Editorial

Gordian knot

Who would have imagined, half a dozen years ago, that the world would be experiencing accelerated inflation today, in an endless “war” against Covid-19 and the invasion of Ukraine, exposing the illusion of stability raised by the fall of the Berlin Wall. The worst…
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Cynicism serves the soft power

The worst mistake that can be made, in the context of the new world order, is to confuse the useful cynicism with which peace in the Taiwan Strait is managed with the madness of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. One thing has nothing to do with the other. And the narrative…
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Autonomy strategy

Beijing has given Hong Kong freedom to shelve its dynamic zero-case policy and set its reopening timings to the world. The news was first reported by the Post, and later confirmed by Huang Liquan, deputy director of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Department of the State…
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Discriminatory bridge

PLATAFORMA was present at the event “Think Thanks Forum between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries”, held this week, organized by the Commissariat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China in the MSAR and the Polytechnic University of Macau. Firstly, praise the…
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China as it is

The pandemic has given China the context – and pretext – to accelerate Macau’s transition to an increasingly nationalist political culture. The literal interpretation of the National Security Law implies loss of rights, freedoms and guarantees. It happened in the…
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Macau not like this

I return after three weeks in Portugal, where the Covid-19 pandemic already has (very) little impact on everyday life. In fact, in Europe, this is the feeling that proliferates. As we start moving further east, in Taipei, we are reminded of the nightmare the virus still…
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Shadows in the Strait

There is a question in the air for which it is not possible to see a complete answer. In the midst of the Russian invasion of Ukraine; with the economic crisis rapidly accelerating, with exacerbated nationalism proliferating around the world, with international tension over…
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Macau changes

A transfer of sovereignty that would be protected for 50 years was precipitated by the winds of revolt in Hong Kong. Macau was not positioned on the axis of the neighboring region, nor did that interest it – the economic precipice was certain and worse than the one it…
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Legends and narratives

Led by the German obsession with fighting inflation, Europe has lived through decades of debt restrictions, with budgetary control mechanisms that far surpassed the myth according to which the European Union would be reduced to a single currency, with free movement of goods…
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Double need

Low in themselves, the incomes of non-resident workers fled with the arrival of the new epidemic outbreak. To make the situation worse, the anti-pandemic measures, always with a sense of urgency, did not make it possible to prepare reserves to face this period, and many have…