Asia Minute

Reports on Asia from HPR's News Director Bill Dorman

Even China Agrees Its Economy Needs Reform

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China’s economy is in “urgent” need of reform. That view comes from a new study by the World Bank. And in a rare development, it’s also supported by China’s government. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Too Many Holidays in the Philippines?

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If you’re having trouble getting into your work week on this Monday, you may want to consider a debate underway about holidays. It’s a controversial topic in the Philippines--where some government officials say the country already has enough. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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China’s Linsanity Challenge

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It’s hard to believe, but it’s been less than a month since the name of Jeremy Lin burst onto the international scene. But despite all the media attention lavished on the Asian American basketball star, there’s still one place where his story is a bit more complicated: mainland China. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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India: The People’s Tablet Computer

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The world’s cheapest tablet computer is running into some problems. Less than six months ago, India’s government launched the computer---selling it to students for about $35. But all has not gone as planned. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Alternative Energy to Help Fuel Future of Northern Japan

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It’s been nearly a year since a deadly tsunami swept over northern Japan. While residents in parts of the north are rebuilding, the overall recovery plan includes a role for alternative energy. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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