Asia Minute

Reports on Asia from HPR's News Director Bill Dorman

Chinese Workers Strike Over Bonuses

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Thousands of factory workers in eastern China are back on the job today after settling a dispute with a Korean electronics maker. This case involved wages and bonuses, but it’s just the latest in a growing number of confrontations involving labor and management in China. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Investigating China's Fatal Rail Crash

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Authorities in China have released a long-awaited report on the crash of a bullet train in July. Forty people were killed and nearly 200 injured in the crash that may have a lingering impact on China’s plans to export high speed trains. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Thailand Approves $11 Billion to Fight Future Floods

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Flooding has ravaged several countries in southeast Asia this year. While residents in the southern part of the Philippines are in the early stages of recovery, a bit more progress has been made in Thailand. HPR's Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Filipinos in Hawaii Raise Funds for Flood Victims

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The Filipino Community Center in Waipahu is leading a local effort to help victims of the worst flooding to hit the Philippines in decades. While the center raises money here in Hawaii, relief workers are helping the survivors in the Philippines. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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U.S. to Process More Visas in China After Surpassing 1 Million

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This holiday week is always a popular one for visitors to Hawaii. A new year’s wish for the tourist industry would probably include more travelers from China. And developments in Shanghai may help with that goal. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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