Category archives for Asia

A watershed moment for China: Islam or Christianity?

By Zia H Shah MD Like it or not, but Islam and Christianity have been two missionary religions, which have been struggling to win the hearts and minds of humanity for centuries and they are not going to change their character, just because some agnostics or atheists do not like it.  As a Muslim, belonging […]

The Root Cause of Terrorism: An Unholy Thought

This article examines the root cause, regardless of the religious or the political affiliation of the perpetrator. Contents THE GOLDEN RULE EPILOGUE There is an often quoted saying, “Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; […]

Religion, Politics and Human Rights

Those who do not understand the paramount necessity of the separation of Mosque-Church and State, have not read their Bible: Samuel said to Saul, “I am the one the LORD sent to anoint you king over his people Israel; so listen now to the message from the LORD.  This is what the LORD Almighty says: […]

GE takes partnership route for long-term gains in China

Technology and commercial partnerships between US businesses and Chinese enterprises can benefit both nations, said Mark Hutchinson, president and chief executive officer of General Electric Co (GE) China. According to Hutchinson, such partnerships will help create jobs, spur innovation and expand markets for both nations. GE, the world’s biggest maker of power generation equipment and […]

Extremism, Part of Our Blood: A Pakistani showing mirror to the fellow citizens

Source: Taciturn’s Blog We, as a nation, have something more in our blood than mere ‘red cells’, ‘white cells’ and ‘platelets’. As a matter of fact the laboratory of ‘sanity and justice’ carried a blood test of the nation which discovered an additional element in our blood. This malicious element running in our veins affects […]

Afghanistan bombs kill 58 in Kabul and Mazar-i-Sharif

Source / Courtesy:  BBC The BBC’s Quentin Sommerville: “It seems this was a co-ordinated attack; it certainly seems to have a sectarian element” Twin attacks apparently targeting Shia Muslims have killed at least 58 people in Afghanistan. In the deadliest incident, a suspected suicide bomb struck a shrine packed with worshippers in the capital, Kabul, […]

Some insights in Money Supply: Fiscal tools needed to compensate for tightening: Expert

Source / Courtesy: China Daily BEIJING – China will keep its “prudent” policies in 2012, but it should adopt more fiscal tools to compensate for the slowing money-supply growth and weakening economy, a central bank adviser said on Wednesday. “Fine-tuning the monetary policies doesn’t change the overall stringent climate … and money supply will grow at […]

The people of 'Ad to whom the prophet Hud was sent

When the Holy Quran describes past people or archeological details it gives a very precise and accurate description. The Holy Quran particularly describes the past nations that were punished by God in the Sura Hud and among the details it also says, “This is of the tidings of the unseen which We reveal to thee […]

Dr. Abdus Salam nicely covered in Dawn.com

Source/ Courtesy: Dawn.com By Murtaza Razvi  Mohammad Abdus Salam (1926-1996) was his full name, which may add to the knowledge of those who wish he was either not Ahmadi or Pakistani. The man proudly lived and died as both, and much more, as Pakistan disowned him, in life and in death. The government denied him the honour of […]

$3m bid wins 1st island sale in China

Source / Courtesy: China Daily NINGBO, Zhejiang – Da-yangyu, the first island ever to be put up for auction in China, sold for 20 million yuan ($3.15 million) on Friday. Ningbo Gaobao Investment, which deals in real estate and tourism development, won a three-way bidding war for the right to use the land for 50 years and […]

Connecting the Dots: Education and Religious Discrimination in Pakistan — A Study of Public Schools and Madrassas

This study was sponsored by: U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) was created by the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 as an  entity separate and distinct from the State Department. USCIRF’s principal responsibilities are to review the facts and circumstances of violations  of religious freedom internationally and […]

Picture of the Day: Shenzhou VIII spacecraft assembled for launch

Source / Courtesy: China Daily The Shenzhou VIII spacecraft is assembled with the Long-March II-F rocket at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Northwest China’s Gansu province on Oct 23, 2011. The unmanned Shenzhou VIII, part of China’s first spacecraft rendezvous and docking mission, was reported to be launched in early November.[Photo/CFP]  

MIT to host first forum on business in China

By Zhao Yanrong (China Daily) BOSTON – A Chinese student organization recently announced it will launch the first forum to focus on entrepreneurship in China at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology next month. The forum aims to provide a platform for Chinese students in the United States and venture capitalists from China to hash out business […]

Islam faces the greatest danger from Islamist extremists

By Qasim Yousafzai For CentralAsiaOnline.com Shehrbano Taseer, daughter of slain Pakistani Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer, spoke at a panel discussion at UN European headquarters in Geneva WASHINGTON, D.C. – Islam’s greatest threat comes from those who claim to be serving it – extremist militants, Shehrbano Taseer, daughter of slain Punjab Governor Salman Taseer, said June 27. Shehrbano said that militants, […]