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The world’s biggest free trade deal signed virtually in Hanoi

On November 15th, 2020 Burma, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam as well as Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand...

Modern Singapore celebrates its 55th birthday

On August 9th, 2020 one of the world’ richest nations, the Asian city state of Singapore with a population of 6.2 million, celebrates its...

How in Taiwan “barbarians” became “indigenous people”

Taiwan’s non-Chinese inhabitants had to wait for a long time to finally be able to use the name they prefer for themselves.

In memoriam Lee Kuan Yew

Lee Kuan Yew (1923-2015) was the father of modern Singapore. This is a translated and updated version of an obituary authored by me, published in the German weekly Preußische Allgemeine Zeitung on the 4th of April 2015.

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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