Category Archives: History

Happy end of the world everyone! Except you, Chinese cult members. You are under arrest.

Yes, though midnight has already come and gone for many of our readers, and it is now December 21, 2012 in over half of the world, it would appear that the apocalypse has not, in fact, occurred. So not only … Continue reading

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And the winner is… Xi Jinping! Try to contain your shock.

In a hotly-contested race… ha ha, just kidding. We knew it, he knew, all of China knew it. Meet the new President, Xi Jinping! Yes, as the Washington Post reports, China’s Communist Party has a new leader, and his name … Continue reading

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Lettre de Vaison-la-Romaine: In the Heart of National Front Country

Check out the latest from Julian Crandall-Hollick on the how history and the pieds noirs play into the nationalist movement in Provence: “The Left in France cold-shouldered them. Even today, many Frenchmen see pieds noirs as not really French, nostalgically … Continue reading

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Japan vs China: Turf wars escalate

If this is what triggers WWIII, we are going to make a scene. Japan has just upped an ever-escalating turf war with China,with major Japanese firms closing their Chinese operations and urging expat workers to stay home in anticipation of … Continue reading

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China to Japan: Diaoyu Islands belong to us, thanks.

Conflict continues over who can lay claim to the disputed Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea. Xinhua news agency is reporting that China is “strongly displeased” over Japan’s recent remarks over which country owns the islands, with foreign military … Continue reading

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Happy 15th anniversary Hong Kong! Uh…

A banner year for China. The country is set to transfer power to a new regime, it’s widely agreed now that China is a (the?) major world power, and it’s been 15 years since Hong Kong shifted back to Chinese … Continue reading

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Romney vs. China

Republican candidate Mitt Romney has made headlines during his campaign for declaring Beijing to be a threat to world currencies, but it wasn’t always so. In an intriguing new analytical piece, Reuters did a little digging and found that the … Continue reading

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