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04/25/2015 CHINA
Most wanted graft suspects in the United States and Canada
The list of 100 names includes 40 who fled to the US and 26 to Canada, most from Guangdong and Zhejiang provinces. Extradition will be difficult because China has few treaties with other countries.
Beijing (AsiaNews/Agencies) – The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection on Wednesday released a list of names of 100 fugitives sought under a new programme codenamed Sky Net launched earlier this month. Most of...

04/24/2015 CHINA – ASIA – AFRICA
Xi Jinping calls for a new world order to reflect the newfound influence of Asia and Africa
At the Asia Africa Summit, which marked the 60th anniversary of Bandung Conference, Chinese President called for a fairer international system that reflects the growing influence of the nations of the two continents. He also called on industrialised nations to stop putting political conditions on international aid.
South China Sea: Manila accuses Beijing of "armed robbery"
More clashes between Filipino fishing boats and Chinese vessels in disputed waters. The Chinese Coast Guard reportedly used water cannon against a group of Filipino fishermen; previously some Chinese vessels boarded, threatened with guns and robbed two Philippine ships of their load. Manila to lodge formal protest.
04/23/2015 JAPAN-CHINA
Yasukuni visit, a few hours after meeting between Shinzo Abe and Xi Jinping
The sanctuary remembers the fallen of the wars. These include personalities considered war criminals by the international community. Visits to Yasukuni fuel economic tensions and territorial claims. Demands for a "profound apology" to mark the anniversary of the Second World War.
Asia Africa Summit: leaders of Asia and Africa for a new world order
by Mathias Hariyadi
The heads of state and government from the two continents want to scrap the "outdated ideas" that underscore the Bretton Woods system and existing international financial institutions. Indonesian President Widodo calls on leaders to "work together" for a "global leadership". Observers wait to see if Xi Jinping and Shinzo Abe meet. Iran’s president calls for more efforts to fight terrorism.

04/22/2015 PAKISTAN – CHINA
Beijing “buys” Pakistan for US$ 45 billion
Xi Jinping and Nawaz Sharif signed 51 agreements for projects related to the "New Silk Road". A China-Pakistan Economic Corridor linking Xinjiang to the Arabian Sea and the Karot dam are among the ambitious goals. Agreements include roads, port facilities and power stations.
04/22/2015 HONG KONG – CHINA
The Hong Kong government closes the door on universal suffrage
The authorities table a draft for electoral reform before the Legislative Council that is identical to the one presented by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress in Beijing. The proposal is set to go to a vote next month. It requires the support of four pro-democracy legislators to pass. The opposition plans to block it; otherwise, things will not change.
04/21/2015 MACAU – CHINA
First Mass in honour of Matteo Ricci
The cause of beatification for the great Jesuit missionary is underway. Four choirs, three soloists, an organ, and brass instruments under composer Aurelio Porfiri will perform pieces and songs at St Joseph’s Seminary, an ancient place of training for missionaries in the Far East. The composer is also working on an oratorio dedicated to Ricci, with a libretto by Fr Gianni Criveller, PIME missionary in Hong Kong.
04/21/2015 UN-EU
UN: 800 dead in the worst Mediterranean migrant tragedy
The ship that sank came from Egypt and made a stop in Tripoli (Libya) to load new passengers. The refugees were from Mali, Gambia, Senegal, Somalia, Eritrea, Bangladesh and Syria. A boat sinks near the coast of Rhodes, with 80 survivors. The EU seeks solution to stop human trafficking. In 2014 more than 170 thousand people reached Italy.
South China Sea: Vietnam offers the Philippines a deal to contain China
Talks between Hanoi and Manila are already underway as China moves into disputed area. For Benigno Aquino, “Perhaps it’s even worse today,” he said speaking about the situation. Meanwhile, joint military exercise US-Philippines military manoeuvres get underway.
04/20/2015 CHINA
Following slower growth forecast, China cuts banks’ reserve requirement ratio
The RRR was reduced by 1 per cent for rural financial institutions, 2 and 3 per cent for loans to agriculture and small enterprises, because of a slowing economy. Banks can now boost lending by about 1.2 trillion yuan.
04/20/2015 TAIWAN - CHINA
More than 360 million viewers for premiere of film on imperial painter Jesuit Giuseppe Castiglione,
by Xin Yage
The work is a co-production between the Kuangchi Program Service in Taipei and Jiangsu TV. Set for distribution in the United States and Europe. In Italy will be aired on September 30th. Meanwhile the film trends online in provincial Chinese. The video of the English trailer.
04/17/2015 SRI LANKA
Colombo Port City causing "unimaginable" environmental harm
by Sajeewa Chamikara
Expert tells AsiaNews about the consequences of the Chinese-funded project, which violates Environmental Impact Assessment rules. Sand and granite mining are destroying the local coral reef and marine life, as well as the livelihood of 30,000 fishermen. Beachfront erosion will likely cause damages to coastal houses and hotels as well.
04/17/2015 CHINA
Beijing, journalist Gao Yu sentenced to seven years for defending human rights
The woman is very famous in the country and in the international community, for her sharp criticism of the political system and Chinese leaders. Convicted of "divulging state secrets", she will appeal. Her brother: "After a year of detention I hardly recognize her. Today she is 71, how can she manage seven years in jail? ". 44 journalists in Chinese prisons.
South China Sea: satellite images confirm Beijing’s" imperialist" policies
China continues to build an airstrip on a contended atoll. Evidence of dredging to enhance port facilities. On site construction of new strips of land in other atolls. Beijing defends them as legitimate operations, in the context of territorial sovereignty. US State Department: these actions do not bring "peace and stability" in the region.

Altri articoli
04/16/2015 CHINA
As the economy takes a dive, the government is caught between new stimulus measures and a social crisis
04/16/2015 CHINA – TIBET
Beijing rejects dialogue on Tibet, calls on Dalai Lama to apologise
Philippine president: Beijing’s imperialism on the seas may trigger a military conflict
04/14/2015 TAIWAN
Taiwan, "Pope Francis’ style" hits bookstores by Xin Yage
04/14/2015 CHINA
Beijing releases activists who protested against sexual harassment
04/13/2015 CHINA
Guangdong: thousands protest against a coal power plant
04/13/2015 CHINA
China’s trade plunges, down by $42 billion
04/12/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Like Thomas, we contemplate the wounds of the Risen One and, in the Jubilee, we welcome God’s love
04/12/2015 VATICAN
Pope: as the extermination of human beings continues, we need a change of heart
04/11/2015 TIBET – CHINA
In Tibet, a Buddhist nun sets herself on fire to demand freedom and the return of the Dalai Lama
Justice and Peace Commission in Hong Kong, in support of the democratic umbrella movement by Lina Chan
04/10/2015 TAIWAN
In Taiwan, Catholic volunteers celebrate Easter with people living with HIV/AIDS by Xin Yage
04/10/2015 CHINA
Chinese generals' and their growing influence in diplomacy by Willy Lam
For Justice and Peace Commission, the situation of Catholics in China is worsening, the government should change course by Lina Chan
Editor's choices
Pope: on the persecution of Christians, the international community should "not stand by mute and inactive” and “look away”For the sixth time in a week, Pope Francis mentioned the martyrdom of Christians in today’s Regina Caeli (the Marian prayer at Easter), slamming the indifference of the international community towards this "alarming failure to protect basic human rights.” Today’s martyrs "are many, and we can say that they are more numerous than in the first centuries." In addition, “Faith in the resurrection of Jesus and the hope He has brought to us is the most beautiful gift that a Christian can and must offer his brothers and sisters. To one and all, therefore, do not tire of repeating: Christ is Risen!”
Easter: The silence of the innocent and the gag
by Bernardo CervelleraViolations of religious freedom and the West's hypocricy surrounding this issue are likely to drag the world into an unprecedented chaos. But even in silence - of death accepted for love or death inflicted by power - God is at work. An indestructible hope rises on Easter morning and a small opening of the heart is just enough for it to invade a lifetime. Happy Easter.
Top 10
04/19/2015 VATICAN
Pope remembers and prays for "latest tragedy" of migrants, "our brothers and sisters" who "are seeking happiness"
04/18/2015 MALAYSIA
One-fifth of Malaysia’s animals endangered
South China Sea: Vietnam offers the Philippines a deal to contain China
04/20/2015 TAIWAN - CHINA
More than 360 million viewers for premiere of film on imperial painter Jesuit Giuseppe Castiglione,
by Xin Yage
Saudi policy: UN aid for Yemen, but no ceasefire
by Paul Dakiki
04/20/2015 LIBYA- ISLAM
Ethiopian Christians shot, beheaded and filmed by Islamic State
by Paul Dakiki
04/21/2015 UN-EU
UN: 800 dead in the worst Mediterranean migrant tragedy
04/20/2015 VATICAN
Buddhists and Christians together against modern slavery and human trafficking
04/22/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "men and women are the same substance and are complementary", a woman is not inferior or subordinate
04/22/2015 INDIA
Jharkhand, Hindu radicals demand immediate closure of Catholic school
by Nirmala Carvalho


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