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Monthly Archives: April, 2020

Donald Trump and the virus-a short interim balance

President Trump’s handling of this pandemic has been erratic, but not nearly as bad as his many critics say.

Taiwan donates two million surgical masks to Japan

As the coronavirus is still spreading across neighboring Japan, Taiwan took the decision to donate two million surgical masks to the country.

Spanish security forces openly admit to censoring government critics

Freedom of speech is more and more in danger in Spain.

The 19th century Republic of Formosa, not an example for modern Taiwan

The very short-lived Republic of Formosa, although a first attempt of nation building in Taiwan at the end of the 19th century, can’t serve as an example for today’s independence movement on the island.

125 years ago, Taiwan became a Japanese colony

Shortly before the turn of the 19th century, taking advantage of China’s weakness, Japan took over Taiwan for 50 years.

Separatist protest against Spanish military deployed to Pamplona during the current pandemic

Resentments against the central government are strong in some parts of Spain, even in these difficult times.

The biggest battle on German territory in World War II

The Soviets winning the battle at the Seelow Heights cleared the way to the conquest of Berlin.

Alfonso Reyes Cabanas, Spanish sportsman and government critic

Censorship or at least the limitation of free speech is a growing problem in Spain.

Potsdam and its destruction 75 years ago

Read a short introduction to the German city of Potsdam, destroyed shortly before the end of World War II 75 years ago on this day.

A Fallas visit ruined by the coronavirus

At the end, my friends didn't come and the money for the hotel is most probably lost.

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Spanish government presents its version of civil war history

On September 15th, 2020 the Spanish Council of Ministers approved the Draft Bill of Democratic Memory that will repeal the controversial, very...

Farewell to the Mongolian and Tibetan Affairs Commission

Under the current Constitution of the Republic of China (ROC, still Taiwan’s official name), approved in Nanking in 1947, Tibet and Mongolia...

Bashar al-Assad, a well-educated autocrat

Bashar al-Assad, the second son of former Syrian ruler Hafez al-Assad (1930-2000) and his wife Anisa Makhlouf (1930-2016), who took over the...

Gender indoctrination of the youngest reaches Taiwan

Kaohsiung, Taiwan’s biggest port and third largest city, has a population of almost 2.8 million. Huang Jie (born 1993) is a local...

How low can the Spanish Prime Minister fall?

Responding to a question in the Spanish Senate by a member of Bildu, the parliamentary extension of ETA, the former Basque terrorist...
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