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The forgotten Indian mutiny of 1946

A short, but critical event that hastened the end of British colonial rule on the Indian subcontinent took place on February 18th, 1946: the...

Attending my first wedding in Taiwan

The big cultural gap between East and West also became evident to me when shortly after my return to Taiwan in May 1999 I...

Does Valentine’s Day match Chinese culture?

Mostly due to American influence, young Taiwanese have adopted some Western customs like Valentine’s Day on February 14th, which originally honored three early Christian...

Festive money in Chinese culture

First of all, I would like to wish my readers a very happy Year of the Ox, which hopefully will be significantly better than...

Old love never dies: somehow I feel quite attached to Valencia

I realized that if sometimes I sound quite negative about my almost three years in Valencia it’s not because basically I dislike Spain and...

Something is rotten in the state of Spain

I try not to purchase fresh vegetables and fruit at supermarkets here in Spain because I want to avoid unnecessary packaging and there are...

Helmut Schmidt’s mighty German Hair Force

Before Social Democratic politician and World War II Air Force veteran Helmut Schmidt (1918-2015) became Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG), he served as...

Progressive Taiwanese politician survives recall vote

Huang Jie (born 1993) is a independent female councilor in Kaohsiung, Taiwan’s biggest port and third largest city, and a former member of the...

Taiwan office in Guyana a flash in the pan

On February 4th, 2021¨Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced that according to an agreement inked with the Guyanese Department of Foreign Trade on...

Finally, no bureaucratic mess!

Although I complained many times about Spanish bureaucracy during the three years that have spent in Valencia, to be fair I have to admit...

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