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Following an investigation by the Khmer Times, police raided a hotel-casino. A number of people were arrested and two victims released. Firearms were also found. Those arrested will be questioned after a 14-day quarantine. To avoid the crackdown, criminal activities are being moved away from the coastal city.

| 14/09/2021
| CAMBODIA
by Vladimir Rozanskij

Siberian entrepreneurs seeking investment from China. Moscow needs to boost energy supplies between Lake Bajkal and the Amur River. The Chinese want control of the new facilities.  Russian critics say opening the doors to Beijing's money goes against the national interest.

 

| 14/09/2021
| RUSSIA-CHINA

Turnout falls to 42 per cent, 15 points lower than in 2017. Pro-democracy leaders were excluded in July for violating the special region’s constitution. The authorities blamed the heat and COVID-19 for keeping voters away. In Hong Kong, a well-known pro-democracy leader quit the group that organises the vigil for Tiananmen.

 

| 13/09/2021
| MACAU – CHINA

Indians and Australians want to increase military cooperation. Both countries have open disputes with Beijing. Exercises also in the Quad. Indian expert: Dialogue between India, Australia, the US and Japan goes beyond responding to the Chinese threat. China is India's biggest trading partner.

| 11/09/2021
| INDIA-AUSTRALIA

The new facility, which aims to boost Israel's presence in maritime trade, has been operational since September 1. A .7 billion investment managed by the Shanghai International Port Group. The aim is to become a regional hub, counting on growing ties with Arab nations. Washington against the Beijing-Jerusalem axis. 

| 11/09/2021
| ISRAEL - CHINA

The coastal city has received a lot of Chinese investment in recent years. Inside the China Project compound, at least 8,000 people are held prisoner, trained to commit Internet fraud. A Khmer Times investigation found that criminals are moving their activities to other parts of the country.

| 10/09/2021
| CAMBODIA

The US president does not want the competition to become an open conflict. Xi wants to reset bilateral relations. COVID-19, environment, North Korea and Afghanistan are possible areas of cooperation. The US Navy challenges the Chinese near the Spratly islands, which are the source of a dispute between China and other countries in the region.

| 10/09/2021
| CHINA – UNITED STATES
by Vladimir Rozanskij

Kremlin and Chinese have invested heavily in Guinean mines, supporting deposed President Alpha Condé.  The role of the Russians in the international traffic of cocaine, which also passes through Guinea. Suspicions that the US and Europe favored the coup to weaken Russia and China.

 

| 10/09/2021
| RUSSIA-CHINA-GUINEA

After 24 hours, the authorities released students detained during a raid against the Maizi Christian Music High School. Nothing is known of school principal Xu since he was arrested. Meanwhile, the members of the (Methodist) Mingdao Church in Fuzhou (Fujian) will soon be able to pray again in their place of worship. Since 2019 it is protected as a local heritage site.

| 09/09/2021
| CHINA

The clergyman had been administering the diocese since December 2012, as well as acting as deputy secretary of the Beijing-controlled Bishops' Conference. The Holy See spokesman confirms that the ceremony took place within the framework of the Sino-Vatican agreement. Pope Francis approved the appointment on 23 June 2021. Cui will be bishop of Hankou/Wuhan, based on the name recognised by Rome.

| 08/09/2021
| CHINA - VATICANO

They belong to the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China and had refused to cooperate with the police for national security. The pro-democracy group is accused of being a foreign agent. As in the case of the Teachers Union and the Civil Human Rights Front, the Alliance now considers disbanding.

| 08/09/2021
| HONG KONG - CHINA

Targeted by authorities, Jimmy Lai's pro-democracy daily stopped publishing in June. Calls for Next Digital liquidation to pay off outstanding debts. The executive never said which incriminated articles violated the law. The Tiananmen massacre vigil organising committee also accused of "colluding" with foreign forces.

 

 

| 06/09/2021
| HONG KONG - CHINA

The ordination ceremony will be held on 8 September in the Cathedral of St Joseph. The episcopal see had been vacant for 14 years. The appointment by government authorities was done less than a year ago. This will be the fourth ordination since the renewal of the Sino-Vatican agreement. There is a problem of jurisdiction with respect to three different episcopal sees.

| 05/09/2021
| CHINA

It will join Shanghai and Shenzhen to help small and medium-sized hi-tech firms raise capital. In China, banks tend to favour large state-owned enterprises. The move is designed to reassure investors, worried about the government's crackdown on tech giants and its anti-sanctions law.

| 03/09/2021
| CHINA
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by Vladimir Rozanskij
Mgr Iosif Staneuski, former auxiliary bishop of Grodno and secretary of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Belarus, replaces Archbishop Kandrusievich, exiled by President Lukashenko for urging the authorities to engage in dialogue with anti-government ...
| 18/09/2021
| BELARUS
 
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| 17/09/2021
| TURKEY - ITALY
 
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| 17/09/2021
| CHINA
 
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| 16/09/2021
| LEBANON
 
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| 16/09/2021
| THE WEST-CHINA
 
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| 15/09/2021
| PAKISTAN
 
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| 15/09/2021
| VATICAN - SLOVAKIA
 
Following an investigation by the Khmer Times, police raided a hotel-casino. A number of people were arrested and two victims released. Firearms were also found. Those arrested will be questioned after a 14-day quarantine. To avoid the crackdown, criminal ...
| 14/09/2021
| CAMBODIA
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