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by Bernardo Cervellera | CHINA-VATICAN

He was 94 years old. He was bishop of Qingdao since 2000, with the Holy See approval. But according to several people, he was too subjugated to the Patriotic Association and to Antonio Liu Bainian, president of the organization and originally from Shandong. The diocese is silent on the period from 1953 to 1978. It is probable that the bishop was dragged to prison or forced labor camps during the Maoist period and the Cultural Revolution.

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Activists unveil the sculpture on Times Square. The space is visited by many tourists from mainland China. The discontent of the administration.

| 13/06/2018
| HONG KONG-CHINA

The telecommunications company, the fourth in the world, reopened trading today, after a two month suspension.  ZTE has to pay a fine to the US for violating the embargo on sales in Iran and North Korea. But the agreement reached risks being cancelled by the US Senate.

| 13/06/2018
| CHINA-US
by J.B. An Dang

Protesters push back 120 police agents and seize the Provincial People's Committee building. Police arrest 102 people in connection with the events on Sunday. For the Bishop of Vinh, "the bill should be widely discussed by people at all levels” and “go to a referendum.”

| 12/06/2018
| VIETNAM

With today's signature, the two leaders commit to a lasting and stable peace on the Korean Peninsula. The deal calls for the recovering the remains of prisoners of war. Kim makes an "Unwavering commitment" to denuclearise the peninsula. Trump offers security guarantees to North Korea. China approves; France has doubts. South Koreans “hope” for peace. North Korean refugees are concerned.

| 12/06/2018
| KOREA – UNITED STATES – ASIA

The annual summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation took place in Qingdao, on China’s coast. For the Chinese president, the agreement signed in 2015 represents an important result of multilateralism. India refuses to sign on the Belt and Road Initiative project.

| 11/06/2018
| CHINA – ASIA
by Lazzaro You Heung Sik

The Bishop of Daejeon says economic and strategic interests involving Japan, Russia, the US and China tend to keep the peninsula divided, but the Korean people want peace. Kim Jong-un's requests: insurances for his safety; aid to the people of the North. Moon has managed to win everyone's trust. For the South Koreans this opening and dialogue was unexpected, perhaps dreamed of. Prepare to evangelize the North.

| 11/06/2018
| KOREA-VATICAN
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With today's signature, the two leaders commit to a lasting and stable peace on the Korean Peninsula. The deal calls for the recovering the remains of prisoners of war. Kim makes an "Unwavering commitment" to denuclearise the peninsula. Trump offers security guarantees to North Korea. China approves; France has doubts. South Koreans “hope” for peace. North Korean refugees are concerned.

| 12/06/2018
| KOREA – UNITED STATES – ASIA
 
by Lawrence Jangma Gam

The civil war in the northern state has entered its seventh year. The number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) has exceeded 150,000. Some tell of their flight from their homes and of their life in the reception facilities.

| 12/06/2018
| MYANMAR
 
by Liao Yiwu

Writer Liao Yiwu spoke with Liu Xia, wife of the late dissident Liu Xiaobo, who was left to die in prison from cancer. Under house arrest, Liu Xia was promised by the government that she could leave China for treatment. But nothing has happened so far. Despite her request, Angela Merkel could not meet her. Liao pleads with politicians and ordinary people.

| 01/06/2018
| CHINA
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