Posts Tagged ‘China’

A Lesson from History: A Macanese Family in Business

August 25th, 2017 No Comments

(Note: Information for this article was drawn from a longer study that will be published in the future.)       My research often uncovers accounts of 19th century Macanese families that made the transition from Macau to Hong Kong, and a few that had success starting new businesses in the British colony. To do so, they often disregarded a cultural aversion to commerce in Macau.[1] Like old Macau, the same avoidance of business seems to be afflicting leading Macanese

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AIM Macau meets the Belt and Road

April 28th, 2017 No Comments

In late 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping introduced a new foreign relations strategy called “One Belt One Road”. For China and other countries involved, the initiative is designed to create “people-to-people” bonds based on historical connections and cross-cultural communications, which are projected to play a significant role in shaping trade, infrastructure projects, and international security in the future. The former Deputy Director of China’s Insurance Regulatory Commission Zhou Yanli highlighted the importance of cultural factors by suggesting that a fundamental

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Old Year – New Year: Reflections and Hopes for 2017

December 29th, 2016 No Comments

(The Portuguese translation is available HERE.) This time of year is usually reserved for reflection on recent events with an expectation of what the future might hold. Most reviews in the press will probably focus on the surprise victory of Donald Trump in the American presidential election, and the possible effects on U.S. relations with China, Russia, and the rest of world. In this article, I will take a narrower focus on the state of relations among ethnic communities within

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A Guide to the 2016 Encontro

November 21st, 2016 No Comments

The Meetings of Macanese Communities in Macau       (The Portuguese translation of this article appeared in the JTM on Nov. 28.) On the eve of the meetings of the Macanese communities in Macau, scheduled for November 26 to December 2, it may be time to provide some guidance on what we should expect. One perspective was recently outlined in an editorial by Carlos Piteira, a researcher from the University of Lisbon.[i] He writes that a question often raised

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