Macau Ricci Institute now under ICM

The Macau Ricci Institute will pass to the management of the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) according to Radio Macau. The non-profit research institution – founded in 1999 with the purpose of improving understanding between China and the world community – has established a protocol with the IC and will operate in future from the University of St. Joseph campus. The IC has yet to disclose the future use of the former Ricci Institute building, property of the MSAR government, between Tap Seac Square and Lou Lim Leoc Garden, the Portuguese language broadcaster reported. The Financial Services Bureau (DSF) has announced it has already informed the Institute of the government’s intentions to recover the previous Ricci Institute building, having extended the rent contract to December 31 in order to allow the Institute to find a new location.