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Flying Dutchman

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Eastern police versus Western pigs

Unlike people in East Asia, many in the West are mistrustful of or openly hostile to officers.

150 years ago: beginning of the Franco-Prussian War

Beginning exactly 150 years ago, the European balance of power began to shift significantly.

“Guiris go home”!

“Guiri” is a rude term for foreigners in Spain that I have heard myself.

July 1945: Franco fixes the rights, liberties and duties of Spaniards

Instead of a Constitution, from 1945 until after Franco’s death, the Fuero de los Españoles fixed the rights, liberties and duties of all Spaniards.

Edgar Snow, pioneering apologist of the Mao cult

Edgar Snow’s groundbreaking book Red Star over China from 1937 remains tarnished by its one-sidedness.

Expensive tomatoes and cheap toilet paper

In Taiwan you have more choices to save money than in Western Europe.

21st century Chinese food in Taiwan

Due to the influx of people from all over China in 1949, Taiwan became a heaven for lovers of very diverse Chinese food.

Anecdotes of and reflections on the 14th of July

The 14th of July is relatively relevant for my family’s history, and it’s also the French National Day.

Separatists and apologists of terrorism gain majority in Spain

Spain’s process of disintegration seems to gain speed after separatists obtained an absolute majority in the Basque Country.

Singapore’s time-tested concept under fire

In wealthy Singapore there is also a growing number of people who want to cause trouble spreading erroneous Western ideas.

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Bashar al-Assad, a well-educated autocrat

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Gender indoctrination of the youngest reaches Taiwan

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How low can the Spanish Prime Minister fall?

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