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Beijing:
Olympic Games and Human Rights


Articoli
CHINA
Beijing 2008: intellectuals and activists publish letter on Olympic Games and human rights
AsiaNews is backing and publishing the appeal signed by Ding Zilin, Liu Xiaobo, Bao Tong, Hu Jia and others calling on the Chinese government and world leaders to promote human rights at the Olympic Games so that they can be truly memorable.
CHINA
Beijing more concerned about pollution than criticism about its human rights record
Yesterday’s pre-Olympic events in Tiananmen Square were full of shows and leaders’ speeches stressing national pride and world solidarity. Major anti-pollution measures are planned for the Games but endurance events might have to be moved. Pro-human rights in China demonstrations take place around the world.
CHINA
So that the Beijing Olympics may not be a farce
A year from the Games Beijing and China are getting ready to host the event that will make them the centre of the world. But changes in China will be seen as real depending on how much attention will be paid to the poor, freedom and democracy.
CHINA
Human rights abuses up as Olympics approach
Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International fear things can get worse. Whole neighbourhoods have been ripped apart, homeowners thrown out, migrant workers exploited. Reporters Without Borders activists complain about censorship and are arrested. There is growing concern that the authorities are tightening the noose of social control to show the world a perfect image that hides the country’s problems.
CHINA
A campaign of “good manners” to show that Beijing is a great metropolis
During the Olympics, it will be banned to spit on the streets, litter or “jump” queues. The city centre will be closed to most traffic and taxi drivers will be made wash themselves to avoid body odour. Foreign papers and books will be sold, upon till now banned under severe censorship.
CHINA
Investments and environmental disaster: the two faces of the Olympics
Airports doubled in size, new roads, hotels and state of the art sporting facilities: Beijing will spend twice the cost of Athens 2004. Despite the superficial slogans, for many Chinese the Olympics “rather than a dream is already a giant nightmare”.
CHINA
Olympics: dissident lawyer beaten and arrested by police
Zheng and about a hundred expropriated property owners tried unsuccessfully to be admitted in the trial of a Shanghai property developer up on corruption charges. A year from the Olympic Games, experts and trade union activists view the human rights situation as worse.
Dossier
The Year of Faith and the martyrdom of Fr Fausto Tentorio
John Paul II is beatified
Education can stop the Taliban in Pakistan
Egyptian Revolution: Muslims and Christians united
World Peace Day 2011
Religious freedom, the path to Peace

The Church's Synod for Peace and Justice in the Middle East
Mother Teresa, an inestimable gift for the world
Pope in Cyprus for peace in Middle East
Easter in Asia
Save Christians and Pakistan from the blasphemy law
60 years of the PR China: the Party against the people
Peace Message 2010: The Pope’s advice to Copenhagen
The Pope's new encyclical Letter: Caritas in veritate
Barack Obama for a "new beginning" with Islam
Tiananmen 20 years on

Benedict XVI visits the Holy Land


Easter in Rome and in Asia
At Lent, let us pray for the Pope
Charter 08: for human rights in China
World Day of Peace 2009
Orissa: the Hindu pogrom against Christians

Sydney WYD 2008
The New Pentecost of the Youth


Beijing 2008: The Olympics
of suspicion and silence

World Day of Prayer
for the Church in China

PIME: 150 years
in Hong Kong

Moratorium on abortion

Message for 2008 World Day of Peace


Spe salvi: the new encyclical of Benedict XVI
Pope’s Message for the 2007 World Mission Day
Hegazi case:
Islam's obsession
with conversions

Beijing:
Olympic Games and Human Rights

The Joy of the Church
at Father Bossi's Liberation

Pope's letter
to the Church in China

Iraqi Christians
facing "extinction"

The Pope in Brasil
Terrorism,
disease of Islam

Pope's letter following the synod on the Eucharistic
China - NPC: the wounds of a "harmonious society"
Pope writes
to China's Catholics

Alarm pollution
for China’s rivers

Tsunami, two years on...
The Pope in Turkey
The Pope misunderstood by Islam
Thailand
Asian Mission Congress

October:
Rosary and mission

European Christians to the aid of Chinas young Church
The crisis in Islam
(by Samir Khalil Samir, sj)

China - Vatican:
the illicit ordinations

Fr. Andrea Santoro
a missionary killed in Turkey

�Deus caritas est�: God�s eros and agape
The Mohammed cartoon strips:
Islam shows its darkest face

Java Earthquake
H5N1: The avian flu
Nuns beaten in Xian
Pope names 4 Chinese bishops as members of the Synod on the Eucharist
Synod on the Eucharist
Islam and the West
Year of the Eucharist
Pope's words
to the young people of WYD

AsiaNews - PIME
for tsunami victims
in Asia

YOUNG PEOPLE IN COLOGNE
"We have come
to worship Him"

Israel's Attack on the Pope Is a Smokescreen for Abandoning Talks with the Holy See
Holy See - Israel:
10 years later, the problems still to be resolved

Beijing and the Vatican: small steps and religious freedom
Vatican - Russian Orthodoxy: return to dialogue
Benedict XVI, cooperator of Truth
Asian Churches prayig for the Conclave
Days of Conclave
Asia in the Conclave
Papal trips to Asia
A United WorldHonours the Pope
John Paul II, missionary for the Third Millennium
Easter 2005:
Asia, signs of hope
stronger than death

Miners in China,
the cost of
economic development

Petition to Chinese Parliament: free bishops and priests. List of bishops and priests in prison.
Lebanon, again a model for the Middle East
Elections in Iraq
Tsunami in Asia - the sorrow and the compassion
A CHRISTMAS FULL OF JOY IN A WOUNDED ASIA
Brian O�Connor: �My story, a Christian in a Saudi jail�
A bishop facing Beiging
Hong Kong and the freedom of the education

A maimed Europe signs its constitution
THE POPE VISITS LOURDES
IRAQ: Churches targeted
Tiananmen, 15 years later
China - Europe: Europe learns from Pope on how to deal with China
Vatican: Churches should not be used as mosques
The Passion of The Christ
Saving Baghdads revival from blind European pacifism
New churches built to destroy even more
Christmas in Asia, peace in wartime
The wall between Israel and Palestine
by Giulio Aleni / (a cura di) Gianni Criveller
pp. 176
by Lazzarotto Angelo S.
pp. 528
by Bernardo Cervellera
pp. 240
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