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Story of our Life

The Story of our Life

Part III by: A. van Veelen Amsterdam, June 28th 2021– It is as if Amsterdam Football Club and Ajax’s selection escapes relegation in the post-competition and we still praise the coach: just go for it, he did it in the very end. Nothing seems to break our self-image. No pandemic, benefits disaster or corruption scandal. The…
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Albert Camus

Tribute To Albert Camus

Part I Drean ( Algeria ) Nov. 7th 1913 – Villebin ( Provence ) Jan. 7th 1960 Without his work my life would have had another turn. No doubt. Albert Camus was an African / French philosopher, author, and journalist. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature at the age of 44 in 1957, the second-youngest…
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CCTV Tower Beijing

Reporters looking for a job in Beijing, London and Elsewhere – III

The New China Story Amsterdam, Feb. 18th 2021– But foreign journalists working at Xinhua, the state-run news agency, see their stories reaching much larger audiences. Government subsidies cover around 40% of Xinhua’s costs, and it generates income – like other news agencies, such as the Associated Press – by selling stories to newspapers around the…
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CCTV Beijing

Reporters looking for a job in Beijing, London and Elsewhere – II

The New China Story Amsterdam, Feb. 18th 2021 — At the same time, Beijing is also seeking to shift the global center of gravity eastwards, propagating the idea of a new world order with a resurgent China at its center. Of course, influence campaigns are nothing new; the US and the UK, among others, have…
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Beijing

Reporter looking for a job in Beijing, London and Elsewhere

The China Story Amsterdam– Feb. 18th 2021 The very beginning is, when Sidney Rittenberg, The Man who stayed Behind, receives me in his home near Seattle, in the State of Washington in the U.S. He was living in China as a US Army renegade and deserter ending up to be Chairmans Mao’s trusted American. But…
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Sam Summerlin

The Very Talented And Honourable Sam Summerlin

Con or no-conman Amsterdam, Feb. 10th 2021– First time I went to Astoria, New York, to the address Sam had given me, the owner of the building laughed at me when we met and I asked for Sam. He grinned somehow and said:  ‘ No, no, there is no Sam Summerlin living here. Does he…
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