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CNN, Trump and the truth

Believe it or not, about 30 years ago I decided not to replace the broken old television set in the flat I...

Sleepy Joe’s premature “victory speech”

After CNN announced that he had won the recent presidential election, Joe Biden has proclaimed himself the 46th President of the United...

The Spanish Ministry of Truth

On September 15th, 2020 the Spanish Council of Ministers approved the Draft Bill of Democratic Memory that will punish those who disagree...

Who is the real winner of the 2020 US election?

Although it looks like both Republicans and Democrats will end up before the Supreme Court to decide if there’s going to be...

In memoriam Victor Sen Yung, the beloved cook from Bonanza

American actor of Chinese descent Victor Sen Yung, born Sen Yew Cheung, but also known as Sen Yung, Sen Young, Victor Sen...

The controversy about Retrocession Day on October 25th, 1945

After the First Sino-Japanese War in 1894/95, by signing the Treaty of Shimonoseki on April 17th, 1895, China was originally forced to...

Wansei Back, a movie about Japanese born in Taiwan

After the First Sino-Japanese War in 1894/95, by signing the Treaty of Shimonoseki on April 17th, 1895, China was forced to concede...

Disgraced former Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian turns 70

Former Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian was born on October 12th, 1950 into a poor farming family in Tainan County in southern Taiwan....

Celebrating outstanding writer Eileen Chang’s 100th birthday

Widely considered the best Chinese writer of her generation, essayist and novelist Chang Ai-ling, originally named Chang Yang and better known as...

Pierre Trudeau´s three visits to China

Pierre Trudeau, former Canadian Prime Minister and long-term leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, died on September 28th, 2000 in his...

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An epic struggle between good and evil in Spain?

The man that decisively shaped twentieth-century Spain for almost four decades, Generalissimo Francisco Franco, died peacefully on November 20th, 1975 in a...

Spain’s astonishing rise from the ashes after the civil war

After the end of the three-year-long Spanish Civil War on April 1st, 1939, reconstruction under Generalissimo Francisco Franco began quickly and virtually...

November 20th, 1975: Arias Navarro announces Franco’s death

45 years ago on November 20th, 1975, the man that had shaped Spain for almost four decades, Generalissimo Francisco Franco, died in...

Bars or clinics? Different priorities in Spain and Taiwan

Spain is well-known for its amazing number of bars, which have little in common with those in the United States. They are...

The world’s biggest free-trade deal signed virtually in Hanoi

On November 15th, 2020 Burma, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam as well as Australia, China, Japan,...
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