Recent storms across parts of Asia have had one side effect: washing out some air pollution. But the effects are only temporary. And in Hong Kong, a new report shows air quality remains a concern. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.
The skies of Honolulu and elsewhere across the islands have long since cleared from Friday night’s fireworks. But in China, Beijing has been suffering some of its worst air pollution in months. And authorities have come up with some new ideas to try to improve the situation. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.
Governments have come up with a variety of policy proposals to try and combat global warming. One idea involves using taxes to discourage companies from releasing airborne pollution. But an Asia Pacific country that led the way in this direction has now changed course. HPR’s bill dorman explains in today’s asia minute.
The end of this week will bring various celebrations of the Chinese New Year around the islands. The Lunar New Year comes on Friday. But in China, it comes with a debate about fireworks. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.