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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 World Politics

The Korean War-Containment of Communism

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

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European history World Politics

The armistice between Italy and France in June 1940

After just three days of actual war, Italy and France signed an armistice in June 1940.

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African history Sports affairs

Post-Apartheid South Africa wins Rugby World Cup

South Africa’s unexpected win of the 1995 Rugby World Cup raised hopes that have not been fulfilled.

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Censorship Media and entertainment Political correctness

Gone with the Wind: Hollywood’s history

Western self-proclaimed activists make irrational demands, which have now reached the movie business.

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German politics Religion

Police in Germany receives open death threats by email

After a police operation in Duisburg, Arab criminals threatened to kill all infidels who dare to enter a certain district of the city.

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Media and entertainment Spanish history

55 Days in Peking, a historical epic filmed in Spain

55 Days in Peking is a beautiful movie that seems unthinkable nowadays.

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Asian history World Politics

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.

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Chinese history German history

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.

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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.