Elise Hu appears in the following:
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
The Kaesong Industrial Complex is the last remaining show of North-South cooperation, but it's closing indefinitely following the North's recent rocket launch and nuclear test.
Monday, February 08, 2016
Taiwanese officials canceled traditional New Year celebrations and instead went to temples to pray for earthquake victims.
Saturday, February 06, 2016
Pyongyang says its launch is for an "observation satellite," but many nations view the launch as a concealed long-range missile test. So far, there has been no damage to boats or planes in the area.
Friday, February 05, 2016
Rescue operations are underway in the city of Tainan, on the southern end of Taiwan, after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake shook the area.
Thursday, February 04, 2016
Many South Koreans have never heard of it, but a library in Seoul holds a vast collection of North Korean curiosities — textbooks, videos, fiction, even ginseng soap. Much of it can't be checked out.
Sunday, January 31, 2016
North Korean defectors star on talk shows, dating shows and compete in campy challenges. They're giving South Koreans an unprecedented glimpse of the North's experience. But it's not the full picture.
Friday, January 22, 2016
State media reported that the isolated nation has detained a student from the University of Virginia for "committing anti-republic activities."
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
South Korea is again blaring news, music and propaganda from banks of loudspeakers along the border. At a minimum, it seems to annoy North Korea.
Monday, January 11, 2016
As the world refocuses its attention on North Korea after the rogue nation's fourth nuclear test, in neighboring South Korea, day-to-day life has barely been affected.
Wednesday, January 06, 2016
Deciphering events in North Korea often resembles long-distance psychoanalysis more than reporting. The country's latest nuclear test is no exception.
Tuesday, January 05, 2016
The announcement — which has not yet been confirmed by international experts — follows a magnitude 5.1 earthquake that shook the rogue nation's nuclear test site.
Tuesday, January 05, 2016
Greater access to child care is central to Japan's "womenomics" policy. The hope is that more day care will mean more women remain in the workforce after they become mothers.
Monday, January 04, 2016
"Every issue that we are facing violates the core principles of democracy," says a South Korean labor leader. The government says it's cracking down to protect national security.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
NPR opened a South Korea bureau in March. Correspondent Elise Hu offers her take on the wonder and the wackiness of life and journalism in East Asia.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Street performers are a common sight in Kuala Lumpur, but they weren't always welcome. An effort to bring buskers together, along with support from the Tourism Ministry, helped change their image.
Friday, December 11, 2015
Online shopping has changed how we approach the buying experience. And stores have adapted with the temporary, pop-up model — a seasonal offer for some, a long-term approach for others.
Wednesday, December 09, 2015
Monks at the top Buddhist temple in Seoul had been trying to prevent South Korean police from forcibly entering to arrest a wanted labor organizer. He surrendered after a lengthy standoff.
Tuesday, December 08, 2015
The term is used disparagingly, as in a fruit that's soft and tends to bruise easily. But millennials say they are building a new economy for their own generation.
Friday, November 20, 2015
As Europe grapples with its refugee crisis, another one is playing out in Southeast Asia. It involves ethnic Rohingya, the largest group of stateless people on the planet.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Malaysia's leader is at the center of a swirling scandal involving millions — if not billions — in missing money. It's complicating a crucial U.S. relationship in Southeast Asia.