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Some thoughts on New Year’s Day

At the beginning of the year 2021 and after posting 250 articles in nine months, I would like to thank my readers...

A chat with long-term Chinese residents in Spain

Yesterday I went to deliver some of the many oranges that I had picked on Sunday at a friend’s little orchard just...

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,...

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...

Cuba, Red China’s first stronghold in the Caribbean

The world’s largest and smallest communist states, the People's Republic of China (PRC) and Cuba became close friends on September 28th, 1960.

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...

Former “Free China” developing a distinct Taiwanese identity

Taiwan, according to the current Constitution still called the "Republic of China", was baptized "Formosa" by some Portuguese sailors which never went...

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...

In memoriam Lee Teng-hui, first native President of Taiwan

Lee Teng-hui, one of Asia’s most relevant leaders of the 20th century, passed away on July 30th, aged 97.

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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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