After two and a half months of lockdown, one June 1st the autonomous community Valencia entered phase two of the transition process, back to normality after the strict pandemic lockdown since mid-March. Although some businesses did so earlier, all the survivors have now reopened. Of course, this includes those run by foreigners. Nowadays, the Chinese […]
Taiwan’s first female president Tsai Ying-wen starts her second term in office while the world is fighting the coronavirus, which her government has contained very successfully.
Same-sex marriage was legalized in Taiwan exactly one year ago after the nation’s highest court had ruled in favor in 2017, but against a majority of the population.
I arrived in Taiwan for the first time in 1988. This is the first posting about those good old days.
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.
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.