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09/17/2014 CHINA
On trial for separatism, Ilham Tohti says Uighurs and Han Chinese have the same problems in Xinjiang
Jailed in January, the economist has never supported separatism. However, he has called on Beijing to talk with Uighurs and check its corrupt local government, which angers both Uighurs and Han Chinese. However, Chinese government repression could generate a more unified and violent movement.
Urumqi (AsiaNews) - Economist and university professor Ilham Tohti went on trial today. Accused of Uighur "separatism", he was arrested last January for criticising Beijing's policy after an attack in Tiananmen...

09/17/2014 CHINA - HONG KONG - VATICAN
Towards the synod: challenges for marriage in China, threatened by selfishness and consumerism
by Don Peter
As the country grows and develops, the challenges that threaten marriage and family life multiply. Divorce, changing gender roles, and the one-child policy endanger the healthy development of the idea of the couple as the basis for the creation of a new family. The Church has sought to curb this negative trend, but it can and must do more to help young couples. ">Ahead of the upcoming Synod on the family, a priest in Xianxian looks at the issue.
09/16/2014 CHINA - HONG KONG
For China's parliamentary speaker, Beijing's democratic proposal "has obtained the support" of the people of Hong Kong
Zhang Dejiang, speaker of China's rubberstamp parliament and third-ranking official in China's system of government, defends Beijing's proposal for election in Hong Kong. "The decision was made very solemnly after listening to opinions from different sectors in Hong Kong," he said. Meanwhile, Occupy Central protests continue.
09/16/2014 CAMBODIA - CHINA
Protest over Sino-Cambodian dam: Phnom Penh arrests 11 activists
They blocked a group of officials, including Chinese engineers, from visiting the site in for the proposed mega-dam. The police deny the arrest and speak of "invitation" for interrogation. Over the weekend monks and farmers held a hunger strike in front of the Chinese Embassy, dispersed by the authorities.
09/15/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
One Hongkonger in two against Beijing's anti-democratic proposal
For 48 per cent of survey participants, pro-democracy lawmakers should vote against mainland China's election law. Thousands of people march in silence and mourning to lift the Occupy Central movement. Professors support student strike and criticise the mainland's openness.

09/15/2014 CHINA - HONG KONG
Half of Chinese billionaires plans to flee their country within five years
A survey looks at people with more than $ 1.5 billion in assets and found that 47 per cent of Chinese respondents want to leave, mostly to Hong Kong and Canada. Many of the super-rich in Singapore and Britain want to do the same.
09/14/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Celebrate the Holy Cross, and think of our brothers and sisters, persecuted and killed
At the Angelus Pope Francis recalls the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross: "We do not exalt just any cross, but the Cross of Jesus," where " God’s love for humanity was revealed most". The cross is not a sign of "magic": "Belief in the Cross of Jesus means following Jesus on his path”. An appeal for the Central African Republic. He returns to his prayer at Redipuglia: "War is a madness ... When will we learn this lesson?"
09/14/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Christ’s love sustains married couples' love and renews it when, humanly speaking, it becomes lost
Pope Francis celebrates Mass during which 20 couples are united in marriage. Some of them have lived together for some time and have children. Families are the “bricks” for the building up of society". The merciful love that flows from the Cross heals "those who succumb to the dangerous temptation of discouragement, infidelity, weakness, abandonment”. An added piece of advice: Never let the sunset on an argument
09/13/2014 VATICAN
Pope in Redipuglia: War is madness. This is the time to weep
At the cemetery that is the final resting place for the mortal remains of over 10 thousand victims of the First World War, Pope Francis condemns past and present wars, their destructive power, motivated by Cain’s attitude: "What does it matter to me?". The "the merchants of war perhaps have made a great deal of money, but their corrupted hearts have lost the capacity to cry". "... Even today, after the second failure of another world war, perhaps one can speak of a third war, one fought piecemeal, with crimes, massacres, destruction ...". Present cardinals and bishops from Austria, Slovenia, Hungary, Croatia, ordinary soldiers and representatives of Orthodox and Muslims in Europe. Pope Francis’ grandfather fought in the Great War on the Piave. The gift of "Light of St. Francis" to the military ordinary military in commemorations of the First World War. The full text of the papal homily.
09/12/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Occupy Central ready for a lavish democracy "banquet" in Hong Kong
The "courses" include peaceful acts of civil disobedience to be held on an almost weekly basis. The first one will entail a 500-metre-long black banner to express Hongkongers' ire at Beijing's offer of universal suffrage. Chinese scholar warns that Beijing might restrict the territory's freedom. Catholic Church backs the student strike.
09/12/2014 VATICAN
Communio: special issue for the Synod on the Family
by Bernardo Cervellera
The issues dominating discussions thus far - the pastoral care of divorced, communion for the remarried, gay couples - are likely to overshadow the positive beauty of married life and of the sacrament, bound to the Eucharist. Mercy towards the remarried should not be psychological benevolence, but help that comes from the mystery of the Cross. The conflict between the Christian mentality and the individualistic mentality is leading the contemporary world to treat heterosexual marriages like "gay marriage." The summer issue of the prestigious magazine, with articles by Cardinals Ouellet and Scola, and other personalities related to the John Paul II Institute for the family.
09/11/2014 TIBET - CHINA
Beijing plays at Buddhist theology claiming exclusive right to recognise the Dalai Lama
The current Tibetan leader has suggested that, with his death, the line of Dalai Lamas might come to an end. Angered, China's angry atheist, Communist government, noted that "The title of Dalai Lama is conferred by the central government, which has hundreds of years of history." It plans to do the same for the next one.
09/10/2014 VATICAN - IRAQ - UNITED STATES
For the fight against the Islamic state, Obama chooses the Saudis, the Vatican chooses the UN
by Bernardo Cervellera
The US president is set to present a plan to fight caliphate militias. His would-be alliance includes states that have provided ISIL with financial and ideological support, and excludes Syria, Iran and Russia. Pope Francis, Card Sandri, and Mgr Tomasi, the Vatican observer at the UN, demand that the United Nations be involved to enhance the fight's effectiveness.
09/10/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Card. Zen: With Occupy Central we may have provoked the Emperor’s ire
by card. Joseph Zen Ze-kiun
The democratic movement is not a threat to the Territory’s survival. Beijing’s "three slaps in the face" of the local population. "When the imperialists attack, they only do damage, but when it is our fellow Chinese who want to enslave us, then our heart is wounded. There is no other option for those who do not want to be enslaved except resistance". The reflections of the bishop emeritus of Hong Kong.
09/10/2014 CHINA - LAOS - CAMBODIA
Maximum alert for floods on lower Mekong as Beijing opens dams
The Jinghong dam can contain up to 600 million cubic meters of water and a capacity of 1,750 megawatts. Experts in Laos, Thailand and Cambodia carefully monitor the level of the river. High risk of flooding. But the government of Phnom Penh, a staunch ally of Beijing, denies the threat.

Altri articoli
09/09/2014 ASIA
World Bank: global employment crisis
09/09/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Pro-Beijing official compares striking students to triad gangs
09/09/2014 TAIWAN - CHINA
Gutter oil mooncakes scandal spoils Mid-Autumn Festival
09/09/2014 PHILIPPINES - EU - CHINA
Manila asks Europe for help to stop Beijing's expansion on the seas
09/08/2014 CHINA - HONG KONG
Beijing self-harming on the issue of Hong Kong democracy by Bao Tong
09/08/2014 CHINA
China, a record for exports. But domestic market languishes
09/07/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Words can kill, it’s not Christian to insult or gossip!
09/06/2014 CHINA - MYANMAR - THAILAND
Chinese dams on Thanlwin River threaten livelihood of Burmese villages
09/05/2014 CHINA
Beijing to put Zhou Yongkang's associates on (public) trial
09/04/2014 CHINA
"Hi-tech" chopsticks to detect tainted food in China
09/04/2014 TIBET - CHINA
Tibet, living Buddha left "unrecognizable" from torture after arrest during 2008 protests
09/03/2014 CHINA
Zhejiang: 90 million drug capsules laced with the toxic metal chromium sold
09/03/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
For PIME missionary, "Occupy will not stop, a social revolution is urgent in China and Hong Kong"
09/03/2014 TAIWAN
Taiwan, agreement reached on increase in minimum wages by Xin Yage
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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09/15/2014 TURKEY
Erdogan's new Turkey to requires all students to study the Qur'an
by NAT da Polis
09/14/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Celebrate the Holy Cross, and think of our brothers and sisters, persecuted and killed
09/11/2014 NEPAL
Nepal, government to migrants: Choose Christian nations, they will treat you better
by Christopher Sharma
09/12/2014 VATICAN
Communio: special issue for the Synod on the Family
by Bernardo Cervellera
09/11/2014 PHILIPPINES
Card. Tagle: Pope Francis’ visit will make a difference in the lives of the Filipino people
by Card. Luis Antonio Tagle
09/12/2014 VATICAN
Pope: you cannot correct a brother without charity, humility and truth, anything else is just "gossip"
09/15/2014 IRAQ-VATICAN
"Adopt a Christian from Mosul": Archbishops’ thanks as first aid arrives
by Amel Nona
09/13/2014 MIDDLE EAST
Patriarch Laham: Unity among Muslims and Christians, to save the Arab world
by Gregorio III Laham*
09/17/2014 VATICAN
Pope: The Church is "catholic" and "apostolic". That is it’s "universal" and "missionary"
09/13/2014 VATICAN
Pope in Redipuglia: War is madness. This is the time to weep

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