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China Warns Biden and Denies Genocide

China has warned President Joe Biden to reverse his predecessor Donald Trump’s policy in Taiwan whilst denying Uygur Muslim genocide and supporting continuing control of Hong Kong. China’s foreign minister, Wang Yi, has warned Biden against following Trump’s ‘dangerous practice’ of supporting Taiwan at the annual meeting of China’s ceremonial legislature. The island democracy split…

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Tensions rise between China and Taiwan

Taiwan’s national day has created further tension with China following a recent diplomatic conflict in Fiji.  The events unraveled when Taiwan’s trade office in Fiji held approximately 100 distinguished guests in the Grand Pacific Hotel in the Fijian capital, Suva. A fight broke off when Chinese officials were accused by Taiwan’s foreign ministry of  taking…

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Preparing for the picturesque Peru

“Yeah, you can go!” was not the kind of response I expected from my mother, who has been extremely strict ever since I was young, when I asked if I could go on a volunteering trip to a country that is tremendously far away from home – Peru. No one in my family seemed surprised…

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5 Underrated Countries in Asia

Asia is a traveller’s paradise. It is diverse, beautiful, and culturally fascinating, which is no secret. The perception of Asia, however, is dominated by certain countries. Thailand is the first country to spring to mind when talking about backpacking, China has one of the most famous histories in the world and the culture of Japan…

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Best places to travel for street food

There is no better way to understand a culture than through its food. Food plays a huge part in the travelling experience because you encounter new cuisines and flavours that are unique to the place. When in Rome, do as the Romans do – what better way to explore the place than to hit up the hawker…

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The dreamlike country of Taiwan

Often, it feels as though my memories from Taiwan are indistinguishable from my dreams. The capital city of Taiwan, Taipei, is an urbanised city. A tube service called the MRT, very similar to the London underground, and various other public transportation services have developed massively in recent years, meaning that travellers can easily access different…

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