Insight | Hong Kong’s independence debacle

Those that much covet are with gain so fond, For what they have not, that which they possess They scatter and unloose it from their bond, And so, by hoping more, they have

Bizcuits | Bad taxis, bad Macau tourism

The first sign of the trouble was on Facebook – a lady seeking advice for her friends, a British/Filipino couple, embroiled in another Macau taxi saga. The source of

Girl About Globe | Squire for hire

China’s rented boyfriends have a role in eroding Donald Trump’s support base. Here’s how. During Chinese New Year, millions of workers travel home to their families,

Legal Wise by MdME | Avoiding the pitfalls of property transactions

The Macau Real Estate market is reviving at an accelerated pace. A year-on-year comparison last December shows the average price increased 32%, and the number of property

World Views | Four reasons North Korea looms over US defense chief’s Asia trip

North Korea will be casting a dark — and nuclear — shadow over U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ first foray abroad. When Mattis calls on South Korea and

Kapok | The virtues of optimism

For reasons most probably linked to my carefree upbringing, I am resolutely optimistic about human nature, and the capacity for good rather than self-destruction. Given the present context,

Made in Macao | Peach-blossoms-luck

During this time of year when lots of places are decorated with large peach blossom trees, we often see young people running around the trees for luck. This

Macau Matters | Solar energy and developing the energy sector

As readers probably know, I have a strong interest in “green” technologies. I remember reading that “the Office for the Development of the Energy Sector (GDSE) has disclosed

Our Desk | On abusive placement fees

Last week, the Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL) said that it is working towards restricting visitors from seeking work in Macau. Although conducting job searches while holding tourist

Views on China | Keep saving Hong Kong. China’s coming for your best land

It takes around 35 years for a median- income household to buy a 90-square-meter (970 square foot) apartment in Hong Kong. So, by 2052 in other words. That

Bizcuits | Take it from him, giving works

Servant leadership is one of those idealistic concepts that you either know exists because you’ve been privileged to experience it, hold it as an ideal but remain agnostic,

Girl About Globe | Ken‘techy fried chicken

As the Year of the Rooster looms, KFC is turning into Ken’techy Fried Chicken. A Beijing branch of the fast food chain has introduced facial recognition

Legal Wise by MdME | Bonus or no bonus: that is the question!

The modern employment relationship is, more often than not, haunted by the ghost of the past and present bonuses. Among other entitlements, it is usually the “cherry

Our Desk | Silent exchange program

ifty-nine mainland universities are currently attracting local students through a direct admission program which will exempt students from taking an entrance examination. In other words, good grades to

Rear Window | Telling apart good and evil

These first days of 2017 have been eventful and sufficiently dramatic – I cannot offer a more interesting choice of words - to guess, to anticipate a tough

Kapok | The missing links

The results of the public consultation pertaining to the “Macao Tourism Industry Development Master Plan”, conducted from May to July 2016, have just been released. Although their full integration