General Motors is driving its global strategy in a slightly different direction. The company has announced it’s moving its international headquarters out of China…but not out of Asia. HPR’s Bill Dorman explains in today’s Asia Minute.
There’s word this week of a looming wine shortage in the world. That’s according to a report from Morgan Stanley—and part of the story behind the report centers on Asia. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.
The trade winds have dropped off a bit this week, and that’s brought muggier weather to the islands. On most days, the trades are one factor that helps keep Hawaii’s air clean. It’s a very different story for cities in emerging Asia—and one in particular is taking new steps to try to clear the air. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.
Face mask-clad Singaporeans enduring record-breaking smog got some more bad news from their government on Thursday: The pollution may last awhile.
The choking smog that blanketed the city-state earlier this week, generated by burning clear-cutting fires in Indonesia, has gone well beyond the "hazardous" level on the Pollutant Standards Index, hitting 371 on Wednesday before coming back down to about 250. The previous record was 226, reached in 1997.