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by P. Stanislaus (达尼老神父 ) | CHINA - HONG KONG

A Chinese priest explains what fascinates Hong Kong's way of life: freedom of speech, of press, of religion, in short, what is lacking on mainland China. One of the rare public interventions of Chinese from the motherland to defend Hong Kong. On the very day the National People's Congress passed a national security law that threatens to destroy the liberal experience of the former British colony.

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The Standing Committee of the Chinese "Parliament" will be able to give the final green light already at the end of June. The measure passed with 2878 votes in favor, one against and six abstentions. Hong Kong residents may be arrested for subversion, secession, terrorism and collaboration with foreign forces interfering in the affairs of the city.

| 28/05/2020
| CHINA - HONG KONG
by Paul Wang

For the chief of police, Chris Tang, law enforcement officials "will drive out darkness from Hong Kong." Among the 360 ​​arrested, there are also dozens of junior high boys and girls. Social criticism. Tensions in the Legco; a Democratic MP removed from the chamber. The "grey haired" want to organize a demonstration against the security law wanted by Beijing. For Mike Pompeo, Hong Kong is no longer "autonomous."

| 28/05/2020
| HONG KONG - CHINA

Reza Ashrafi killed 14-year-old Romina in her sleep. Previously the girl had run away with a 34-year-old man. For critics, it is an example of "institutionalized violence" in a country linked to a "patriarchal" idea of ​​the family and society. The murderer faces three to 10 years in prison.

| 28/05/2020
| IRAN

The decision does not entail the automatic extradition of the Huawei manager. Meng is accused by Washington of violating international sanctions against Iran. The case could drag on for years. Chinese Embassy in Ottawa: Canadians complicit with USA.

| 28/05/2020
| CHINA-CANADA-USA
by Nirmala Carvalho

This is the first time in the history of Indian aviation that a group of private individuals organise the evacuation of stranded migrants by plane.

| 28/05/2020
| INDIA

Police fired pepper balls, attacked crowds and frisking people. Protesters marched and sang in different parts of the territory. For Nathan Law, the situation is like a curfew. Matthew Cheung Kin-chung and Li Ka-shing see security law as good for business.

| 27/05/2020
| HONG KONG – CHINA

Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines are also under pressure. Six world carriers have already gone under or suspended operations. Air travel will only return to pre-pandemic levels in 2023.

| 27/05/2020
| ASIA
by Nirmala Carvalho

A woman died of hunger next to her child. Special trains reach wrong destinations after long trips. Flights are cancelled without refund. The Church in Vasai provides help. India’s Supreme Court calls on the government to help stranded migrants.

| 27/05/2020
| INDIA

The story of Adam and Eve warns that "the tempter is a bad payer, he pays badly". "God’s plan regarding humanity is for the good. Yet in our everyday lives we experience the presence of evil: it is an everyday experience." It is important to "teach children to pray. To make the sign of the Cross, which is the first prayer”.

| 27/05/2020
| VATICAN
by Shafique Khokhar

The investigation points to a crime of passion, not religion, consequence of an affair between Najma Bibi and a Muslim friend.

| 27/05/2020
| PAKISTAN

The ban applies to Saga Dawa, which started last Saturday. Offenders face serious consequences. Police tighten their controls. Beijing wants to limit the influence of Buddhism on young people. Attacks against Tibetan culture include the abduction of the Panchen Lama.

| 27/05/2020
| TIBET – CHINA
by Vladimir Rozanskij

Solidarity with Patriarch Kirill on his name day. The problem of the use of the choir in the liturgy. Metropolitan Ilarion: There is perhaps a biological and bio-psychological warfare to control people. Bishop Irinej of Orsk: The epidemic is one of the signs of the advent of the Antichrist. Four Sisters of Mother Teresa infected with the coronavirus.

| 27/05/2020
| RUSSIA
by Paul Wang

Many officers are wearing riot gear. Meshed and barbed wire barriers have been set up; checks and searches; passages closed. 16 people arrested, many young people aged 14-15, for possession of "weapons": screwdrivers, Molotov cocktails, scissors, blades, cables. Social boycott in progress: subway trains stopped; nails scattered on the roads; traffic slowdown in underwater tunnels. Flash-mob in a shopping mall. Only 5 people in the audience can enter parliament today to follow the discussion.

| 27/05/2020
| HONG KONG - CHINA

Trade reaches 5.36 billion dollars, down from 8.76 in 2019. Imports from China to Iran mark a + 3%. The reverse volume of business is falling, from Tehran to Beijing, which is down 61%. In addition to Covid-19, the drop in crude oil prices represents 80% of exports.

| 27/05/2020
| IRAN - CHINA
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