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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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China well on the way in Africa

China well on the way in Africa

Over the past years China has invested heavily in African infrastructure. The AfDB, African Development Bank, states in an article that 35 of 53 African countries have profited from these Chinese investments. Besides bringing infrastructure and knowledge into China, a...

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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”.