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by He Huifeng in South China Morning Post, sept 11, 2017
More than 110 people were detained in a crackdown on an illegal pyramid scheme in China that targeted college students, promising them cash and luxury cars, according to a newspaper report.
About 300 police took part in the raids in Chengdu in Sichuan province, the Chengdu Evening News reported.
More than 70 per cent of the people held were college students, with many from outside the area, the article said.
The members of the pyramid scheme lived together in flats and were …

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by Viola Zhou in South China Morning Post, sept 11, 2017
Enoch, a 22-year-old Christian in southern China, remembers when he could pray in front of a cross.
The church he attends every week, housed in a flat in Zhuhai, Guangdong province, used to have a door plate bearing its name, a cross on the front wall and rows of chairs in the living room.
But in November last year, worshippers decided to remove the door plate and the cross, and replaced the chairs with a couch.
“We are trying to look more …

China, Featured »

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By Zhao Yusha in Global Times, Sept 11, 2017
Conflicts triggered by pro-independence posters, which have appeared on “democracy walls” in Hong Kong universities, have disturbed Hong Kong’s stability and go against China’s unification, experts warned.
Clashes sparked by the posters in several Hong Kong universities, including the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and the Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) have continued with pro- and anti-independence students confronting each other as they vied to cover up each other’s posters.
“The situation in Hong Kong is worsening as the separatists are …

Bangladesh, Featured »

[11 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

They have been held hostage in Libya and tortured brutally by fellow Bangladeshis. Video clips of their sufferings have then been sent to their relatives by members of the network here asking for ransom.
The victims — Ayub Ali, 25, and Rubel, 28, — from Naogaon are still in captivity in Libya.
Meanwhile, the Police Bureau of Investigation arrested six members of the gang, who had been operating from here, in Kishoreganj and Narsingdi in the last three days.
Ayub went to Libya in 2012 and was working there at a …

Bangladesh, Terrorism »

[11 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), the militant group which tipped Myanmar’s Rakhine state into a crisis, on Sunday declared a unilateral ceasefire until October 9.
Deadly attacks by ARSA began on August 25, provoking weeks of operations by Myanmar’s troops and police which have sent around 300,000 Rohinyga fleeing to Bangladesh.
A further 27,000 ethnic Rakhine Buddhists are internally displaced as the state is once more devoured by communal and religious violence.
Who are they?
Despite decades of oppression in mainly Buddhist Myanmar, the predominantly Muslim Rohingya have largely refrained from violence.
ARSA made …

Bangladesh »

[11 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

Report on bdnews24.com, Sept 10, 2017 at 22:12 BdST
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina should try convincing China and India to pressure the Myanmar government into taking back the Rohingya refugees who are currently flooding the southeastern border of Bangladesh, BNP leader Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has said.
“The prime minister should take a trip to India and China, if needed. They are lending support to the Myanmar government,” the party spokesperson said on Sunday.
“They need to be clearly told about the kind of hazards knocking at our door,” said the BNP secretary …