Once families regained possession of their Czech castles after the collapse of communism, it was a major undertaking to restore them to their former glory and make them profitable businesses.
Families who once owned Czech castles are still struggling to win restitution of their properties more than a quarter of a century after the collapse of communism.
Beijing is investing a massive $124bn into the global project to invest into infrastructure and trade networks across four continents.
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The fall of communism has been followed by successive backlashes against feminism, the latest inspired by the election of populist rightwing governments.