鄧曉炯 Joe Tang

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Macau Pen Club – a local literary association founded in 1987, is a well-established literary group with an extensive history. Its members consist of writers of novels and essays, poets, playwrights and literature critics. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the club.
After giving the award in two consecutive years to atypical writers such as “reporter” and “singer”, the Nobel Prize of Literature has finally returned to its “traditional” track. This year the award goes to the 62-year-old Japanese born English writer Kazuo Ishiguro.
After giving the award in two consecutive years to atypical writers such as “reporter” and “singer”, the Nobel Prize of Literature has finally returned to its “traditional” track. This year the award goes to the 62-year-old Japanese born English writer Kazuo Ishiguro.
From Brexit to Trump’s election as president of the United States, to the rise of the extreme right wing after the elections in Germany…it seems that the greatest danger in today’s world is perhaps not an economic crisis or even global warming issues, but one that is rooted in people’s minds.
On August 23, Typhoon Hato, which was considered as the strongest one in 50 years, struck Macau. Our neighbour Hong Kong hoisted typhoon signal number 8 at 5:20am that day.

From Brexit to Trump’s election as president of the United States, to the rise of the extreme right wing after the elections in Germany…it seems that the greatest danger in today’s world is perhaps not an economic crisis or even global warming issues, but one that is rooted in people’s minds.

Being the “unique two” “Special Administrative Regions”, Macau and Hong Kong are like brothers in arms – the two cities share common characteristics such as languages and cultures, economic developments as well as governmental rules.
The copyright of the very popular Japanese  TV series Shinya Shokudo (Midnight Canteen) was bought by a mainland Chinese audiovisual company in order to make a Chinese version.
This year’s Macao Arts Festive presented Westland Feuds, a traditional Chinese play rarely seen on stage in Macau. The play was adapted from the fiction book of the same title written by the Shaanxi author, Chen Zhongshi.
 
A recently aired television drama In the Name of the People has gained swift popularity. This drama, which consists of 50 episodes, topped the TV ratings soon after it was aired. On ratings website Douban, the drama even received a 9 out of 10 score. 
 

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