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04/16/2014 TIBET - CHINA
A 32-year-old Tibetan dies in a blaze to protest Chinese occupation
Thinley Namgyal, who died from his burns, is the 131st person to choose self-immolation as a form of protest. Associations of Tibetans in exile hold a vigil in his memory.
Dharamsala (AsiaNews) - Thinley Namgyal, a 32-year-old Tibetan man, set himself on fire yesterday to demand an end to China's occupation of Tibet. After he succumbed to his injuries, his body was taken to the Gangthel Monastery and then returned to the family, this according to Tawu Lobsang Jinpa, a Tibetan exile with contacts in the area. Thinley, who lived with...

04/15/2014 CHINA
Party and military setting up local offices to monitor and protect soldiers
After two senior military leaders are arrested, central authorities set up special agencies to monitor military rights. Heads of political and law commissions at county, city and provincial levels will lead the groups.
04/14/2014 CHINA
Beijing: two more Zhou Yongkang cronies arrested
For experts and analysts, the government is trying to rid itself of former powerful "national security czar." Zhao Miao and Yan Cunzhang, two of his associates, are the latest victims, both accused of corruption. For one observer, a "power struggle" is underway.
04/12/2014 CHINA
With benzene in water, residents in Gansu city storm supermarkets to buy bottled water
Lanzhou officials ask residents not to drink tap water because it may cause death. Illegal spilling of toxic sewage by a chemical plant is thought to be at the root of the problem. As things get worse across the country, the central government appears to be powerless vis-à-vis the problem.
04/11/2014 CHINA
Beijing, Xu Zhiyong sentence confirmed on appeal
The activist, founder of New Citizens Movement, has long called for the government to publicly disclose the leadership’s personal assets. An increasing number of anti-corruption activists end up in court. In Hong Kong, his autobiography published: "To Be a Citizen."

04/10/2014 CHINA - ISRAEL
After two centuries, Henan Jews prepare to celebrate Passover
The first presence of Jews in Kaifeng, China's former imperial capital, dates back to the 10th century AD. The last recognised rabbi died in 1810, and since then the community has lived without knowing the faith of their ancestors. Increasingly, the historical void has been reduced in recent years. Now, a local young man prepares to return home as a rabbi after studying in Israel.
04/10/2014 CHINA
China: import-export falls again in March amid fears of another recession
Exports decline for a second month in a row, losing 6.6 percentage points compared to last year. Imports down 11.3%. The government announces a mini-stimulus package for small businesses and railways.
04/09/2014 KOREA
Pyongyang arrests scores for "religious activities", questions 100 people who could end up in concentration camps
After a raid late last year, Kim Jong-un's regime has cracked down on North Koreans who have gone abroad and "met members of religions for the purpose of overthrowing the legitimate government." A source says the move is to "engender fear" in people.
04/09/2014 CHINA
Beijing, trial begins of two more anti-corruption activists
Ding Jiaxi and Li Wei are both members of the New Citizens Movement, which has asked government officials to disclose their assets. They are accused of "having summoned a mob to disturb public order". Lawyer: "They are innocent, but a nuisance to leaders".
04/08/2014 KOREA
Number of North Korean refugees in South Korea up this year
Despite rising risks, statistics show that in the first quarter of this year show, 360 North Koreans fled Kim's regime seeking refuge in the southern part of the peninsula. However, it is impossible to know how many have decided to stay in China.
04/08/2014 CHINA
China, on the feast of the dead, authorities block the commemoration of Tiananmen victims
Qingming is the "day of the ancestors" in which the tombs of the dead are swept clean in a sign of devotion and care. But the government blocks the relatives of the victims of June 4, those of dissidents and even those who want to commemorate the "controversial " heroes of the Communist Revolution .
South China Sea, Bishop of Manila: U.S. attitude worsens situation
Bishop Broderick Pabillo, auxiliary of the capital, intervenes in territorial disputes and attacks the United States for "meddling" in the dispute. The prelate calls for a frank and open dialogue between China and the Philippines, to reach an agreement that averts the use of violence. Meanwhile, Indonesia strengthens its military against Chinese maneuvers.
04/08/2014 TAIWAN
Taipei, students announce end of Parliament occupation
Thanks to the mediation of the Speaker of Parliament, Wang Jin-pyng, the movement will leave parliament on April 10. Tension within the Kuomintang , two MPs apologize for having "caused many problems" and submit their resignation (later rejected).
04/08/2014 VATICAN - JORDAN
Pope: Holy Land visit in focus at meeting with the King of Jordan
“Cordial and informal atmosphere” at Pope Francis’ second meeting with King Abdullah. The king "reaffirmed sentiments with which the people of Jordan are preparing to welcome the Pope and openness to greater collaboration in the commitment to peace and interfaith dialogue".
04/07/2014 CHINA
Wenzhou, Christians challenge government to prevent the demolition of their church
For days, about 3 thousand faithful of the official Protestant Ou Bei community have held a sit-in in front of the newly rebuilt place of worship Sanjiang , which the authorities want to demolish for "security reasons". Government’s decision hides attempt to target congregation of thousands which meets every Sunday and their church which is considered "too high".

Altri articoli
04/05/2014 INDIA
India, Babri Masjid demolition "planned by Hindu party" by Nirmala Carvalho
04/04/2014 CHINA
Protests against chemical plant in Maoming reach Guangdong capital
04/03/2014 CHINA
Old Wine in an Ancient Bottle: Changes in Chinese State Ideology by Carl Minzner
04/03/2014 TAIWAN
Taipei, government backs down on trade agreements with China
Xi Jinping returns home full of deals and silence by Bernardo Cervellera
04/02/2014 CHINA
Gen. Gu Junshan "corrupt", Xi Jinping’s battle takes on the Army by Chen Weijun
South China Sea: Manila calls on UN to stop Beijing
04/01/2014 TAIWAN
"Sunflowers" and "bananas": Taiwan still divided by student protest by Xin Yage
04/01/2014 MALAYSIA - CHINA
Race against time to find missing plane's black box as relatives still hope for a miracle
03/31/2014 CHINA - VATICAN
'What future for the Church in China?' published in Chinese
03/31/2014 CHINA
Guangdong, 1,000 people demonstrate against the construction of a chemical plant
03/30/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Like the blind man healed, "come to see the light", reborn to new life
03/29/2014 VATICAN
Pope to the blind and deaf: Jesus encounters people marked by disease to make them witnesses
03/29/2014 MYANMAR - CHINA
Growing trade in Burmese jade, but at cost of workers health
Editor's choices
Xi Jinping returns home full of deals and silence
by Bernardo CervelleraThe Chinese president signed agreements worth tens of billions of Euros in France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium. He also stayed clear of any press conference. At the College of Europe in Bruges, he presented his dream of a new trillion-dollar Silk Road. Yet, he also made it clear that at home, the monopoly of power stays with the Party, squashing any dream for political reform in China. On the Internet, netizens disagree with him.
Pope announces a 'festival of forgiveness' for 28-29 March in St Peter's Basilica and churches around the worldPope Francis made the announcement after today's Angelus. "We must celebrate the forgiveness the Lord gives us as did the father in the parable of the prodigal son, who, when the latter returned, organised a party, putting out of his mind all the things the son had done." When Jesus met the woman of Samaria, he "tore through the biased mind-set against women." The pontiff also called on the pilgrims to say, "Every encounter with Jesus changes one's life; every encounter with Jesus fills us with joy." He also sent his greetings to a Japanese school.
Top 10
04/09/2014 KOREA
Pyongyang arrests scores for "religious activities", questions 100 people who could end up in concentration camps
04/14/2014 VATICAN
For pope, the seminary is not a refuge, hence 'Woe do the wicked shepherds'
04/09/2014 VATICAN
Pope: new "heartfelt appeal to Syrian authorities and the international community” to “silence the weapons"
Patriarch Sako: mourning and prayer for Card Delly who kept us united in dark times
by Joseph Mahmoud
04/14/2014 PAKISTAN
Lahore: third postponement in Asia Bibi's appeal as Islamist threats against judges continue
by Jibran Khan
04/10/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "Dictatorship of thought" suppresses "freedom of conscience, people’s relationship with God"
04/11/2014 SRI LANKA
Christ's Passion changed my life, young Buddhist says
by Melani Manel Perera
04/10/2014 CHINA - ISRAEL
After two centuries, Henan Jews prepare to celebrate Passover
04/11/2014 VATICAN
Pope: defend the rights of the child to life, not to be exploited, not to become the subject of "educational experiments"
04/09/2014 CHINA
Beijing, trial begins of two more anti-corruption activists


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