Category Archives: World

British Chinese Project (BCP) dormant until further notice

For almost three decades, Christine Ching Kui Lee has been a pillar of the Anglo-Chinese community. As in all countries, we may find enthusiastic people who try to create a bond between the country where they are staying and their … Continue reading

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Putin plays dangerous poker game

The standoff in eastern Ukraine is the most tense since Russian-backed forces took control of parts of the country in 2014. Now President Vladimir Putin appears to be threatening the region once more. Continue reading

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The world on the very brink of conflict

In the years that Trump was president of the United States there were moments that lots of people looked very cautious about what that man would do in his rashness. After the Cold War the threat of war did not … Continue reading

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Kazakhstan: an eyewitness to the uprising in Almaty

Originally posted on People and Nature:
□ This text was written by Aidar Ergali on Thursday 6 January in Almaty. It has been circulating on Russian-language social media (e.g. here and here) and was translated into English yesterday. Please copy…

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Kazakhstan – From 1868 to 2019 and the Protest of 2022

Originally posted on Baroque:
In this entry, we’ll learn about the history of Kazakhstan from 1900 to 2021, the geographical location and what led to the current situation. The Flag of Kazakhstan Geographic Location Image fromWikipedia Kazahkstan, officially called the…

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From a land 90 times Belgium: Kazakhstan #3 Kazakhstan in the grip of a dictator

In 2011 the Republic of Kazakhstan faced her first serious demonstration for higher wages, bringing the country into a crisis. Kicked off in the oil production centre of Zhanaozen in western Kazakhstan, the regime responded with deadly force and 14 … Continue reading

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From a land 90 times Belgium: Kazakhstan #2 Natural wealth attractive to Russia as well as Europe

In 1975 the Kazakh S.S.R. was made up of 19 regions including 82 cities and 183 semi-urban settlements, a total population estimated at 14.170.000. The Kazakh people then were mainly Muslims, who spoke a Turkic language but were Mongol in … Continue reading

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From a land 90 times Belgium: Kazakhstan #1 Early history

The last few weeks we come to hear more disturbing news from a huge country wich historically had been inhabited by nomadic groups and empires. Herod. i. wrote in 125 about “a clan fretre of the Pasargadae”. According to Darius … Continue reading

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One year ago a sacred place was attacked

All over the world people look up to what they think is a good example of how a nation can grow to such a big nation as the United Nation, where for years one is trying to build up a … Continue reading

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2021 in review #1 the most startling point

A Chines or American disease Though Corona had taken the world under its spell, the most important event for the year 2021 was not going to be this deadly disease, but a disease that should worry us even more, showing … Continue reading

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