Stories about Macau (China)
What is the relation between Cambodia’s human trafficking scam and China’s Belt and Road Initiatives?
As China started cracking down on online gambling, the sector has gone underground, expanded its market to non-Chinese speaking regions, conned people, and forced them to work for their illicit operations.
Macau’s Cybersecurity Law: Less About Security, More About Surveillance (And Censorship)
Various critics say the proposed law will provide a legal framework for mass surveillance, much more so than improve network security.
Is Taiwan a Country? What About Tibet? China Says They Aren't—and Wants Foreign Companies to Fall in Line
Multinational corporations have faced pressure to apologize for listing Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Tibet as countries on their websites, even if in reality it's a common practice.
How Will Macau's New Cybersecurity Legislation Impact Freedom of Speech?
The Macau Civil Servants Association (MCSA) called the proposal to monitor online data through binary code “arbitrary, disproportionate and illegal."
Macau Journalists Told to Write More Positive Stories in Wake of Deadly Typhoon
"...we only saw the government busy clearing the noise, using ridiculous reasons to refuse entry to outside journalists; and [compelling] multiple local outlets to conduct self-censorship..."
Macau Casinos’ Show of Communist Patriotism Leaves Many Scratching Their Heads
"Casinos are the product of corrupt capitalism and against the spirit of the communist revolution."
Hong Kong Citizens Express Dismay as Macau's Border Control Turns Them Away
Some were former activists, which has led many to question whether the Hong Kong government has a broad black list, which it shares with Macau authorities and Chinese authorities.
Taiwanese See in Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Protests What a Future With China Might Be Like
More than a thousand people gathered in the Freedom Square in Taiwan to express their solidarity with Hong Kong protesters.
Macau Authorities Crack Down on Pro-Democracy Activists Who Want the Right to Vote for Their Next Leader
Macau, a special administrative region of China, elects its top leader via a committee. Three pro-democracy groups have organized an unofficial referendum on the right to vote in 2019.
Macau: 3,000 Surround Legislative Council To Stop the “Bill of Greeds”
More information see GV's previous report.
PHOTOS: 20,000 People Protest in Macau Against ‘Bill of Greed and Privilege’
A bill would give the head of government in Macau, a special administrative region of China, criminal immunity while in power and continued monthly compensation after leaving office.
Dear #CongressOccupied Protesters, ‘Don't Let Taiwan Become the Next Hong Kong’
Since protests in Taiwan began March 18 against a trade deal with China, many Hongkongers have sent many messages of encouragement and of warning to the Taiwanese.
Protests Crush Nuclear Complex Plans in Southern China
But is this victory temporary? Some worry the project may pop-up in another densely populated area.
Taiwan: Who Misled Noam Chomsky?
Noam Chomsky's support for an anti-media monopoly campaign in Taiwan has recently been spun into a story of the intentional distortion of Chomsky's position by activists because the placard has a Chinese slogan that criticizes China's manipulation of Taiwanese media.
Portuguese, a Global Language?
A community page on Facebook, Língua Portuguesa: Uma Língua Global? (Portuguese Language: A Global Language?) [pt], provides a diversity of materials to promote the debate about the expansion of Portuguese language and its consequences. Several critical issues on the policies of this language of around 200 million speakers are addressed,...
Social Media Uprising in the Chinese-speaking World
Hong Kong In-Media, a media advocacy organization based in Hong Kong has published an e-book, Social Media Uprising in the Chinese-speaking World. The preface of the book, written by Jack Qui Linchuan is posted at interlocals.net, where you can also download a pdf preview of the book.
Taiwan: Let’s go poking around under the rock of ECFA
The Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) between Taiwan and China was signed. The process seems smooth and efficient at the surface, but the story is not simple. Many Taiwanese have poked around under the rock of ECFA and ask their government why.
China: Visa tales
With all the economic growth in China over the past few decades and a growing number of global travelers to match, have visa requirements for Chinese citizens been adapting in step? Well-heeled journalist Chen Zikun shares his experiences, see if or how any of them compare to yours.
Macau: Amendment of media law
Michelle from interlocals.net translated an article updating the free speech situation in Macau. Professional media workers are calling for media reform while the government wants to amend laws to control the Internet.
Macau: Alternative public sphere
Chong from interlocals has a summary of a local research on the development of online alternative public sphere in Macau.
Macau and China: The 10-year anniversary of Macau’s handover
Jottings from the Granite Studio reviewed the colonial history of Macau and the politics of historical narration by the Chinese Communist Party in the 10-year anniversary of Macau's handover.