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03/30/2015 ASIA
Australia and Denmark join Beijing’s "Super Bank", the US increasingly isolated
Decisions soon expected in Holland and Hong Kong. The Member States of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank approaching 40 units. Moscow seems to want to stay out, but more for economic and geopolitical reasons. March 31 is the deadline for submitting applications.
Beijing (AsiaNews) - Australia and Denmark have announced plans to join the Asian "Super Bank" led by China, leaving the United States and Japan increasingly isolated in what appears to be a complete redefinition of international finance. The two...

03/29/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Holy Week, God’s way is humility, it is Jesus’ way, and “we will take this path”
During Palm Sunday Mass, which begins Holy Week, Pope Francis cited the example of people “who, in silence and hiddenness, sacrifice themselves daily to serve others: a sick relative, an elderly person living alone, a disabled person . . .” He also cited today’s martyrs, persecuted because of their faith, a “cloud of witnesses”. Palm Sunday also marks the celebration of the 30th World Youth Day. Deacons of the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions provided the service to the pope and the altar. The pope called on young people to come in pilgrimage to Krakow in 2016. He also mentioned the victims of the plane crash in the French Alps.
03/28/2015 CHINA
Zhejiang: eight Sanjiang Church members convicted, then released, for trying to stop its destruction
The members of the Protestant church tried in vain to prevent the demolition of their place of worship. A local court found them guilty based on confessions obtained under duress, according to some.
03/27/2015 SOUTH KOREA – ASIA
As South Korea joins Asian "Super Bank", Washington wavers
Proposed by Beijing, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is designed to limit US influence in Asia and reduce Asia’s dependence on the International Monetary Fund. As South Korea accepts China’s predominance, the United States has to rethink what to do. Italy, Germany, France and Great Britain have already decided to join.
03/27/2015 CHINA
Elderly Chinese woman dies without treatment, abandoned for days in a field
The still unknown woman was found in Jiangsu province. Pictures of her have sparked outrage and triggered a fierce debate. Medical care, drugs and access to health facilities are too expensive and distant for the rural population.

03/27/2015 CHINA
Who has confidence in the future of the Chinese Communist Party? No one
by Bao Tong
One of the country’s foremost political dissident looks at Chinese society and politics at a time when the endgame for the ruling regime seems to be fast approaching. No one believes that China’s pyramid model can last. As the rich escape and government oppression continues, faith in the one party system is collapsing. Courtesy of Radio Free Asia.
03/27/2015 LAOS - CHINA
Laos, workers march against a Chinese company that does not pay wages
Dozens of workers of a chemical factory took to the streets to demand payment. A rare event in a country that strongly punishes public dissent. According to a worker, Chinese employees are paid on a regular basis, but not the Laotians. Local residents protest environmental pollution.
03/26/2015 VATICAN
Pope: people can be "doctors of the law" without faith, without hope, without joy
During Mass at the Domus Sanctae Marthae, Francis Pope stressed that faith is joy and hope in Christ. Rules and casuistry are "an abstract world" without joy, faith, love, nor God.
03/26/2015 TAIWAN
Taipei, Sapporo orchestra visits "Blessed Imelda" school: Thanks for help following tsunami
by Xin Yage
The famous symphonic orchestra begins a tour in the Catholic school to thank Taiwan for the aid delivered to Japan after the 11 March 2011 disaster. This tragedy, school leaders say, "has brought us closer together as brothers and friends".
03/26/2015 PHILIPPINES - CHINA
Manila accuses Beijing of wanting to control the entire South China Sea
Philippine Foreign Minister speaks of " China’s expansionist agenda" dominated by "massive" reclamation projects. Beijing’s "growing" activities aimed to affect the work of the UN international tribunal, convoked by Manila to resolve the dispute. China continues to claim sovereignty of the area.
03/25/2015 CHINA
Zhejiang: Protestant clergyman jailed for opposing cross removal
Rev Yizi Huang is the first person to be convicted for trying to stop the removal of a cross. In Zhejiang province, local authorities have so far torn down at least 400 crosses and religious buildings.
03/25/2015 CHINA
Beijing's last coal plant will close in 2016
The Chinese capital has a pollution level twice the national average. Four mega coal based power plants have operated for decades. Coal still provides about 70% of the country’s energy needs, but the damage to the environment is incalculable.
03/25/2015 VATICAN
Pope: we must all pray for the Synod on the family, "the womb of human life."
"The bond between the Church and the family is sacred and inviolable. The Church, as a mother, never abandons the family, even when it is disheartened, wounded, and mortified in so many ways. Not even when it falls into sin or grows distant". Twenty years since Evangelium Vitae. "When you do not earn a wage you lose your dignity! This is the drama of our time. "
03/25/2015 IRAN – ASIA
As the prospects for a nuclear deal improve, Asians line up for Iranian oil
Some of Asia’s biggest refiners are betting on a positive outcome to negotiations. Once international sanctions are lifted, Tehran could boost crude oil production by one million barrels per day to pre-sanctions levels and more. China, South Korea, India and Japan are vying for a slice of the pie.
03/25/2015 CHINA - JAPAN
Beijing invites Shinzo Abe to ceremonies for the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II
According to a Japanese government source, China has asked the Prime Minister of Japan to participate in events that mark Japan’s military defeat. The Japanese leaders' cautious in evaluating the request. " Signs of detente between the countries following foreign ministers meeting.

Altri articoli
03/24/2015 CHINA
The “endgame of communist rule has begun", a coup cannot be excluded
03/24/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "May Holy Week will help us leave behind the temptation to be ‘Yes, but Christians...'"
03/24/2015 TIBET - CHINA
Tibet, Buddhist monk freed after 15 years, risks death
03/24/2015 JAPAN
Tokyo, thousands in front of the Parliament against Shinzo Abe’s "Nazi" policies
03/23/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Where there is no mercy, there is no justice, not even in the Church
03/23/2015 TAIWAN-CHINA
Great Chinese theologian, Fr. Berchmans Aloysius Chang, has died by Xin Yage
03/22/2015 CHINA - VATICAN
BREAKING NEWS: Chinese police seize two priests in Mutanjiang by Bernardo Cervellera
03/22/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Offer to the "many" who want to "see Jesus" the Gospel, the Cross and the witness to our faith
03/21/2015 VATICAN-ITALY
Pope in Naples: "Today is the first day of spring. Pray for young people, for their future, for hope."
03/21/2015 VATICAN - ITALY
Pope: in Naples, find hope in Jesus and the power to redeem a city
03/21/2015 SOUTH KOREA-CHINA-JAPAN
After three year gap Seoul, Tokyo and Beijing restart talks
03/20/2015 VATICAN - JAPAN
In a blessed meeting, the pope encouraged us to follow our path, said Niigata bishop by Tarcisio Isao Kikuchi
03/20/2015 VATICAN - JAPAN
Missionaries and 'Hidden Christians' still guide the Japanese Church, pope tells the country's bishops
03/20/2015 VATICAN
Pope says death penalty "is unacceptable," offends the dignity of life and "contradicts God's plan"
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CHINA - VATICAN
BREAKING NEWS: Chinese police seize two priests in Mutanjiang
by Bernardo Cervellera
CHINA-VATICAN
Nothing to toast between China and the Vatican: Beijing wants complete control
by Bernardo CervelleraFor the Global Times (the People's Daily) China does not like the "Vietnamese model" of agreed episcopal ordinations. The Chinese Foreign Ministry’s embarrassment in front of the Holy See’s countless efforts. China wants the Vatican to accept all excommunicated bishops and to keep silent on those who are underground and imprisoned. The case of Msgr. Cosma Shi Enxiang. Without religious freedom, diplomatic relations are pointless. The work of mission and the unity of Catholics in China. A task for Xi Jinping: implement the anti-corruption campaign in the Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Patriotic Association, which have grown rich over the decades on the backs of Christians.
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03/24/2015 INDONESIA
Authorities seize schoolbook that praises Islamic radicalism
03/23/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Where there is no mercy, there is no justice, not even in the Church
03/24/2015 PAKISTAN
Attacks in Lahore, police arrest 200 Christians
by Jibran Khan
03/24/2015 IRAN
Time for a deal with Tehran, a reliable partner against the Islamic State group
by Bernardo Cervellera
03/27/2015 UNITED NATIONS – MIDDLE EAST
Patriarch of Baghdad addresses UN, calling for new laws against states or individuals who support terrorists
by Louis Raphael I Sako*
03/24/2015 CHINA
The “endgame of communist rule has begun", a coup cannot be excluded
03/24/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "May Holy Week will help us leave behind the temptation to be ‘Yes, but Christians...'"
03/26/2015 VATICAN
Pope: people can be "doctors of the law" without faith, without hope, without joy
03/27/2015 LAOS - CHINA
Laos, workers march against a Chinese company that does not pay wages
03/23/2015 VIETNAM
Threats to religious freedom undermine Vietnam’s Communist Party
by Nguyen Hung

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