Editorial

Strategy or Illusion

In the budget forecast for 2023, the Chief Executive once again limits himself to copy and paste the tax revenue registered in previous years: 130 billion patacas. In 2022, as we already know, it fails miserably – it will hardly exceed 45 billion patacas. Read also…
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Inevitable return

It happened to be today, it could be tomorrow; what it couldn’t do was not to happen again. Preventive measures are once again questioned and the distance between the Palace and the people grows. Who predicted three years ago that intolerance to the virus would remain…
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Bilingual congress

There is no doubt that the 20th Congress conferred special status on Xi Jinping. At 69 years old, he is advancing to a third term and some say that, given his choices for the Standing Committee, he is already thinking about the fourth. Structural changes were expected…
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Macau must hear the message

You have to read the CCP Congress messages well, says Ho Iat Seng. I agree. I fear that, today, we have different readings. The message speaks of deepening autonomy, economic recovery and attracting foreign investment. For now, it seems not to be heard in Praia Grande.
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Digital game has legs to walk

The Executive Board concluded the discussion of the proposed law entitled Legal framework for the creation and issuance of money. The diploma in force is more than 27 years old and, as such, there is a need to better articulate it with the economic environment and legal…
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Xi's language is not invented

There is a serious problem with the demonization of China. The truth is that the United States regains the submission of Europe, sells weapons everywhere and the dollar soars. Biden heads into the inevitable recession much better than Trump had left him. But we Europeans…
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Storm on the Forum

The winds of change are contradictory. When Portuguese-speaking cadres leave Macau, it is said that the new power does not want them. But when they are hired for teaching, or the few services with margin to recruit, the thesis loses rationale. The tense atmosphere and…
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War of fears

To understand what shapes the international geopolitical context is to understand the fears of the powers that triggered it. Although fears are real, it is the actions taken to avoid them that make them inevitable. The United States has long established its hegemony in the…
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Signs of life

This Golden Week was carefully prepared, with the authorities avoiding launching excessive forecasts and expectations, which later always proved to be out of step with the harsh reality of Macau. Apparently, these precautions paid off, as the daily average of visitors…
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Booby-trapped sea

Thucydides’ Trap is a concept created by Graham T. Allison, which mirrors the tendency towards war when an emerging power threatens to replace the dominant power – as between Athens and Sparta. Xi Jinping assures that this will not happen, explaining to the United…