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· May, 2007

Stories about Macau (China) from May, 2007

Macau: Press freedom statement

  14 May 2007

The Macau Journalist association has published a statement at their blog[zh] against the intervention of press freedom, in particular, on the May Day demonstration report. According to the statement, the Macau government information department sent staffs to the Macau T.V station to help the news room editing the news report...

Taiwan: Olympic torch relay-through Taiwan or not?

  8 May 2007

2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China will have a fabulous start: the route of the Olympic torch relay will be the longest in the history (85000 miles, 130 days). However, the plan was rejected by Taiwan on April 26, 2007. The current proposed route related to Taiwan can be seen...

Macau: Why Did The Macau Disturbance Occur?

  3 May 2007

ESWN continued to translate article concerning Macau May Day disturbance. There are six listed reasons: In summary, this is an almost-zero-sum game. If the demands of the present marchers are met, another set of marchers will show up because their interests have been adversely affected as a result. Even if...

Macau: Gambling, Corruption, and Repression

  2 May 2007

Last year Macau has a recorded 17% GDP growth, the gambling and tourist industry is blooming. However, the May Day demonstration in the past few years has been getting more and more violent. This year, it has resulted in 5 open gunshots (by the police) in the city center among...

Macau: May Day Protest Turned Violent

  1 May 2007

A peaceful May 1 workers and grassroots protest turned violent as the police blocked the demonstration route. Well-armed Macau policemen fired warning shots into the air, but there were no reports of injuries resulting from the gunfire. Onemanbandwidth has a brief report. The blogger has written a background post about...

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