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US President Donald Trump finally accepts dubious Election results

Apparently, at the Georgia Senate Elections on January 5th, 2021 some of the same suspicious occurrences, like the sudden appearance of a...

Some thoughts on New Year’s Day

At the beginning of the year 2021 and after posting 250 articles in nine months, I would like to thank my readers...

Ma Ying-jeou, mayor of Taipei and President of Taiwan

While I also know his predecessor Chen Shui-bian (born 1950) personally, as his short-time Spanish teacher I somehow have a special relationship...

A chat with long-term Chinese residents in Spain

Yesterday I went to deliver some of the many oranges that I had picked on Sunday at a friend’s little orchard just...

Chinese food in the West

The quality and variety of Chinese food in the West, Spain included, has increased significantly in the last two to three last...

Queuing up for bread, stamps and tobacco

The decline of a nation never happens suddenly. It’s a very long, slow process and therefore more difficult to notice. That doesn’t...

Bars or clinics? Different priorities in Spain and Taiwan

Spain is well-known for its amazing number of bars, which have little in common with those in the United States. They are...

The world’s biggest free trade deal signed virtually in Hanoi

On November 15th, 2020 Burma, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam as well as Australia, China, Japan,...

Sweden and China: an old friendship that turned sour

On May 9th, 1950 Sweden became the first Western country to establish diplomatic relations with the communist People's Republic of China (PRC),...

Sleepy Joe’s premature “victory speech”

After CNN announced that he had won the recent presidential election, Joe Biden has proclaimed himself the 46th President of the United...

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150 years of German history and nothing to celebrate?

On January 18th, 2021, what was left of Germany after World War II and finally reunited on October 3rd, 1990, could and...

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...

Travelling with pets these days isn’t an easy task

Theoretically I have only three months left in Valencia, as from April 11th, 2021 I’m allowed to take my two cats back...

Oppositional TPP held its first National Convention in Taipei

The Taiwan People’s Party (TPP), the youngest opposition force on the island, held its first National Convention in Taipei on January 10th,...

One year ago, Prague and Taipei became twin cities

Prague and Peking signed a sister-city agreement on March 30th, 2016, just after Chinese President Xi Jinping had finished a two-day state...
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