Liao Qiang (right) with members of his family during a service on Sunday at a church in Taipei, Taiwan. Photo: AP

Early Rain church members attend first service after China crackdown

  • Christian family joins congregation in Taiwan amid uncertainty for the future
  • Pastor Wang Yi remains detained in China
Topic |   Religion in China

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Liao Qiang (right) with members of his family during a service on Sunday at a church in Taipei, Taiwan. Photo: AP
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The Dalai Lama. Photo: EPA

Nepal bans Tibetans from celebrating Dalai Lama’s birthday, citing security concerns

  • The Dalai Lama turned 84 on Saturday and his followers in Nepal had hoped to celebrate the occasion in the capital, Kathmandu
  • China, which regards the Dalai Lama as a dangerous separatist, has been increasing its influence in the Himalayan nation
Topic |   Nepal

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The Dalai Lama. Photo: EPA
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