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The genocidal hat

This week in particular I had a few experiences related to the widespread Trump derangement syndrome (TDS), which defines totally irrational, if...

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...

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...

A different type of stress

Those who have worked in Asia are aware of the fact that reality there is much more complex than snorkeling in Thailand,...

Trump and Taiwan

Trump has articulated a stronger commitment to Taiwan than any of his predecessors since Washington recognized Peking in 1979.

Black Lives Matter also surfaces in Taipei

A Black Lives Matter rally was recently held in Taipei, in which members of Taiwan’s indigenous community participated.

Alfonso Reyes Cabanas, Spanish sportsman and government critic

Censorship or at least the limitation of free speech is a growing problem in Spain.

When modernity and tradition clash in Asia: Singapore’s colonial sodomy laws upheld again

Some countries in Asia take a very different approach to what many in the West take for granted nowadays.

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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...

Keye Luke, the first Chinese actor signed by Hollywood

American actor, artist and founding member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Keye Luke died of a stroke on January 12th, 1991...

Agatha Christie, Queen of Crime and Mystery

World-famous English mystery author and playwright Agatha Christie, creator of the fictional detectives Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot, with more than two...

Heinrich Harrer, venturesome tutor of the young Dalai Lama

Austrian explorer mountaineer, sportsman, geographer, author and tutor of the young 14th Dalai Lama, Heinrich Harrer, died on January 7th 2006 in...
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