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03/06/2015 CHINA
All China Lawyers Association calls on government to drop the "presumption of guilt"
During a meeting of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, the lawyers association's deputy chairman criticised the justice system's "bad practices". "An arrest would be made on the day, then the next day you have the [suspect] confessing on television and some are forced to confess," said Zhu. For him, the presumption of innocence should be the guiding principle.
Beijing (AsiaNews/Agencies) - Zhu Zhengfu, vice chairman of the official All China Lawyers Association, issued a courageous statement against the dangers of the principle of the "presumption of...

03/05/2015 CHINA
Li Keqiang calls 7 per cent growth the "new normal," pledges fight against pollution and corruption
by Wang Zhicheng
Speaking before the National People's Congress, the prime minister promised to create 10 million new jobs and undertake painful reforms to stabilise an economy too dependent on exports and government investments. China's economy suffers from excess capacity, little innovation, and a weak agriculture. The "war on corruption" and "zero tolerance" will continue, as will support for clean technology.
03/05/2015 TAIWAN
The encounter with Christ "changes every perspective, it is a radical force"
by Xin Yage
Prof Wang, a pioneer in Taiwan's digital animation industry, was baptised in 2008 after seeing local Christians bear witness. Today, "faith is everything and upset everything, improving my life every way."
03/05/2015 CHINA
UN rapporteur on torture receives report on activist Li Biyun
Li took part in land rights campaigns and ran as an independent candidate in a local election. She accuses police of assaulting her whilst being handcuffed, depriving her of food and water and denying her medical care. She also accuses police of forcing her to submit to the 'tiger bench'. China is a signatory of the 1998 UN Convention on Torture.
03/04/2015 CHINA
Beijing prepares for NPC with increase of military budget
by Chen Weijun
March 6 the annual session of the National People's Congress begins. It is the "Chinese Parliament" which brings together more than 3 thousand delegates from around the country. Members are banned from checking social networks, smoking in public or falling asleep during meetings. The first move will be to ratify an additional 10% in military spending.

03/03/2015 CHINA
China sets its sights on economies of Central Asia
Beijing is investing in the manufacturing sector in Kazakhstan. Tajikistan receives $ 200 million from Beijing to for lead extraction. China’s goal is to limit Russian influence in Central Asia. Experts say China wants to infiltrate the vast market of the Eurasian Economic Union and contain the threat of terrorism in Xinjiang.
03/03/2015 TAIWAN
Taiwan, conversion becomes mission even in the media
by Xin Yage
Dean Ferng received baptism last Christmas, after drawing near to the Catholic faith by the witness of Christians he met in his life: "They have a goal, a vision, they know where they want to go." He is now working to introduce the Pope more thanks to two documentaries, which will be aired on national television.
03/01/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Let us not forget those who are suffering in Syria, Iraq and Venezuela; let us pray for them
Francis comments the Gospel of the Transfiguration of Christ. "Jesus reveals himself as the perfect icon of the Father, the irradiation of his glory. It is the fulfilment of revelation. [. . .] Jesus' journey always leads us to happiness [. . .]. Love transfigures everything." The task he leaves for the disciples and the faithful is simple: "Listen to and follow the Saviour." After the Marian prayer, the Holy Father issued an appeal to the peoples of the Middle East, noting that "We are praying insistently for an end to the intolerable brutality of which they are victims."
China, a record 2014 for loans to Latin America
Beijing has lent $ 22 billion a year to the South American continent and is poised to break the of 2010 record, when the figure touched 37 billion. Analysts warn: "China may tacitly require that Chinese companies have a hand in some projects". "Diplomacy of the yuan" continues to spread from Southeast Asia to Africa.
02/27/2015 HONG KONG
Hong Kong, employer who tortured Indonesia maid jailed for six years
The case of Erwiana Sulistyaningsih rocked the former British colony. The immigrant, without friends or relatives, lived as a domestic worker in the home of Law Wan-tung: the woman abused her in every possible way and then tried to smuggle her home. The judge: "A regrettable story ". The victim: "Not completely satisfied"
02/26/2015 CHINA
China, first ever Holocaust commemoration for the Shanghai Ghetto
This was announced by the World Jewish Congress. During the Japanese occupation, approximately 23 thousand Jews were closed into the area to pay homage to Hitler, Tokyo’s ally. Liberated on September 3, 1945, "it is a part of the extermination that is never remembered."
02/26/2015 CHINA
China, terrified by New Year fireworks a tiger leaps from eleventh floor of a building
The animal, a rare and endangered "Manchu", was held with his sister on the roof of the building owned by an Shandong industrialist. He defends himself by saying that he had "adopted" the two specimens from a zoo, but had no authorization.
02/26/2015 TAIWAN
Lent in Taiwan: proclaiming the Gospel by defending migrants
by Xin Yage
Migrant workers face a tough situation on the island. Their rights are denied, their contracts are not respected, and some of them have been tortured by their employers. After years of legal and cultural struggles, things are getting better. The Church and its affiliated groups help workers become better integrated in their milieus. Mhike So's story illustrates this fight for justice for those who have none.
02/25/2015 MACAO - CHINA
Beijing's anti-corruption drive sinks Macau casinos
Casino revenue in the former Portuguese colony slumped for the eight month in a row, leading casino shares to perform poorly on the benchmark Hang Seng Index. Macau authorities announce restrictions on mainland visitors. Xi Jinping urged the city to change direction.
02/25/2015 CHINA
The Chinese Church mourns Fr. Ye Yaomin, who died aged 105. He spent 25 years doing hard labor
He was the oldest priest in the country. On his deathbed he prayed that new vocations for the local church flourish and condemned hate, which "is always a sin." Catholic sources tell AsiaNews: "He was the last of the 'elder' priests, ordained before the advent of Mao. They had kept the faith and dignity intact."

Altri articoli
02/25/2015 TAIWAN
Taiwan, a Lent dedicated to evangelization by Xin Yage
02/23/2015 TIBET - CHINA
Tibet, thousands of Buddhists celebrate the Dalai Lama’s birthday in public
02/22/2015 VATICAN
Pope gifts "Guard your heart" booklet as an aid to conversion in Lent
02/21/2015 CHINA
Year of the Goat: Forecasts for trade the lowest in 8 years
02/20/2015 ASIA
Asia’s Catholics celebrate Year of the Goat with acts of charity
02/20/2015 CHINA
Beijing wakes up to New Year covered with snow
02/19/2015 CHINA - VATICAN
If Beijing does not grant religious freedom to the Church diplomatic relations are useless by Peace*
02/18/2015 CHINA - VATICAN
Is Xi Jinping following Pope Francis in his family-oriented lunar New Year greetings? by Wang Zhicheng
Taipei: the Chinese Church to live 2015 in light of the Bible
02/18/2015 ASIA
The Far East celebrates the Year of the Goat with trips home, lobsters and political controversy
It looks like someone is trying to shout us down by Card. Joseph Zen Ze-kiun
02/17/2015 CHINA
China, anti-corruption campaign takes down more senior officials
02/16/2015 SRI LANKA - INDIA
Sri Lanka, the new president chooses India to "deter” China
02/15/2015 VATICAN
For pope, Christ fights the world's evils and sufferings by taking them on and defeating them through God's mercy
Editor's choices
It looks like someone is trying to shout us down
by Card. Joseph Zen Ze-kiunThe widespread optimism concerning the dialogue between the Holy See and China is largely groundless. Some Chinese bishops unable to speak freely are asked "leading" questions. The key issues remain unresolved, namely episcopal appointments and the fate of the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association. Benedict XVI's Letter to Chinese Catholics, also cited by Pope Francis, provides guidelines. No agreement is better than a bad agreement. What happened to Msgr. Cosma Shi Enxiang and Msgr. James Su Zhimin? Hong Kong's bishop emeritus, champion of religious freedom in China, delivers a vibrant reflection.
Beijing hides the body of bishop Cosma Shi Enxiang: too "dangerous"
by Bernardo CervelleraThe underground bishop of Yixian disappeared in police custody in 2001. In late January news of his death spread. But authorities denied the reports. Family members await his corpse or ashes. The long list of underground bishops who have died in prison after torture. The government is terrified of possible demonstrations at his funeral. The visit of Yu Zhengsheng, "number four" from Baoding Politburo. Out of his 93 years of life, Bishop Shi spent 54 years in prison because of his fidelity to the Church and the Pope.
Top 10
03/02/2015 SYRIA - ISLAM
Islamic State group frees 19 Syrian Christians in Syria after a ransom is paid
03/01/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Let us not forget those who are suffering in Syria, Iraq and Venezuela; let us pray for them
03/04/2015 INDONESIA
Civil society groups in protest against new anti-corruption commission leaders
by Mathias Hariyadi
02/28/2015 VATICAN
Pope encourages the growth of cooperatives as an economic model that serves the common good
03/03/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "a thousand times Jesus preferred sinners" to hypocrites
03/02/2015 RUSSIA
Tens of thousands flood Red Square in memory of Nemtsov
03/06/2015 INDIA
Christian leader calls on Karnataka to stop Hindu radicals, who are dangerous to minorities
by Nirmala Carvalho
03/04/2015 INDIA
Religious freedom increasingly at risk in India as new attacks are perpetrated against Christians
by Nirmala Carvalho
03/02/2015 INDIA
India's 2015-2016 budget calls for growth, but on the back of children
by Nirmala Carvalho
02/28/2015 VIETNAM
Saigon: Catholic activist follows Don Bosco and helps Christian and non-Christian blind kids
by NC


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