The Rim of the Pacific military exercises in and around the waters of Hawai‘i are set to come to a close tomorrow. But while RIMPAC is the largest naval exercise in the world, the Pacific is an active region for others. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.
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.
China is calling for a new security alliance in Asia. This week, China’s president suggested a grouping that includes a couple of countries that have strained relations with the United States. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.
Researchers are tracking a growing problem in our oceans: plastic pollution. A crew of scientists has been studying the Great Pacific Garbage Patch…located one thousand miles north of Hawaii. They’re currently at sea on an expedition to find out more about it, how big it is, and what it’s doing to marine life. HPR’s Molly Solomon has more.