Kapok | The letter versus the spirit

A lot has been said already regarding the so-called “clarifications” issued on August 3 by the Electoral Affairs Commission (CAEAL) in relation to the forbidding of so-called “political propaganda”

Made in Macao | Double Seventh Festival: Chinese Valentine’s Day

The seventh month of the lunar calendar is often considered to be the most unlucky time of the year. During this month, when the gate of hell is opened

Macau Matters | Power Grid Level Batteries

A fundamental characteristic of most mains power grids around the world is that at any time the amount of electricity being generated must balance the amount of electricity

Views on Asia | Will North Korea’s Kim pull the trigger? Possible signs to watch

Tensions between the United States and North Korea tend to flare suddenly and fade almost as quickly — but the latest escalation won’t likely go away quite so

Rear Window | Ignore the content

Almost nobody in good faith would doubt the diligence and seriousness with which the Electoral Affairs Commission for the Legislative Assembly Election - aka CAEAL - took the

Bizcuits | Bus driver culture shift

How many of us choked on our Weeties yesterday morning? Raising concerns about the quality of bus services and in particular, drivers’ skills in the legislative

Girl About Globe | Murder and an Orient success?

Hercule Poirot. A name many of us know but we are perhaps uncertain of further detail. If he were to have a Tinder profile (unlikely, but it is

World Views | Google can’t bring itself to tolerate diversity

Over the weekend, a Google engineer named James Damore gained infamy for publishing a 10-page criticism of the company’s “authoritarian” approach to achieving gender diversity. By Monday,

Our Desk | What is it like without Uber?

The exit of Uber in the city has left many residents upset and frustrated, furious and ridiculed. After trying so hard to legalize its service in Macau,

World Views | Google and Facebook emerge as the new media barons

A handful of big technology companies are becoming the next William Randolph Hearst and Walt Disney: They wield enormous power over what news and entertainment get made.

Kapok | The bickerers

The contrast is quite shocking really: on the one hand, legislators who are either appointed or not even elected, but rather endorsed by corporations and traditional associations according to

Made in Macao | The God of War and business prosperity

One thing we all know about the Chinese religions, whether it’s Taoism, Buddhism or Shenism, is that they have a large number of deities, and there is often

Macau Matters | Taipa Ferry Terminal Shemozzle

My hip replacement surgery recovery has proceeded well, and I am very happy with the outcome. I was finally able to travel home to Macau last Thursday but

Our Desk | Politicians make their points more clearly if given less time

The Legislative Assembly (AL) recently passed a proposal which suggests an amendment of AL procedures. The original draft of the bill included 24 detailed proposals which

Rear Window | Dress code for all seasons

Departing Vong Hin Fai - as an appointed bencher and one soon to replace fellow lawmaker and lawyer Leonel Alves as the Professional Interests functional constituency representative at

Bizcuits | The value of labour

As an idealist, I have preferred to deny that people and cultures value human life differently. That stark contrast in values, or at least an appearance of difference,

Girl About Globe | T8 from Pyongyang

If there’s something coming at you from the sky, and it’s from North Korea, no need to worry. It’s just a typhoon. Hong Kong Observatory recently tweeted ‘additions to

World Views | Merck, Samsung accelerate a biosimilar drug price war

Well, that was a short honeymoon.  Back in November, when Pfizer Inc. launched its biosimilar - a generic version of a drug made with living cells - of