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Today's news: Up to 75 per cent of the Palestinians in Gaza are forcibly displaced, the Israeli army advances to Rafah, attacks in Jenin and authorises the return to three settlements in Samaria; Between 2016 and 2023, the Chinese authorities drove out more than 700,000 Tibetans; The Indonesian parliament wants to change the media law in a restrictive way; Bangladesh ruling party member found dead in India, three compatriots detained.

 


Today's news: partial IDF withdrawal from Gaza after a week-long offensive; Kathmandu towards new coalition government following parliamentary no-confidence vote for K.P. Sharma Oli; Thailand increases visa-free countries to 93 to boost tourism (and trade); 'Wandering' monk Thich Minh Tue reappears after a month.

| 13/07/2024
| ASIA TODAY

In Nepal, dozens of people are missing after their buses were swept into a river due to landslides caused by torrential rains. In China, concern is mounting about the Yangtze. Six fatalities have been reported in Chongqing, but record levels in the Three Gorges reservoir have raised the alert. Hundreds of thousands of people were displaced by the structure’s construction.

| 12/07/2024
| NEPAL – CHINA
by Silvia Torriti

After the first forced repatriation by plane, the issue also entered the TV debate between Trump and Biden. The post-Covid economic crisis the main reason. Routes also to Italy via Serbia, with worrying contours of modern slavery.

| 11/07/2024
| RED LANTERNS
by Santosh Digal

Bishop David, president of the Bishops' Conference, issued an appeal for dialogue between Manila and Beijing at the end of the recent bishops’ assembly. "Nobody wants war,” he said, stressing the need for dialogue. A prayer will be broadcast and recited across the country. A close encounter between two rival coast guards ships risks degenerating into a geopolitical conflict.

| 10/07/2024
| PHILIPPINES – CHINA

A medical facility in Pasay with Chinese and Vietnamese doctors and nurses has been shut down. According to investigators, victims of modern-day slavery forced to work in online scams who fall ill or suffer torture are brought to these facilities, which are also used by fugitives seeking changes to their physical appearance to escape police.

| 08/07/2024
| PHILIPPINES – CHINA
by Vladimir Rozanskij

At the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit dozens of cooperation agreements were signed in the fields of energy, trade and defence at the external borders. But - beyond the proclamations on the rejection of the dollar - China, India, Pakistan and the Central Asian countries remain well integrated in the world economy, taking care not to be dragged into the abyss of sanctions against Russia.

| 08/07/2024
| RUSSIA-CHINA-ASIA
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| 02/07/2024
| GATEWAY TO THE EAST
 
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| 01/07/2024
| MALAYSIA
 
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| 27/06/2024
| RED LANTERNS
 
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| 25/06/2024
| INDIA
 
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| 18/06/2024
| CHINA
 
by Alessandra De Poli
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| 17/06/2024
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