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TANGSHAN, Oct. 24, 2014 (Xinhua) -- Students learn to make shadow puppets in Luanxian County, north China's Hebei Province. Shadow play, or Shadow puppetry, is an ancient form of storytelling and entertainment using opaque, often articulated figures in front of an illuminated backdrop to create the illusion of moving images. (Xinhua/Zhu Xudong)

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25 October 2014 02:45 GMT +8
Macau casino revenue recovery only in 2015 second half
Secretary for Economy and Finance Francis Tam Pak Yuen said Thursday he expected this month’s casino revenues to drop year-on-year at an even greater rate than last month. He was quick to add he expected this year’s total gaming revenue to be around the same as last year’s. Casinos’ gross gami...
Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) President Guilherme Ung Vai Meng said Thursday his bureau has started a subsidy scheme with the aim of encouraging local musicians to produce albums of original songs and improving the development of the local music scene. Ung made the remarks on the sidelines of a...
Government to subsidise local music production
Statistics and Census Bureau (DESC) Director Kong Pek Fong said Wednesday in order to ensure that the 2016 population by-census won't run into hitches her bureau plans to carry out a trial run in 2015. She also said the contents of the questionnaires for the trial run would be confirmed by the ...
Government plans trial run for 2016 by-census next year
Macau’s average consumer price index (CPI) for the first nine months rose 6.08 percent year-on-year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced Tuesday. In the third quarter, the index was up 5.94 percent year-on-year. For the 12 months including last month, the index increased 6....
Inflation reaches 6.08 pct in Jan-Sept
About 4,500 exhibitors and trade visitors from Macau, the mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan and several dozen foreign countries have registered to participate in the four-day 19th Macau International Trade and Investment Fair (MIF), which will kick off tomorrow, Irene Va Kuan Lau, co-ordinator of the or...
Govt expects 4,500 participants to attend 19th MIF
Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On will attend a plenary session of the Legislative Assembly (AL) on November 11 to give a wrap-up of his work during his first five-year term and present a “mini-budget” for the first quarter of next year. He expects to spend about 45 minutes in the legislatu...
Chui to spend 45 minutes on 1st term wrap-up