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Flying Dutchman

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Fake Spanish “Nationalists”

In China, Korea, Japan and even Taiwan, the term “Nationalist” describes people defined as such in the traditional sense of the word....

German hotel forced to change its name after 525 years

The oldest and most exclusive hotel in Augsburg, a city of roughly 300,000 inhabitants in the Eastern Bavarian region of Swabia, finally...

“Big noses” and “filthy rich tourists”

In times of growing (anti)racist hysteria in most of the Western World, it’s very important to remember that...

Alsace-a very special part of France

Among the many French I have met so far only one who wouldn’t agree with me that the region Elsass (Alsace in...

Niger’s own demographic catastrophe

On August 3rd, 2020 Niger, sharing the name with a river on its territory, celebrates 60 years of independence from France, which...

Me, the impious student

The recent death of former Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui reminded me of one my former Mandarin teachers in Taipei. She used good...

How in Taiwan “barbarians” became “indigenous people”

Taiwan’s non-Chinese inhabitants had to wait for a long time to finally be able to use the name they prefer for themselves.

In memoriam Lee Teng-hui, first native President of Taiwan

Lee Teng-hui, one of Asia’s most relevant leaders of the 20th century, passed away on July 30th, aged 97.

Mandela’s ultimately failed trip to Taiwan

Nelson Mandela’s official visit to Taiwan in July 1993 has almost been forgotten.

A day like a rollercoaster

Today I regained my computer and lost a friend.

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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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