Members of the city’s small Russian Orthodox community meet every Sunday to pray listening to taped songs. Many belong to mixed Russian-Chinese and Russian-Uyghur families.
The new US legislation is aimed at safeguarding Hong Kong’s autonomy, but many believe the Trump administration will not put the territory’s special trade status at risk. Hong Kong is the eighth largest market for US exports according to the International Monetary Fund, and 1,344 US companies operate in the autonomous territory. Nonetheless, the Act is a blow to Xi Jinping and the CCP, according to a former top Pentagon official.
Emperor Chongzhen lost himself in the internal struggles of the palace and did not worry about making peace with external enemies. He used repression as the only way to keep the people submissive. He had a falsely patriotic and arrogant ruling class. Xi Jinping is a perfect "brother" of Chongzhen, who ended his life by hanging himself and losing his empire. A reflection of the "father of democracy" in China.
Completed in 2024, it will be able to supply 38 billion cubic meters of gas to Shanghai and beyond. The contract signed in 2014 had seen discussions between Moscow and Beijing since 1994.
Arrested a year ago, Rev Wang Yi, the pastor who leads the community, is still waiting for his trial. He could get ten years in prison. At the end of November, one of the community's elders, Qin Defu, was sentenced to four years. The adopted children of a Christian couple have been taken away because “trapped by an evil religion”.
The bishop of Linyi (Shandong) is a member of the CPCPC Standing Committee (Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference), president of the Patriotic Association; Vice-President of the Council of Chinese Bishops. The sorrow of many Catholics. For the Holy See, love for the homeland and love for the Church are on the same level. But Chinese faithful also ask for religious freedom and to be able to "work for justice".
Until now, an identity card was sufficient for a contract with a telephone operator. According to some, the measure will serve to block telephone scams. For others, this is a new step towards total population control. The contradictions of the "People's Daily".
Today’s rally in Chater Garden follows the sweeping victory of the pro-democracy camp in last Sunday’s district elections. “As Hongkongers, we need to continue using different methods to raise our demands with the government,” said one young participant. In six months of protests, about 5,890 people have been arrested, including 910 minors.
Chinese Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesperson states that "China is sincere and positive in improving China-Vatican relations" and that it welcomes the "exchange between the two nations". China's exhibition in the Vatican is slow to come.
The police removed thousands of Molotov cocktails, explosives, bottles of corrosive liquid, stones, bows and arrows. But the building was empty: there were no demonstrators. So far over 1000 people have been arrested over the PolyU. Demonstration against the siege last night in Tsim Sha Tsui. A show in Edinburgh Place to thank the United States for their support, after the signing of the human rights law. Events continue at lunch time.
The president of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference National Committee follows Xi Jinping's "sinicization" program. Fight against "extreme thoughts and heresies". Xinjiang Muslims and underground Protestant and Catholic churches especially targeted.
The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs denounces the "heavy interference" and threatens "consequences". Trump also signed a law prohibiting the sale of ammunition, tear gas and rubber bullets to the Hong Kong police. Trump hopes that China and Hong Kong will "settle" differences in a friendly way. So far, the police have arrested about 5,000 protesters. Including teenagers aged 12-16.
Chinese authorities and media have fallen silent. Articles praising pro-Beijing winners were scrapped. Patriotic and anti-US media campaigns failed, as did Carrie Lam. Beijing thinks that human rights are just food, clothing and a roof over people’s head. But the people of Hong Kong also love freedom.
Already last August 12 "aggressive" plague strains were discovered in mice. But there was no communication to the health authorities. Lack of communication mirrors Sars epidemic (2003). The imbalance between urban and rural health service.
The "China Cables", secret documents of the Communist Party that emerged thanks to the efforts of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, describe in detail life in the detention camps where 1.8 million Chinese Muslims are imprisoned. The emphasis on the education of the youngest, who must be isolated from the world and re-educated. The denied requests of the international community to be able to visit these areas that are "vocational institutes" for Beijing.