China lays out firm conditions for improved ties with Japan

China laid out firm conditions over the weekend for improved ties with Japan, telling Tokyo’s visiting foreign minister that there could be “no ambiguity or vacillation” in meeting Beijing’s demands over

South China Sea | Philippine front-runner open to talks with Beijing on maritime dispute

Rodrigo Duterte, the tough-talking Davao City mayor who is leading Philippine presidential polls, said he will hold bilateral talks with China to resolve a territorial dispute in the South China

New Zealand | North Carolina pair survive five days in the wilderness

An American exchange student and her mother were rescued over the weekend in the New Zealand wilderness, where they were lost for five days after setting off on a day hike. A

Asian Americans | San Francisco chief releases racist texts, orders training

San Francisco’s police chief said that he has ordered that all officers finish an anti-harassment class within the next month amid a racist texting scandal that has rocked the department

May Day | Trade unions worldwide hold rallies; clash with police

Trade unions and other groups are staging rallies around the world to mark International Workers Day. A look at some May Day events: TAIWAN In Taipei, Taiwan’s capital, labor unions took to the streets with

Champions League Preview | Bayern promises ‘fireworks’ vs Atletico; Ronaldo’s back at Madrid

Thomas Mueller has promised “fireworks” as Bayern Munich seeks to overturn a 1-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid and reach the Champions League final, where Real Madrid or Manchester City await. Five-time champion Bayern could go out

More cars being abandoned across Macau

A large number of abandoned vehicles are increasingly being seen in several locations across Macau. The phenomenon is apparently growing, affecting more locations both in the peninsula and the islands. Some

‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ opens Arts Festival

Tomorrow night and Sunday night, the Shakespeare Theatre Company will perform productions of the playwright’s famous “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” as part of the kick-off for the Macao Arts Festival. Five

Vertical and horizontal careers at Sands China | From dealer to handyman

Just ahead of Labor Day, Macau Daily Times was given a rare insight into what is going on behind those paper walls of Venice, Cotai – where, among other career

António Ramirez | ‘First we look at Sands, then Macau’

MDT - With new properties on the horizon, do you think there will be an HR war for local human capital? AR - Listen, the Macau market has 1.7 percent unemployment

Casino workers to host a demonstration on Labor Day

(新澳門博彩員工權益會) announced yesterday at the office of lawmakers Ng Kuok Cheong and Au Kam San, that the three entities will make a demonstration on May 1. According to Lei Man Chao,

Beijing passes law tightening controls on foreign nonprofits

China passed a law yesterday tightening controls over foreign non-governmental organizations by subjecting them to close police supervision, a move officials say will help the groups but critics charge is

Thailand | Video shows British family getting attacked in Hua Hin

A British couple and their son were savagely attacked during a family vacation in Thailand in the latest blow to the country’s image as a welcoming tourist paradise. Police said

Analysis | Terrorism: After hostage beheading, is Philippines facing IS threat?

Months before Abu Sayyaf militants beheaded retired Canadian mining executive John Ridsdel in the tropical jungles of the southern Philippines, they showed him pleading for life in a video with

USA | Elections: Republican donors deny Cruz, Kasich needed funds, data show

It seems like a logical pairing: Republican donors who despise Donald Trump, and two GOP presidential hopefuls sticking it out to keep him from the nomination. Yet such a financial cavalry

Football: Champions League | Sticking to its plan, Atletico Madrid keeps surprising

It’s getting harder and harder to bet against Atletico Madrid. Diego Simeone’s team continues to succeed against some of Europe’s top teams, sticking to a simple formula executed to perfection: Tough