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Sanmao, the Taiwanese author shaped by a Spanish colony

Taiwanese travel writer and translator Sanmao (Three Hairs), who in 1976 became famous with the autobiographical account Stories of the Sahara, committed...

Günter Schabowski, the man that opened the Berlin Wall by mistake

East German Communist Günter Schabowski, who made history during a press conference broadcast live on television in the evening of November 9,...

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...

Why I prefer the company of Asian women

After reading one of my first articles, a friend kindly suggested that I probably presupposed too much knowledge about Asian women among...

Richard Sorge, German master spy in Japan

Richard Sorge, German press correspondent in Tokyo and head of a very successful Soviet espionage group during World War II, was born...

Cozy cafés in Taipei

The English term coffee, caffe in Italian, Kaffee in German or café in Spanish and French made it into Western languages from...

German hotel forced to change its name after 525 years

The oldest and most exclusive hotel in Augsburg, a city of roughly 300,000 inhabitants in the Western Bavarian region of Swabia, finally...

55 Days in Peking, a historical epic filmed in Spain

55 Days at Peking is a 1963 American movie starring Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner and David Niven. It dramatizes the siege of...

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Temporarily, Russia’s sport can feel Taiwan’s pain

On December 9th, 2019, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in Montreal handed Russia a four-year ban from all major sporting events after...

Li Cunxin, Mao’s Last Dancer

Li Cunxin, widely considered the best dancer China has ever produced, was born on January 26th, 1961 in a village near Tsingtao,...

French play Thermidor, an early example of cancel culture

The cancel culture that the Left has been fostering for a decade now and which gained momentum since the death of Black...

An “idea” attacking the Democrats just after Biden’s inauguration

In the evening of January 20th, 2021, the day that Joe Biden, or better said Kamala Harris, officially took possession of the...

Hungary commemorates the expulsion of its former German compatriots

On January 19th, 2021, the 75th anniversary of the day when the expulsion of ethnic Germans from Soviet-occupied Hungary began, there was...
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