Asia http://nhpr.org en All Eyes On India, And Its New Prime Minister http://nhpr.org/post/all-eyes-india-and-its-new-prime-minister <p>Home to a sixth of the world’s population and the third largest economy, India is certainly not a force to be ignored. With a GDP&nbsp; beyond the size of Japan’s, and a&nbsp; population getting close to China’s. At this magnitude, India’s economic problems are on a huge scale as well: a per capita income of two thousand dollars a year, a stubbornly sluggish growth rate, inflation almost at ten percent, and more than three hundred million people living in poverty. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 13:00:21 +0000 The Exchange 49512 at http://nhpr.org All Eyes On India, And Its New Prime Minister American Politics And The Asian Pacific http://nhpr.org/post/american-politics-and-asian-pacific <p>The administration wants&nbsp; to “pivot east” - to move away from Europe and the Middle East and more towards Japan, South Korea, and especially China - given its economic and military power.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p><ul><li><strong>Kathleen Molony </strong>– director and executive committee member of the Fellows Program at Harvard University's Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. She was formerly the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Office of International Trade.</li></ul> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 38463 at http://nhpr.org American Politics And The Asian Pacific Immigration Reform's Affect On Asian-Americans http://nhpr.org/post/immigration-reforms-affect-asian-americans <p>With all the talk of how immigration reform will affect our neighbors to the South, we look at how it might affect immigrants to the United States from the Far East.&nbsp;</p><p>A&nbsp;US&nbsp;based&nbsp;Chinese Journalist even <a href="http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/us/2013-01/30/content_16187677.htm" target="_blank">argues</a> that&nbsp;certain aspects of&nbsp; the reforms might actually be beneficial for Asian immigrants. <strong>Mee Moua</strong>, Executive Director from the Asian American Justice Center joins us to discuss the issue.</p><p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 14:02:25 +0000 Virginia Prescott 21294 at http://nhpr.org Immigration Reform's Affect On Asian-Americans The Anthropology of Asian Food http://nhpr.org/post/anthropology-asian-food <p></p> Thu, 25 Oct 2012 15:53:28 +0000 Virginia Prescott 15499 at http://nhpr.org The Anthropology of Asian Food U.S. Works To Rebuild Ties In Asia-Pacific http://nhpr.org/post/us-works-rebuild-ties-asia-pacific Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is trying to send a message during a weeklong trip to the Asia-Pacific region: The U.S. is back.<p>Panetta continues Monday to Vietnam, where he's hoping to build stronger defense ties. The trip began Sunday with a historic return to a key crossroads of the Vietnam War: Cam Ranh Bay.<p>Panetta boarded a little ferry boat Sunday in the beautiful natural harbor north of Ho Chi Minh City. On board, he asked about his destination: the USNS Richard E. Mon, 04 Jun 2012 13:02:00 +0000 Larry Abramson 6124 at http://nhpr.org U.S. Works To Rebuild Ties In Asia-Pacific Myanmar, Inc. http://nhpr.org/post/myanmar-inc <p>A country rebrands itself in a changing world.</p> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 16:07:52 +0000 Virginia Prescott 3150 at http://nhpr.org Myanmar, Inc. Exposing Indonesia's Cold War Communist Purge http://nhpr.org/post/exposing-indonesias-cold-war-communist-purge The wall of silence in Indonesia surrounding one of the worst atrocities of the 20th century is beginning to fall apart. A forthcoming report by Indonesia's National Commission on Human Rights estimates that a purge of suspected communists during the mid-1960s killed between 600,000 and 1 million people.<p>The violence reshaped Indonesia's political landscape and affected the course of the Cold War, just as the U.S. Mon, 09 Apr 2012 07:22:00 +0000 Anthony Kuhn 3003 at http://nhpr.org Exposing Indonesia's Cold War Communist Purge