CHINA’S DOOR TO OUTSIDE WILL OPEN WIDER: PREMIER LI
20 MAR 2018 – China will further open up its economy, and its door to the outside will only get bigger and bigger, with foreign and domestic firms allowed to compete on an equal footing, Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday. China will increase access to its services and manufacturing sectors while further lowering import tariffs, Li said at his once-a-year press conference in Beijing.
TURKISH FORCES CAPTURE AFRIN FROM KURDISH MILITIA
19 MAR 2018 – Turkey’s flag was flying over Afrin on Sunday after its troops and Ankara-backed rebels chased out Kurdish militia forces to seize control of the Syrian city. In a major victory for Ankara’s two-month operation against the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in northern Syria, Turkish-led forces pushed into Afrin apparently unopposed, taking up positions across the city. The advance came as Syria’s civil war entered its eighth year this week with heavy fighting on two fronts — around Afrin and in the rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta near Damascus.
CHURCHES BURNED AND CHRISTIANS TARGETED IN INDIA?
THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS CIRCULATING ON SOCIAL MEDIA:
“Brothers and sisters, urgent prayer request. Pray for the Church in India. Buddhist extremists in India burned down 20 churches last night. Tonight want to destroy more than 200 churches in Olisabang province. They want to kill 200 missionaries within the next 24 hours. All Christians are hiding in villages… Pray for them and send this message to all Christians you know.
SOUTH AFRICAN ‘LAND GRAB’: SEPARATING THE NOISE FROM THE NEWS
7 MARCH 2018 – The issue of expropriation of land, without compensation, is currently a hot topic in South Africa. Intentional disinformation, the absence of context, and the systematic dilution of truth have all contributed to a toxic atmosphere of fear and suspicion. This article analyses the issue and attempts to separate the news from the noise.
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