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

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...
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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...
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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...
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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. ...
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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...
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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...
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I recently came across this article and infographic (Click Here) which divides a world map into four sections of equal population. What may be shocking to some is the two smaller sections located in Southern and Eastern Asia. These are densely populated areas with relatively low gospel witness! Many are aware that China and India...
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According to an article by the Free Republic China’s military said on Wednesday the latest U.S. navy sailing near Chinese-claimed Taiwan was “extremely dangerous” The U.S. guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin sailed through the narrow and sensitive Taiwan Strait recently the U.S. navy said, in what have become relatively routine trips in recent months, though they...
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China is facing massive flooding. According to an article by the Financial Times, China’s famous Three Gorges dam recently hit its record for the highest water level ever in its history. This has been caused by massive rainfall in China’s Sichuan province. The recent flooding has misplaced nearly half a million people, with thousands of...
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Recently there has been an outbreak of COVID-19 in Dalian China. As soon as cases started appearing the authorities began quarantining different neighborhoods. While the entire city has not been put on entire lockdown, different neighborhoods with cases of COVID-19 have been put on lockdown. Recently according to an article by the Poch Times it...
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