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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...

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...

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...

Spanish government presents its version of civil war history

On September 15th, 2020 the Spanish Council of Ministers approved the Draft Bill of Democratic Memory that will repeal the controversial, very...

Bashar al-Assad, a well-educated autocrat

Bashar al-Assad, the second son of former Syrian ruler Hafez al-Assad (1930-2000) and his wife Anisa Makhlouf (1930-2016), who took over the...

Second-highest-ranking Czech official ends six-day Taiwan visit

From August 30th to September 4th, 2020 a 89-member delegation from the Czech Republic, headed by Czech Senate President Milos Vystrcil, which...

Taiwanese tourists still excluded from the EU, but not the UK

On March 9th, 1973 ideological foes Francoist Spain and Maoist China established diplomatic relations. The Spanish Embassy in Taipei, in what was...

In memoriam Lee Teng-hui, first native President of Taiwan

Lee Teng-hui, one of Asia’s most relevant leaders of the 20th century, passed away on July 30th, aged 97.

Mandela’s ultimately failed trip to Taiwan

Nelson Mandela’s official visit to Taiwan in July 1993 has almost been forgotten.

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.

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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...

Leftist football legend Maradona dies aged 60

Diego Armando Maradona, one of the greatest football players of all times, died on November 25, 2020 from a heart attack in...

Huang Hua, China’s most important diplomat

Chinese diplomat Wang Rumei, who under his assumed name Huang Hua (“Yellow China”) served as Ambassador and Foreign Minister, died on November...

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...
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