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Monthly Archives: April, 2020

Taiwan’s capital Taipei, a shining pioneer in recycling policy

Started in Taipei 20 years ago, Taiwan's recycling policy should encourage many other countries around the world.

An American officer and a Spanish doctor

Both in Europe and the US, people speaking up against their government´s handling of the coronavirus crisis are loosing their jobs.

Personal background and name choice

I'm neither Dutch nor am I a sailor, but in a way I identify with that legendary figure. Please read a little about the reasons for my cosmopolitan restlessness.

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First Western war correspondent died in China in 1860

Thomas William Bowlby, British pioneer of war reportage, died on September 22nd, 1860 in Tongzhou, which is now a district of the...

160 years ago, the road to Peking was opened up by force

The Battle of Baliqiao between Anglo-French and Chinese forces on the morning of September 21st, 1860 was the culmination of the Second...

Sigmund Jähn, Germany’s communist cosmonaut

Sigmund Jähn, the first German in space, died at his home in Strausberg outside of Berlin on September 21st, 2019. He was...

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...
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