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The ephemeral Treaty of Sèvres

After more than fifteen months of preparations, on August 10th, 1920 the short-lived Treaty of Sèvres was signed in the Paris suburb...

“Guiris go home”!

“Guiri” is a rude term for foreigners in Spain that I have heard myself.

July 1945: Franco fixes the rights, liberties and duties of Spaniards

Instead of a Constitution, from 1945 until after Franco’s death, the Fuero de los Españoles fixed the rights, liberties and duties of all Spaniards.

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.

Expensive tomatoes and cheap toilet paper

In Taiwan you have more choices to save money than in Western Europe.

21st century Chinese food in Taiwan

Due to the influx of people from all over China in 1949, Taiwan became a heaven for lovers of very diverse Chinese food.

Not a republic, just a zone

My father, although a pragmatist, never accepted the division of post-war Germany nor a clear distinction between citizens of both German states.

July 1950: Communists first give away one fifth of Germany

The German Democratic Republic and Poland in July 1950 signed the Treaty of Görlitz concerning their mutual border.

Why I won’t stay in Spain

After two years in Valencia, a city to which I always felt attached while being far away, I’m ready to go back to Taiwan.

The armistice between Italy and France in June 1940

After just three days of actual war, Italy and France signed an armistice in June 1940.

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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...

Farewell to the Mongolian and Tibetan Affairs Commission

Under the current Constitution of the Republic of China (ROC, still Taiwan’s official name), approved in Nanking in 1947, Tibet and Mongolia...

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...

Gender indoctrination of the youngest reaches Taiwan

Kaohsiung, Taiwan’s biggest port and third largest city, has a population of almost 2.8 million. Huang Jie (born 1993) is a local...

How low can the Spanish Prime Minister fall?

Responding to a question in the Spanish Senate by a member of Bildu, the parliamentary extension of ETA, the former Basque terrorist...
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