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07/25/2014 CHINA
Shandong, flurry of arrests against Church of Almighty God members
A group of 5 members, that the state has outlawed as an "evil cult," beat to death a woman who had refused to join them. The murder has sparked public outrage because, during the violence, no one intervened to help the victim. "Hundreds" of other members arrested by the police.
Beijing (AsiaNews / Agencies) - The judicial authority of Shandong has accused 5 people of "intentional homicide" and "organizing and using an evil cult to undermine the rule of law in the country." The accused are all...

07/24/2014 VATICAN-TAIWAN
Pope sends condolences to Archbishop of Taipei for Magong plane crash
The Pope sent a telegram through the Secretary of State. The plane was carrying 58 people; 48 have died. 10 others are hospitalized for injuries. The immediate cause is believed to be bad weather conditions, but the government has opened an investigation.
07/23/2014 MACAU - CHINA
Beijing's censorship and Macau universities
Lecturers are fired because they express pro-democracy views or mention the horror of Mao's reign. The politburo and the principle of "one country, two systems" are off-limits on university campuses.
07/23/2014 CHINA
The plague detected in Gansu: 30 thousand people in Yumen under quarantine
A resident skinned a groundhog feed it to his dog and contracted pneumonic plague, the only one of the 3 strains of the disease that can be transmitted from human to human. After his hospitalization and death, the authorities have sealed the area off: the quarantine expires tomorrow, but 151 residents will remain under observation. Since 2002, WHO has reported a total of 7 outbreaks of pneumonic plague.
07/23/2014 CHINA - KOREA
China arrests 29 North Korean refugees who face death if repatriated
by Joseph Yun Li-sun
The arrests were made between Qingdao and Kunming and include 5 Chinese and Koreans who were trying to help them get to South-East Asia. The Beijing government set on sending them back home, where they face concentration camps or execution. Seoul "at work" to resolve issue, experts skeptical: "China does not want refugees from the north, it fears the economic impact."

07/22/2014 CHINA
Government announces nation-wide investigation in the wake of "bad meat" scandal
After undercover report shows the use of bad ingredients in making fast food products, Starbucks also pulls some products from the market. The government says lawbreakers will be "severely punished", but food scandals seem an incurable plague in the country.
07/22/2014 CHINA
Wenzhou: Christian pastor goes on hunger strike to stop church demolition
Zhan Yingsheng, head of the Salvation Church, locked himself inside the tower to prevent the destruction of the cross that stands on the roof of his church. On a hunger strike since 16 July, he does not fear death. "I have changed: I was a coward and found courage. [. . .] I do not seek publicity; I took this decision because I do not have alternatives." Resistance to religious repression is growing as exemplified by the case of seminarians in Beijing and the example of heroic Bishop Ma Daqin. The full text of the clergyman's testament follows.
07/21/2014 CHINA
Bad meat: KFC and McDonald's "duped" by Chinese supplier
World food giants, including Pizza Hut and Yum Brands, discard the Shanghai Husi Food Company. A TV report shows green, unpleasantly odoriferous meat as it goes through reprocessing to be made "anew".
07/19/2014 CHINA
China hit by Rammasun, the strongest typhoon in 40 years
At least one victim and hundreds of thousands of people forced to leave their homes in the southern part of the country. The authorities issue red alert and call for the help of the army. In the Philippines, the storm caused more than 40 victims.
07/19/2014 ITALY - ASIA
2013 sees jump in death penalty, with China, Iran and Iraq in the lead
This is what emerges from the 2014 Report "The death penalty in the world" Hands Off Cain. At least 4,106 executions in the world, up from the 3,967 in 2012. Official data lacking from many countries. In China, more than 3 thousand people died at the Executioner’s hands, Iran 687 and Iraq 172.
07/18/2014 CHINA - VATICAN
Beijing, seminarians desert graduation ceremony: We will not celebrate Mass with illegitimate bishops
The rector of the seminary is the illegitimate bishop Joseph Ma Yinglin: Students refuse to concelebrate with him and reject Msgr. Fang Xingyao, who has participated in several illegal episcopal ordinations. The directors close the year without awarding diplomas and send students home: rumors of some courses being "suspended" in September. The precedent of 2000, when 130 young students chose fidelity to the Pope over compromise with the government.
07/17/2014 CHINA
Beijing: first conviction in party's anti-corruption campaign
Wang Suyi, 53, former chief of the United Front Work Department in Inner Mongolia, was sentenced to life imprisonment for corruption and nepotism. Sources claim he pocketed more than US$ 15 million during his career. The conviction sets the stage for criminal trials currently underway involving other senior Communist Party officials.
07/17/2014 CHINA
SMEs, migrant slavery, and the urgency of a Chinese economy based on human dignity
by Maurizio d'Orlando
China's economic development has created some room for freedom for small- and medium-sized enterprises. However, the latter continue to be under the parasitical thumb of big state corporations. Similarly, rural labour continues to be exploited. It is "better" to be a slave in Italy than in China. A people-centre society can overcome Confucian hierarchy. Christianity is a gift to China. Here is the third of a three-part analysis.
07/16/2014 TIBET - CHINA
Dalai Lama: Beijing should learn from the Middle East, only dialogue will save Tibet
The leader of Tibetan Buddhism: "We need a realistic approach to the situation. If we continue to look to the past end up like the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in a permanent". He also urges Tibetans: "viewing the dispute merely through the prism of history would only aggravate the situation."
07/16/2014 CHINA - UNITED STATES
Authorities target Pastor Zhang’s family who flee to U.S.
The Christian leader has been sentenced to 12 years for his opposition to the theft of church land by the authorities of Nanle. Officials have launched a campaign of violence and intimidation against his relatives: daughter, son in law and 1 year granddaughter forced to leave the country.

Altri articoli
07/16/2014 CHINA
China's economic transition: saved from the brink by the WTO and the UN by Maurizio d'Orlando
07/16/2014 ASIA
BRICS lays down challenge to IMF and World Bank and launches own bank
07/16/2014 VIETNAM - CHINA
South China Sea: Beijing removes contentious oil rig
07/15/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Hong Kong government omits Occupy Central from its report to Beijing by Paul Wang
07/15/2014 CHINA
China at a turning point: civil rights and economic structures by Maurizio d'Orlando
07/15/2014 CHINA
China, trial opens against Zhou Yongkang clique
07/14/2014 TIBET - CHINA
Tibetan Buddhist monk held for two months
07/14/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA - VATICAN
Hong Kong's bishops-elect back civil disobedience, cautious about China Vatican dialogue by Victoria Ma
07/14/2014 KOREA - CHINA - USA
Child labor, Samsung freezes relations with a Chinese factory
07/14/2014 TAIWAN
Mission in Taiwan and China through families and vacations by Xin Yage
07/13/2014 VATICAN
As pope makes "heartfelt appeal" for peace in the Holy Land, he notes that prayer is not "in vain"
07/12/2014 ASIA - UNITED NATIONS
More than half the world's population lives in cities
07/12/2014 CHINA
Xinjiang: Muslim students forced to eat during Ramadan
07/11/2014 HONG KONG - VATICAN
The Church in Hong Kong has three new auxiliary bishops
Editor's choices
CHINA - VATICAN
Beijing, seminarians desert graduation ceremony: We will not celebrate Mass with illegitimate bishops The rector of the seminary is the illegitimate bishop Joseph Ma Yinglin: Students refuse to concelebrate with him and reject Msgr. Fang Xingyao, who has participated in several illegal episcopal ordinations. The directors close the year without awarding diplomas and send students home: rumors of some courses being "suspended" in September. The precedent of 2000, when 130 young students chose fidelity to the Pope over compromise with the government.
HONG KONG-CHINA-VATICAN
Card Zen: Religious freedom and civil liberties are united, for China and Hong Kong
by Bernardo CervelleraA wide ranging conversation with the bishop emeritus of Hong Kong: the courage of Msgr. Ma Daqin, who sent a message to Pope Francis; underground Catholics are also prepared to be arrested; suspicions about Beijing’s sincerity towards possible dialogue with the Holy See. And in Hong Kong, the march for a referendum on democracy; support for "Occupy Central"; the fear of the government and arrests. Card. Zen reaffirms that religious freedom and civil liberties go hand in hand.
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Top 10
07/20/2014 VATICAN
Pope: I am with the persecuted Christians of Mosul and the Middle East
07/18/2014 NORTH KOREA - CHINA
Pyongyang furious over viral Chinese video of Kim Jong-un dancing, singing and kung fu fighting
07/18/2014 CHINA - VATICAN
Beijing, seminarians desert graduation ceremony: We will not celebrate Mass with illegitimate bishops
07/21/2014 SOUTH KOREA
K-Pop idol, Rain, converts to Catholicism: For the faith, not for love
07/18/2014 IRAQ
Baghdad patriarch: as the time for dialogue is no more, Christians flee Mosul
07/18/2014 INDIA
Bangalore, 17 year old novice gang raped
by Nirmala Carvalho
07/22/2014 INDONESIA
More than a thousand Indonesian supporters "ready to fight" for ISIS in Syria and Iraq
by Mathias Hariyadi
07/21/2014 IRAQ
Baghdad’s Muslims show solidarity with Christians
by Thomas Tammo
07/19/2014 INDIA
Uttar Pradesh, Church of the Nazarene attacked: Pastor and faithful beaten
by Nirmala Carvalho
07/18/2014 VATICAN - ISLAM
Christians and Muslims should work fraternally for "justice, peace and respect for the rights and dignity of every person"

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