Asia

Category

News about what is going on in the continent of Asia from a mission’s perspective.

News agencies around the globe, including CNN Business and EpochTimes are reporting an increase in Chinese surveillance during the pandemic. Based on these reports, it appears that the Chinese government is taking advantage of the quarantine and global travel restrictions. The new surveillance cameras are being installed in Beijing and around the country. CNN reports...
Read More
Reuters reported that Taiwan will purchase seven major weapon systems from the United States. The effort is to create a “porcupine” model of heavily defended beaches, instead of the previous efforts focused on not allowing China to make it across the Taiwan Straight. The proposed weapon sales allegedly include long-range surveillance and targeting drones, advanced...
Read More
Recently Turkey has been in the news because of their discovery of natural gas in the Black Sea. For many years Turkey has been looking and trying to find their own source of natural gas in either the Black Sea or Mediterranean. Before now, Turkey has had to be dependent on countries like Russia and...
Read More
Last week the Black Sea region was hit by heavy rainfall. This rainfall caused major flooding in the area. Many people have been injured and have lost their homes, jobs and possessions. At least six people have been killed and they are looking for ten more people who are missing. This region and these people...
Read More
In Leshan City, China, already one of the hardest-hit cities in the Sichuan Province by floods, had a chemical accident on August 20th.  Thick smoke surrounded the chemical plant, emitting a strong odor.  Residents suspected a chlorine leak.  Local authorities confirmed that there was an accident, however the leak is now under control.  This prompted...
Read More
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has made several visits to the hospital this week sparking concerns about his ability to fulfill his term.  The leader of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), Akira Amari says that PM Abe will be able to fulfill his term, which ends next year in September.  Abe, is the country’s longest-serving...
Read More
In many countries around the world there are strange, weird and unusual snacks available.  Japan is no exception, they have Chocolate-covered shrimp crackers, Banana Yoghurt Fanta soft drink by Coca-Cola, Tomato Latte, and Mayonnaise Ice Cream to name a few.  These are just a few, as reported in this article.  Now that you are thinking...
Read More
It has been reported by many news sources (disrn.com and newsmax.com, and thediplomat.com) that leadership responsibilities have been transferred to key aides, including sister Kim Yo Jong.  This in light of more reports of health issues for Kim Jong Un.  The leader is said to be 36 years old and is having many health issues. ...
Read More
Many Chinese returning from Thailand this month were upset to learn they must be quarantined for 14-days in a Yunnan Province hotel.  Their passports and other documents confiscated and they must pay the bill for the fourteen days.  Some protested, however police made it clear this was not optional and protesting will impact your future. Both Thailand...
Read More
The persecution and outright atrocities committed in Xinjiang China is being denounced by religious leaders from many religions.   They have declared the following declaration: “As religious leaders and leaders of belief-based communities, we come together to affirm human dignity for all by highlighting one of the most egregious human tragedies since the Holocaust: the potential...
Read More
1 2 3 15

Archives

Categories