Asia Minute

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Flickr / euyoung

One of the biggest names in consumer electronics is making headlines for a different reason this week. Samsung is going to new lengths when it comes to company recruiting. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Flickr / chrisUK

School’s been back in session around the islands since August. But in China, hundreds of thousands of JOURNALISTS are about to go through some further educational training…whether they want to or not. HPR’s Bill Dorman explains in today’s Asia Minute.

Ski North Korea?

Oct 11, 2013
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Flickr / raus kinnie

Winter is still two and a half months away, but it’s not too early for skiers around the islands to plan their trips. Colorado and Utah are popular destinations for ski resorts…but an unusual one may be added soon: North Korea. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Flickr / Erica Hargreave

Two counties in Hawaii are considering some form of regulation when it comes to genetically modified food. While this topic has been an issue of controversy in the islands for some time, it’s also sparking reaction in China. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

Nick Yee
Nick Yee

This week’s APEC leaders meeting in Bali was marked by the absence of President Obama, who stayed home because of the government shutdown. But the meeting also underlined a growing dispute between two of the biggest regional allies of the United States. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Flickr / epSos.de

Because of the government shut-down, President Obama is not among those gathered at the APEC leaders meeting this week in Bali, Indonesia. While the Asia Pacific region continues to grow faster than the rest of the world, it’s also facing challenges. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Flickr / FireTom

Thailand has been drenched by three weeks of heavy monsoon flooding. Government officials say about 3-million people across the country have been affected…and the rains aren’t over yet. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Flickr / Peggy2012CREATIVELENZ

If you see more Chinese tourists than usual in the islands this week, it might be because this is China’s “Golden Week.” It’s one of the country’s semi-annual set of holidays—the other one comes in the spring. But this fall’s holidays come with a new set of rules. HPR’s Bill Dorman explains in today’s Asia Minute.

Ivan Yan
Ivan Yan

Because of the government shutdown, the White House says President Obama is scaling back his travel in Asia next week. That made front page news in the region—as did the travel plans of another world leader: the president of China. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Flickr / Michael Spencer

The start of the new month brings some changes in different locations around the world. In Singapore, if you work for the government and you gamble, you may have to tell your boss. HPR’s Bill Dorman explains in today’s Asia Minute.

The number of Chinese tourists coming to Hawaii is continuing to grow. But China’s government has some advice for citizens traveling anywhere overseas. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

Honolulu is not the only city with a debate about trains. In Vietnam, there’s been an ongoing discussion about improving the rail link between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

Voters across Pakistan will go to the polls tomorrow for national parliamentary elections. While the campaign has been marked by violence, the event will also produce some history. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Flickr / KOREA.NET - Official page of the Republic of Korea

The president of South Korea spent a couple of days in Washington this week. She met with President Obama and told a joint session of Congress that it’s time to stop rewarding North Korea for bad behavior. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

With news events elsewhere developing rapidly over the past week, North Korea has been pushed off the front pages of many of the world’s newspapers. But it may not stay that way. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

  There’s a new development this week in a multi-billion dollar train project that will change the look of a city. It’s not Honolulu—but Bangkok. And the next step of the project involves the stock market. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

Government workers who deal with documents sometimes come across cases of mistaken identity. But a recent situation in China takes the concept to a new level. HPR’s Bill Dorman explains in today’s Asia Minute.

  

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The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation is working on the next step of the city’s multi-billion dollar rail project. Officials are preparing a report on their archeological survey, which was completed last month. Across the Pacific, another rail project is at a very different stage—HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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