Views on Asia | Korea reunification bet should bin the German blueprint

It’s time to put the Korea reunification trade back on the table, but only after ditching the German blueprint. With China suspending coal imports from North Korea,

Kapok | Smoking gun

Is it me or are we being treated worse than headless chickens with tar-filled lungs? An opinion survey on to smoke or not to smoke in casinos conducted

Made in Macao | Celebration of Languages

A friend reminded me on Tuesday that February 21 was International Mother Language Day, which began in 1999 as a day to celebrate the use of each individual’s

Macau Matters | Teaching Kids Coding

I recently read with interest that from the beginning of 2017 eight year olds in Victoria Australia will be taught coding. Every senior primary student in Victoria will

Our Desk | One pataca per plastic bag

Environmental protection is a never ending topic among people’s conversations when they discuss the development of Macau. This notwithstanding, recycling has also been a headache for the heavily

Views on China | Coming to America no done deal for China’s film wannabes

Chinese companies looking to escape slower economic growth at home have turned, quite naturally, to football and Hollywood. They should prepare for some unhappy endings. Recon Group, the

Bizcuits | That ludicrous strawberry

Ever since the widely publicised plastic flotsam in the Macau/Hong Kong ferry propeller incident last June which circuitously ushered me to the Plastic-Free July Challenge, I have continued

Girl About Globe | ‘Brexit Brow’ and Peak eyelash

Pluck off? No, say British women, holding on tight to their eyebrows. Things are really happening in the field of facial hair. The ‘Brexit brow’ is a

Legal Wise by MdME | LRT: Rolling in the right direction

To criticize the Transportation and Infrastructure Office (GIT), the public entity charged with managing the construction and operation of the Macau Light Rail Transit, has become

Macau Matters | Fixing Macau’s Broken Taxi System

There is ample evidence that the government managed and regulated system of taxi services in Macau is totally broken. A cursory analysis leads me to believe that a

Our Desk | The Macau Constraint

The idea that censorship – particularly state-sponsored censorship – inhibits creative expression and innovation is not a new one. It’s one I have always taken to be true

Rear Window | Bang on a can

It looks like this Year of the Rooster will be a noisy one in Macau! But do not let yourself be mystified by transformative things that are usually

Kapok | The facts, just the facts

With the advent of “alternative facts” and the dereliction of truth, the destructive and all-encompassing reign of opinion has come of age, with emotions as its soldiers. Very

Made in Macao | Post-holiday blues?

After long Christmas and Chinese New Year holidays in the last two months, everything seems to be back to normal. Schools have started, most people are back to

Macau Matters | More Taxi Woes

On February 1, the Macau Daily Times ran an article about a British/Philippine tourist couple who spent 6 hours in the Taipa police station after taking a video

Our Desk | Who cares for the ‘common people’?

It is common to hear that in all kinds of parliaments, legislative assemblies or councils across the planet, the “representatives of the people” are seated. In some