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09/19/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Occupy Central adopts "Taiwan model" for protests
The goal is to maintain calm during demonstrations, as the 'sunflower' movement did in Taipei, which forced the Taiwan government to back down on a trade pact with Beijing. The behaviour of pro-Beijing officials is eliciting growing disdain. They are "resorting to red-guard tactics to resist change".
Hong Kong (AsiaNews) - The next street demonstrations organised by Occupy Central in favour of democracy in Hong Kong will follow Taiwan's 'sunflower' movement: no impulsive behaviour, violent provocations or...

09/19/2014 CHINA
China, internment in a mental hospital for criticizing government
The new Mental Health Act of 2013 prohibits the forced hospitalization without consulting a doctor, but the authorities ignore it. Shi Genyuan and Song Zaimin "disappear" after their arrest and reappear in psychiatric facilities, tied to the bed and sedated. The practice has been going on for decades.
09/18/2014 CHINA - VATICAN
Chinese Church: confidence and caution in Pope Francis' invitation to Xi Jinping to meet at the Vatican
by Bernardo Cervellera
The story first reported by an Argentinian online paper stands out in Catholic websites in China. The pontiff's hand written letter was delivered to close Xi aides. For a priest in northern China, this is a first step that shows great respect for the Chinese president. The second step will be to speak about the problems of the Catholic Church in China. Hong Kong waits for Xi's response before evaluating matters. China and the Vatican see eye to eye on a multi-polar world and the problems of the Middle East. Ping-pong diplomacy is played out for world peace and religious freedom and democracy in China.
09/18/2014 CHINA - SCOTLAND
For Beijing, Scottish independence "threatens unity and stability"
The Global Times comes out against today's vote because of its "potential impact on developments in Tibet, Xinjiang and Hong Kong." For the Chinese paper, "China cannot afford to play this British game".
09/18/2014 INDIA - CHINA
Xi Jinping in India to "create a better tomorrow" for Asia and humanity
As Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed China's president, praising the new bilateral entente, which will enable them to "script history". Long-term trading partners, the two Asian giants want to boot their relationship to make Asia the main player in the third millennium as the end of the US-centred unipolar world comes to an end. Both leaders also represent a major generational shift since they were born after their respective country's foundational moments.

09/18/2014 TAIWAN
Taipei and food scandals, damages to the tune of 130 million euro
by Xin Yage
After the investigation into the Guann Chang Co. - guilty of producing oil from expired products - the government runs for cover: investigations, convictions, fines and "more vigorous" inspections to stop a trend that threatens to destroy the domestic food market.
09/17/2014 CHINA
On trial for separatism, Ilham Tohti says Uighurs and Han Chinese have the same problems in Xinjiang
Jailed in January, the economist has never supported separatism. However, he has called on Beijing to talk with Uighurs and check its corrupt local government, which angers both Uighurs and Han Chinese. However, Chinese government repression could generate a more unified and violent movement.
09/17/2014 CHINA - HONG KONG - VATICAN
Towards the synod: challenges for marriage in China, threatened by selfishness and consumerism
by Don Peter
As the country grows and develops, the challenges that threaten marriage and family life multiply. Divorce, changing gender roles, and the one-child policy endanger the healthy development of the idea of the couple as the basis for the creation of a new family. The Church has sought to curb this negative trend, but it can and must do more to help young couples. ">Ahead of the upcoming Synod on the family, a priest in Xianxian looks at the issue.
09/16/2014 CHINA - HONG KONG
For China's parliamentary speaker, Beijing's democratic proposal "has obtained the support" of the people of Hong Kong
Zhang Dejiang, speaker of China's rubberstamp parliament and third-ranking official in China's system of government, defends Beijing's proposal for election in Hong Kong. "The decision was made very solemnly after listening to opinions from different sectors in Hong Kong," he said. Meanwhile, Occupy Central protests continue.
09/16/2014 CAMBODIA - CHINA
Protest over Sino-Cambodian dam: Phnom Penh arrests 11 activists
They blocked a group of officials, including Chinese engineers, from visiting the site in for the proposed mega-dam. The police deny the arrest and speak of "invitation" for interrogation. Over the weekend monks and farmers held a hunger strike in front of the Chinese Embassy, dispersed by the authorities.
09/15/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
One Hongkonger in two against Beijing's anti-democratic proposal
For 48 per cent of survey participants, pro-democracy lawmakers should vote against mainland China's election law. Thousands of people march in silence and mourning to lift the Occupy Central movement. Professors support student strike and criticise the mainland's openness.
09/15/2014 CHINA - HONG KONG
Half of Chinese billionaires plans to flee their country within five years
A survey looks at people with more than $ 1.5 billion in assets and found that 47 per cent of Chinese respondents want to leave, mostly to Hong Kong and Canada. Many of the super-rich in Singapore and Britain want to do the same.
09/14/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Celebrate the Holy Cross, and think of our brothers and sisters, persecuted and killed
At the Angelus Pope Francis recalls the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross: "We do not exalt just any cross, but the Cross of Jesus," where " God’s love for humanity was revealed most". The cross is not a sign of "magic": "Belief in the Cross of Jesus means following Jesus on his path”. An appeal for the Central African Republic. He returns to his prayer at Redipuglia: "War is a madness ... When will we learn this lesson?"
09/14/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Christ’s love sustains married couples' love and renews it when, humanly speaking, it becomes lost
Pope Francis celebrates Mass during which 20 couples are united in marriage. Some of them have lived together for some time and have children. Families are the “bricks” for the building up of society". The merciful love that flows from the Cross heals "those who succumb to the dangerous temptation of discouragement, infidelity, weakness, abandonment”. An added piece of advice: Never let the sunset on an argument
09/13/2014 VATICAN
Pope in Redipuglia: War is madness. This is the time to weep
At the cemetery that is the final resting place for the mortal remains of over 10 thousand victims of the First World War, Pope Francis condemns past and present wars, their destructive power, motivated by Cain’s attitude: "What does it matter to me?". The "the merchants of war perhaps have made a great deal of money, but their corrupted hearts have lost the capacity to cry". "... Even today, after the second failure of another world war, perhaps one can speak of a third war, one fought piecemeal, with crimes, massacres, destruction ...". Present cardinals and bishops from Austria, Slovenia, Hungary, Croatia, ordinary soldiers and representatives of Orthodox and Muslims in Europe. Pope Francis’ grandfather fought in the Great War on the Piave. The gift of "Light of St. Francis" to the military ordinary military in commemorations of the First World War. The full text of the papal homily.

Altri articoli
09/12/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Occupy Central ready for a lavish democracy "banquet" in Hong Kong
09/12/2014 VATICAN
Communio: special issue for the Synod on the Family by Bernardo Cervellera
09/11/2014 TIBET - CHINA
Beijing plays at Buddhist theology claiming exclusive right to recognise the Dalai Lama
09/10/2014 VATICAN - IRAQ - UNITED STATES
For the fight against the Islamic state, Obama chooses the Saudis, the Vatican chooses the UN by Bernardo Cervellera
09/10/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Card. Zen: With Occupy Central we may have provoked the Emperor’s ire by card. Joseph Zen Ze-kiun
09/10/2014 CHINA - LAOS - CAMBODIA
Maximum alert for floods on lower Mekong as Beijing opens dams
09/09/2014 ASIA
World Bank: global employment crisis
09/09/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Pro-Beijing official compares striking students to triad gangs
09/09/2014 TAIWAN - CHINA
Gutter oil mooncakes scandal spoils Mid-Autumn Festival
09/09/2014 PHILIPPINES - EU - CHINA
Manila asks Europe for help to stop Beijing's expansion on the seas
09/08/2014 CHINA - HONG KONG
Beijing self-harming on the issue of Hong Kong democracy by Bao Tong
09/08/2014 CHINA
China, a record for exports. But domestic market languishes
09/07/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Words can kill, it’s not Christian to insult or gossip!
09/06/2014 CHINA - MYANMAR - THAILAND
Chinese dams on Thanlwin River threaten livelihood of Burmese villages
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IRAQ-ITALY
"Adopt a Christian from Mosul," the thanks of the Patriarch Louis Sako; the concerns of the Bishop of Kurdistan
by Bernardo CervelleraThe head of the Chaldean Church is grateful for the AsiaNews campaign and hopes that "this chain of solidarity will reach far and wide”. Helping refugees to remain in Iraq. But many want to flee abroad. The bishop of Amadiyah where thousands of displaced people have found haven in churches and homes: We also help the Arabs (Muslims), and Yazidis, for free and without looking at our confessional differences.
CHINA - VATICAN
Wenzhou bishop and priests slam government's campaign against crosses and churches in Zhejiang
by Eugenia ZhangFor Mgr Vincent Zhu Weifang, from the official Church, the campaign of destruction is increasing social instability. It is real persecution against the Christian faith. The bishop apologises for failing to intervene sooner. He was hoping that the campaign would end quickly. Catholics and Protestants suffer injuries as they attempt to defend their sacred buildings. For priests in Wenzhou, the campaign is unfair and touches buildings that have all the right papers. Such "stupid acts" by the government are undermining social harmony.
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09/15/2014 TURKEY
Erdogan's new Turkey to requires all students to study the Qur'an
by NAT da Polis
09/14/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Celebrate the Holy Cross, and think of our brothers and sisters, persecuted and killed
09/17/2014 VATICAN
Pope: The Church is "catholic" and "apostolic". That is it’s "universal" and "missionary"
09/17/2014 IRAQ
Kurdish Peshmerga free some Christian villages occupied by jihadists
09/15/2014 IRAQ-VATICAN
"Adopt a Christian from Mosul": Archbishops’ thanks as first aid arrives
by Amel Nona
09/12/2014 VATICAN
Communio: special issue for the Synod on the Family
by Bernardo Cervellera
09/12/2014 VATICAN
Pope: you cannot correct a brother without charity, humility and truth, anything else is just "gossip"
09/18/2014 INDONESIA - ISLAM
Yogyakarta: Catholic university cancels seminar on homosexuality after Islamist threats
by Mathias Hariyadi
09/13/2014 MIDDLE EAST
Patriarch Laham: Unity among Muslims and Christians, to save the Arab world
by Gregorio III Laham*
09/13/2014 VATICAN
Pope in Redipuglia: War is madness. This is the time to weep

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