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    18/01/2017 - CHINA

    Torture left him with deep physical scars. “Tell me! What are you still hiding from me!” is Li’s eerie cry, an echo of his interrogations.


    by Wang Qiaoling

    18/01/2017 - CHINA

    Liaoning economic data in falsified (and throughout China)


    The growth data raised the GDP to 23%. The provincial governments, driven by a desire to make a career, have published spectacular (and false) results for growth, in the People's Daily. The National Bureau of Statistics send out a warning.


     


    17/01/2017 - SWITZERLAND – CHINA

    Xi Jinping’ s first time in Davos


    In the opening address of the World Economic Forum, China’s president defended globalisation and the free market despite China’s own "protectionism" and yuan "manipulation". Police detain at least 32 people demonstrating for a Free Tibet.


    17/01/2017 - CHINA

    Party Member fired for criticizing Mao cult


    Zuo Chunhe, deputy director of the Culture and  News Bureau in Shijiazhuang, called Mao "a devil." He was found guilty of "wrong remarks" and violation of Party discipline. No one is allowed to study the critical aspects of history of Mao and the Party.


     


    16/01/2017 - CHINA

    Drugged and schizophrenic: the fruits of the imprisonment and torture of Human Rights lawyer Li Chunfu

    by Wang Zhicheng

    In prison, he was forced to take daily medicine "against the high blood pressure" (which he has never had). Long periods spent locked in a narrow iron cage. The testimony of his sister-in-law Wang Qiaoling and thanks his wife Bi Liping: "Expose the crimes of the Tianjin police. Show them to the light of day". The magazine "China Change" demands an international investigation into abuses against Human Rights lawyers (many of them are Christians).

     


    14/01/2017 - CHINA

    Lawyer Li Chunfu shows signs of deep mental and physical scars after 18 months in prison

    by Wang Zhicheng

    He has represented 200 miners in Hebei and some members of the Falun Gong movement. His brother, a Christian lawyer, has represented members of house churches and political dissidents. The police have probably threatened him of jailing him again if he talks about his situation and if he meets other human rights lawyers, or their spouses, who are fighting for their release. China Change calls for an international investigation into torture and violence in China.


    13/01/2017 - CHINA – RUSSIA – SOUTH KOREA

    Wary of South Korea-based THAAD, Beijing and Moscow discuss "countermeasures"


    The two countries held joint anti-missile drill in May last year, plan another one this year.


    13/01/2017 - CHINA

    As Chinese exports drop in December, all eyes are on Trump


    In 2016, Chinese exports fell by 7.7 per cent, the worst decline since 2009. With Trump’s victory, the yuan weakened to its lowest level since 2009.


    12/01/2017 - UNITED STATES – CHINA

    Tillerson sets stage for confrontation with Beijing over South China Sea islands


    "Building islands and then putting military assets on those islands is akin to Russia's taking of Crimea. Its taking of territory that others lay claim to," Secretary of State-designate Rex Tillerson said.


    12/01/2017 - CHINA

    University of Guangzhou prohibits teachers to criticize the Party


    The prestigious University of Sun Yat-sen has issued 10 bans for teachers to "improve the quality of teaching". The first three prohibitions are on "criticizing the constitution", "criticizing the Party" and "spreading religion and superstition."

     


    11/01/2017 - CHINA

    After ending its one-child policy, China plans to improve the country’s health care system


    Beijing’s new ‘five-year health plan’ includes child health care, primary education, as well as more staff and beds.


    10/01/2017 - CHINA

    Chinese professor fired for criticizing Mao Zedong online


    The "President" accused of having caused the death of millions is people. Dozens gathered around the university to protest against the teacher. The academic committee of the Party: "False claims".


    10/01/2017 - CHINA

    Four herders arrested in Inner Mongolia for online petition


    Ethnic Mongols, who represent 20 per cent of the region’s 23 million people, are increasingly complaining about widespread environmental degradation and unfair development policies in the region.


    09/01/2017 - CHINA

    Guizhou Protestant pastor jailed on espionage charges


    “This is political persecution pure and simple," his lawyer says. “From a legal point of view, the charges against pastor Yang just don't stand up. How could he have revealed any state secrets?” a fellow pastor asks. " I think Yang Hua is innocent, and yet they have locked him up for such a long time."


    09/01/2017 - SRI LANKA - CHINA

    Southern Sri Lanka: clashes and wounded in protests against a Chinese port


    Colombo is finalizing an agreement with Beijing for the concession of a coastal area for a period of 99 years. The project will force the eviction of the local population. The investment plan is part of the Chinese strategy of "One Belt, One road".

     


    05/01/2017 - CHINA

    Veterans protest again in Beijing over unpaid benefits


    About 500 ex soldiers "besiege" the PLA headquarters in the capital. War veterans refuse to give up, but the government does not appear to be listening.


    04/01/2017 - CHINA

    The emergence of the Wang Qishan faction

    by Willy Lam

    04/01/2017 - CHINA

    Christian Human Rights lawyer, Zhang Kai, released


    Mother’s appeal moves online communities. His sister also questioned by authorities. The head of the World Christian Solidarity Mervyn Thomas expresses concern about the health of imprisoned lawyers and Christian leaders.


    03/01/2017 - CHINA

    ‘We Bear Witness; We Keep the Faith’: the New Year’s Message from the Chinese Human Rights Lawyers Group


    Because of a forced demolition, the young Fan Huapei (范华培) from Zhengzhou killed three people before being shot to death. This was the level of hopelessness experienced by someone who’d been to university. And when the police could have captured him alive, they killed him instead. Other victims who had similarly been harmed and humiliated paid respect to him at his funeral. This should give cause for thought.


    03/01/2017 - USA - NORTH KOREA

    Trump: a Korean missile on US "will not happen"


    The president-elect has responded to Kim Jong-un’s statements on the preparation of an intercontinental missile. Criticism of China.


    02/01/2017 - PHILIPPINES – CHINA

    Manila vetting joint exploration with Beijing in the South China Sea


    Divided over Asia-Pacific seas, the Philippines and China could launch a strategic partnership. Manila is looking for new energy sources and foreign investment to boost the Filipino economy. The goal is to normalise" relations with Beijing after years of tension.


    02/01/2017 - CHINA - VATICAN

    The Ninth Assembly of Chinese Catholic Representatives: More smog and pollution in 2017

    by Shan Ren Shen Fu

    For the famous priest-blogger Fr. Shanren, “the Ninth Assembly has created even more confusion in the Chinese Church, just like the smog that is choking the capital and many parts of China these days. The bishops were treated like "dolls" by Party members present there. The root problem is that an atheist Party wants to control, manage and correct religious experience.


    02/01/2017 - HONG KONG - CHINA

    Anti-government march in defense of localist parliamentarians. Beijing warns against "subversion"


    Only 9 thousand people take part. 1.43 million Hong Kong dollars collected to pay the legal costs of the pro-democracy deputies at risk of expulsion. China’s representative sets limits to the democratic movement.


    30/12/2016 - NEPAL - CHINA

    China and Nepal announce first joint military exercises. To Delhi’s irritation

    by Christopher Sharma

    The Nepalese army will be formed to address the theaters of war and terrorist attacks. China wants to expand its influence and restrain the movements for the liberation of Tibet.


    30/12/2016 - CHINA

    World’s highest bridge’ opens today in China


    It cost about US$ 144 million and stands almost 600 metres high.


    29/12/2016 - CHINA - VATICAN

    Politburo members receive Catholic representatives of Ninth Assembly

    by Elizabeth Li

    Bishops and laity met Yu Zhengsheng, a permanent member of the Politburo, Liu Yandong, the State Council, Sun Chunlan, director of the United Front. Video of the meeting. The Assembly ended today with Eucharistic adoration. Masses during these days presided by legitimate and illegitimate bishops; some bishops did not celebrate.


    29/12/2016 - CHINA - VATICAN

    Official and underground priests unsatisfied with Assembly and participating bishops

    by Wang Zhicheng

    The emphasis on "independence" and "autonomy" does not bode well for dialogue between China and the Vatican. The Religious Affairs Bureau asks the Holy See for "flexibility and pragmatism." The Assembly is like a theater in which all the scripts are already written. The participating bishops confuse the red of their skullcaps - the blood of the martyrs - with the red of the regime's ideology.


    29/12/2016 - CHINA

    Xinjiang, five deaths in car bomb "terrorist attack"


    The explosion took place in Karakax county, in the south of the region. The fight against terrorism and religious repression.


    28/12/2016 - CHINA – VATICAN

    Old guard and illegitimate bishops dominate the new Catholic Assembly

    by Elizabeth Li

    Ma Yinglin and Fang Xingyao are re-elected presidents of the Bishops Council and the Patriotic Association, respectively. The principles of independence, autonomy, self-management and sinicisation are extolled. There is no "positive signal" as hoped by the Vatican.


    28/12/2016 - UNITED STATES - JAPAN

    China, Trump and domestic policy: the reasons for Abe's visit to Pearl Harbor


    The Japanese prime minister wants to strengthen the ''alliance of hope " with Washington in anticipation of the next American president’s moves. China urges Abe to apologize for the Nanjing Massacre. Premier’s approval rating at 60%.


    28/12/2016 - CHINA

    Mao Zedong, a persecutor of religions, is now worshiped like a god


    Marking the birthday of the late leader, offers of incense, fruit, paper money to the statues of Mao, decorated like a Buddhist or Taoist deity. 40 thousand attend December 26 vigil in Shaoshan, birthplace of the Great Helmsman.






    Editor's choices

    CHINA – VATICAN
    Old guard and illegitimate bishops dominate the new Catholic Assembly

    Elizabeth Li

    Ma Yinglin and Fang Xingyao are re-elected presidents of the Bishops Council and the Patriotic Association, respectively. The principles of independence, autonomy, self-management and sinicisation are extolled. There is no "positive signal" as hoped by the Vatican.


    CHINA - VATICAN
    Assembly of Chinese Catholic Representatives extolls "independence and autonomy"

    Bernardo Cervellera

    59 bishops present at assembly, as well as the state administration for religious affairs director and members of the United Front. Future changes in the leadership of the Council of Bishops and the Patriotic Association. Extolling of autonomy (from the Holy See), a non-positive sign. The Global Times reiterates preconditions for dialogue. A state church. The criticism of Card. Joseph Zen and Hong Kong’s Justice and Peace. One Catholic: This assembly is a slap in the face to the Vatican.


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