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

Who: Will and Rebel Hill have been serving as church planting missionaries to Japan with Vision Baptist Missions since 2011. They are members of Lighthouse Baptist Church in Dawsonville, GA. They have three children: Atlas, Journey, and Orion. Status: The Hill family recently returned to the field of Japan after being in the States for...
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Who: Philip and Lori Bassham have been serving as church planting missionaries to Thailand with Vision Baptist Missions since 2010. They are members of Vision Baptist Church in Alpharetta, GA. They have three children: Claire, Grace, and Emma. Status: The Bassham family is finishing furlough which has been extended due to the coronavirus epidemic. The...
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The Epoch TImes and the BBC published articles on the week of October 6th, 2020, the day when leaders met from four allied countries, which included the U.S., India,  Australia, and Japan. The “Quad” meeting comes at a time when tensions between China and these nations seem to be on the rise in the indo-pacific...
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TheEpochTime.com reported on October 2, 2020 that there is concern over the possible failure of the Three Gorges Dam in Hubei, China, and what that could mean for the nuclear power plants nearby if it collapses. If it breaks, it could cause a major disaster. Chinese media has been downplaying the situation, saying that everything is...
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On October 2, 2020, DISRN.com published an article reporting that an online Christian bookstore owner in China was sentenced to seven years prison time and fined almost thirty thousand dollars for selling religious books that were unapproved by the Chinese government.  According to the article, the police did their best to destroy all of the man’s...
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The Epoch Times reports that on October 1, 2020 eighty-seven pro-democratic protesters were arrested in Hong Kong. The arrests came on “National Day”, a day that celebrates the founding of the Chinese Communists Party. The protesters were not there to praise, but to voice their displeasure over Beijing’s actions since the 1997 government turnover from...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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