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A chat with long-term Chinese residents in Spain

Yesterday I went to deliver some of the many oranges that I had picked on Sunday at a friend’s little orchard just...

A Sinified German from Valencia in Taiwan

While living in Taiwan for almost 20 years, as a German who grew up in Spain totally bilingual, I was regularly asked...

A tribute to martial arts legend Bruce Lee

American actor, action director, martial arts instructor, philosopher and book author Lee Jun-fan, commonly known as Bruce Lee, or under his Chinese...

Sweden and China: an old friendship that turned sour

On May 9th, 1950 Sweden became the first Western country to establish diplomatic relations with the communist People's Republic of China (PRC),...

Paella for three

I thought that after two and a half years in Spain I was quite tired of paella, the world-famous Spanish national dish...

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...

Some facts and thoughts about the UN on its 75th birthday

On October 24th, 1945, shortly after the end of World War II, the United Nations (UN) were founded in San Francisco as...

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...

Former “Free China” developing a distinct Taiwanese identity

Taiwan, according to the current Constitution still called the "Republic of China", was baptized "Formosa" by some Portuguese sailors which never went...

160 years ago, the road to Peking was opened up by force

The Battle of Baliqiao between Anglo-French and Chinese forces on the morning of September 21st, 1860 was the culmination of the Second...

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150 years of German history and nothing to celebrate?

On January 18th, 2021, what was left of Germany after World War II and finally reunited on October 3rd, 1990, could and...

Japanese Don Quixote plans to conquer Taipei

Japan’s biggest discounter Don Quijote, named after the most famous novel about a crazy nobleman (spelled Don Quixote in English) by the...

Travelling with pets these days isn’t an easy task

Theoretically I have only three months left in Valencia, as from April 11th, 2021 I’m allowed to take my two cats back...

Oppositional TPP held its first National Convention in Taipei

The Taiwan People’s Party (TPP), the youngest opposition force on the island, held its first National Convention in Taipei on January 10th,...

One year ago, Prague and Taipei became twin cities

Prague and Peking signed a sister-city agreement on March 30th, 2016, just after Chinese President Xi Jinping had finished a two-day state...
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