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Asian Politics US politics

Trump and Taiwan

Trump has articulated a stronger commitment to Taiwan than any of his predecessors since Washington recognized Peking in 1979.

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Asian history Asian Politics

Aung San Suu Kyi, “The Lady” from Burma

Her family background predestined Aung San Suu Kyi to become a political leader in her native Burma.

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Asian Politics Personal experiences US politics

Black Lives Matter also surfaces in Taipei

A Black Lives Matter rally was recently held in Taipei, in which members of Taiwan’s indigenous community participated.

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Asian history Asian Politics

In memoriam Lee Kuan Yew

Lee Kuan Yew (1923-2015) was the father of modern Singapore.

This is a translated and updated version of an obituary authored by me, published in the German weekly Preußische Allgemeine Zeitung on the 4th of April 2015.

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Asian Politics Health Politics

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.

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Asian Politics Customs and traditions

When modernity and tradition clash in Asia: Singapore’s colonial sodomy laws upheld again

Some countries in Asia take a very different approach to what many in the West take for granted nowadays.