HK Observer | Credibility at stake again

According to the government’s report, recently submitted to Beijing, which focused on the Occupy Central movement, it is the common aspiration of those in Hong Kong to have universal suffrage

World Views: The Rise of Bitcoin

Bitcoins introduced a lot of people to the idea of computerized money. Now the digital currency, which set off a minor frenzy when it broke into public consciousness in 2013,

Our Desk: School of democracy

I read a news article last month about a group called Citizens for Objective Public Education who lost a court case against the Kansas State Board of Education in the

Insight | One fading system?

1. Unfortunately, a lawmakers’ agenda doesn’t always coincide with the citizens concerns. Directly elected Ho Ion Sang, one of the main figures of the influential Macau General Union of the

Vox Parva | Overstated and understated universal Church news

The influx of information overwhelmed us. The experience was substantial especially in the 4th quarter of this year. This was because I moved to a new industry, an industry that

Our desk: Happy New Year to the one forth amongst us

An unkempt man stopped in front of a shelf that holds several rice pudding cans, reaching out his hands for one. Surrounded by an array of desserts and snacks at

World Views: China’s Russia bailout is ominous sign for future

Thanks to China, Christine Lagarde of the International Monetary Fund, Jim Yong Kim of the World Bank and Takehiko Nakao of the Asian Development Bank may no longer have much

World Views: Mexico’s corruption eruption

With a doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a spot on one of those ubiquitous lists of “leading global thinkers,” Mexican Finance Minister Luis Videgaray is just the kind

Insight: Xi Jinping’s message to Macau

Xi Jinping’s visit to Macau to host the swearing-in ceremony of the MSAR’s new government attested again to his popularity in China. According to a recent survey cited by the

Kapok: Blowing hot and cold

Politicking in Macao at present is being blurred by the celebratory mood of the year-end, and Christmas has indeed a lot to do with it. With the visit of Xi

Hk Observer: The Joint Declaration thirty years on

The Joint Declaration, the Sino-British treaty for post-1997 Hong Kong, signed thirty years ago, tomorrow, was intended as a guarantee to maintain the prosperity and freedoms of Hong Kong, under

Sport Views: Mayweather must fight Pacquiao next

Floyd Mayweather Jr. built a career — and made a fortune — by using deception to confuse and outwit his opponents. Playing the same game outside the ring has also

Our Desk: ‘Shiny, happy people’

A recent survey shows that Macau’s happiness index is set at 6.99 on a scale of 0 to 10. Unsurprisingly, the people of Macau are mostly dissatisfied with the city’s

Rear Window | Twin cities

Understandably, China’s high-ranking officials praising Macau as a “role model” on the grounds of its scrupulous compliance with the Basic Law, as well as the better implementation of the principle

Bizcuits | Unreasonable power

Those who bluff and bluster around us with total unreasonableness unsettle us. They can be objects of fascination. In what world do they live? How can they sleep at night?

Views On Macau | Food: Cross-cultural flavors in Macau

Macau is globally famous as a haven for gambling. Luckily, getting great food there is no gamble. The Chinese region overtook Las Vegas in terms of gaming revenues almost a decade

Artifacts: The real China dream

While I was getting a foot massage in Zhuhai over the long weekend, as I was chatting with one of my friends a travel show was playing on TV in

Insight: Macau GP risks losing relevance

It was announced last week that the FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) would not be returning to Macau next year. The decision was made by the FIA World Motorsport

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