the substance of what is a very important annual meeting. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Australian Research Brings Pigs into Alternative Energy Options

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The search for alternative energy sources is a global pursuit. While Hawaii is focusing on wind, solar and a few other areas, an Australian team is looking at an entirely different kind of option. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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China's Latest Growth Industry: Social Work

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This week, Hawaii lawmakers approved more than $11.5 million for various social programs in the state. When it comes to turning that money into community help, social workers will play a critical role.

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Singapore Embraces 'Brisk Walking'

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The health benefits of walking are clearly documented in many international studies. But one government in Asia has taken the findings to a new level—especially when it comes to walking a little faster. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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