Asia Minute

Reports on Asia from HPR's News Director Bill Dorman

Sharks Flee People in Asia Pacific

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Shark populations around the world have been dropping in recent years. And a new study out by researchers at the University of Hawaii shows that’s especially true for reef sharks in the Asia Pacific region. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Attitudes About Aging Vary Across the Region

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What worries you about getting older? That’s a question that researchers recently asked 1,800 people from a series of Asian nations. What they got was a variety of answers. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Mad Cow Case Complicates Asia’s Beef Fears

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The impact of the first case of mad cow disease in the U.S. in six years is reaching Asia. But the developments are not likely to affect Hawaii’s cattle ranches. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Japanese Companies Keep Investments in Thailand

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Toshiba is building a new semiconductor factory in Thailand. It’s the latest Japanese company that’s keeping its investments in Thailand, despite severe floods last fall. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Bo Xi Lai Investigation Widens

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We have an update for you now on that Chinese case involving the detention of a high government official.  As far as we know, Bo Xi Lai remains in custody for what China’s official media calls “serious discipline violations.” His wife is charged with murder. And now the investigation is spreading. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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