The 1999 handover has not only improved Macao's socio-economic status, but also expanded opportunities in trade and cultural exchanges, a senior executive of the British Council in Hong Kong said. "Like Hong Kong, Macao is also a very good gateway for the United Kingdom to export a lot of its culture and trade to China and, I suppose, vice versa as well," said Christopher Ng, head of programs development at the British Council in the HKSAR. Ng was among the participants in the Vision China forum hosted by China Daily in Macao on Wednesday. On the sidelines of the forum, Ng said one of the key opportunities the UK can tap into in Macao is the city's education sector. "It does come across that there're a lot more opportunities for the education (sector), especially in exporting a lot of the UK's educational aspects," he said. Ng said the British Council believes there are "a lot more opportunities and we're a lot more keen to establish ourselves in Macao". He said the UK can offer … [Read more...] about Handover ‘has spurred trade and cultural ties’
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We have a convert. Last month, petrolheads, that unyielding faction of climate change deniers, finally received conclusive proof that fossil fuels are, in fact, heating up the planet. And it came through the mouth of none other than their self-appointed high priest — Jeremy Clarkson. The erstwhile motoring show host apparently made the astute observation when confronted with severe water shortage while on a boat trip in Vietnam and Cambodia.Elementary, my dear Clarkson. Spend a week in Delhi right now, and you’ll never drive an oil-burning guzzler again. Which is why, your columnist was presented with a seemingly impossible dilemma when planning his escape out of the city’s smog-choked gas chamber.Lexus came to the rescue. So it was that a gleaming blue hybrid Lexus NX 300h — a compact SUV — emerged from the sooty black void that is squatting like a toad on a large tract of north India. Leaving the plains behind, this bewilderingly-silent vehicle rapidly … [Read more...] about Check out the refined sensibilities of the hybrid Lexus NX 300h
'The unveiling of the Cybertruck seems to me the turning point in the design and manufacture of automobiles in much the same way as American skyscrapers were the turning point of architectural design in the world,' says Aakar Patel. IMAGE: Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveils the Cybertruck at the TeslaDesign Studio in Hawthorne, California. The cracked window glass occurred during a demonstration on the strength of the glass. Photograph: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY/Reuters Upscale buildings around this time in the last century had a classical bent. The architecture of the Renaissance, meaning that which copied the Greeks of 2,500 years ago, remained in fashion for a very long time. Even today we have new structures coming up which have the pediment (the triangular structure first seen on top of the Parthenon). Porticos and facades very often have columns in the three Greek orders: Doric (the flat ones), Ionic (with scrolls) and Corinthian (the most floral). Of course these columns were made of … [Read more...] about How far will the Cybertruck go?
By Kartik Goyal and Chester Yung Indian and Indonesian bonds fell as investors trimmed bets on aggressive interest-rate cuts in high-yield markets after a hawkish signal from the Federal Reserve. The securities dropped after Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said Wednesday’s monetary easing was “not the beginning of a long series of rate cuts,” taking some of the pressure off Asian central banks to follow suit. “If EM Asian currencies continue to weaken significantly against the dollar, that may make EM Asian central banks more cautious about cutting their policy rate too aggressively,” said Edward Ng, a portfolio manager at Nikko Asset Management in Singapore. The yield on Indonesia’s benchmark 10-year bonds jumped nine basis points to 7.46 per cent, while that on similar-maturity Indian debt climbed four basis points to 6.41 per cent. The Reserve Bank of India has already cut rates by a combined 75 basis points this year in one of the most … [Read more...] about India bonds slide after Fed’s hawkish signal
Video PlayerClose by Xinhua writers Wang Chenxi, Xu Hongyi MACAO, Dec. 12 (Xinhua) -- At 8 a.m. local time, when most Macao residents just wake up for their day, Lei Zhen already left his home at Estrada de Cacilhas (Road Cacilhas), eastern Macao Peninsula for his company in neighboring city of Zhuhai. One hour later, he arrived at his office at Zhuhai National Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone, where he had set up Zhuhai Nanometals Technology to develop nano flexible transparent conductive material. Graduated from School of Material Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Lei chose to set his startup in Zhuhai, a city not far from home and supportive to his career. "The life in Macao is quite similar with other Chinese cities, in terms of daily life, food and culture. Macao SAR government has many policies to support startups, but it's better to set up the lab and manufacture base in Zhuhai," Lei said. Lei has been a member of Macao Young Entrepreneur Incubation Centre for … [Read more...] about Spotlight: Macao’s young startups embrace GBA opportunities