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The pope’s paradigm

Two issues that Pope Francis has prioritised in his papacy are climate change and the sustainability of the global economy. In fact, he sees the two as being so intricately linked as to be inseparable. This is illustrated in his encyclical, Praise Be: On care for our common home (Laudato Si’).

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Economy down industrial strife up

HONG KONG (AsiaNews): Strikes and protests have increased in China during the third quarter of this year, especially in the manufacturing and construction sectors, the China Labour Bulletin reports.

The Hong Kong-based non-government organisation drew up a strike map that shows the extent of this trend during the third quarter of 2015. Specifically, it recorded 593 incidents, 219 of them in the manufacturing sector.

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