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  1. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Limbless preacher tests Vietnam's religious freedoms

    Posted May 26th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... to the government. There is a political monopoly," said Kham. "There is still friction, but there have been developments." As part of his Asian regional tour, Vujicic arrives in Hong Kong next ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    'Monkey King' actor fights to save temple

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... and worshippers". Incredibly, the government argues that the demolition would actually help its bid to get Unesco World Heritage status for the portion of the Silk Road that runs past the temple. Officials ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: Merchant, Soldier, Sage, by David Priestland

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... revolution in Russia, or 1945, when the second world war came to an end. Four years on, the crisis shows no sign of coming to an end, and political systems, economies and societies seem in a state ... the self-evident pointlessness of the Iraq war and the huge costs that it incurred- human, political, financial- shoved the warrior ethos back into its box. Only in Russia, where the consequences ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - IN THE SPOTLIGHT

    Will Pope Francis visit China? And, if so, in whose dress?

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... was not elevated to cardinal status until 2006. When he was elected, Benedict made it clear he wanted to re-establish diplomatic relations with Beijing that were severed in 1951 (the Vatican instead ...

  5. News - World - RELIGION

    Vatican hits back over corruption and blackmail claims

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... stories". It said the atmosphere recalled past centuries when foreign states would try, "following a political or worldly logic", to influence the outcome of conclaves - the traditional ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - RELIGION

    Counter-attacks rage in Falun Gong 'banner war'

    Posted Feb 18th 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu, Stuart Lau

    ... improvement". "I doubt if the government has done anything to address this," Chan said. He speculated that political factors could be a reason for the inaction. Ko said that if banners were ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How they see it

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... And the next. And the next. (Manila)   2. The Irish Times Arguably, in the very act of resigning, in recognising the limitations of age on leadership as the political and corporate worlds have long ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    A pope who has failed to connect with the modern world

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... faith, hope and love powerful enough to rescue a wounded church. Kevin Rafferty, a regular contributor to the South China Morning Post, is a political commentator ...


    Muslims see new hope of dialogue with Catholic Church

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... to welcome dialogue, said Ashraf al-Sherif, a political science professor at the American University in Cairo. "Parties with an Islamic reference such as the [Brotherhood's] Freedom ... talks should be based on the firmer grounds of an institutional relationship, rather than personal ties, said Hassan Wagih, a professor of political science at Al-Azhar University. "The ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, February 12, 2013

    Posted Feb 12th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... acknowledge that there are real, and sometimes painful, religious, cultural and political differences among us. But in the face of these challenges, we continue to affirm and act on our determination ...




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