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There is renewed tension this week in one of the most volatile parts of the Indo-Pacific region. This follows a terrorist attack last week that has sparked accusations between India and Pakistan.

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There’s been a lot of media focus on talks this week between the leaders of North and South Korea. Two other long-time foes were moving toward talks this week — until a sudden disruption.

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Pakistan is headed for a new government. Opposition parties are claiming election fraud, but it appears a coalition government will be put together by a former cricket star.

The Conversation: Monday, November 13th, 2017

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More than two-thirds of Americans now own smartphones. The Pew Research Center says that’s up from 35% just four years ago. Starting next month, five million smart phones will be going to a group of consumers in Pakistan with an unusual story. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Geography is not always a strong subject for Americans.  The National Assessment of Educational Progress consistently finds US students’ score poorly on geography tests, and other studies find many parents don’t do much better. But if you have any dealings with a map of India, you’ll want to pay closer attention.  HPR’s Bill Dorman explains why in today’s Asia Minute. 

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China is playing a growing role in Hawai‘i’s economy, although it’s still a relatively small one. The Hawai‘i Tourism Authority is targeting half-a-million Chinese visitors within the next five years. That would be more than triple last year’s figures. But those numbers are dwarfed by the investments China is announcing this week in South Asia. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.


   An anti-government protest that’s been going on for weeks in Asia is winding down. The location is not in Hong Kong, but in the capital city of Pakistan. HPR’s Bill Dorman has details in today’s Asia Minute.

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  Thousands of protestors remain camped outside Pakistan’s parliament building in the capital of Islamabad. Demonstrations have been going on for two weeks against the current prime minister. 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.