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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...

Ma Haide, China’s communist American doctor

Shafick George Hatem, better known under his Chinese name Ma Haide, the American doctor of Lebanese descent who in the 1930s was...

The murder of a descendant of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba

Lij Tafari Mäkonnen, better known as Haile Selassie I, Ethiopia's 225th and last Emperor, was murdered in his palace while under house...

Edgar Snow, pioneering apologist of the Mao cult

Edgar Snow’s groundbreaking book Red Star over China from 1937 remains tarnished by its one-sidedness.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a dubious figure at the top of the WHO

The WHO, theoretically only responsible for public health worldwide, also gets heavily involved in political disputes around the globe.

The current pandemic and Taiwan’s continuing international isolation

The coronavirus outbreak highlights again Taiwan's difficult international position due to China's might.

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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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