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Intervention of religious leaders at the World Forum to "generate global awareness for change". The Oxfam report highlighted that wealth remains highly concentrated at the top of the distribution pyramid: the wealthiest 1%, in mid-2019, held more than double the net wealth owned by 6.9 billion people.

| 23/01/2020
| VATICAN

The panel of 17 judges ruled unanimously. Myanmar must protect the ethnic group, prevent killings and physical and mental damage as well as submit a report within four months. Aung San Suu Kyi says refugees have exaggerated the abuse against them.

| 23/01/2020
| NETHERLANDS – MYANMAR – GAMBIA

The victims contested the rebirth of a movement that defended the tribal land, even with violence. Some media reports that those killed are Christians; the local Church does not confirm. The "inexplicable" violence between two factions both fighting for survival.

| 23/01/2020
| INDIA
by Paul Wang

More than 7,000 people are being held in various centres in Hong Kong and Shenzhen. Many of them are very young. A former detainee testifies to unhygienic conditions and poor food quality.

| 23/01/2020
| HONG KONG – CHINA

Cardinal addresses citizens, inviting them not to oppose "an outright rejection" to new cabinet but give them time to "put a rescue program in place". Violence and destruction, he adds, "must end". Yesterday, new demonstrations and more clashes in the center of Beirut, at least 10 injured. President Aoun calls on the executive to "conquer the confidence of the Lebanese".

| 23/01/2020
| LEBANON
by Wang Zhicheng

From 10 this morning trains, buses, ferries and planes blocked. Medical checks on the roads for those who leave the city by car. Obligation to wear medical masks in public places. Hospitals are overcrowded with patients.

| 23/01/2020
| CHINA

The Iranian president’s chief of staff reaches out to the Saudis, noting that Iranian-Saudi relations should not be influenced by tensions with the United States. For Mahmoud Vaezi, the two countries “should work together to resolve their problems”.

| 22/01/2020
| IRAN – SAUDI ARABIA

The 28-year-old culprit said he wanted to adopt the animal. Although he expressed remorse, for the court, the act was a cruel crime. Animal welfare awareness is rising in the country, but eating dog meat is still widespread. Some 8,500 abandoned dogs are found in the capital every year. The transport and transformation facilities for waste are limited.

| 22/01/2020
| KOREA

Beijing’s 21 million residents generate 26,00 tonnes of domestic waste per day. It is the second city in the country after Shanghai to start waste sorting. Offenders can expect stiff fines.

 

| 22/01/2020
| CHINA

At the World Economic Forum, the Ecumenical Patriarch speaks out on ecological crisis, warning that "we know what needs to be done and we know how it must be done". "But it is becoming abundantly clear that so little is unfortunately being done." "In order to restore the balance of our planet, we need a spiritual worldview, which promotes humility, respect and solidarity"

| 22/01/2020
| TURKEY

The reason for the protests is the new citizenship law which excludes Muslims. A peaceful sit-in, started by women has attracted demonstrators of all ages, enlivened every day with songs and poetry readings. The Supreme Court postpones the discussion of petitions against the legislation.

| 22/01/2020
| INDIA
by Wang Zhicheng

Mandatory quarantine measures to contain infections. The Wuhan city council gave indications not to leave the city except in really necessary cases. The Catholic churches of Wuhan, Hankow, Wuchang closed. All daily masses and New Year masses cancelled. New cases of infection in Macau, in the USA, in Taiwan. Criticism of Chinese health system.

| 22/01/2020
| CHINA

Pakistan is set to buy 300,000 tonnes to meet emergency. Between 2018 and 2019, the country exported twice that much, even after a ban was imposed. Bakers go on strike in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to protest lost sales. Flour shortages have pushed up the price of products made with flour.

| 21/01/2020
| PAKISTAN
by Wang Zhicheng

The 66-year-old must also pay a fine of 2 million yuan. He was expelled from the Communist Party in March 2019. His wife Grace has asked Interpol and the French president for help, to no avail.

 

| 21/01/2020
| CHINA
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