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When a gay German Minister irritated his Chinese hosts

Former German Foreign Minister, Vice Chancellor and chairman of Free Democratic Party (Freie Demokratische Partei, FDP) Guido Westerwelle, born on December 27th, 1961 in Bad Honnef, died...

Blue cheese and stinky tofu

One of the big differences between cultures is the food that people with a completely diverse historical, geographical and social background usually consume. What some...

Honorary seasonal worker in Valencia for one hour

With an annual production of over five million tons during the last decade, Spain is the largest producer of citrus fruits in the European...

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. After anti-communist Cuban...

Sweet memories of Taiwan’s National Day celebrations

Taiwan, officially still called the Republic of China (ROC), celebrates its National Day on October 10th to commemorate the events which led to the...

Mandela’s ultimately failed trip to Taiwan

Nelson Mandela’s official visit to Taiwan in July 1993 has almost been forgotten.

The “Hun speech” as an early example of political propaganda

The alleged “Hun speech“ by the German Kaiser is a sad example of how manipulated words lead to disastrous consequences.

Post-Apartheid South Africa wins Rugby World Cup

South Africa's unexpected win of the 1995 Rugby World Cup raised hopes that have not been fulfilled.

The EU and the AU share little more than declarations of intent

Africa’s many problems and also its lack of self-reflection represent a big challenge for the European Union.

Democracy à la Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, raised in a communist household in a communist state, never fully understood real democracy. The recent scandalous events in Thuringia proved it again.

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