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07/30/2015 CHINA
Zhejiang: 16 Protestants opposed to cross demolition detained
Believers and clergymen are held “on suspicion of ‘running an illegal business,’ ‘obstructing official duty,’ and ‘running secret accounting procedures’”. For their lawyer, the charges are “random stuff” when the real reason is “they refused to allow the cross to be taken down”.
Wenzhou (AsiaNews) – Authorities in the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang arrested 16 Protestant believers and clergymen “on suspicion of ‘running an illegal business,’ ‘obstructing official duty,’ and ‘running secret accounting procedures’,” a lawyer for the church members told Radio Free Asia. The reality is different though. “They...

07/29/2015 CHINA
Gao Yu’s health deteriorates; 'I don’t want to die here',
Brother says her heart disease is life-threatening and any delays to treatment could cost her life.
07/28/2015 CHINA
Christians respond to demolitions in Zhejiang with a ‘Make and carry the cross" campaign
In a joint online campaign, Catholics and Protestants call on the faithful to make crosses at home and carry them everywhere. This is a "peaceful and non-violent" response to the authorities’ campaign against the religious symbol. For Catholic priest, "Tomorrow you will see crosses everywhere in Zhejiang."
07/28/2015 CHINA-HONG KONG
China shares continue to fall, despite the assurances of the government
After the big crash yesterday (-8.5%), the Shanghai stock market lost 1% today; Shenzhen 1.3%. At least 900 companies have withdrawn from trading after losing 10%. The central bank of China promised to inject 50 billion yuan in the money market, but the production figures do not favour optimism.
07/27/2015 CHINA
China shares fall more than 8% on growth concerns
The Shanghai Composite closed down 8.5% at 3,725.56 after more weak economic data raised concerns about the health of world's second largest economy.

07/27/2015 CHINA
Heilongjiang, six miners rescued after a week; five still underground; four dead
The incident occurred at the Xuxiang mine, which produces 150 thousand tons of coal per year. In 2014 there were only 931 deaths in coal mine accidents. Many are the result of private and state representatives’ corruption.
07/26/2015 VATICAN-SYRIA
Pope: urgent appeal for the release of Fr. Dall'Oglio, kidnapped two years ago in Syria
At the Angelus, Pope Francis recalls the Jesuit priest, the two Orthodox bishops and all those who have been kidnapped, calling on all present to join him in the recitation of a Hail Mary. Joined by the presence of two young people, he opens registration for WYD in Krakow and registers himself as teh first pilgrim online with a tablet. Commenting on today's Gospel: "Who among us does not have his" five loaves and two fish "? If we are willing to put them in the hands of the Lord, they will be a bit more love in the world to go around".
07/24/2015 CHINA
Wenzhou: 90-year-old bishop and 26 priests protest against cross demolitions
by Joseph Yuan
This is not the first time that the old bishop and his priests speak out against the demolition campaign against crosses and churches, which has touched more than 400 buildings. During the protest, police tried to disperse the group, which sought to submit a petition. The faithful recite a Crown of the Divine Mercy is in support of the Chinese Church. In Lishui, churches are expected to be torn down by 31 August.
07/24/2015 CHINA
Beijing: industrial output in July is the worst in 15 months
Despite June’s limited rebound, the manufacturing index has dropped again this month. For the fifth consecutive month, the figure is below the threshold of contraction. Beijing had set growth for April-June at 7 per cent but analysts estimate that it will be around 5 per cent.
07/24/2015 TAIWAN
Thirty students arrested in Taipei for protesting China-centric education
Those arrested apparently raided the Ministry of Education overnight. They want changes in the school curriculum with regards to the island’s history and its relationship to the mainland dropped.
07/24/2015 TIBET - CHINA
Tibetan political prisoner dies after 14 months in custody
He was held in prison for his role in protests against a Chinese gold mine. Local sources said he had been tortured since his detention. Two other village men were sentenced to two years in jail for their roles in protests. None of the relatives and friends of Lobsang Yeshi was allowed to see his body.
07/23/2015 CHINA
Stock Market Crash: Communist Party shielding the country’s “red aristocracy”, not its people
by Willy Lam
China’s recent stock market crisis has exposed the flaws in President Xi Jinping’s economic policies. Party-controlled media have praised government leaders, but analysts and experts view large-scale government interventions as a “step backward”. The crisis needs urgent political reform, which the party has rejected so far. What follows is an analysis by a great China expert, courtesy of the Jamestown Foundation.
07/23/2015 ASIA
PIME in China: new men in new facilities
by Piero Gheddo
The mission in China is possible. It should focus more on educational facilities. Old and new martyrs offer a role model. Here is a commented review of a letter the PIME superior general sent out to his confreres after a trip to China.
07/23/2015 MYANMAR - CHINA
Myanmar sentences 153 Chinese illegal loggers to life imprisonment
The group were arrested in January in Kachin state, close to the Chinese border. More than 400 vehicles and 1,600 logs were seized during the raid. China has expressed concern about the severity of the sentences. Life sentences in Myanmar usually last 20 years.
07/23/2015 CHINA
Dissident artist Ai Weiwei gets his passport back, can travel to Germany and Great Britain
by Wang Zhicheng
Ai, who had criticized the organization of the Olympics and violence against migrants, had referred to Communist Party leaders as "gangster". Therefore, he was accused of tax evasion, currency smuggling, and pornography, but was never tried. Beijing’s decision is a ploy to appease public opinion in Europe before Xi Jinping’s visit in October.

Altri articoli
07/22/2015 KYRGYZSTAN – UNITED STATES
Bishkek ends agreement with Washington, inching its way closer to Beijing and Moscow
07/22/2015 CHINA
A “record number” of transplants in China, (possibly) despite a ban on harvesting organs from executed prisoners
07/21/2015 CHINA
Ling Jihua, aide to retired President Hu Jintao, faces prosecution on corruption charges
07/21/2015 CHINA – BRICS
Emerging BRICS nations establish New Development Bank
07/20/2015 TAIWAN
Taiwan Youth Day centred on "Blessed are the clean of heart, for they will see God" by Xin Yage
07/20/2015 HONG KONG - CHINA
Beijing crushes lawyers for human rights and extorts confessions by torture: a global petition
07/20/2015 RUSSIA
Russia is the most attractive BRICS market for investors by Nina Achmatova
07/18/2015 CHINA
Beijing closes or relocates 185 companies in its war on pollution
07/16/2015 CHINA
China, economic growth at 7%: doubts on data from Beijing
07/15/2015 CHINA – TIBET
Sichuan: thousands of Tibetans call on government to release Tenzin Delek Rinpoche’s body
07/15/2015 PHILIPPINES - CHINA
Filipino bishops issue ‘oratio imperata’ for peace in South China Sea
07/15/2015 CHINA
Beijing, lead in water 20 times higher than health safety levels
07/14/2015 CENTRAL ASIA – INDIA
Modi trying to woo Central Asian leaders to counter Sino-Russian influence
07/14/2015 CHINA
“State owned enterprises" to blame for Communist Party corruption
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ASIA
PIME in China: new men in new facilities
by Piero GheddoThe mission in China is possible. It should focus more on educational facilities. Old and new martyrs offer a role model. Here is a commented review of a letter the PIME superior general sent out to his confreres after a trip to China.
ISLAM - MIDDLE EAST
Al Azhar and Vatican against terrorism. The ambiguity of the international community
by Bernardo CervelleraThe influential Sunni university denounces " heinous" violence of the Islamic state and demands the world defeat this group “through every possible means". Vatican: terrorism is a threat to all humanity. France claims to fight terrorism, but then sells weapons, aircraft, helicopter gunships to Saudi Arabia, which supports Islamic fundamentalism. Kuwait tolerates Salafis who support the Nusra Front and the Islamic state. Turkey against the Kurds; the United States against Iran, Russia and China.
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07/24/2015 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – ISLAM
A new anti-discrimination law is a step forward in terms of religious freedom
by Samir Khalil Samir
07/26/2015 VATICAN-SYRIA
Pope: urgent appeal for the release of Fr. Dall'Oglio, kidnapped two years ago in Syria
07/25/2015 THAILAND
Thai surrogate mother refuses to entrust newborn to homosexual couple
07/28/2015 CHINA
Christians respond to demolitions in Zhejiang with a ‘Make and carry the cross" campaign
07/24/2015 CHINA
Wenzhou: 90-year-old bishop and 26 priests protest against cross demolitions
by Joseph Yuan
07/24/2015 VATICAN - GREAT BRITAIN
For the pope, euthanasia is what “mafiosi do. There is a problem: we get rid of this guy . . .”
07/25/2015 BANGLADESH
Mymensingh: Christian and Muslim students mourn Fr. Bakul, a missionary and "life master"
by Sumon Corraya
07/24/2015 TAIWAN
Thirty students arrested in Taipei for protesting China-centric education
07/24/2015 IRAQ
Baghdad’s auxiliary bishop praises children’s prayers for peace in an Iraq engulfed in blood and violence
07/28/2015 SRI LANKA
Injustice is still the lot of many of Sri Lanka’s war widows
by Melani Manel Perera

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