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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...

Some facts and thoughts about the UN on its 75th birthday

On October 24th, 1945, shortly after the end of World War II, the United Nations (UN) were founded in San Francisco as...

Debunking some separatist myths about Catalonia

Separatist leader Lluís Companys (born 1882) was first sentenced to 30 years in prison on June 6th, 1935 for staging a coup...

Eisenhower’s short visit to Taiwan in 1960

General Dwight D. Eisenhower, the 34th President of the United States from 1953 to 1961, was born on October 14th, 1890 in...

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...

Bashar al-Assad, a well-educated autocrat

Bashar al-Assad, the second son of former Syrian ruler Hafez al-Assad (1930-2000) and his wife Anisa Makhlouf (1930-2016), who took over the...

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...

Austria becomes free, sovereign, neutral and democratic

In July 1955, Austria became the free, sovereign, neutral and democratic state that the world knows.

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.

The Korean War saved the Chinese Generalissimo

Although sworn enemies of Taiwan, North Korea and China involuntarily contributed to Taiwan not falling to Communism.

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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...

Travelling with pets these days isn’t an easy task

Theoretically I have only three months left in Valencia, as from April 11th, 2021 I’m allowed to take my two cats back...

Oppositional TPP held its first National Convention in Taipei

The Taiwan People’s Party (TPP), the youngest opposition force on the island, held its first National Convention in Taipei on January 10th,...

One year ago, Prague and Taipei became twin cities

Prague and Peking signed a sister-city agreement on March 30th, 2016, just after Chinese President Xi Jinping had finished a two-day state...
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