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Progressive Taiwanese politician survives recall vote

Huang Jie (born 1993) is a independent female councilor in Kaohsiung, Taiwan’s biggest port and third largest city, and a former member of the...

Taiwan office in Guyana a flash in the pan

On February 4th, 2021¨Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced that according to an agreement inked with the Guyanese Department of Foreign Trade on...

Freddy Lim, Taiwanese musician and do-gooder

Acclaimed Taiwanese heavy-metal musician and Leftist politician Freddy Lim, currently a legislator after winning reelection as in 2020 as part of a coalition of...

Temporarily, Russia’s sport can feel Taiwan’s pain

On December 9th, 2019, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in Montreal handed Russia a four-year ban from all major sporting events after the nation...

Japanese Don Quixote plans to conquer Taipei

Japan’s biggest discounter Don Quijote, named after the most famous novel about a crazy nobleman (spelled Don Quixote in English) by the greatest writer...

Oppositional TPP held its first National Convention in Taipei

The Taiwan People’s Party (TPP), the youngest opposition force on the island, held its first National Convention in Taipei on January 10th, 2021, one...

Heinrich Harrer, venturesome tutor of the young Dalai Lama

Austrian explorer, mountaineer, sportsman, geographer, author and tutor of the young 14th Dalai Lama, Heinrich Harrer, died on January 7th 2006 in Friesach, a...

Ma Ying-jeou, mayor of Taipei and President of Taiwan

While I also know his predecessor Chen Shui-bian (born 1950) personally, as his short-time Spanish teacher I somehow have a special relationship with Conservative...

A chat with long-term Chinese residents in Spain

Yesterday I went to deliver some of the many oranges that I had picked on Sunday at a friend’s little orchard just outside of...

Trump supporters rally in Taipei

About 8,000 people, both locals and foreigners, marched on December 20th in Taipei to express their support for US President Donald Trump and show...

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