My friend, Li Heping was "disappeared" on July 10, 2015.
Detained by China's security apparatus, Li Heping, a practicing Christian, has not been seen for 365 days by his wife or child, nor his chosen lawyers and diplomats rightly concerned about his safety.
Seized in the first wave of China's infamous "709" crackdown on hundreds of rights lawyers and activities, for a year Li Heping has been held in isolation, his only company round-the-clock security guards, punctuated by lengthy interrogations. Longtime observers of "disappeared" lawyers state there is a high probability of intense psychological and probably physical torture. more >>
PHILIPPINES—After the nation won the arbitration case against China over the sovereignty of the South China Sea, a retired diplomat suggested that newly elect president Rodrigo Duterte should consider restoring the 'South China Sea' name as a sign of nobility towards China.
According to former Ambassador Jose Apolinario Lozada, the name of the disputed sea has become very important to the Chinese people. He also pointed out that it's better to be noble enough by giving back the West Philippine Sea's original name.
Lozada also made an impressive suggestion saying that the diplomat must inform the Chinese that the Philippines are giving them more importance now than before. "The most difficult part after this is to convince China to recognize the authority of the Philippines over the islands and hopefully they will quietly leave," he said, "But if they will not leave then we will have to extend our hand of friendship to them and convince them that they are also a priority to our lives." more >>
Song Joong-Ki is a well-known actor for the South Korean television series, "Descendants of the Sun." The series will have its Season 2 release in 2017.
While waiting for the TV series, Song Joong Ki will star in an upcoming historical period drama film "Battleship Island." The moeir is directed by Ryoo Seung-Wan which will also come out next year.
"Battleship Island" talks about the story of 400 Joseon people risking their lives in order to escape from the Japanese invasion. They were forcefully taken by the Japanese. They escaped from the invasion with the help of the Korean Independence group. more >>
Asia will never be left out when it comes to trending tourist spots and of course their cuisine. It is true that all Asian countries are sought by travelers all around the world for their food.
The sister and sister-in-law of a Pakistani Christian man who is now in hiding after being accused of blasphemy have been arrested and tortured by police officers in hopes they would turn over their brother.
According to reports, blasphemy charges were formally brought against Christian tailor Nadeem James, who lives in the Father Colony of Sarai Alamgir in Pakistan's Punjab province, on Sunday after he had a falling out with one of his Muslim childhood friends.
According to the London-based British Pakistani Christian Association, James had a dispute with his friend Yasir Bashir on July 4 and it is believed that the argument was over the fact that James married a Muslim woman who has since converted to Christianity. more >>
A Roman Catholic bishop in Bangladesh said that the failure of families to raise up their children with morals, along with Islamic brainwashing schools that target students, are key reasons for the rise of radical Islamic terror.
"Parents do not care about children: there is a failure of the family. They have given them only money and good life without taking care of their education, ideas, mentality. They have exposed them to the ideological propaganda that promised them to become heroes or have Heaven, by killing. There is a generation gap," His Exc. Mgr. Gervas Rozario, Bishop of Rajshahi, told Fides News Agency in an interview.
"And we cannot forget the issue of madrasas (the free Koranic schools) where young people are brainwashed, training them to radical ideas. This is really a national problem," he added. more >>