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09/30/2014 CHINA
Need a driver's license, donate a pint of blood to the state
In the city of Baoji, new regulations impose a "voluntary donation" of blood for municipal services. Soldiers and university students are urged to donate at least once a year. People react online. For one netizen, "donations should be voluntary". Others tell the authorities to remember country's health scandals.
Beijing (AsiaNews) - New regulations in a city in Shaanxi Province, due to come into effect next week, "urge" first-year college students and serving soldiers to donate blood at least once a year to the state. Residents who want a driver's licence, a school...

09/30/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Hong Kong Chief Executive calls for immediate end to protests. Occupy Central calls for his resignation
by Paul Wang
Day three of Occupy Central. Sit-ins extend to Yau Ma Tei and Des Voeux Road. Schools are still closed; 37 banks are closed. There is growing solidarity among population towards the demonstrators. Yesterday evening, tens of thousands of people were in the street. Last night in Mong Kok, a speeding car tried to crash into some of the demonstrators. Many commuters accept transport difficulties because they share the ideals of democracy. "Proud" to be Hong Kongers.
09/29/2014 PHILIPPINES - UNITED STATES -
South China Sea: Manila and Washington play war games against Beijing
Thousands of US and Filipino soldiers begin 12-day joint military exercises today near Palawan Island, where Manila is involved in a bitter territorial dispute with Beijing. Recently, the Philippines boosted its military presence in the area.
09/29/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Hong Kong protests: police violence "a boomerang against the government"
A Catholic source in the city tells AsiaNews that "police behaviour shocked people". Increasingly, Hongkongers want democracy. "Now the only way out is for Leung to resign" and open channels of communication." Protest turnout is increasing. Kowloon Peninsula is blocked.
09/29/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Card. Tong: Enough violence in Central, government must put the people first
An "Urgent Appeal" from the bishop of the Territory to the executive: "Exercise restraint in deployment of force with a view to listening to the voice of the younger generation and of citizens from all walks of life”. Card. Joseph Zen, is on the streets with Occupy Central.

09/29/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Day two of Occupy Central. Police violence comes under fire
by Paul Wang
The downtown streets are closed: Admiralty, Wan Chai, Causeway Bay. In Kowloon, Nathan Road, Mong Kok and Argyle Street closed. Schools and banks closed. The teachers union joins the strike. Overnight police used batons, spray, tear gas to disperse protesters, who are demanding the resignation of Leung Chun-ying. Beijing slams the movement as "illegal".
09/28/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Occupy Central launches civil disobedience. Solidarity with arrested students
by Paul Wang
The announcement was made at 1.45am by Benny Lai, one of the leaders. Supporters present include Card. Joseph Zen, the Catholic politician Martin Lee, the entrepreneur Jimmy Lai. Three students, one 17 years old, remain in detention without aby charge. The governor Leung Chun-ying refuses to meet with students. Fears of police raids. Demonstrations in nine cities in support of democracy in Hong Kong. Silence of Xinhua news agency.
09/27/2014 VATICAN
Pope says Jesuits must be expert rowers because today, even the boat of Peter can be tossed about
Francis attends the solemn liturgy of thanksgiving to mark the 200th anniversary of the reconstitution of the Society of Jesus: "Many temptations come, especially in difficult times and in crises: to stop to discuss ideas, to allow oneself to be carried away by the desolation, to focus on the fact of being persecuted, and not to see the other ."
09/27/2014 HONG KONG – CHINA
Hong Kong police arrest 50 students
The student class boycott has culminated in clashes with security forces. Young people react peacefully, shouting: "No fear for civil disobedience". The authorities deny bail to one of the student leaders.
09/26/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
High school students join Occupy protest, demand democracy for Hong Kong
More than a thousand teenagers join protest organised by university students and pro-democracy movement. They walk down Tim Mei Avenue to ask mainland China to show respect for Hong Kong's autonomy. Local police warns against unauthorised demonstrations.
09/26/2014 TIBET - CHINA
Dalai Lama: A Conclave to choose my successor
The leader of Tibetan Buddhism denies reports on the end of his lineage. "Gravely concerned" about Chinese interference in recognition of his heir, announces “similar selection process to that of popes of the Roman Catholic Church” or “written instructions” before he passes away.
09/25/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA - TAIWAN
Occupy Central issues 'manual of disobedience" to avoid provoking authorities in Hong Kong
Pro-democracy group releases a manual on peaceful demonstrations. Participants are asked to bring what they need for due days, advises them on how to avoid violence. Beijing plans to send "observers" to monitor the sit-in on 1 October. In Taiwan, civil society groups warn that under mainland rule there will be no freedom.
09/25/2014 CHINA
New attacks in Xinjiang, 12 dead and over 100 injured
The attacks targeted government buildings and police stations in the Bugur county. Chinese authorities blame separatists from the Uyghur minority, who have long complained of being subjected to ethnic discrimination, oppressive religious controls, and social boycott.
09/24/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Occupy Central calls on Hongkongers to join in its "democracy banquet" on 1 October
The chosen date is no accident. In mainland China, it marks the anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic. "While others celebrate [. . .], we will [. . .] push for Hong Kong's democracy," said Occupy Central founder Benny Tay. A survey conducted by the University of Hong Kong found that the government's popularity is at its lowest level since June 1995.
09/23/2014 UNITED NATIONS - ASIA
China and India snub climate summit at the United Nations
Carbon emissions in China eclipse those of the United States and European Union combined, increasing by 4.5 per cent this year to reach 10.4 billion tonnes. In 2013, China burnt 3.7 billion tonnes of coal, and will burn even more in the future. The United Nations wants countries to offer "promises" of "specific action" on climate.

Altri articoli
09/23/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Thousands of Hong Kong students in the streets "for democracy and freedom"
09/23/2014 CHINA
Xinjiang: Ilham Tohti sentenced to life imprisonment
09/23/2014 CHINA
China, world leader in exporting tools of torture
09/22/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Big pro-democracy student strike starts in Hong Kong
09/22/2014 TIBET - CHINA
Tibet, a return of self-immolations as 22 year old sets himself on fire
09/21/2014 ALBANIA - VATICAN
Pope tells representatives of religions that religious freedom is bulwark against all forms of totalitarianism
09/21/2014 ALBANIA - VATICAN
"Today we touched martyrs," a moved Pope Francis said in front of two who witnessed persecution
09/20/2014 VATICAN - CHINA
Pope wishes Chinese bishops "were here", tells them they are not alone, that they have his solidarity and that of the Church
09/20/2014 ASIA - ITALY
Mission congress: nine missionaries to follow PIME founder Angelo Ramazzotti by Bernardo Cervellera
09/20/2014 CHINA
Chinese authorities tear down two Catholic churches
09/19/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Evangelii gaudium, many "tired and haggard" people wait for the Church
09/19/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Occupy Central adopts "Taiwan model" for protests
09/19/2014 CHINA
China, internment in a mental hospital for criticizing government
09/18/2014 CHINA - VATICAN
Chinese Church: confidence and caution in Pope Francis' invitation to Xi Jinping to meet at the Vatican by Bernardo Cervellera
Editor's choices
IRAQ-ITALY
"Adopt a Christian from Mosul," the thanks of the Patriarch Louis Sako; the concerns of the Bishop of Kurdistan
by Bernardo CervelleraThe head of the Chaldean Church is grateful for the AsiaNews campaign and hopes that "this chain of solidarity will reach far and wide”. Helping refugees to remain in Iraq. But many want to flee abroad. The bishop of Amadiyah where thousands of displaced people have found haven in churches and homes: We also help the Arabs (Muslims), and Yazidis, for free and without looking at our confessional differences.
CHINA - VATICAN
Wenzhou bishop and priests slam government's campaign against crosses and churches in Zhejiang
by Eugenia ZhangFor Mgr Vincent Zhu Weifang, from the official Church, the campaign of destruction is increasing social instability. It is real persecution against the Christian faith. The bishop apologises for failing to intervene sooner. He was hoping that the campaign would end quickly. Catholics and Protestants suffer injuries as they attempt to defend their sacred buildings. For priests in Wenzhou, the campaign is unfair and touches buildings that have all the right papers. Such "stupid acts" by the government are undermining social harmony.
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Top 10
09/29/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Satan is cunning, presenting things as if they were good, but they go against man, against humanity and against God
09/30/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Prepare and pray: the "things" to do ahead of our "dark times”
09/26/2014 TIBET - CHINA
Dalai Lama: A Conclave to choose my successor
09/25/2014 PAKISTAN - ISLAM
Rawalpindi, Christian leader accused of blasphemy murdered in prison
by Jibran Khan
09/24/2014 KOREA
North Korea, people forced to live with 250 grams of food per day
09/27/2014 VATICAN
Pope says Jesuits must be expert rowers because today, even the boat of Peter can be tossed about
09/25/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA - TAIWAN
Occupy Central issues 'manual of disobedience" to avoid provoking authorities in Hong Kong
09/25/2014 ISLAM
Relying on the Koran, 120 Muslim scholars refute Islamic State ideology
09/24/2014 INDONESIA - ISLAM
Aceh: Sharia to be applied to non-Muslims
by Mathias Hariyadi
09/25/2014 INDIA
Radical Hindus against Muslims participating in traditional dances to seduce Hindu women
by Nirmala Carvalho

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