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5 September 2013

Stories from 5 September 2013

Infographic On Buddhist Attack On A Mosque In Colombo

On August 10, 2013 a well–planned attack on a mosque in the Grandpass area of Sri Lankan capital Colombo was launched by armed Buddhist extremists. Sri Lankan blogger Abdul Halik...

South Asia Shining in Some Ways, Suffering in Others

The South Asia Economic Summit , an annual meeting of civil society think-tanks has recently been concluded in Sri Lanka. Participants discussed regional issues and sought for more regional cooperation.

China: A Question Becomes a Rumor

Fauna from ChinaSMACK translated a report about a rumour crackdown case in Hebei. A woman asking if a murder took place in Louzhuang was arrested and detained for 5 days...

Catalans Get Ready for Another Massive Pro-independence Event

Catalan National Day, September 11, is just around the corner. The civic Association Col·lectiu Emma (@CollectiuEmma) has published a statement in English and 9 other languages on its blog. The...

China: Show Swords in Ideology Battle

The Chinese President Xi Jinping recently launched the party's ideology battle to take over opinion leadership in a meeting of propaganda officials. In the past few days, state-controlled media outlets...

China: New Visa Policies for Foreigners

Last year, the number of foreigners entering or leaving China reached 54 million. To cope with the situation, the Chinese government has introduced three new types of visas for foreigners....

Hong Kong: More Restriction Imposed on Domestic Maids

The Hong Kong government has imposed further restriction on the domestic maids and made it harder for them to quit their contract and change job. Tom Grundy pointed out that...

Homeless Foreigners on the Rise in Thailand

A charity group reports that there is an increasing number of homeless foreigners in Thailand.

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