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09/01/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
For Occupy Central, a new era of civil disobedience begins in favour of democracy in Hong Kong
The local pro-democracy movement is dismayed by Beijing's intransigence on the issue of universal suffrage for the former British colony. The Chinese proposal turns the existing Election Committee, whose members and size remain the same, into a nominating committee to pick "two or three" candidates for the election to the post of chief executive. Under the new rules, "The chief executive must be a person who loves the country and loves Hong Kong" whilst Hong Kong will continue to enjoy a "high degree" but not "full autonomy". By contrast, critics insist that Hong Kongers are "more than ready to have democracy. We are not living in North Korea."
Hong Kong (AsiaNews) - China's position regarding universal suffrage and democracy in Hong Kong ended any hope of dialogue. For Professor Benny Tai Yiu-ting, one of the three leading organisers of Occupy Central, the city...

09/01/2014 MACAU - CHINA
Macau's Fernando Chui re-elected uncontested, without popular vote
The chief executive won a new mandate with 96 per cent of the vote, cast by a group of 400 people chosen by Beijing. After the election, he refused to comment on the landslide victory, thanked his supporters "for the chance to serve the Macau public". Pro-democracy activists call on the "government to [. . .] launch political reform".
09/01/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Hong Kong, Beijing excludes democracy: Senior Chinese official heckled
MPs and activists interrupt the speech of Li Fei, deputy Secretary General of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of China, and accuse the government of the territory of having "broken their promises." Mainland China excludes "a political future" for those who want freedom in the Territory.
08/31/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Conform to Christ and not this world, and follow His path
At the Sunday Angelus Pope Francis warns against becoming "worldly" and "tasteless salt”. "Watered down Christians" are like watered down wine, "you do not know whether it is wine or water". Read the Gospel every day. Gospel, Eucharist, prayer help us to safeguard the newness of Jesus. Tomorrow World Day for Safeguarding Creation.
08/30/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Hong Kong, 7 thousand policemen deployed to counter 1000 Occupy Central protesters
The democratic movement announces a demonstration outside local government offices tomorrow evening to coincide with the announcement on the Beijing draft on universal suffrage. The massive deployment of security forces is a symptom of mainland China’s fear of the democracy in the Territory.

08/29/2014 CHINA - HONG KONG
As Beijing gets its draft for Hong Kong "democracy" ready, democrats pledge to boycott it
by Wang Zhicheng
The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress praises the draft rejected by the Occupy Central movement. Even the most flexible democrats will not vote for it. There are fears of social unrest.
08/29/2014 CHINA
Guangdong, Buddhist sect branded as "evil cult": 21 arrests
The members are also accused of rape and fraud. Their teacher is a human rights activist, who has been sentenced to 11 years for calling for political reform.
08/28/2014 CHINA
Beijing, the Supreme Court announces: Foreigners will be able to attend trials
Until now, trials involving non-residents were almost always closed to the public. The diplomatic complaints and the fear of losing financial capital have prompted the government to back down. The president of the highest court: "The things need to be improved, we will involve the embassies”.
08/27/2014 CHINA - HONG KONG
Beijing prepared to crack down on Hong Kong's democracy movement
by Wang Zhicheng
Local representatives to the National People's Congress defend Beijing's position. Hong Kong's chief executive threatens to strip foreign residents of their voting rights, insisting that Beijing does not have to follow "international standards" for democracy.
08/27/2014 CHINA
China's corruption probe leads to two more arrest: a tycoon, and the director of China Resources Power
Xi Jinping's campaign against corruption, seen by many as a cover to eliminate internal enemies, continues to claim illustrious victims. This time it is Wang Yujun and Zhang Xinming, who allegedly made money by buying and selling overpriced coalmines. For the head of China's Supreme People's Court, Zhou Yongkang's fall "fully illustrates that in socialist China no power exists outside the cage of the system".
08/27/2014 CHINA - TAIWAN
Two Chinese jets invade Taiwanese airspace in latest provocation
The latest incident follows narrow miss with an American fighter jet. The Chinese Y-8 maritime patrol planes were escorted out of the Taiwanese airspace, but according to the Chinese Ministry of Defense "no unusual occurrences".
08/27/2014 VIETNAM
To please Beijing, Hanoi jails three activists on false charges
The blogger Bui Thi Minh Hang, leader of the protests against China's imperialist policies, is sentenced to three years prison. Police arrest dozens of activists outside the courtroom, then they beat them up in the barracks. The convictions coincide with a senior government officials visit to Beijing.
08/26/2014 CHINA
China developing submarine to reach San Francisco in 100 minutes
Scientists at the Harbin Institute of Technology announced a solution for problems related to "supercavitation", a technology developed by the Soviets that allows an object to reach the speed of sound underwater. The solution would be a special liquid membrane to reduce water drag.
08/26/2014 CHINA - JAPAN - VIETNAM
Beijing's diplomacy to ease maritime tensions with Tokyo and Hanoi
Next month, a senior Chinese government official and a childhood friend of Xi Jinping, will visit Japan. Her goal is to mend relations ahead of the November APEC summit. Beijing wants to overcome disagreements in the name of "common interests." Senior Vietnamese official visits Chinese capital at the invitation of the Chinese Communist Party.
08/25/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
As mainland officials to discuss Hong Kong's future, Occupy Central prepares "waves" of protests
by Wang Zhicheng
The National People's Congress Standing Committee is set to decide during a weeklong meeting how to pick the next chief executive. Pro-democracy advocates want universal suffrage; Beijing wants a committee to vet candidates, who must be "patriotic" and not opposed to the central government. The Occupy Central movement of the police are preparing for the demonstrations.

Altri articoli
08/25/2014 CHINA
Xinjiang, 8 executions held: Tiananmen attackers also killed
08/25/2014 MACAU - CHINA
Democracy referendum halted as police detains five activists
08/25/2014 VATICAN-CHINA
The Sistine Chapel choir will not sing in Beijing by Paul Wang
08/24/2014 VATICAN
Pope appeals for peace in Ukraine. Peter's blind faith and hearts of "rock" or "sand"
08/23/2014 CHINA - UNITED STATES
Pentagon furious after Chinese military jet has near miss with US plane
08/22/2014 MONGOLIA - CHINA
Xi Jinping in Mongolia to boost (China's control of) of local economy
08/22/2014 CHINA - USA - JAPAN
China's atomic "super-missile" worries the United States and Japan
08/21/2014 CHINA
Churches and crosses demolished: lawyers challenge Zhejiang government in defense of religious freedom
08/21/2014 CHINA-VATICAN
Chinese experts: cautious openings in relations with Vatican by Wang Zhicheng
08/21/2014 CHINA
Trial opens against members of the cult "of Almighty God"
08/21/2014 TIBET - CHINA
Tibet, three more deaths in prison: Medical care denied
08/20/2014 CHINA
Human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang could get ten years in prison by Wang Zhicheng
08/19/2014 CHINA
To stop corruption, the party must act within the limits of the constitution by Bao Tong
08/19/2014 TIBET - CHINA
Lochung, two Tibetans die in Chinese police custody
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.
Dossier
Top 10
08/31/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Conform to Christ and not this world, and follow His path
08/28/2014 IRAQ - ISLAM
The barbaric cruelty of the Caliphate puts Islam to the test
by Samir Khalil Samir
08/27/2014 ISLAM - THE WEST
The West should come back to Christ if it wants to defeat the terror of the Caliphate
by Piero Gheddo
08/29/2014 NEPAL
NGOs "force" Nepali Muslims to use contraceptives and abortion
by Christopher Sharma
08/28/2014 INDIA
Uttar Pradesh: Hindu radicals "reconvert" Christians, turn church into a temple dedicated to Shiva
by Nirmala Carvalho
08/27/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Division among Christians is not just schism, but result of idle gossip and the work of the devil
08/29/2014 SYRIA - UNITED NATIONS
UN warns of 3 million Syrian refugees, "the world's largest humanitarian emergency"
08/29/2014 PAKISTAN
Quetta, three journalists murdered as attacks on Pakistani press mount
by Jibran Khan
08/29/2014 IRAQ - SYRIA
From Syria to Iraq, new horrors (and beheadings) by Islamic State militias
08/30/2014 SYRIA - PHILIPPINES
Syria, Islamists attack Philippine contingent in Golan Heights: among them a priest

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