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Macau | Pace of International Fair slows down – Portuguese companies consultant

The pace of the Portuguese-speaking Countries Products and Services Exhibition (Macao) – 2018 PLPEX seems to have slowed down this year, according to Patricia Natos, the representative consultant for eight Portuguese exhibitors

Macau | Legislative Assembly approves bill to revoke 275 laws and decrees from former Portuguese administration

The Legislative Assembly (AL) voted in favour of a bill to remove 275 laws and decrees published by the Portuguese administration in the region's legal system between 1988 and 19 December 1999, but with legislators asking the government to provide more information on which legislation is to be revoked and why

Macau | Portuguese companies eye business opportunities at 2018 PLPEX

A Portuguese delegation including companies specialised in products as diverse as vaporisers, organic jams and construction machinery is coming to this year's 2018 Portuguese-speaking Countries Products and Services Exhibition (Macao)

Macau | Portuguese institute targets Vietnam, Thailand as language demand grows

The new director of the Macau-based Portuguese Institute of the Orient (IPOR) told Lusa on Thursday that it aims to step up its work in Vietnam and Thailand, two countries where demand for the Portuguese language is steadily increasing

Macau | Dismissal of two Portuguese veteran legal advisors not politically motivated – Legislative Assembly President

The decision to not renew the contracts with the AL Portuguese legal advisors Paulo Cardinal and Paulo Taipa was not politically motivated, the President of the Macau Legislative Assembly, Ho Iat Seng, said today

Macau | Chinese Gov’t recommended Chan Meng Kam for Guinea-Bissau Consul position – Forum Macao Delegate

The Guinea-Bissau Delegate for Forum Macao, Malam Becker Camara, told MNA that the new Guinea Bissau Honorary Consul in Macau, former legislator and businessman Chan Meng Kam, was a recommended appointment by the Chinese Foreign Affairs Ministry, with the African country government expecting the local businessman can attract targeted investment to the country

Macau | Lisbon property held by Pension Fund valued at MOP54 mln

A central Lisbon property owned by the Pension Fund is now valued at 5.74 million euros (MOP54 million)

“Only in Macau” series: Portuguese cobblestone

Portuguese cobblestone can be seen all around Macau, which is another uniqueness of this city in Asia. Portuguese artisans passed their skills to local Chinese. Another taste of 500 years of cultural interchange between Portugal and China

Love what you do

Café Bela Vista at Grand Lapa, Macau announces the appointment of Edgar Alves as its new Chef de Cuisine

Bridging the gaps

Less than two weeks before this month’s magazine went to print, Lisbon hosted a big meeting of business leaders from China and the Portuguese-speaking countries.

Macau | Public Hospital confirms eight Portuguese specialists joining

Eight Portuguese doctors have been confirmed to be joining the Conde de São Januário Hospital Center, according to hospital director Kuok Cheong U

Macau | Portuguese jeweller makers bet on the evolution of Chinese taste

A selective group of jeweller makers from Portugal in their first visit to Macau is seeking to enter the local market betting on the quality of their craft and the opportunity to explore new tastes

Macau | Millennium BCP signs protocol with Bank of China Macau

Millennium bcp has signed a Clearing and Settlement of Renminbi Business agreement with Bank of China Macau, reinforcing its presence in the Chinese market, a region with numbers of Portuguese-speaker

What the government thinks of journalism

The government says it expects the media to act as a watchdog. But it is more difficult when journalists cannot interview the Chief Executive

Money without counterparts. In Portuguese

Independence is total, without government interference, in the Portuguese language press. Despite hefty subsidies

“Macau has no authentic Chinese news media”

The domain of the Macau Daily News is so overwhelming that it almost smothers its 12 competitors! What kind of journalism does the locally known Ou Mun produce?

Macau | Legislator urges for Chinese version of General Regulation on Urban Constructions

Legislator Ho Ion Seng has presented a written enquiry urging the government to provide an official Chinese version of the General Regulation on Urban Constructions

Jobs and jobsworths 

The attempt to revise the workers law has two major objectives: continue to import low-skilled workers and force companies here to hire locals no matter what. No matter the skills, no matter the background, no matter the experience. And no matter you have thousands of jobs to fill and no workers available. 

MB April | Lost in Conversion

Study suggests inconsistent practice in conversion of Macau heritage site names to other languages can confuse overseas visitors

MB March | Government Policy Professes to Protect Public Interests

As an appointed member of the Legislative Assembly (AL) and president of the Association of Engineers, Eddie Wu Chou Kit says in the AL he pays special attention to matters related to his area of expertise. Convinced he was appointed because of his professional knowledge, he concedes that government policy does not satisfy “the wishes of everyone” but that they aim to “protect the general interests of the population”, thus he feels obligated to support the government when he considers that the official decisions are correct.  
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