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11/27/2015 CHINA - THAILAND
Two Chinese dissidents forcibly repatriated and arrested
The activist Dong Guangping and political cartoonist Jiang Yefei were arrested by Thai police for illegal immigration. Both had received refugee status by the UN, however, the status is not recognized by Bangkok. The Thai police handed them over to Beijing, who immediately arrested them. The two have been targeted by the Chinese authorities for years, subjected to arrest and torture.
Beijing (AsiaNews / Agency) - The two Chinese dissidents arrested in Thailand on suspicion of illegal immigration Jiang Yefei and Dong Guanping, have been repatriated to China and immediately jailed.  The two are members of the Chinese democracy...

11/26/2015 VATICAN – KENYA
Pope in Kenya: climate conference would be “catastrophic” if no global “transformational” agreement is reached
In his address to United Nations Offices in Nairobi, Francis called for an “agreement based on the principles of solidarity, justice, equality and participation” to reduce the impact of climate change, fight poverty and respect human dignity. He tells priests and men and women religious to follow Jesus, and serve others, but not out of ambition or interest.
11/26/2015 CHINA – SOUTH KOREA
Phoney “cloning pioneer” plans a cloning animal factory
Once a national hero in South Korea, scientific fraudster Hwang Woo-suk wants to work with China’s Chinese Yingke Boya Gene Technology Ltd to clone prime choice beef. Scepticism prevails among experts on both health and economic grounds.
11/26/2015 VATICAN - KENYA
Pope in Kenya: never violence in God's name, call to mission and to create a just society
On his second day in Africa, Francis meets religious leaders and celebrates Mass. "The health of any society depends on the health of families." "Support for families in their mission within society, to welcome children as a blessing to our world and to defend the dignity of every man and every woman, because we are all brothers and sisters in the human family." "Interfaith understanding, friendship and cooperation in defending the dignity conferred by God on individuals and peoples".
11/26/2015 CHINA
Supreme Court reduces prison term against journalist Gao Yu
Known for her sharp criticism of the communist regime, the reporter was arrested in April 2014 and sentenced to seven years in prison. After appeal, the judges reduce term by two years for "health reasons". Given her age, she may be moved to house arrest.

11/25/2015 VATICAN - KENYA
Pope in Kenya: fear, mistrust and despair feed violence and terrorism
Speaking to the country’s political, economic and cultural leaders, Francis spoke of building democracy and protecting creation. “We have a responsibility to pass on the beauty of nature in its integrity to future generations,” and “invest in them” as well as “show genuine concern for the needs of the poor”.
11/25/2015 JAPAN
From tsunami to winemaking, Fukushima starts over
The Fukushima Ouse Winery began operations on 27 October some 70 kilometres from the area devastated by the 2011 tsunami. Local farmers will provide the grapes. For one farmer, it will “show people how Fukushima has recovered”.
11/25/2015 VATICAN – KENYA
Pope in Kenya: arrival in Nairobi on the first leg of his trip to Africa
Before leaving Rome, Francis met in Domus Santa Marta 11 women victims of trafficking. During the flight, the pope greeted each journalist travelling with him on his first trip to Africa.
11/25/2015 CHINA
Xinjiang government claims some Party members support Uyghur terrorists
Charge laid by Xu Hairong, regional anti-corruption chief, certain that some high ranking members "promote violent terrorist attacks" in the region with special status, to maintain economic benefits. "Some Party officials do not believe in Marxism but in ghosts." Over the last two months clashes have increased between Beijing and the Muslim minority. Police killed more than 40 "terrorists" in one week.
11/24/2015 CHINA
After making an appeal, journalist Gao Yu waits for tomorrow’s ruling in Beijing
Given a seven-year sentence in April for “illegally leaking state secrets,” she went before the Beijing Supreme People’s Court to present her appeal, which lasted an hour. A well-known dissident, she has a long history of health problems.
11/25/2015 PHILIPPINES
Palawan, thousands of young people attend day of prayer for peace in the South China Sea
The rally will be held on December 2 in the sports hall of Puerto Princesa. Msgr. Pedro Arigo stresses that "at least 6 thousand" high school and university students will join in praying the Rosary. During the day there will also be presentations on the ongoing tensions in the seas.
11/24/2015 ASIA-UN
UN report: the United States, China and India, the countries most affected by climate disasters
Data from UN study for reducing the risk of disasters. Between 1995 and 2015 there were 6,547 natural disasters; the greatest damage caused by floods, storms, heat waves and droughts; floods are frequent weather events; 606 thousand people have died and 4.1 billion others have been injured, made homeless or left living in need. UNICEF study indicates that there are 690 million children at risk, of which 530 million in Asia.
11/23/2015 CHINA
Beijing discovers 125 billion dollars in “grey capital”
In April, the People's Bank began a crackdown on illegal money transfers abroad. In recent months, the illegal flow has increased, damaging the yuan, reducing the amount available for domestic lending and putting increased pressure on interest rates. To stem the tide, the authorities pledge to impose greater controls and restrict the channels by which money can leave the country.
11/23/2015 VATICAN
Pope: the Church is "faithful" when places its treasure in Jesus and not "securities” of this world
"The Church is the Bride of Christ, but her Lord is gone and her only treasure is her Lord. And the Church, when faithful, leaves everything to wait for the return of her Lord ". Do "our souls seek refuge only in the Lord or in securities that are not pleasing to the Lord?".
11/23/2015 JAPAN
For the bishop of Niigata, integral human development is key to stopping terrorism
by Tarcisio Isao Kikuchi
After the attacks in Paris, the president of Caritas Asia reflects on the evil cycle of violence that seems to have gripped the world. For him, “violent retaliation” is unnecessary; “such a solution would be only short term”. It might stop new attacks but only integral human development is the answer on the basis of life’s sacredness, “God’s most precious gift”.

Altri articoli
11/23/2015 VATICAN – AFRICA
In messages to Kenya, Uganda and Central Africa, pope says he is coming as a “messenger of peace"
11/23/2015 JAPAN
Tokyo: explosion at Yasukuni,focal point of Japanese patriotism
11/22/2015 VATICAN
Pope: The logic of the Gospel is expressed in humility and selflessness
11/21/2015 CHINA
Beijing: Politburo pays tribute to reformist leader Hu Yaobang
11/20/2015 VATICAN
Pope: priests, chosen "among men", to serve them with a"loving gaze"
11/20/2015 CHINA – MALI – ISLAM
Bamako: jihadis attack luxury hotel for foreigners; seven Chinese among the hostages
11/20/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Temptation of money and power, of "Holy bribe" ever present in Church
11/20/2015 TAIWAN
The story of Father Felice, who brings everyone together to help those who suffer by Xin Yage
11/20/2015 KOREA
Seoul and Pyongyang resume bilateral talks
Manila, Tokyo and Taipei reinforce anti-Beijing axis in South China Sea
11/19/2015 VATICAN
No changes to Pope’s visit to Central Africa and he will use an open top car
11/19/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "Jesus weeps" over "todays’ world at war"
11/19/2015 ISLAM – CHINA
Islamic State kills Chinese and Norwegian hostages “up for sale” since September
South China Sea feuds to overshadow economic issues at APEC summit
Editor's choices
AsiaNews marks 12 years: Persecution and hope
by Bernardo CervelleraDespite a worldwide increase of ignorance, indifference and superficiality, many signs of love and hope resist even in the most gloomy situations: the Iraqi mother who gives birth to her child in a refugee camp and smiles even though she has nothing; the Indonesian Muslim mother who blesses her son who became a Christian and a priest; the Chinese Christian families that welcome children thrown away because of the one-child law.
Pope: In “extremely difficult social and marital context”, Church called to carry out mission in fidelity, truth and charity.The opening Mass of the Synod on "The vocation and mission of the family in the Church and in the contemporary world," Pope Francis speaks of the paradoxes of global society: "power" accompanied by loneliness and helplessness." Today's man "ridicules" the family and love, but thirsts for it. The Church bears witness to indissoluble love, but must not forget to care and sustain "the man who falls or who errs." "A Church with closed doors betrays itself and its mission, and instead of being a bridge it becomes a barrier."
Top 10
11/25/2015 PAKISTAN
Karachi, masked men set Christian television station on fire
by Jibran Khan
11/20/2015 VATICAN
Pope: priests, chosen "among men", to serve them with a"loving gaze"
11/26/2015 PAKISTAN
Sialkot, Muslim kidnaps 13 year old Christian girl and forces her to convert to Islam
by Jibran Khan
11/20/2015 FRANCE – ISLAM
French imams slam terrorists for destroying Islam’s future and that of its children
by Consiglio degli imam di Francia
11/20/2015 BANGLADESH
Dinajpur’s Christians and Muslims close to PIME missionary who escaped assassination attempt
11/25/2015 BANGLADESH
Bangladeshi inter-faith forum leader attacked
Manila, Tokyo and Taipei reinforce anti-Beijing axis in South China Sea
11/20/2015 INDIA
Card Gracias: The Eucharistic Congress will not close, for the encounter with Jesus does not die!
by card. Oswald Gracias
11/20/2015 INDONESIA
Central Java: Muslims and Catholics in "long march" to save environment
by Mathias Hariyadi
UN Security Council agrees to “take all necessary measure” against the Islamic State


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