Editorial | SAR overruled

Elected lawmakers Yau Wai-ching’s and Sixtus Leung’s mockery oaths, three weeks ago, were ruled invalid by the Legislative Council, and subsequent attempts have resulted in mayhem in LegCo’s weekly sessions.


This week, on Tuesday evening, August 30, I received in my mailbox an unusual (not unique) request from a media agency. I guess I wasn’t the only editor in that

Editorial | China, Taiwan, the SARs: Brexit

There’s a strange feeling in the air we breathe these days. No, I’m not talking about the overwhelming pollution – although we had reports this week that the situation in

Editorial | Canidoomed

We live in a world of causes, as opposed to a world of ideologies. From the French Revolution and the Industrial Revolution throughout the 20th century, ideologies have marked, and marred,

Editorial | Sheriff gone rogue

In this year’s Best Picture movie “Spotlight”, inspired by the work of the investigative reporting section of the Boston Globe – exposing decades-old pedophilia crime inside Boston’s diocese – a

Editorial | Pataca unpegged or (the day I’ll leave Macau)

The peg-unpeg of the pataca to the American dollar – indirectly via the link to the Hong Kong dollar – is a decades-old discussion. Lately however, with China’s greater prominence

Editorial | Hypothermia

Cold weather all over the planet is killing hundreds, especially the most delicate: the old, the sick, the homeless, and the lonely. In greater China and southeast Asia temperatures have

Editorial | 2015: Another year on the waiting list

The city was shocked in 2015 by the tragic death of Ms Lai Man Wa, the Customs Chief, who allegedly committed suicide by asphyxiation, according to the government’s account of

Godsend delay

Some newsman once said - and I like to quote - there is no good or bad news, just news. Well, to every rule there are exceptions. Take this one

Editorial | Dore to door greed

My informed sources say that over 60 percent of Dore investors are Macau residents. This is typical of the stories where you can’t really distinguish victims from perpetrators because they are

Editorial | Bon Jovi, two systems

The Bon Jovi China tour was trimmed to Macau following the abrupt cancelation of their concerts in Shanghai and Beijing. The international press – from the Financial Times, to The Guardian

Editorial | Bringing down the house

First it was the strong winds of the anti-­corruption campaign from the North, blowing away the big red bucks from the VIP tables, which used to be the bread and

Far from where

3 Jews are sitting in a DP camp after the war. Says the first Jew, “I’m going to settle in England.” The second Jew states, “I’m going to Canada.” And

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Bullets over Gaming

Much has been said and written about the cap on gaming tables. Apparently nobody seems to listen to what Secretary Lionel Leong has been consistently saying: no more tables over

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yesterday responded to accusations by Nepalese community leaders that the government was being unresponsive to aid requests to help minimize the suffering in Nepal, torn apart by a major

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, former deputy-coordinator of IPM’s Centre of Sino-Western Cultural Studies, has been appointed the new head of Macau’s Economic and Trade Delegation to the WTO in Geneva, replacing Secretary Raimundo

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