Nearly two dozen countries are taking part in the semi-annual Rim of the Pacific military exercises around Hawaii over the next month. And this year, for the first time those participants include China. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.
Some fishing rules have changed a bit across the islands with the start of the New Year. For example, on Oahu, fishing is allowed this year off Diamond Head…on the Ewa Side of the Waikiki Natatorium to the Diamond Head Lighthouse. Off the west coast of the Big Island, scuba divers can no longer spear fish. Further from Hawaii, other rule changes have been proposed and are causing some controversy. HPR’s Bill Dorman explains in today’s Asia Minute.
The Pentagon spending bill that President Obama signed at the end of last year includes nearly half a billion dollars for improvements and upgrades to bases in Hawaii. When it comes to broader military spending in the Asia Pacific, figures are rising across the region. HPR’s Bill Dorman has details in today’s Asia Minute.
A government investigation in China involves allegations of sex, cash and bribery. It also involves one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies…and many western executives are watching to see what happens next. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.