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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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Bishop Ma dreams of a handshake changing the world

SHANGHAI (SE): The birdcage bishop in Shanghai, Bishop Thaddeus Ma Daqin, has a dream. He dreams that the president of China, Xi Jinping, and Pope Francis will at least have the opportunity to shake hands while the two men are in the United States of America (US) this September.

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