A History of Macau

Compared to Hong Kong, Macau has attracted little attention from Western media. Hong Kong was the most successful colony of the British Empire, the biggest colonial empire in history, comprising one quarter of humankind. The British Empire gave today’s world an indelible imprimatur: the English language, ‘white’ settlers’ […]

New Ferry Crash in Hong Kong

When I went to Macau from Hong Kong a few days ago my friend made a joke about the ferry, saying she hoped we’d arrive safe at our destination. Of course, everyone in Hong Kong remembers the terrible Lamma Island accident that happened on 1 October 2012, in […]