Tony Henderson

Tony Henderson is a freelance writer working in Hong Kong, since 1980, and previously Japan, for seven years following two years in Mauritius after a year in Libya. Long time participant in the Humanist Movement and spokesman for Universal Humanism in Hong Kong. Also, Pressenza Hong Kong Bureau Chief.

03.06.2016

The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver

The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver

The Poisonwood Bible By Barbara Kingsolver Published by HarperFlamingo – 1998 It was the audacity by way of an uncaring humour that initially took me into this ‘novel’ and only eventually did I begin to appreciate its profound contents and then the mention of Patrice Lumumba, despite that… »

28.05.2016

Philippines president-elect Rodrigo Duterte bringing in a difference

Philippines president-elect Rodrigo Duterte bringing in a difference

President-elect Rodrigo Duterte or, Duterte Harry to some, is early into his run-up to real power and the China Matters blog – chinamatters@prlee.org gives some highly detailed context to what’s coming next and why it’s most interesting, given local and Philippine’s history particularly in light of the nation’s relation to… »

28.05.2016

United youth voice demands for peace in South Korea

United youth voice demands for peace in South Korea

In many cities besides Seoul, including Sydney, New York City, Manila, Shanghai, Cape Town and Oakland; youth, women, and citizens generally marched for peace on May 25, 2016, with the behest to replace the current culture of war with a culture of peace. The World Peace Gate in Seoul’s Olympic… »

22.05.2016

‘I respect the historic fact’ says Taiwan’s new President Tsai Ing-wen

‘I respect the historic fact’ says Taiwan’s new President Tsai Ing-wen

With that seemingly innocuous announcement the new president shows she is cautiously striking a balance between asserting the island’s independence and giving a bow to the Beijing government’s stand on the One China issue, which is, there is only one China! This was on day one of her presidential tenure,… »

20.05.2016

China reaches over the Rohingya to touch the Indian Ocean

China reaches over the Rohingya to touch the Indian Ocean

“China, of late, has been pitching to increase its influence in the Indian Ocean through Myanmar by building a deep-water port, which includes a special economic zone (SEZ) … The project is coming up at Kyaukphyu in the troubled southwestern Rakhine Province of Myanmar…”, says Joshy M. Paul, writing for… »

19.05.2016

Kim’s offer ignored while USA-Japan-South Korea plan war games

Kim’s offer ignored while USA-Japan-South Korea plan war games

Japan, U.S. and South Korea will hold anti-missile exercise in June, being their first joint military training exercise with the focus on cooperation to detect signs of missile launches by North Korea, a Seoul defense official said to the press just recently. This is the first such agreement among the… »

19.05.2016

Revelation Rationality Knowledge and Truth – of Ahmadiyya

Revelation Rationality Knowledge and Truth – of Ahmadiyya

Revelation Rationality Knowledge and Truth by Mirza Tahir Ahmad (1928-2008) Published 1998 by Islam International publications Ltd, UK. This writing by the Supreme Head of the worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (since 1965 after his elder brother died) is dedicated to his grandfather, the founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim… »

16.05.2016

Plea for Zika mosquitoes and their kith and kin

Plea for Zika mosquitoes and their kith and kin

The Zika-disease spreading mosquito is everywhere and all the usual precautions need be taken to prevent bites, from generously supplied nets to more inclusive education. That’s because we are ever invading nature’s own spaces without regard for the creatures that live there. The Earth is not destined for humans alone, but in… »

12.05.2016

Bangladesh: Reconciliation not state killing is the real healing deal

Bangladesh: Reconciliation not state killing is the real healing deal

Extra police and border guards by the thousand are on the streets of Dhaka and other big cities and towns of Bangladesh before a general strike takes hold to protest against the executions of two opposition politicians for war crimes. The hangings May 8, 2016, of Mohammad Mujahid – 67,… »

12.05.2016

“Silo: A spiritual path” selected at Near Nazareth 2016 Film Festival, Israel

“Silo: A spiritual path” selected at Near Nazareth 2016 Film Festival, Israel

SILO A SPIRITUAL PATH gains recognition in the Middle East in May receiving an Official Selection at the Near Nazareth 2016 Film Festival in Arufa, Israel. The festival serves to strengthen mutual understanding and friendship between the peoples of the world and is making history by introducing films with important… »

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