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CHINA The British Embassy in Beijing said it will offer a 24-hour super priority visa service for visitors from Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou starting from August 11. The price for

THE BUZZ: World Bank promotes electricity access in Congo

The World Bank has announced a USD100 million donation to boost Congo’s agriculture sector and another $100 million for micro-dams to bolster rural electricity access. World Bank VP Makhtar Diop made

Chinese portal Sohu reports USD45 million loss

The loss for the three months ended June 30 compared with a $69 million loss in the previous quarter and an operating profit of $64 million in the same period

EDUCATION | Summer internship program in full operation

The summer internship scheme is organized by the Tertiary Education Services Office (GAES) and co-organized by the Macao Chamber of Commerce. Supporting local enterprises provided 60 of the intern positions

Review of Culture focuses of Asian Studies

Tak-Wing Ngo, the convention organizer and editor of the journal China Information, introduces a selection of eleven articles. One highlight is an article tvhat focuses on the rise of Asia,

DSEJ to consult high school academic attainment next year

The director of the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ), Leong Lai, has revealed that her department is going to launch the public consultation of the high school basic academic

Several flights delayed per day over China’s military drills

are likely to be delayed in the coming days due to ongoing People’s Liberation Army (PLA) military exercises. Flights to and from East China will be affected by the delays the

CRIME | Man accused of raping mentally disabled woman

João Pedro Lau The Judiciary Police (PJ) has detained a 23 year old local who allegedly forced his former girlfriend, who has a mild mental retardation, to have sexual intercourse. PJ information

Monetary Authority says sovereign wealth fund could be created

The Monetary Authority of Macau (AMCM) has not ruled out the possibility of creating a sovereign wealth fund, as recently suggested by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its Staff