Holy Mount Zion, covering an area of about 200 hectares, sits on a hillside. For decades, it has been cultivated and managed by a group of Christians who claimed the right to the settlements. The residents have the right to stay outside of the political and educational system but are covered by the law and welfare system of Taiwan. In Holy Mount Zion, one can see various distinct constructions with Christian connotations, such as the David Castle, Building of Victory, and Christ is the Rock. There is also the altar and the temple which are located on a wide meadow surrounded by a lush forest and solemn atmosphere. Currently, there are about 300 residents, who lead a self-sufficient life by farming and selling produce to visitors. The spot is open to visitors during weekends.
Asia is the biggest continent on Earth, a darling little gem floating around in space.Hm, what is Asia? Who's in on it?China and India are safe bets for Asian nations. Korea, Japan, Thailand, you're fine.Europe? No. Europe would sort of be on the "Asian continent" if not for those pesky Ural mountains dividing things up in the middle, and then also the whole lineage of kings and wealth and nations and the EU and all that "give me my respect" stuff.Russia would probably be happiest as its own continent, so for now we'll leave it in "Eurasia" and just hope the natural gas supplies keep flowing.Pakistan and Afghanistan are dang close to Asia, but politically they show up in "Middle East" news stories an awful lot. Verdict: Eurasia.I guess we'll actually have to consider everything from Turkey on eastward to be "Eurasian", although the moniker seems overlappitory of the territory.The Asian economy is now officially raging like a wild furnace of lava that consumes everything in its path. Japan has had the largest individual economy in Asia for decades, but it is forecast that both India and China will outstrip Japan within twenty years.China is the largest holder of United States debt and is positioned to become the world's next superpower, provided that Godzilla doesn't return and decide to stomp everybody back into the Shang Dynasty.Text by Steve Smith.