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Heinrich Harrer, venturesome tutor of the young Dalai Lama

Austrian explorer mountaineer, sportsman, geographer, author and tutor of the young 14th Dalai Lama, Heinrich Harrer, died on January 7th 2006 in...

Ma Haide, China’s communist American doctor

Shafick George Hatem, better known under his Chinese name Ma Haide, the American doctor of Lebanese descent who in the 1930s was...

Taiwanese tourists still excluded from the EU, but not the UK

On March 9th, 1973 ideological foes Francoist Spain and Maoist China established diplomatic relations. The Spanish Embassy in Taipei, in what was...

The murder of a descendant of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba

Lij Tafari Mäkonnen, better known as Haile Selassie I, Ethiopia's 225th and last Emperor, was murdered in his palace while under house...

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.

Less sexual discrimination, but more censorship in Switzerland

Swiss recently voted to make sexual discrimination illegal. What are the implications of that decision?

Uruguay, no longer the Switzerland of South America

Uruguay long deserved its reputation of being the “Switzerland of South America”. Unfortunately, in recent years it has become a drug hub.

The death of Mussolini and the end of fascism in Europe

Benito Mussolini, a former Socialist and the father of Fascism, founded an ideology which is often misinterpreted by his political opponents.

Donald Trump and the virus-a short interim balance

President Trump’s handling of this pandemic has been erratic, but not nearly as bad as his many critics say.

The current pandemic and Taiwan’s continuing international isolation

The coronavirus outbreak highlights again Taiwan's difficult international position due to China's might.

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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...

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris officially inaugurated

The horse has bolted. After Donald Trump lost his reelection under more than suspicious circumstances, Joe Biden, or better said Kamala Harris,...

150 years of German history and nothing to celebrate?

On January 18th, 2021, what was left of Germany after World War II and finally reunited on October 3rd, 1990, could and...

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...
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