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Year of the Goat

Year of the Goat

Together with the nearing end of wintertime, the year of the Horse slowly draws to an end. Such moments always demand reflection upon the year that has past. At the same time it is also a great time to look ahead onto the upcoming year, the year of the Goat. From an...

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8 Facts and Figures about China; Mind-Blowing Numbers

8 Facts and Figures about China; Mind-Blowing Numbers

Big, bigger, biggest. A phrase which has been most commonly linked to the United States. The biggest economy in the world is rapidly being outnumbered in every aspect by the former biggest economy China.  Forgotten by many, but for a major part of the last two...

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Sotsji and China; Which Chinese athletes are outstanding?

Sotsji and China; Which Chinese athletes are outstanding?

Whilst deciding on the topic of this article, my eyes glance towards the screen showing races in the speed skating stadium called the Adler Arena in Sotsji. The second run of the 500 meters is on view and the Dutch are in a great position. First, second and sixth...

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The Year of the Horse

The Year of the Horse

Right in between the Western New Year celebration and Chinese New year we take some time to look forward at the coming year. A bigger part of 2014 will be known as the year of the Horse. To the generally sober western civilization there is not a lot of meaning behind...

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What happened in the year 1421?

From 1421 to 1423, during the Ming Dynasty of China under Emperor Zhu Di (朱棣) the fleets of Admiral Zheng He (鄭和), commanded by the Chinese captains, discovered Australia, New Zealand, the Americas, Antarctica, the Northeast Passage; and circumnavigated Greenland.

Due to this endeavour we can conclude that “1421 is the year that the Chinese discover the world”.