Asia Minute

Reports on Asia from HPR's News Director Bill Dorman

Big Plans Revealed at Beijing Motor Show

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This morning marks the opening media day of the Beijing Motor Show. Automobile executives from all over the world are in China this week—and many are announcing new plans for the Chinese market. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Maui Electric and Hawaiian Electric Make Top 10 List for Solar Power

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Earlier this week, two Hawaii utilities made a top ten industry ranking in solar power. While the use of solar power in Hawaii is spreading, elsewhere in the world it’s exploding. The latest example comes this week from India. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Myanmar's Suu Kyi Will Travel Following Political Reforms

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One of the most famous political dissidents in the world has plans to leave her country for the first time in 24 years. It’s the latest development in a series of reforms in Myanmar. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Chinese Media Skirts Bo Xi Lai Scandal

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It’s been a little more than a week since the last dramatic development in the case of Bo Xi Lai. He’s the former communist party official in China who’s been stripped of his posts as part of a political scandal involving allegations of corruption and even murder. HPR’s Bill Dorman has an update in today’s Asia Minute.

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India Preps Long-Range Missile

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North Korea’s recent failed missile launch received a lot of attention all over the world. But another Asian nation is going ahead with a missile test by the end of this week. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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