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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...

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...

Ma Ying-jeou, mayor of Taipei and President of Taiwan

While I also know his predecessor Chen Shui-bian (born 1950) personally, as his short-time Spanish teacher I somehow have a special relationship...

Chinese food in the West

The quality and variety of Chinese food in the West, Spain included, has increased significantly in the last two to three last...

Ang Lee’s Brokeback Mountain released 15 years ago

Brokeback Mountain, a 2005 American romantic drama directed by Taiwanese film director, producer and screenwriter Ang Lee (born 1954), received a limited...

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...

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...

Sweden and China: an old friendship that turned sour

On May 9th, 1950 Sweden became the first Western country to establish diplomatic relations with the communist People's Republic of China (PRC),...

Historic China-Taiwan summit in Singapore five years ago

After China and Taiwan had considered the possibility of first-time talks between their leaders in early 2014, then Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou...

Singapore and Taiwan: No diplomatic relations, but military ties

Though an exchange of trade missions between both countries occurred in 1969, Singapore never had diplomatic relations with the Republic of China...

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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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