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Taiwanese politics

Another embarrassing defeat for the KMT in Taiwan

The removal of Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu from office is also related to China.

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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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European history European Politics

Trianon: Hungary’s dismemberment after WWI

The Treaty of Trianon, which Budapest was forced to sign 100 years ago, marked the end of historical Hungary.

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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.

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Personal experiences Spanish politics

How Chinese in Spain responded to the coronavirus

After two and a half months of lockdown, one June 1st the autonomous community Valencia entered phase two of the transition process, back to normality after the strict pandemic lockdown since mid-March. Although some businesses did so earlier, all the survivors have now reopened. Of course, this includes those run by foreigners. Nowadays, the Chinese […]

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European Politics Latin American Politics

Uruguay, no longer the Switzerland of South America

Uruguay long deserved its reputation of being the “Switzerland of South America”. Unfortunately, in recent years it has become a drug hub.

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Media and entertainment US politics

Dirty Harry turns 90

A tribute to Clint Eastwood on his 90th birthday

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Asian history

The bombing of Taihoku, capital of Japanese Taiwan

For decades, the air raid on then Japanese-controlled Taipei in May 1945 was an ignored chapter of World War II in Asia.