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Switzerland bans face coverings in public

Switzerland, a wealthy country in the heart of Europe, has a population of 8.4 million people, 5.4% of which are Muslims, mostly originating from...

Blue cheese and stinky tofu

One of the big differences between cultures is the food that people with a completely diverse historical, geographical and social background usually consume. What some...

France bans defenders of Europe’s distinct cultural identity

The Identitarian movement or Identitarianism is a pan-European nativist movement asserting the undeniable right of Europeans and peoples of European descent to claim their culture and territories. Génération Identitaire, the youth...

The Taiwan Lantern Festival 2021, also affected by COVID-19

The Lantern Festival is a Chinese cultural tradition which dates back to the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 25) and is celebrated on the fifteenth day...

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...

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...

Japanese Don Quixote plans to conquer Taipei

Japan’s biggest discounter Don Quijote, named after the most famous novel about a crazy nobleman (spelled Don Quixote in English) by the greatest writer...

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