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10/21/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Hong Kong: first round of talks end in stalemate
The government delegation, led by Carrie Lam, "hopes" to be able to hold another meeting with student representatives but rejects their demands. Protest leaders are set to remain in the streets to show that the battle is a long one.
Hong Kong (AsiaNews) - Hong Kong Government officials ended the first round of talks with the students blocking important sections of the city to demand full democracy and universal suffrage. Chief Secretary Carrie Lam said that she hoped to have more meetings with protest...

10/21/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
As Occupy Central waits for talks with the government, High Court bars protesters from Mong Kok and Admiralty
by Paul Wang
A bus company and Citic Tower obtain a High Court injunction. One protester challenges the decision as a violation of freedom of expression. The meeting between the Federation of Students and the government is set for 6 pm today. For Hong Kong's chief executive, full democracy would hurt business by giving power to the poor. For the Catholic Church, the Occupy movement has already achieved a great result by raising political awareness and increasing the visibility of certain ideals among Hong Kongers.
10/21/2014 ASIA
Stock market 'volatility', a worrying sign about the health of the global economy
by Maurizio d'Orlando
Thanks to central banks action, another "Black Monday" crash was averted. However, in doing so, markets have become drug addicts. Now, if central banks stop pumping liquidity in increasingly massive quantities, another crash is likely.
10/21/2014 CHINA
China's economy slows down, the lowest rate in the last five years
The GDP in the third quarter grew by 7.3%. More stimulus packages needed to maintain growth at 7.5. The Bank of China programs injections of loans of up to 200 billion and 500 billion yuan.
10/20/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Justice and Peace: Occupy Central increases the dignity and political consciousness of Hong Kong
by Mary Yuen Mee-yin*
Mary Yuen, a member of the Vatican Council for Justice and Peace, shows the reasons and the strength of the pro-democracy movement that has occupied for weeks some streets in central Hong Kong. The inspiration is obviously nonviolent and Christian. The sit-in is a meeting place, study, and debate. For Hong Kong, it is a new era of political consciousness, solidarity, and commitment to social justice. Protesters are willing to dialogue, not to overthrow the authority.

10/20/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Beijing and the Hong Kong government spread smear campaign and threats against Occupy
by Paul Wang
The police threaten: Do not allow your children (students) go to Mong Kok. Fears of violent clamp down. China and Leung accuse Occupy of being in the pay of foreign organizations that want Hong Kong "independence": these allegations could be a foretaste of Chinese military intervention. Government and students to meet tomorrow.
10/18/2014 VATICAN
Synod Message: Admiration and gratitude to the families who follow Christ, Way, Truth and Life
The Message (which we publish in full) is addressed to "ordinary" families and speaks of the beauty of the love between a man and a woman. Little or no space to the issues discussed in the media: communion to remarried; gay families. A prayer to the Father, in union "with the family of Nazareth," which shows the family as the transforming cell of society and the world.
10/18/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Police assault Occupy Central in Mong Kok. Students rebuild barricades
by Paul Wang
Police clash with thousands of demonstrators overnight. Over 60 injured; 15 policemen. The young people of Occupy were "armed" with umbrellas; Police in riot gear used batons and pepper spray. Possibility of dialogue and confidence in the police evaporates. A new wave of occupations likely.
10/17/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
As police clear Mong Kok, expectations and doubts about the talks with the government persist
Early this morning police cleared more barricades. Only the southbound lane on Nathan Road and a small area in Causeway Bay are still occupied. Students are preparing for talks with the government; however, many expect the latter will use "tricks". For Lee Cheuk-yan, talks are useless unless "there is some concession".
10/16/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
HK Government ready to talk with Occupy but on Beijing's terms
by Paul Wang
For the protesters, talks are "useless" because of the government's pre-conditions. The authorities want to destroy and suppress the movement. Clashes between police and students take place over night. Seven police agents seen in video beating a defenceless protester are suspended.
10/15/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Occupy Central: churches, a refuge for those who want democracy
The Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Wanchai - the nearest to the great mass of people gathered at Admiralty - has been open day and night since 28 September to offer shelter and comfort to those who protest against Beijing's oppression. In the churches of the Territory, people are praying every day, asking for protection of pro-democracy activists and for their intentions. Some members of the local Filipino community remember, "they had been in Manila during People Power in 1986 and understand the importance of the fight that Hong Kong is engaged in."
10/15/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Police in riot gear attack Occupy protesters
by Paul Wang
A video shows police beating a pro-democracy protester for 4 minutes. Human rights observers also attacked. 45 protesters arrested for "illegal assembly". Anti-Occupy protests grow.
10/14/2014 IRAQ - ITALY
Almost 700,000 euros raised as the 'Adopt a Christian from Mosul' campaign continues
by Bernardo Cervellera
A 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."
10/14/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
As Occupy barricades are removed, Hong Kong's economy shows little sign of suffering
Hundreds of officers in riot gear, with chainsaws and heavy machinery, tear down roadblocks. Queensway and Causeway Bay are back to normal. Hundreds of protesters are still in the streets, but economists downplay protest's economic impact, comparing it to "another passing storm".
10/14/2014 TIBET - CHINA
Tibet, demolition campaign against the sacred places of Buddhism
Stupa, monks’ retreat centers and prayer stones torn down. The fear is that the shrines reminded people of those who have self-immolated against Beijing oppression. Even Buddhist education for children under 12 forbidden. In southern China, destruction of Christian churches and crosses continues.

Altri articoli
10/13/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Appeal to Hong Kong: "don't give in" for the sake of China's future
10/13/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Police clear some Occupy barricades. Leung: Nothing will change Beijing’s mind by Paul Wang
10/12/2014 VATICAN
Pope: the Kingdom of God is not to be reduced to a "tiny church", the gospel is for everyone
10/12/2014 VATICAN
Pope: The Church is missionary, if it stops moving, she becomes closed in on herself, she can be corrupted
10/11/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Tens of thousands of people take to streets in "long-term Occupy"
10/10/2014 CHINA - HONG KONG
More than 40 detained in mainland for backing Occupy Central
10/10/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Hong Kong, government cancels talks. Students: Occupy everywhere
10/09/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Storm hits Hong Kong's Leung over unregistered millions from Australian firm
10/09/2014 CHINA
China, the Party warns: Copying western democracy only leads to disaster
10/08/2014 CHINA
Fourth Plenum to save Communist Party of China from its contradictions by Bernardo Cervellera
10/08/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
For Bao Tong, Occupy's stalemate is not an issue for the seeds of democracy have been sown
10/08/2014 CHINA
Earthquake in Yunnan: 7 thousand collapsed houses, five deaths, but fears the death toll will rise
10/07/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Card Zen stands with Hong Kong students, united for democracy, "until we are either dispersed or arrested"
10/06/2014 VIETNAM - UNITED STATES - CHIN
Washington to sell weapons to former foe to contain Beijing in South China Sea by Paul N. Hung

Editor's choices
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."
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.
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10/17/2014 INDIA - PAKISTAN
Bishop of Pune: The Asia Bibi death sentence is an affront to the dignity of us all
by Thomas Dabre*
10/16/2014 PAKISTAN
Asia Bibi's sentence is heart breaking, may the world pray for her, says Islamabad bishop
by Jibran Khan
10/16/2014 UKRAINE - RUSSIA
Ultimatum to Crimea’s Muslims: Three months to hand over banned Islamic texts
10/16/2014 MALAYSIA - ISLAM
Malaysia Islamic state "recruiters" arrested: They include Internet experts and politicians
10/17/2014 VATICAN
Synod: "intense" debate in drafting of final document
10/18/2014 VATICAN
Synod Message: Admiration and gratitude to the families who follow Christ, Way, Truth and Life
10/15/2014 SYRIA - HOLY LAND
Apostolic Vicar of Aleppo is optimistic about Fr Hanna, who continues his mission among Syrian Christians
10/18/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Synod is "walking together" with the "consolation" and "temptations" of a "Church that has its doors wide open to receive the needy, the repentant and not only the righteous"
10/21/2014 PAKISTAN - ISLAM
Pakistan: Forced to marry and convert to Islam by force, a young Christian girl’s struggle for justice
by Shafique Khokhar
10/15/2014 BANGLADESH
As government recognises Church in Dinajpur, Catholic schools continue to be among the country's best
by Sumon Corraya

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