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01/28/2015 CHINA
Shanghai government calls for more children or the city will collapse
By the end of the year, a third of all residents will be 60 and over. Forgetting 35 years of the country's violent one-child policy, an official with the Family Development Bureau blames women who choose a career over family for the problem. The existing hukou system of family registration, which penalises migrant workers, comes in for criticism.
Shanghai (AsiaNews) - The drop in China's working age population stems from the desire of many women to develop their careers and the rising cost of bringing up children. In view of this, "qualified young couples" should have one or two children as soon as possible, said Fan Hua, director of...

01/27/2015 CHINA
Zhejiang, Hong Kong journalist arrested for investigating cross demolition
The woman, Jiang Yannan, was released after a long interrogation: she had been followed and those she interviewed harassed. The authorities have knocked down over 400 Christian crosses in a government campaign of "rectification". Chinese journalists increasingly targeted: still no news of Zhang Miao and Xin Jian.
01/27/2015 TIBET - CHINA
Beijing sends a new flood of Han migrants to Lhasa: Tibetans risk disappearing
The central government pushes 280 thousand citizens to move in the Tibetan capital to "support the advancement of the region". The government in exile: "With this excuse, they are in fact marginalizing the natives from every sphere of influence". Since the launch of migration policies to date, non-Tibetans living in the region have increased tenfold.
01/26/2015 INDIA - UNITED STATES
Obama and Modi reach nuclear deal without giving details
After years of deadlock, the two powers take an "important step" to implement an earlier 2005 US decision to provide India reactor components. The US leader shortens his visit to fly to Saudi Arabia. China cast its shadow over the meeting.
01/26/2015 CHINA - VATICAN
Opposed to new unlawful ordinations, Chinese Catholics are united for religious freedom
by Veritas Vincit
Chinese Catholics oppose the government's decision to ordain "independent" bishops. Candidates are called to refuse their "unlawful ordination". The official and underground Churches must "stand up" to these abuses.

01/26/2015 CHINA
In China, one third of all online products is fake (or hazardous to human health)
According to official statistics, up to 350 million Chinese have shopped online. A government-backed study indicates a high risk for consumers, state TV reported. Bootleg products include a mobile phone with a fake circuit board, toys without proper safety certification, and ordinary soil sold as fertiliser.
01/26/2015 VATICAN
Pope Francis, "rabbits" and the colonization of families
by Bernardo Cervellera
The controversy over Catholics who have children "like rabbits" has overshadowed the Pope’s message about ideological attacks on the family a "colonization" to be freed of. The UN and development agencies funds used for "reproductive health". Collaboration with other religious traditions, including Jews and Muslims vital to counter this "ideological colonization".
01/24/2015 CHINA-VATICAN
In 2015 China set to ordain independent bishops against the Holy See. Possible reactions of Catholics
by Bernardo Cervellera
The State Administration for Religious Affairs has launched plan’s that includes new ordinations without papal mandate. Beijing hardens towards the Holy See. Already now faithful refuse to participate in the ceremonies of the illicit bishops. A return to Maoist politics: the ideal of the Party is to destroy religions. The anti-corruption campaign of Xi Jinping has not yet touched the corruption of the Patriotic Association and the Ministry of Religious Affairs, who have stolen 13 billion euro.
01/23/2015 VATICAN
Mass media: learning a more authentic and human communication from the family
In his message for the 49th World Day of Social Communications, Pope Francis calls the family "the paradigm of communication." In it, as in the womb, you learn encounter, language, prayer, closeness, forgiveness. The media often treat the family as "an object" over which to wage ideological battles and not as a place in which to learn to communicate. We need to "relearn to tell, not just to produce and consume information".
01/23/2015 NORTH KOREA - CHINA - SWEDEN
Han, a N Korean refugee in Sweden who crossed 7,000 km to escape dictatorship and poverty
The 17-year-old boy has (forged) Chinese papers and speaks with a strong North Korean accent. However, Swedish authorities fear he may be a phony refugee, and wants China's help to identify him. The young man says he forded a frozen river, entered Russia, travelled on the Trans-Siberian railway, and crossed two continents to escape the regime. Now he could be sent back to his death. A Seoul-based NGO calls on the Swedish government to "err on the side of ensuring the boy's safety".
01/23/2015 TAIWAN
Taipei: 'Christian Life Communities' reflect on youth education
by Xin Yage
Associated with the Jesuits, these communities appear for the first time in 1563, on the initiative of Fr Jean Leunis. Since then, they developed quickly across the world. Delegates from 13 Pacific region countries are expected at this year's Regional Assembly.
01/22/2015 CHINA
Shanxi: fight against "superstition" leads to hunting witches and feng shui masters
Shanxi's provincial authorities have launched a two-month-long campaign against superstitious activities, which includes the organisation of pro-science events. However, the practice of feng shui and witches and shamans are part of China's ancient tradition, and have become an important tourist attraction. Thus, some fear a negative grassroots backlash.
01/22/2015 KOREA - RUSSIA - CHINA
Kim Jong-un chooses Russia for first state visit
"Pyongyang accepts" invitation to visit the country for the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. List of invitees includes South Korean President Park Geun-hye, who has yet to confirm her presence. The North Korean dictator interrupts the family tradition and does not go to Beijing.
01/21/2015 TIBET
Chinese mining threatens Tibetans' environment and life
Fresh protests against mining operations break out in Qinghai Province. Locals slam mountain deforestation and waterways pollution caused by complicity between mine owners and local and central government officials.
01/21/2015 CHINA
China’s labor force collapses: four million less in a year
The National Bureau of Statistics publishes data on 2014. The total population is growing, but not enough to cover the increase in retirees and to ensure the sustainability of the welfare state, the health system and pensions. Competitiveness of national exports also at risk, the real engine of economic expansion in past 30 years.

Altri articoli
01/20/2015 SRI LANKA - CHINA
Moving away from China, Sri Lanka puts Chinese "mega-projects" on hold
01/20/2015 ASIA
A billion viewers, illegal betting, and global jihadism at the 2015 Asian Cup
01/20/2015 CHINA
China, growth at 7.4%, the lowest in 24 years by Wang Zhicheng
01/20/2015 HONG KONG - CHINA
After Occupy, the government launches a cadets corps of "faithful to Beijing"
01/19/2015 VATICAN - PHILIPPINES
On his flight home, the pope said that the gift of tears, the Filipino people, the people of God, were the real protagonists
01/19/2015 CHINA - VATICAN
Pope Francis sends telegram to Xi Jinping. Xinhua’s black out on Philippines’ visit
01/19/2015 CHINA
Chinese shares plunge over fears that the real estate bubble will burst
01/19/2015 CHINA
Henan, "thugs" destroy a small local company. Police fail to intervene
01/19/2015 ASIA
In 2016, 1% of the richest own more than the remaining 99% (Oxfam)
01/18/2015 VATICAN - PHILIPPINES
Pope: Help young people to build a better society, every child should be welcomed
01/18/2015 PHILIPPINES - VATICAN
Pope to young people of Manila: Know, cry, think, feel, be with the poor
01/17/2015 ASIA-ITALY
Rediscovering the faith thanks to the missionary Churches of Asia
01/17/2015 PHILIPPINES - VATICAN
The Pope in the storm of Tacloban: We have a God who weeps and walks with us in life’s catastrophes
01/16/2015 CHINA
Chinese authorities acknowledge that the country's national intelligence chief is under investigation
Editor's choices
IRAQ - VATICAN
As 'Adopt a Christian from Mosul' continues, Mosul bishop notes that Jesus is born amid refugee containers
by Amel NonaPersecuted by the Islamic state, refugees have lost everything: belongings, home, jobs, school, and their future. Yet, their faith and mission remain strong. For them, almost 900,000 euros have been raised and sent. Pope Francis sends a message of closeness. The campaign continues according to the Patriarch of Baghdad's proposal of fasting and moderation at Christmas and New Year, with the money saved offered to the Christians of Mosul.
IRAQ - ITALY
Almost 700,000 euros raised as the 'Adopt a Christian from Mosul' campaign continues
by Bernardo CervelleraA second instalment is sent with funds raised in September. The fate of East-West relations is being played out in the Middle East and Iraq. Pope Francis and the Synod issue an appeal. Governments are lukewarm. Aid is coming from around the world. A new international community is defeating the "globalisation of indifference."
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Top 10
01/25/2015 VATICAN
Pope: the desire for Christian unity part of our "thirst for God"
01/23/2015 MYANMAR
Thousands of people attend the funeral of Kachin Christian teachers raped and killed by soldiers
by Francis Khoo Thwe
01/22/2015 ITALY - VATICAN
Chiara Lubich like Teresa of Avila: her process of beatification begins
by Costanzo Donegana*
01/26/2015 VATICAN
Pope Francis, "rabbits" and the colonization of families
by Bernardo Cervellera
01/27/2015 TIBET - CHINA
Beijing sends a new flood of Han migrants to Lhasa: Tibetans risk disappearing
01/23/2015 INDIA
Indian bishop: Beatification of Chiara Lubich, new impetus to interreligious dialogue in Asia
by Nirmala Carvalho
01/24/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "Never before" has dialogue with Islam been so necessary, for mutual knowledge and acceptance of differences, to counter violence
01/24/2015 CHINA-VATICAN
In 2015 China set to ordain independent bishops against the Holy See. Possible reactions of Catholics
by Bernardo Cervellera
01/22/2015 MALAYSIA - ISLAM
Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur: Ruling on the word 'Allah' threatens religious freedom
01/25/2015 VATICAN
Pope: many Christians are persecuted and killed because they are Christians, regardless of their confession

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