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Cardinal Zen gives a tick to archbishop of Prague

HONG KONG (UCAN): The former bishop of Hong Kong, Joseph Cardinal Zen Ze-kiun, gave a big tick to the archbishop of Prague, Dominik Cardinal Duka, for challenging the president of China, Xi Jinping, on religious freedom and human rights during his March 28 to 30 visit to the Czech Republic (Sunday Examiner, April 24).

In an open statement, Cardinal Duka said, “As a representative of the Roman Catholic Church, I cannot ignore the fate of the brothers and sisters” in the Church in China.

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Xi Jinping with a saffron tinge

HONG KONG (AsiaNews): While reports vary as to how the personality cult being promoted by the president of China, Xi Jinping, is going, two videos posted on YouTube portraying him with a saffron tinge suggest that he may not just be the saviour of the world, but the one who holds the key to heaven as well.

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Archbishop of Prague asks Xi for religious freedom

prague (AsiaNews): On the occasion of the visit of the president of China, Xi Jinping, to the Czech Republic from March 28 to April 1, the archbishop of Prague, Archbishop Dominik Jaroslav Duka, handed him a letter calling for respect for human rights and religious freedom.

Archbishop Duka presented the letter to Xi, together with a book on Bohuslav Reynek (1892 to 1971), a Czech artist and Bohemian painter, poet, translator and writer, who was banned by the Communist regime from 1948 onwards.

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The Vatican at the dawn of a new era of geopolitics

HONG KONG (SE): Pope Francis surprised the world when he published a Lunar New Year greeting addressed to the president of China, Xi Jinping, whom he mentioned by name, and all Chinese people, on the Hong Kong-based Internet news site, Asia Times, on February 2 this year.








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Open letter revolts against Xi’s leadership

HONG KONG (AsiaNews): To date, 20 people have been arrested for playing some part in the posting of an open letter addressed to the president of China, Xi Jinping, on the website of Wujie News on March 4, a publication that normally sings the same tune as the party leadership.

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Reactions to pope’s New Year overture reflect its complexity

HONG KONG (SE): There was a quick response from China to an overture from Pope Francis when he sent greetings for the Lunar New Year to the president, Xi Jinping, and the people of China in an interview published in the Hong Kong-based Internet news outlet, Asia Times, on February 2.

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Paradigm shift in Chinese dreams

HONG KONG (SE): In a radical paradigm shift during September, the president of China, Xi Jinping, dismissed the Chinese Dream as an illusion or slogan aimed at making life better for the people, only to replace it with his own dream for the betterment of the nation on December 30, saying that it lies in promoting patriotism as described by the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China.

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China pounces on double standards on terrorism

BEIJING (UCAN) : The president of China, Xi Jinping, reacted angrily to accusations that his administration would use the terrorist attacks on Paris to further clamp down on Muslim rights in Xinjiang.

Xi called for an end to what he termed double standards in the west on global terrorism.

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Ma and Xi meet could spell collapse for Taipei diplomacy

TAIPEI (UCAN): A historic meeting between the leaders of China and Taiwan—the first since Mao Zedong and Chiang Kia-shek faced off towards the end of the civil war in 1949—has triggered concern among Catholics that Taiwan’s upcoming election, set to return a more independent-minded party to power, could see Beijing ask the Vatican to cut its ties with the island nation as part of a broader deal.

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Chinese Catholic group protests in New York against Xi’s visit

HONG KONG (UCAN): A group of Chinese Catholic people in the United States of America (US) planned to protest against the visit of the president of China, Xi Jinping, outside the Chinese consulate in New York on the day that he arrived in the country, September 22.

The group, all of whom live in New York, said that as expatriates living the US they are discontented with the deteriorating situation of religious life in their country of birth.

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