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Auguste Chapdelaine, French martyr of China

Auguste Chapdelaine was the French Christian missionary whose violent death at the hands of Chinese authorities on February 29th,1856 became the casus belli for...

Jim Eagle has landed in Washington

After more than two months in power and therefore later than any other President of the United States, Joe Biden on March 26th, 2021...

Astrological signs still relevant in Taiwan

One big advantage of Chinese culture that I slowly learned to appreciate is the relative absence of religious fanaticism, so widespread in Islam and...

Three culture shocks

Although I consider myself a man of the world who can easily adapt to different environments rather easily, I have actually suffered three culture...

When a gay German Minister irritated his Chinese hosts

Former German Foreign Minister, Vice Chancellor and chairman of Free Democratic Party (Freie Demokratische Partei, FDP) Guido Westerwelle, born on December 27th, 1961 in Bad Honnef, died...

130 years ago, the Trans–Siberian Railway project was announced

On March 9th, 1891, the Imperial Russian government under Tsar Alexander III (1845-1894) issued a rescript in which it announced its intention to construct what became...

Kurusu Saburō, the man who couldn’t preserve peace

Kurusu Saburō, the Japanese career diplomat who as a special envoy tried to negotiate peace with the United States before the outbreak of World War...

The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck, published 90 years ago

The Good Earth, a historical fiction novel about China by American author Pearl S. Buck (1892 -1973) was first published on March 2nd, 1931 by the specialized...

Jean-Bédel Bokassa, Commander-in-Chief, President and Emperor

Jean-Bédel Bokassa, from 1966 to 1976 second president of the Central African Republic (CAR) and self-styled ruler Bokassa I of the Central African Empire from...

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris officially inaugurated

The horse has bolted. After Donald Trump lost his reelection under more than suspicious circumstances, Joe Biden, or better said Kamala Harris, officially took...

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