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Customs and traditions Taiwanese politics

Another ruling imposed from above in Taiwan

A clear majority of Taiwanese isn’t in favor of a recent constitutional interpretation about adultery.

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Customs and traditions Personal experiences

Why I won’t stay in Spain

After two years in Valencia, a city to which I always felt attached while being far away, I’m ready to go back to Taiwan.

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Customs and traditions Personal experiences

Beach culture in Spain and Taiwan

There are few similarities between Spanish and Taiwanese beach culture.

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Customs and traditions European Politics

Jean Raspail, a pessimistic visionary

In his visionary 1973 novel The Camp of the Saints, Jean Raspail predicted the downfall of Europe due to uncontrolled mass immigration.

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Customs and traditions European Politics

Less sexual discrimination, but more censorship in Switzerland

Swiss recently voted to make sexual discrimination illegal. What are the implications of that decision?

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Customs and traditions Personal experiences

Some thoughts about political humor

Political humor thrives much better under authoritarian governments or in exceptional situations than in democracies under normal circumstances.

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Customs and traditions Taiwanese history

Buffalo Town, Taipei’s legendary apartheid disco

During my first night in Taipei I ended up in a disco called Buffalo Town, which in many ways was a quite special place.

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Customs and traditions Taiwanese politics

Taiwan 2019: same-sex marriage introduced against majority will

Same-sex marriage was legalized in Taiwan exactly one year ago after the nation’s highest court had ruled in favor in 2017, but against a majority of the population.

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Customs and traditions Personal experiences

Running out of gas!

It’s very unpleasant to deal with gas, water and electricity companies in Valencia. Here’s the gas story!

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Censorship Customs and traditions Spanish politics

Showing the Spanish national flag now illegal?

There are more worrisome news about freedom of speech in Spain.