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Chinese history

The Korean War saved the Chinese Generalissimo

Although sworn enemies of Taiwan, North Korea and China involuntarily contributed to Taiwan not falling to Communism.

The Korean War-Containment of Communism

The Korean War was a typical Cold War struggle between East and West.

1900: Xenophobia versus colonialism in China

The siege of the Legation Quarter in Peking from June to August 1900 was a desperate attempt to rid China of Western colonial powers.

Clemens von Ketteler, German diplomat murdered in China

Clemens von Ketteler, Minister of the German Empire in China, was killed in Peking on June 20th, 1900 by a local soldier.

Civilizational swaggering in Free China in the 1980s

In the 1980s, people in Taiwan were still proud of their Chinese cultural heritage. Sometimes, I mentioned places in Europe which also have an impressive history, like Cyprus.

Using junks to conquer an island: the strange case of Hainan in 1950

The conquest of the Chinese island of Hainan by Mao’s communists in the spring of 1950 saw the successful use of junks against war ships.

Chiang Ching-kuo: son of Chiang Kai-shek and pioneer of democracy

Chiang Ching-kuo´s role in Taiwan was ambivalent, as the former head of the secret police became a pioneer of democracy.

20 years ago: Jiang Zemin the first Chinese leader to visit South Africa

The long-lasting triangle relationship between South Africa, China and Taiwan ended when Peking and Pretoria established diplomatic relations in 1998.

Remembering Chiang Kai-shek, 45 years after his death

A brief introduction to the controversial figure of Chiang Kai-shek

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