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Ching Ming Festival

Ching Ming Festival, or Qingming, is a special Chinese day for the remembrance of ancestors.

China will construct a “Chinese Christian Theology” suitable for the country

China will construct a “Chinese Christian theology” suitable for the country, state media reported on Thursday, as both the number of believers and tensions with the authorities are on the rise. China has between 23 million and 40 million Protestants, accounting for 1.7 to 2.9 per cent of the total population, the state-run China Daily said, citing figures given at a seminar in Shanghai.

Typhoons Matmo and Rammasun

A major storm that is forecast to become a severe typhoon is churning its way across the Pacific on a path that could see it strike Taiwan as soon as Wednesday.

One in Three Old People in Hong Kong are Living Below the Poverty Line

Large-scale poverty is now endemic in Hong Kong as the gap between rich and poor widens, with old people the hardest hit, according to one of the city’s oldest and most respected NGOs. The Hong Kong Council of Social Service, which has been tracking poverty in the city for 13 years, says the problem will […]

Hong Kong enters three-day mourning for ferry tragedy victims

Hong Kong goes into three days of mourning today (October 4) for the 38 people killed in the ferry disaster. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and other principal officials will observe three minutes of silence outside government headquarters in Admiralty at noon. Government services except immigration and emergency services will stop during that time so that […]

Christian boy tortured and killed in Pakistan

Detectives in Faisalabad, around 60 miles from Lahore, said they were investigating whether accusations of blasphemy had also been made against the boy. Human rights campaigners condemned the killing of Samuel Yaqoob whose burned and tortured body body was discovered on Eid, the celebration which marks the end of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan. […]

Hong Kong a “hard place” for asylum seekers

Aid group says the recognition rate for people trying to get refugee status is only 10 per cent, far worse than in Western countries. The recognition rate of asylum seekers in Hong Kong is unacceptably low compared to Western countries, a local aid group said ahead of World Refugee Day today. The local office of […]

Hong Kong: Wealth gap hits a 30-year high

The gap between rich and poor in Hong Kong, as measured on an internationally recognised scale, now stands at its widest in at least three decades, government figures show. The city’s Gini coefficient – a scale from 0 to 1 on which higher scores indicate greater income inequality – has reached 0.537 based on income […]

Tropical Storm hit Northern Mindanao-Flood-hit Mindanao residents prepare to bury dead

COUNTING THE DEAD. About 40 persons were killed and 240 reported missing in Iligan City alone after a flashflood hit 11 of its villages at about 12:30 a.m. Saturday following rains spawned by Storm “Sendong”. The military, police, and medical teams have been conducting rescue and retrieval operations since the weekend when Sendong floods inundated […]

NOT A SINGLE CHURCH LEFT IN AFGANISTAN

Edwin Mora October 10, 2011 CNS News There is not a single, public Christian church left in Afghanistan, according to the U.S. State Department.  This reflects the state of religious freedom in that country ten years after the United States first invaded it and overthrew its Islamist Taliban regime.  In the intervening decade, U.S. taxpayers […]