Elise Hu

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South Korea Shutting Down Joint Industrial Park In North Korea

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.


In Earthquake-Rattled Taiwan, A Somber Start To Lunar New Year

Monday, February 08, 2016

Taiwanese officials canceled traditional New Year celebrations and instead went to temples to pray for earthquake victims.


North Korea Launches Long-Range Rocket

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.


6.4 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Southern Taiwan

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.


In The Heart Of Seoul, A Trove Of North Korean Propaganda

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.


South Korea's Newest TV Stars Are North Korean Defectors

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.


North Korea Claims It Has U.S. Student In Custody

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."


Responding To Nuclear Test, S. Korea Cranks Up The K-Pop

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.


For Young South Koreans, The North's Nuclear Test Is Barely A Blip

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.


What We'd Still Like To Know About North Korea's Hydrogen Bomb Claim

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.


North Korea Says It Conducted Hydrogen Bomb Test

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.


Will More Day Care Help Boost Japan's Sluggish Economy?

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.


Civil Rights At Issue In Korea, But Not The Korea You'd Expect

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.


Reporter's Notebook: Settling In In Seoul

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.


Malaysia Gives Buskers A Stage Of Their Own

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.


With Mobile Clicks And Seasonal Shopping, Pop-Up Stores Are Booming

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.


In Seoul, A Showdown Ends Between Police And Buddhist Monks

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.


Taiwan's 'Strawberry Generation' Reaches Out To The Young And Trendy

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.


There's An Asian Refugee Crisis, Too, And Obama Plans To Spotlight It

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.


Malaysian Leader Faces Corruption Scandal As He Prepares To Meet Obama

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.