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.
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.
Among the Chinese writers who participated in this year’s Macau Literary Festival, one of the highlights must be Yu Hua. Born on April 3, 1960 in Hangzhou, Yu grew up during the era of the Cultural Revolution.
Kim Jong-nam, the eldest son of the late North Korean leader Kin Jong-il, and the half brother of the country’s current leader Kim Jong-un, was assassinated at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia on February 13 this year.
Our world seems to be gradually slipping into chaos: volatile stock markets, SARS and flus, financial crisis, nuclear threat, population explosion, and the recent Brexit and the United States’ exclusive stance...