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China’s Admiral Cheng Ho


  Almost all children around the world learn about Christopher Columbus, and how, as the popular poem starts, “In fourteen hundred ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue”, and how Columbus reached the Americas in October of 1492. They also learn that he sailed with three ships: the Nina (“Girl”), the Pinta (“Pint”), and the Santa … Continue reading

Newly discovered ancient maps support Chinese territorial claims


A number of Belgian newspapers today reported a story about the discovery of a number of ancient maps that could offer support for several of China’s territorial claims in South East Asian and other parts of the globe. The maps in question were discovered in the library of Arenberg Château, a 16th century castle now … Continue reading

The ‘Christopher Columbus of China’ may have visited Kenya


An explorer from medieval China may have visited an island off the coast of Kenya, archaeologists say. A joint expedition by The Field Museum and the University of Illinois at Chicago unearthed a 15th-century Chinese coin on the Kenyan island of Manda, according to a Field Museum press release. Starting around 200 A.D., Manda was a trading hub and … Continue reading

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