Gaming | Macau stake cut stoking Crown buyout speculation

The sale of Crown Resorts’ USD800 million stake in its Macau venture, reported yesterday by the Times, is fueling speculation that James Packer is preparing to buy back some assets in

Disney CEO meets Chinese president ahead of park opening

The head of entertainment giant Disney had a rare official meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping yesterday, a month before the opening of its USD5.5 billion theme park in the

Some howl over Alibaba’s place in anti-counterfeiting group

The prospect of sitting in a Hyatt Regency ballroom in Florida and listening to Jack Ma, founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, deliver the keynote for the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition’s

Philippines | Corruption allegations hound Binay in Monday’s presidential election

In a poor Southeast Asian country with a soft spot for the underdog, Philippine Vice President Jejomar Binay has tried to turn online jokes about his dark complexion and small

Corruption complaint filed against front-runner candidate

A Philippine senator filed a corruption complaint yesterday alleging that the front-runner in the country’s presidential race, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, hired 11,000 non-existent employees whose salaries cost the

USA | Complaint details kidnapping death of girl on Navajo nation

On the far side of a desert hilltop in the shadow of the Shiprock Pinnacle, a towering monolith sacred to the Navajo Nation, the stranger ignored the cries of an

Football | Madrid rivals return to Champions League final

One city, two rivals — for the biggest prize in club soccer. Real Madrid, now coached by Zinedine Zidane, and Atletico Madrid, led by Diego Simeone, will meet on May 28

Panama Papers | Macau CPPCC member holds Singapore identity

One of the five standing committee members who represent Macau in the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) has failed to disclose his secret Singaporean nationality, as unearthed by new

Gaming | James Packer sells down Macau stake

Melco Crown Entertainment (MCE) announced yesterday that it had entered into a share repurchase agreement with Crown Asia Investments (CAI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Crown Resorts Limited (Crown), pursuant to

Penny Lam: Int’l Documentary Film Festival curator | ‘We want to continue to develop this festival’

Penny Lam is a documentary filmmaker and the curator of the Macau International Documentary Film Festival, the first of which was held last month, concluding on May 1. The festival brought

Animal welfare | The world is watching: Europe rallies to call for Irish greyhound export ban

Greyhound advocates and animal lovers around the world turned their attention to Macau this week to once again decry the treatment of greyhounds at the Canidrome, after animal welfare organization

South China Sea | After ships and planes, Chinese singers assert maritime claims

China’s military has dispatched ships and planes — even constructed new islands to assert its maritime claims. Now it’s deploying a new set of tools to uphold Chinese sovereignty: Magicians,

Media pulls punches on Trump’s escalating rhetoric

While increasingly harsh attacks on China help propel Donald Trump to the Republican presidential nomination, the country’s state media has largely shown restraint, taking only the occasional swipe at the

Australia | Prime minister decides on July 2 election

Australia’s election campaign will officially start soon with climate change policy and union corruption in the national building industry shaping into key battlegrounds for the July 2 poll. Prime Minister Malcolm

Philippines | Muslim militants threaten to kill more hostages

Muslim militants have threatened to kill three more hostages in their jungle base in the southern Philippines more than a week after beheading a Canadian man when their multi-million dollar

USA Elections | Trump, Clinton all but certain to face off in fall campaign

Once dismissed as a fringe contender, businessman Donald Trump now is all but certain to lead the Republican Party into the fall presidential campaign against Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton —

New Sports | Meet the next competition of the modern age: Drone racing

Decked out in high-tech goggles, pilot Steve Zoumas dives low and sees the final gate zooming toward him: a 20-foot-tall metal-framed box ringed with neon. Boom! His sight goes black.

Graham Colclough: City planning specialist | Macau ‘could be capital for autonomous cars’

Graham Colclough is a British city planning specialist and city transformation expert, who was invited last week by the Macau government to be the keynote speaker at the Smart City