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Ou Ping Photographer

Veteran photographer captures the many faces of Macau

Behind a row of trees, junks float in Macau’s western harbour as the sun rises in a moment captured by veteran photographer Ou Ping in the 1960s. "I got up about five o’clock in the morning and waited for the sun to come up to catch the right moment," recalls Ou, still spritely at 84. "You could not see such an image now. There are no more junks, and the shore is lined with skyscrapers."

Angola Luanda

Angola beyond oil

Angola has experienced rapid growth in the last decade, mostly propelled by the exploitation of its vast natural resources. Today, the country is ranked the third largest economy in Sub‑Saharan Africa.

Vhils

Vhils, the aesthetic vandal

Hammer in hand, street artist Vhils emblazoned the portrait of Camilo Pessanha onto the streets of Macau, melding history, culture and art in pursuit of aesthetically beautiful vandalism.

Macau ski and snowboard school

Macau ski and snowboard school: the coolest hot spot in town

Who says skiing and snowboarding are impossible in Macau? The Macau ski and snowboard school brings a bit of unlikely white magic to a city in the subtropics.

Yao Jingming - History of the Literary Exchange between China and Portugal

The evolution of literary ties between China and Portugal

Yao Jingming’s latest book, History of the Literary Exchange between China and Portugal, chronicles six-centuries-worth of Portuguese perspectives on China ranging from viewing it as one of the world’s most advanced countries to a backwards nation riddled with corruption.

Macau International Film Festival & Awards

In the limelight: Macau International Film Festival & Awards

he first ever Macau International Film Festival & Awards (IFFAM) was held December 8th to 13th 2016, to a diverse and global audience, received with much enthusiasm. Secretary of Social Affairs and Culture Alexis Tam and Director of the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes proclaimed the event to be a "great success."

Parade through Macau

Parade Through Macau: An exotic local affair

Chinese­‑inspired dances. Elaborate percussion routines. Family­‑friendly puppetry. At Parade Through Macau, Latin City, there was something for everyone.

Bessmertny’s Ad Lib

Bessmertny’s Ad Lib is here to leave its mark on Macau

Russian-born artist Konstantin Bessmertny has resided in Macao since 1992, becoming a fixture in the local art scene. In November 2016, his artistic vision came to fruition with the advent of an exhibition that was finally put together after a very long time.

Macanese

Homecoming

From November 26th to December 2nd 2016, over 900 members of the Macanese diaspora met with local fellow countrymen, friends and relatives in Macao, for the "Macau 2016 -– Macanese Community Meeting," better known among the Macanese as "Encontro," the Portuguese word for meeting.

The Pearl River Delta

The Pearl River Delta enters a new era

The Pearl River Delta (PRD) region in southern Guangdong province has proven to be remarkably resilient in its economic development in the last few decades. In the early reform years of 1980s, the region transformed itself from a largely rural and sparsely populated area into a global production base of labour‑intensive products.

Macanese cuisine

Evolving palate

Emerging from the murky waters of the Pearl River in 1513 came a bearded man the likes of which the Chinese had never seen before. This stranger and those who followed him in later years were to eventually change the Middle Kingdom of China forever.

Lai See

Lai See: a millennial tradition

With the arrival of the Lunar New Year comes one of China’s oldest customs: the giving of red envelopes (Lai See) to relatives, friends and employees. Known in Mandarin as ‘hong bao’ (red envelopes) and in Cantonese as ‘lai see’ (being useful), the little red packets represent a gesture of thanks, friendship and recognition.

Decorations, Medals and Certificates of Merit 2016

Highest awards

The presentation ceremony of Decorations, Medals and Certificates of Merit 2016 was held at the Macao Cultural Centre on January 6th 2017. Cheong U and Lei Pui Lam each received the Decoration of Honour – Golden Lotus and Kou Hoi In and Van Kuan Lok each received the Decoration of Honour – Silver Lotus.

Chang Hexi, Forum Macao

Chang Hexi leaves Forum de Macau after 8 years in office

In recent years the Forum Macao Permanent Secretariat and its partners have sought to foster co-operation in different areas, implementing and publicising the China/Portuguese-speaking Countries Co-operation and Development Fund, besides supporting efforts to build ‘One Platform, Three Centres’.

Jack Ma

Jack Ma: Welcome to the future

The founder of Internet giant Alibaba told young people that they should make use of the World Wide Web and Big Data to turn Macao into an ‘intelligent city’, with advanced Internet and finance companies.

gaming interim report

The way forward with the Macao gaming interim report

According to the “Interim Review of Gaming Liberalisation for Games of Fortune in Macao: economical, social, livelihood impacts and operating conditions of the concessionaires”– an interim report released on 11th May 2016 – all six of Macao’s gaming operators have satisfied their contractual capital commitments.

All in

Paulo Martins Chan, Director of the DICJ is “all in” to solve Macao’s gaming industry challenges Macao Magazine: How long did you work at TDM and then as a prosecutor before joining the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ)? PAULO CHAN: I started working at Ou Mun Tin Toi [TDM] radio station in 1981 where … Continue reading "All in"

12 years of Cotai

COTAI’S METAMORPHOSIS “When I was a high school student in the early 1970s, I thought Coloane was a long way away,” reminisces locally born Eddie Yue Kai Wong, a prominent architect in Macao. “When we went there we had to take a small ferry, but from time to time the ferry wasn’t able to reach … Continue reading "12 years of Cotai"

Mozambique and China: A fast friendship into the future

From the pristine, vast beaches of the Quirimbas Islands in the north to the colonial-style café esplanades in the capital of Maputo, Mozambique is a place of sun and leisure not exactly known for being a fast-paced destination. But in a time when heated discourse over the country’s recent economic downturn rises above the coffee-shop … Continue reading "Mozambique and China: A fast friendship into the future"

Searching for success in Mozambique

Entrepreneurs from Macao are seeking out business opportunities in Mozambique – “a country with everything, for everyone” The recent state visit of the President of the Republic of Mozambique Filipe Jacinto Nyusi to Beijing this past May confirms the commitment of both countries to strengthening their relationship. The two countries have agreed to increased bilateral … Continue reading "Searching for success in Mozambique"