» 11/22/2004, 00.00
50 Buddhist monks on a sit-in
Lam Dong: police attack Buddhist temple, expel 400 monks and nuns
Doors and windows are smashed, computers are damaged and members of the community beaten. After surrounding the building security forces go after monks hiding in the vicinity. The authorities had been eyeing the place for months in order to seize it and its immediate area.
Mayor of Hanoi calls for removal of Archbishop Kiet
In a meeting with Western diplomats, Nguyen The Thao announces that there will be punishments for the priests and faithful involved in demonstrations for the restitution of the former apostolic delegation and the land of the parish of Thai Ha.
16/11/2004 HONG KONG CHINA
For the Chinese government a referendum is a threat to the nation
Democratic Party protests demanding universal suffrage. According to Bishop Zen, the referendum is no threat to Hong Kong-Beijing relationship.
Police stops young Buddhists from going on pilgrimage
In Sichuan farmers still protesting against dam construction
Demonstrations are on the rise. A thousand industrial workers go on strike in Guangzhou demanding a weekly day of rest.
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