Taiwan vs. China – The rocky road to democracy | DW Documentary


For China, it’s a renegade province that must be brought into line. The Taiwanese, on the other hand, see themselves as a legitimate, independent, democratic state.

For Taiwan, the stakes are high. After watching how Hong Kong was “brought into line” by China, Taiwan has been all the more determined to assert itself as a democracy. But it’s not an easy path.

As part of the Sunflower Movement in 2014, Taiwanese youth took to the streets to protest increased economic ties with China. Citizens have also been fighting for political transparency and more participation.

Audrey Tang, Minister of State for Digital Affairs, wants to involve citizens as much as possible in the government’s political decision-making. Meanwhile, the country is fighting fierce cyberattacks aimed at weakening its political institutions.

US wins appeal over extradition of WikiLeaks founder Assange

The United States government has won an appeal at Britain’s High Court over the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Friday’s ruling, which overturns an earlier decision, means Assange is now closer to being extradited from a British prison to the US, where he would face spying charges over WikiLeaks’ publication of secret military documents a decade ago.

ETF Investing for Europeans in 2022 – How to use Interactive Brokers, Degiro, Flatex and more

If you’re wondering how to buy ETFs as a European investor in 2022, this video is for you. First, you’ll learn how to compare ETFs to find the right one for your investment strategy and then, exactly how to buy your first ETF using the best brokers in Europe.