Artifacts: Paying for pink

When people ask me what living in Macau is like, invariably questions about whether I gamble and like to watch boxing (especially after last weekend’s Pacquiao-Algieri bout) tend to come

Our desk: Sell it to us first

I was at the press conference for the “Parade through Macau, Latin City” on Sunday. The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) has adopted a rather quirky but interesting storyline for the

Insight | Macau: Nothing new under the sun

During a recent Legislative Assembly plenary meeting, the Chief Executive reviewed the government’s performance over the last five years.  The conclusion was made that the government has achieved its goals

Kapok: Moaners

When I voiced concern in my columns last February that Ho Iat Seng, the newly sworn-in president of the Legislative Assembly, was openly deploring the lack of “legal training” of

Hk Observer: Leading again. First crony capitalism now most narcissistic CEOs

In April, the Economist magazine placed Hong Kong at the top of the world rankings for crony capitalism. Crony capitalism is where the government and businesses collude or turn a

Vox Parva: What have we left the children?

Are we able to impart stories, serious knowledge and studies to our next generation? If so, in what occasions are we able to do it? I’ve kept asking myself this question

Our Desk: Transport Madness

When the Public Security Police’s whistles shrieked at the flustered streams of pedestrians in San Ma Lo, the dreadful story of four migrants’ deaths seemed to have been submerged in

World Views: Don’t just trust China on climate, verify

I wrote Wednesday that last week’s agreement between the U.S. and China to reduce carbon emissions was a smart move - not least because it pressures congressional Republicans not to

Bizcuits: Niche idea

One of those statistics in Macau that isn’t what it is: unemployment, 1.7% (Q3)! MDT’s award- winning cartoonist with an eye to the absurd saw the jocularity in the topic (MDT

World Views: China deftly changes the subject in Hong Kong

As hedge fund managers declare victory with the launch of the Shanghai-Hong Kong stock link, don’t forget the obvious losers: the city’s pro-democracy movement. For almost seven weeks, the students who

Artifacts: The Sushi Senkaku paradox

For all those fans of American TV shows out there, just in case you were thinking it, yes I do realise that the title of this column probably sounds like

World Views: Putin’s Hitler-pact defense should worry everyone

Russian President Vladimir Putin made headlines around the world last week when he defended the 1939 Nazi-Soviet non-aggression pact, by which Stalin and Hitler agreed secretly to divide Eastern Europe between them.

Rear Window: True colors

And so…the gathering of a few dozen Yellow Ribbon students and political activists at UMAC’s Hengqin Island campus, born as a protest and later announced as an assembly, which although

Kapok: Red card for yellow cabs

The disappearance of the yellow taxis in Macao is saddening. First, because they had become a customary fixture of our daily lives: the Official Gazette reminds us rather aridly that

Hk observer : Plus ça change?

How useful it would be to be able single out, among the many messages coming from China about Hong Kong’s political future, those which really count. And given the massive

Vox Parva: Advice from the Synod on the Family

The Synod on the Family, from October 5 to 19, titled “Pastoral challenges to the family in the context of evangelization”, finally concluded after debating quite a number of controversial