by Steve Suwannarat | MALAYSIA

The current head of the Malaysian federation speaks out after the government drops an appeal against a court ruling that allows non-Muslim publications to use the word. Now some believe the use by non-Muslims might be restricted to Sarawak and Sabah, the two states on Borneo Island where the Christian presence is strongest. The controversy has been politicised for years.

by Dario Salvi

Iraq has drawn up a plan dubbed 'Development Road' that wants to connect the south with the Turkish border in the north. An almost 17 billion euro project that involves other partners from Iran to Qatar. In response to the 'Silk Road', the United States - with Saudi Arabia, the Emirates and India - are studying a capillary network from Asia to Europe

| 06/06/2023
| GATEWAY TO THE EAST
by Vladimir Rozanskij

Kazakhstan is the world's largest supplier with 40% of world production. Historically, Russia has always been the main outlet for this raw material, but today demand is growing from China and also the West. Making Central Asia a key region for the balance of tomorrow's world.

| 06/06/2023
| KAZAKHSTAN

Recently established communities in the Gurugram district are being targeted. The demonstrations by movements linked to the BJP just as the Home Minister in a meeting in Kochi assured "attention" to the president of the Episcopal Conference, Msgr Thazhath.

| 06/06/2023
| INDIA

Prof Bai Tongdong from Fudan University in Shanghai is one of the new members appointed by Pope Francis. He opposes political Confucianism to the "egalitarian" model of Western democracies. A workshop in late June by the Academy will focus on understanding the Chinese model “from its own perspective”.

| 05/06/2023
| VATICAN – CHINA

The government’s gender equality policy is aimed at companies listed on the top-tier Prime Market of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Currently, only 2.2 per cent meet the goal. Japan ranks 104th out of 190 in the World Bank's ranking of economic opportunities for women.

 

| 05/06/2023
| JAPAN
by Arundathie Abeysinghe

Sri Lanka ignores US warnings and India's security concerns. China’s latest loan of almost US$ 400 million will fund the Colombo Port City project. China is a global leader in maritime trade.

| 05/06/2023
| SRI LANKA – CHINA
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Prof Bai Tongdong from Fudan University in Shanghai is one of the new members appointed by Pope Francis. He opposes political Confucianism to the "egalitarian" model of Western democracies. A workshop in late June by the Academy will focus on understanding ...
| 05/06/2023
| VATICAN – CHINA
 
by Dario Salvi
The phenomenon of flaring - the burning of gas in reservoirs - is becoming a health emergency. The first reports of cases from refugee camps in Kurdistan, but the increase in incidences of cancer affects the entire population. Fr. Samir: 'Every day ...
| 30/05/2023
| GATEWAY TO THE EAST
 
by Alessandra Tamponi
The East Asian country is increasingly vulnerable to land degradation. According to government data, 76 per cent of the country's territory is affected. One of the factors is mining, which is growing to meet the demands for raw materials needed in ...
| 25/05/2023
| MONGOLIA
 
Francis calls for closeness to Chinese Christians on the Day the Church celebrates the feast of Mary Help of Christians venerated at the Sheshan shrine. A special thought "for the pastors and faithful who suffer": may they find "consolation and ...
| 24/05/2023
| VATICAN - CHINA
 
by Melani Manel Perera
Fourteen years after the end of the conflict between the army and the Tamil militias in the North and East regions, tens of thousands of women who have lost husbands, fathers and brothers are still struggling to survive in a context aggravated by the ...
| 19/05/2023
| SRI LANKA
 
Taiwan, containing China, and the Ukraine War will top the agenda of this year’s summit of the most industrialised countries. In light of regional dynamics, they will be joined by India, South Korea, Indonesia, and Vietnam. Meanwhile, China is ...
| 18/05/2023
| JAPAN
 
The guard, Muhammad Alam Khan, was hired to protect the school. After his arrest, investigators are looking for a motive. A few years ago, the school was shut down due to terrorist attacks by the Taliban. Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai was ...
| 17/05/2023
| PAKISTAN
 
by John Ai
The influx of economic migrants into China's four largest metropolitan areas has stopped. The population decline represents an epochal turning point for the country. The birth rate is also plummeting. The 'first-tier' cities are becoming ...
| 17/05/2023
| CHINA
“L’Asia: ecco il nostro comune compito per il terzo millennio!” - Giovanni Paolo II, da “Alzatevi, andiamo”