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History-Makers: Marco Polo

History-Makers: Marco Polo

Marco! Marcooo! Marco? This video is sponsored by NordVPN. More on that later. Following their monumental conquest of China, Central Asia and the Middle East, the Mongols completely reanimated trade between east and west along the new Silk Road. Among thousands of merchants and travellers who made their way to and from Asia, one guy …

Coronavirus in China | DW Documentary

Coronavirus in China | DW Documentary

For weeks now in Beijing there hasn’t been any point in getting up early. The only reason to do so is to check the latest number of new infections – right after waking up. Have you seen the figures? There are almost 45,000 confirmed cases of the illness! I came to work in China as …

The Great Wall of China: History And Facts!

The Great Wall of China: History And Facts!

From how it was built, to the importance of the wall today, join me as we explore facts and historical points about the Great Wall of China! 9. The Great Wall Of China’s Popularity Fun fact, the Great Wall of China originally wasn’t one long wall. It actually was sections of wall that were eventually …

U.S. should impose secondary sanctions on Chinese firms doing business with N. Korea: King

U.S. should impose secondary sanctions on Chinese firms doing business with N. Korea: King

A former U.S. human rights envoy for North Korea is calling on the Trump administration to impose secondary sanctions on Chinese firms doing business with the North. Speaking at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington on Monday,… Robert King accused Beijing of being a “problem player” when it comes to Pyongyang. Noting the limited trade …

US to impose tariffs on $16B in Chinese goods

US to impose tariffs on $16B in Chinese goods

The Trump administration announced Tuesday it would levy tariffs on $16 billion worth of Chinese goods. The latest round of tariffs will go into effect Aug. 23. They’ll impose a 25 percent tax on nearly 300 Chinese products. This is the second round of tariffs in about a month in the growing trade dispute between …

The History of North Korea

The History of North Korea

We’re constantly hearing threats from Kim Jong-Un’s North Korean government, but what’s behind all of that? Let’s find out. This is the modern history of North Korea. The Korean empire ruled the entire Korean peninsula until 1910, that’s when the more powerful Japanese army took control through a treaty. When Japan was defeated to end …

The Animated History of China | Part 1

The Animated History of China | Part 1

this episode is made possible by audible good audible.com slash Sweeney or text Sweeney – 500 500 to get started with a free audiobook and a 30-day free trial new WA and foo she usually depicted as half human half dragon spirit creatures created humans out of clay as companions the human settled in the …