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  • Taiwan’s Place in Chinese history:  an update

    Taiwan’s Place in Chinese history: an update

    China makes many territorial claims on the basis of history. However, when we examine these claims, we may discover that they lack merit. One such case is Taiwan, a nation of 23 million people (the same as Australia) that has democratised in the past twenty-five years. Taiwan had no permanent Chinese communities until the Dutch (1624-1662) imported...

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  • Remembrance of things past: what does 1914 tell us about the world today?

    Remembrance of things past: what does 1914 tell us about the world today?

    It was to be “the war to end war”, but it wasn’t. And behind the remembrance of the catastrophe of the First World War there lurks the fear that it could all happen again. This is no more evident than in speculation among pundits and casual observers alike that rivalry between the US and China today increasingly resembles that between Germany and...

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