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The cross, the Chinese emperor and the Roman Curia


China is fertile ground for all religions. Christianity has always faced difficulties but has also been able to flourish. Tensions and resistance exist between imperial Confucianism and faith in God the Father over the subjects who are also “children of Heaven and brothers of the emperor.”  Martyrdom cannot be eliminated, despite talks between China and the Vatican. A Chinese priest offers his thoughts.

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Astana, new round of talks to stop the escalation of fighting in Syria

Next March 16, the Foreign Ministers of Ankara, Teheran and Moscow will meet. Parties involved in the conflict will not attend. The UN special envoy will participate as an observer. The goal is to find the "necessary measures" to guarantee a truce in the conflict. USA: the Turkish offensive on Afrin has weakened the fight against ISIS. 

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First Fukushima fish shipment delivered to Bangkok


After the 2011 disaster, Tokyo was forced to suspend some exports of agricultural and fishery products. Fukushima fishermen returned to work on court orders in June 2012. The Japanese authorities proceed to bring the population evacuated in 2011back to the prefecture.

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