A continuing dispute between China and Vietnam is getting wider attention. That includes here in the United States, where it’s drawn comments from Secretary of State John Kerry. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.
Chinese ships trying to deploy an oil rig in disputed waters of the South China Sea have reportedly rammed Vietnamese vessels in recent days, as the Philippines says it's seized a Chinese fishing boat and its crew of 11 for poaching endangered sea turtles.
A dispute between China and Vietnam is threatening to escalate further. Each country accuses the other of ramming its ships in the South China Sea…in an area that is rich in oil and mineral deposits. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.
This is a week of unusual diplomacy for Japan. Several lawmakers are in Beijing, while Prime Minister Shinzo Abe leads another delegation to Europe. Both groups are focused on relations with China. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.
Bill Battle peers through the window of a pickup truck at his catfish farm, Pride of the Pond, near Tunica, Miss. The land is pancake-flat, broken up by massive ponds, some holding up to 100,000 pounds of catfish.
Cormorants fly low over the ponds, keeping an eye out for whiskered, smooth-skinned fish. Battle keeps a shotgun in the front seat; business is hard enough without the birds cutting into his profit.