gender equality in Macau

Founded on equality

Historically, Macau has been a safe haven for men, women and children fleeing conflict and persecution in neighbouring countries. Within this small community, mutual respect has always been fundamental.

Monkey King Sands Cotai Central

Journey to the West makes a big splash in the East

A new attraction has opened in Macau: Monkey King China Show, a large-scale fantasy play based on the enduring and epic Chinese legend Journey to the West. It is being shown at the Sands Central Cotai.

The show of a lifetime

Macao artist James Wong Cheng Pou is preparing for the greatest exhibition of his career: 57th La Biennale di Venezia, or the Venice Art Biennale, to be held from the 13th May to 26th November.

São Tomé e Príncipe

Establishing a presence

Since gaining independence from Portugal in 1975, the island nation has maintained its natural beauty and diverse history. The tropical interior of the islands is lush green. Príncipe Island has earned a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve distinction for its rich biodiversity. The capital island, São Tomé, is dotted by charming colonial buildings engulfed in peaks of dense vegetation.

Cloud Gate Macau

Rice: a fertile field of creativity

On 15th April, the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre troupe will perform Rice for the people of Macau. Rice is one of the group’s more recent works choreographed by its founder, Taiwanese dancer and choreographer Lin Hwai-min, who found inspiration for the piece when he visited the town of Chihshang, in Taiwan’s fertile East Rift Valley, in 2011.

Susana Chou Macau

To make a difference

Susana Chou became a philanthropist with very humble intentions. When she founded the Macau Tong Chai Charity Association (MTCCA) in 2006, with her friend and business partner Peter Lam, her goal was simply to make a difference locally, yet today, the MTCCA has spread beyond Macau to 17 provinces and regions in China.

Belt and Road

Macau to set sail on Belt and Road route

The Belt and Road initiative is China´s state-level vision to promote common prosperity through regional co-operation. As an important member of this national effort, Macau needs to participate and work hard to come up with its own regional vision based on the Belt and Road theme.

Belt and Road

Belt and Road, a priority for Macau

The Chinese Central Government’s Belt and Road initiative is set to mark Macau’s political and economic agenda in 2017. For the last two years, leading groups, companies, figures and institutions have become increasingly aware of the importance of the Belt and Road and the advantages it could bring to the territory.

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, 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.



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.