For centuries, one of China’s most coveted ceramics hailed from Shiwan, a district in Foshan, Guangdong province. The ware – developed in the region during the 16th century, when skilled Ming dynasty craftsmen from central China brought their expertise to Shiwan, weaving it with local artisan culture – came to be recognised as its own style, fashioned in heavily glazed colours and initially designed mainly for practical purposes.
Imagine: a chip that harnesses energy from thin air. Another that uses body motion and temperature to recharge itself or a third that allows energy transfer among different devices wirelessly. Researchers at the State Key Lab at the University of Macau are making it a reality, and their work may prove pivotal in China’s bid to challenge the technological superiority of the United States.
Macau’s Banco Nacional Ultramarino (BNU) is looking to increase support for the more than 40,000 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the territory, said Carlos Cid Álvares, the bank’s chief executive told the Tribuna de Macau newspaper.
Quinta da Marmeleira wines, owned by Macau businessman Wu Zhiwei in Portugal, were bottled for the first time in August and are expected to arrive on the market soon, including in Macau.
Danny Leong, a Macao-born researcher in his 20s, discovered a new ant species in Macao, making them the fourth species to be named after the city.
Visitors to the Cotai Strip today see a row of luxury hotels and casinos, resembling the famous strip in the American gambling mecca of Las Vegas. Little do they know that the ground beneath their feet was once sea, an anchorage that played an important role in the history of Macao and its part in the Maritime Silk Road.
The Macao Museum is showing an exhibition detailing the extraordinary story of how a fully loaded cargo junk of the Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279) was recovered from the bottom of the sea off the coast of Guangdong province, where it now sits on permanent display at the Maritime Silk Road Museum.
The Macao Museum of Art (MAM) is showing an exhibition that transports visitors thousands of kilometres away to the southern coast of France, inviting them to experience the sharp light, deep sea blue, and rich colours of the Mediterranean through the work of a celebrated artist.
If you’re a sports fan in Macao, chances are you tune in to football and basketball games for your weekly sports fix. The little-known sport of rugby is more associated with prep schools and elite colleges, and the smaller-scale sports fields in Macao bear little resemblance to the sprawling manicured lawns of the English boarding school where the sport was born.
For more than 30 years, Zhongshan has been one of the ‘four little tigers’ of Guangdong, an industrial powerhouse closely linked to the economies of Macao and Hong Kong. With the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016–2020), the central government gave the city four new priorities for its future development.
Trade between China and the Portuguese-speaking countries has increased 11-fold since Forum Macau was set up in 2003, and the Forum has played a “very important role” in Chinese globalisation, said China’s Deputy Minister of Commerce.
The growing adoption of China’s currency by central banks was advocated at a forum on foreign reserve management in Southern Africa held in Harare, Zimbabwe, with the participation of 14 countries in the region, including Angola and Mozambique.
China’s direct investment in Portuguese-speaking countries has reached US$$50 billion, Macau Forum Secretary-General Xu Yingzhen said in an interview with local Portuguese-language newspaper Tribuna de Macau.
For such a compact city, Macao is home to an impressive collection of 44 parks and gardens, covering almost ten percent of the land area. These lush, green outdoor spaces humanise the hard-edge result of urbanisation and provide a near-natural environment for people of all ages to enjoy a moment of tranquillity. But to landscape architect António Saraiva, the parks and gardens in Macao are more than just an escape from the bustle of city life.
The second edition of Famílias Macaenses (Macanese Families) by the historian and genealogist Jorge Forjaz consists of six volumes with thousands of pages, encompassing nearly 500 families, with more than 70,000 cited names and over 3,000 photos.
The Chinese government will unveil and implement a development plan for the Guangdong–Hong Kong–Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) later this year and promote in all areas mutually beneficial cooperation between the mainland, Hong Kong and Macao, Premier Li Keqiang said in his government work report to the National People’s Congress (NPC) in March.
China is now the largest financier and builder of infrastructure in Mozambique, and built the Maputo-Catembe bridge, the Maputo circular road, National Road 6 and the fishing port of Beira city, said the ambassador of China to the country, in statements made in Maputo to Macao magazine.
As Guangzhou intensifies its coordinated efforts to establish itself as the centre for technology innovation in China, it also moves into a leadership position in the Guangdong–Hong Kong–Macao Greater Bay Area project, a major national initiative taking shape in the coming decades.
Thirty-five signed agreements were the most visible result of this year’s edition of the Macau International Environmental Cooperation Forum (MIECF), which ran from 12 to 14 April organised by the government of the Macau Special Administrative Region (MSAR).
Architect Jimmy Wardhana was wandering around the old district near the Ruins of St. Paul’s, when he discovered an inconspicuous Chinese doorway that led into a quiet alleyway no more than three metres wide.