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  1. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA: ANALYSIS

    Sun Hyung Moon's influence held South Korea's Unification Church together

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... a doctrinal conflict and instead forge close ties with the military regime then ruling South Korea. "One way he did this was by promoting anti-communism as one of the church's major ... A messianic movement built on the rubble of the Korean war and exported to countries such as the United States, where it found favour with conservatives and disaffected ex-hippies, it now faces ...

  2. A deal with the devil

    Posted Sep 08th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Salmon

    ... a six-week hostage ordeal in Afghanistan, the head of South Korea's spy agency, the government and the church that sponsored the mission are still under fire from a press and a public who believe their nation's name has been dragged through the mud. Rumours of a secret deal to free the hostages were confirmed on Thursday. South Korea's top spy admitted that concessions ...

  3. N Korea's cruel denial of religious freedom

    Posted Sep 29th 2008, 12:00am by Doug Bandow

    ... religious practice is considered a direct political threat'. The veritable collapse of North Korea's economy has only heightened the regime's fears. 'Contact in China with South ... and South Korea'.' Outside of these venues, religious literature is banned. Moreover, the threat of punishment is omnipresent, which means any religious believers must risk all. Refugees ...

  4. Letters

    Posted Nov 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... will redeem that country? Vandana Marino, Lantau Unhappy with fish op I refer to the report on a clownfish using equipment worth HK$113,000 ('Ocean Park pulls out all stops to save Nemo's ... and competitiveness of a country or a city. In the longer term the government will see the benefits of this policy. Jaime Yu, Lai Chi Kok Short shrift from Love HK campaign When I first heard about ...

  5. News - Asia - RELIGION

    Moonies mourn death of Unification Church founder Sun Myung Moon

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... the death of its founder, Sun Myung Moon. Moon, the self-styled messiah from South Korea who built a business empire spanning cars to sushi, was taken to hospital with complications from pneumonia ... At the movement's main church in Seoul, a handful of worshippers read a special edition of the church-affiliated newspaper on Moon's death. Yamanaka Katsuyo, a Japanese follower who married a South ...

  6. Taiwanese leader 'man of bad faith'

    Posted May 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Beijing has slammed Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian as a man of 'bad faith' after the US praised his inauguration address. 'The whole speech was about Taiwan's status as an independent country,' Taiwan Affairs Office spokesman Zhang Mingqing said. Full report - A5 ...

  7. Mailbag

    Posted May 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... contribute what is important, relevant, and necessary. Or please step aside. COALITION OF EDUCATION-CONCERNED PARENTS AD students should face reality 'and move on' A survey reports (South ... Don't derail mother-tongue policy reform with delaying tactics We refer to your May 19 report on medium of instruction headlined 'Head of education panel urges rethink'. ...

  8. Conference focuses on spreading Chinese culture around the world

    Posted Jul 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... textbooks and quality teachers', a council official told Xinhua. The first Confucius Institute was set up in 2004 in South Korea. There are now 80 in 36 countries and regions. ... 's international profile. The conference- attended by about 400 delegates from 38 countries and regions- was opened by State Councillor Chen Zhili, Xinhua reported. 'At Confucius institutes, people ...

  9. Harmonica Festival

    Posted Oct 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The fifth Asian harmonica festival brings concerts, master classes and competitions to the Hong Kong Cultural Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui. The highlight is the opening concert, which will feature the Israeli Adler Trio (above) and American Robert Bonfiglio playing everything from Mozart and Rossini to a traditional Jewish medley and country and western. Sat, 8pm. $80, $110, $140, ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Apr 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on treks in Nepal 14 times, often along the Tibetan border. There I met Tibetan refugees, people so desperate that they escaped to one of the poorest places on Earth, Nepal, a country where a few ... deprivation if they have a better choice at home. According to the UN, around 3,000 Tibetans arrive in Nepal each year. There are more than 120,000 in India. There have been damning reports condemning ...




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