Our Desk | How to train our talents?!

Some years ago a new word sprouted in the local vocabulary. Although it was not a new one its (repetitive) use by high ranked officials, especially  those

Rear Window | Unintended consequences

To the dismay of many a “mind your own business and nothing bad will happen to you” type of responsible citizen, political confrontation in the sister SAR of Hong

Bizcuits | Taxed for standing still

Picture the queue of cars on a typical weekend heading into the carpark under the Workers’ Stadium at the Border Gate. It is tedious at the best of

World Views | The Trump tax plan’s devilish details

The Trump tax plan, unveiled in one sketchy page last week, is like a bottle of bad wine: It’s not aging well. Central questions remain unanswered. The

Insight | It just doesn’t add up

1. The local parliament is often dubbed a rubber stamp assembly. Last month we saw more evidence that this assertion is correct. Lawmakers are treated with

Kapok | The pitfalls of populism

It does not happen very often but Mr Fong Chi Keong has a point when he warns the government of the dangers of “populism” in Macao, adding, in

Girl About Globe | Shanghai’s auto motto: go feminism!

From G-strings at the Shanghai Auto Show to Pyongyang Pilates, this is my round up of global quirky events. First, a new drink is to be

Legal Wise by MdME | Anti-money laundering: Putting Macau on the map

The past decade has brought into sharp relief the structural importance of transparency and control in financial activities. The financial system has always been an integral part

Macau Matters | Another way of supporting new small and medium enterprises

Rightly so, Macau government policies support the creation of new small and medium enterprises. Successful new businesses can create more jobs and wealth if they have an international

Our Desk | A little bit of this and that

There is always a lack of something here. The region is a victim of scarcity; whether it’s in activities over the weekend, entertainment, public parking, lack of regulation

Rear Window | Festival of ideas

Trying to copy, rather borrow or emulate, from scenario-building methods in order to get a light reading on the immediate future in the Macau Special Administrative Region, we

Bizcuits | Loving and Leaving Macau: Forewarned is forearmed

There are little signs in everyday life, which tell us that we have become used to living in Macau. One day you find that driving around round-a-bouts is

Made in Macao | Drunken Heritage

A brief survey of tourists in Macao showed that the attraction of our little town is not merely derived from casinos. In fact, the majority of tourists surveyed

Our Desk | The Macau discrimination chain

The non-Portuguese look down on the Portuguese, the Portuguese look down on the Macau residents, the Macau residents look down on the Mainland Chinese, and the Mainland Free

World Views | Weirdly, Trump’s Right on Privacy

On one issue, at least, President Donald Trump has united the country: More than 70 percent of the public - across political parties - oppose a bill he signed

Girl About Globe | Rucksack Attack

It’s daylight, on a tram in the busiest part of Hong Kong. The risk of assault is high. Eh? We all know the usual

Macau Matters | The Magic of Wireless Power Transfer

Electricity and electrical power is a crucial technology underpinning nearly all aspects of modern life. The whole planet is strung with copper wires to move electricity around so

Our Desk | The election madness begins

With the approaching Legislative Assembly (AL) election in September, we are once again being reminded of the civic powerlessness of the public and the shameless ineptitude of the