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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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Personal experiences Taiwanese politics

About plastic bags and straws in Taiwan

Everything has two sides, even environmental protection!

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Asian Politics Personal experiences US politics

Black Lives Matter also surfaces in Taipei

A Black Lives Matter rally was recently held in Taipei, in which members of Taiwan’s indigenous community participated.

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Asian history Personal experiences

Why I chose Taiwan over China

Since I began studying Sinology, for various policy-related reasons my heart beat for Taiwan.

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Personal experiences Spanish politics

Communist comments about teleworking

Spain’s labor laws are very protective of workers, and a communist Minister of Labor is unlikely to change that.

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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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European Politics Personal experiences

Why I like Danes

Read some facts, anecdotes and very personal views about the author’s favorite neighboring country Denmark.

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European history Personal experiences

Hungary, a place for Germans to fraternize before reunification

I haven’t been able to return to Hungary since 1987, but I keep in mind some occurrences that just won’t happen again.

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Personal experiences Taiwanese history

It wasn’t love at first feel with Taipei City for me

Although nowadays it’s a very livable city, Taipei in the 1980s was a pretty messy place to live.