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World’s Most Peaceful Country 2024 Global Peace Index (June 12, 2024, Global Finance)
  • Over the past two decades, most indicators of peacefulness have deteriorated, according to the 2024 Global Peace Index. Old and new conflicts, and our political and cultural polarization, are the main culprits.

  • Mon-06-2024
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How is Father's Day celebrated in Asia? (n.d., Budget Air)
  • How do you celebrate Father's Day? Is Father's Day the same everywhere? Whether you and your father-figure in life are craving for knowledge, or want to adopt a certain tradition for your own Father's Day, there are many different countries to learn from that have their own unique history and customs on this special date. So, we made a list about 20 Father's Day traditions from around the world, including its celebrations in Asia.

  • Mon-06-2024
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ICC Perspectives: Christians are Leaving the Middle East. So Why is Persecution Increasing? (May 24, 2024, Persecution.org)
  • Places such as Iraq, Syria, the Palestinian Territories, and, to a lesser degree, Egypt and Lebanon have seen a continuation of the historic exodus of Christians during the past decade alone. The decline is especially significant when one considers that these communities are among the oldest Christian communities in the world.

  • Mon-06-2024
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Sudan: the war the world forgot (May 24, 2024, The Economist)
  • There is no shortage of global headlines that make grim reading. But while the world’s eyes are focused on Russia’s looming assault in Ukraine, the war in Gaza and China’s naval provocations in the South China Sea, far less attention is being paid to the war, genocide and famine in Africa’s third-largest country.

  • Sat-05-2024
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Polycentric mission: Whose centres? Whose mission? (November 15, 2023, Evangelical Focus)
  • At the centre of the argument for polycentric mission is the suggestion that mission is no longer something that only Western Christians get to do in other parts of the world. Mission in the 21st century must involve all Christians worldwide.

  • Sun-05-2024
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Taiwan is experiencing millions of cyberattacks every day. The world should be paying attention (May 3, 2024, The Conversation)
  • Taiwan stands out as a beacon of democracy, innovation and resilience in an increasingly autocratic region. But this is under growing threat…These efforts to destabilise Taiwan are not confined to conventional hacking techniques. Disinformation campaigns are also causing political, economic and social harm to the country.

  • Sun-05-2024
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DIGITAL 2024 APRIL GLOBAL STATSHOT REPORT (April 24, 2024, Datareportal)
  • The first three months of 2024 have seen a number of big digital milestones, and our huge new Digital 2024 April Global Statshot Report – published in partnership with We Are Social and Meltwater – reveals a wealth of impressive headlines and trends.

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Your kids aren’t lazy; they just don’t know how to revise independently (March 10, 2024, The Strait Times)
  • So, hear your kids out. Here are nine common gripes from children and how you can support them better – without nagging. These strategies can be applied to upper-primary school pupils, although teens can also benefit from them.

  • Sun-04-2024
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Launch of the State of the Great Commission Report (April 19, 2024, Lausanne Movement)
  • The State of the Great Commission Report brings together the best global data and insights from 150 strategic thinkers. Join the launch event to discover key opportunities for the Great Commission.

  • Sun-04-2024
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Should Christians turn off the news? (April 4, 2024, Mission Network News)
  • It would be easy to turn off the news, but that’s not the call of the Church. Edward Graham of Samaritan’s Purse says these stories should urge Christians to prayer and action.

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  • Mon-06-2024
Vietnam’s made-to-measure fashion brands are thriving in the TikTok era (June 12, 2024, Rest of World)

Vietnamese labels are finding favor just as dominant Chinese fast fashion brands Shein and Temu have come under growing scrutiny. The manufacturers have been selling directly to international consumers online, tapping their extensive supply chains to churn out a dizzying array of styles at impossibly cheap prices.

  • Mon-06-2024
Singapore loses shine as Southeast Asia base for multinationals (April 10, 2024, Nikkei Asia)

Multinational corporations are increasingly locating some Southeast Asian regional headquarters functions outside Singapore to save money and pursue expanded opportunities.

  • Mon-06-2024
Bangladesh’s ‘missing billionaires’: A wealth boom and stark inequality (June 11, 2024, Al Jazeera)

A Boston Consulting Group (BCG) study indicated that, while the nation’s middle-income and affluent consumer (MAC) class is expanding rapidly – predicted to reach 17 percent of the population by 2025, the country’s wealth disparity is simultaneously deepening. It is a symptom of the nation transitioning from an “economic basket case” to a fast-growing economy, but one grappling with a growing divide between rich and poor.

  • Mon-06-2024
Leading countries based on Facebook audience size as of April 2024 (May 22, 2024, Statista)

There are more than 378 million Facebook users in India alone, making it the leading country in terms of Facebook audience size. To put this into context, if India’s Facebook audience were a country then it would be ranked third in terms of largest population worldwide. Apart from India, there are several other markets with more than 100 million Facebook users each: The United States, Indonesia, and Brazil with 193.8 million, 119.05 million, and 112.55 million Facebook users respectively.

  • Mon-06-2024
Residents of Turkmenistan Urged Not to Disseminate What’s Happening in the Country (June 10, 2024, The Times of Central Asia)

In the city of Turkmenbashi, local authorities, including the khakimlik (mayor’s office), the National Security Ministry (NSM), the court, the police, and elders, are holding meetings with youth and cultural workers. At these meetings, they are warned not to disseminate information about events in the country, such as natural disasters and traffic accidents, on the internet or to journalists.

  • Mon-06-2024
Bangladesh still stuck in the past as locally grown Golden Rice hits markets in the Philippines (February 28, 2024, Alliance for Science)

In contrast, Bangladesh faces regulatory inertia, with approval for Golden Rice pending for six years since November 2017. Despite efforts by scientists to demonstrate Golden Rice’s safety and efficacy, bureaucratic delays have hindered its adoption by farmers, even as malnutrition remains a problem among vulnerable populations in the country.

  • Mon-06-2024
Timor-Leste media embraces its country's diversity with new reporting guidelines (May 17, 2024, ABC International Development)

“If the media is not taking a leading role in inclusive language and inclusive thinking and inclusive selection of the stories that they share with the world well then it is very difficult for society to change and be more inclusive," he says.

  • Mon-06-2024
UN: World losing 4 football fields worth of healthy land per second (June 16, 2024, Philippine News Agency)

At this rate, over 100 million hectares of healthy land are lost annually, according to data compiled by Anadolu ahead of June 17, marked as World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought since 1994.

  • Mon-06-2024
Is the CIA planning to carve out a ‘Christian Nation’ of Chin-Kuki-Zo from Northeast India, Myanmar & Bangladesh? (June 12, 2024, Goa Chronicles)

Christianity plays a pivotal role in the identity of the Zomi people. The arrival of Christian missionaries in the late 19th and early 20th centuries significantly transformed the social and cultural landscape of these communities. The introduction of Christianity brought about changes in education, healthcare, and societal organization, fostering a sense of modernity and unity among the tribes.

  • Mon-06-2024
Serving Persecuted Christians Worldwide Brunei (June 14, 2024, Open Doors UK & Ireland)

There are around 54,200 Christians in Brunei – just 12% of the country’s population. All Bruneian Christians face some level of discrimination, though converts are particular targets for pressure from family, community and government.

  • Mon-06-2024
Livestreamers in China welcome move to formally recognise their profession; experts expect stricter tax enforcement (June 16, 2024, Channel News Asia)

There were over 15 million livestreamers in China at last count. Those CNA spoke to believe the move will improve industry standards, while analysts say the government also gains from taxation and pushing down the jobless rate.

  • Mon-06-2024
World Insights: China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan railway to greatly boost regional connectivity (June 16, 2024, Xinhua Net)

The China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan railway reflects the common aspirations of China, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, and will inject strong momentum into the economic and social development of the three countries, Central Asia and beyond, experts have said.

  • Mon-06-2024
How long have you been in there?! A popular tourist destination in China has installed toilet timers. Reactions are mixed (June 12, 2024, CNN)

When a stall is unoccupied, the pixelated LED screen displays the word “empty” in green. If in use, it shows the number of minutes and seconds the door has been locked.

  • Mon-06-2024
Faking an honest woman: Why Russia, China and Big Tech all use faux females to get clicks (June 12, 2024, AP News)

Whether it’s Chinese or Russian propaganda agencies, online scammers or AI chatbots, it pays to be female — proving that while technology may grow more and more sophisticated, the human brain remains surprisingly easy to hack thanks in part to age-old gender stereotypes that have migrated from the real world to the virtual.

  • Mon-06-2024
Nanjing: A Welcoming City of Newcomers (June 10, 2024, China Partnership)

This June, we are praying for Nanjing, an ancient and important city in eastern China. Nanjing is a port on the Yangtze River and has a population of nearly 10 million. In this introductory post, several Nanjing pastors talk about the accepting attitude that makes their city special, as well as some of the tragic historical reasons for that openness.

  • Mon-06-2024
The Hidden Love Behind Festival Foods (June 10, 2024, Chinese Church Voices)

Like the Mid-Autumn Festival, the Dragon Boat Festival is marked by a specific food—zongzi (粽子). While not every place has dragon boat racing, almost every place eats zongzi.

  • Mon-06-2024
This Is the Way: How the Dao Helps Chinese People Understand Christ (June 5, 2024, Christianity Today)

When I lived and taught in China, I encountered many sensitive hearts and inquisitive minds that were open to spiritual matters. Yet these seekers would often turn to the traditions of their ancestors for answers before considering the Christian gospel. My lack of familiarity with Chinese religion and philosophy hindered my witness, and so I decided to become a serious student of Confucian, Daoist, and Buddhist traditions.

  • Mon-06-2024
Does China Alter the Bible? Distorted Passage of Jesus Killing Adulterous Woman Denied as Legal Publication Again (May 27, 2024, China Christian Daily)

In 2020, news about a Chinese vocational school book falsifying the biblical account of John 8:3–11 circulated on the internet. Since then, this news has been considered China’s attempt to alter the Bible. Some religious people have commented on this act as “blasphemy.” The account was denied as part of a legal publication shortly after the news broke. Recently, the denial was given again by the book’s publisher.

  • Mon-06-2024
A Beijing Pastor Reflects on Running, Staying, and Returning (June 7, 2024, Chinese Church Voices)

Ultimately, all instances of running, staying, and returning are in God’s hands. It’s crucial to understand God’s will, have a clear heavenly vision, and discern the mysteries behind our circumstances. Whether we choose running, staying, or returning, we should choose the path of death on the cross.

  • Mon-06-2024
China seeks to harvest user data from global apps to boost propaganda efforts (May 2, 2024, ASPI The Strategist)

In the global discussion around data privacy and security, much attention has been rightfully placed on the Chinese-owned platform TikTok, with concerns that the user data it collects is accessible to Chinese authorities. But the issue of data collection on behalf of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), and its integration into propaganda efforts, extends far beyond a single app.