Muay Thai | MMA comes to heartland of Thai kickboxing

Of all the various fighting styles that combine to create the burgeoning sport of Mixed Martial Arts, it is Thai kickboxing which is at the core of the new discipline.

Animal welfare | Anima refuses AL invitation to preview protection law

The Society for the Protection of Animals, an animal rights group also known as Anima (Macau), has published a letter addressed to the President of the First Standing Committee of

Tourist arrivals could reach 40m by 2025

A public consultation on the “Tourism Industry Development Master Plan” will be held between May 23 and July 22. Helena de Senna Fernandes, director of the Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO),

Visitor arrivals fall 3 percent

Visitor arrivals decreased by 3 percent year-on year to a total of 2,471,253 persons in April 2016, according to information released by the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC), however the

Admirers divided over plan | Poet’s remains could be moved from Macau to Lisbon

A petition was recently submitted to the Portuguese parliament requesting that the mortal remains of the poet Camilo Pessanha, who died and is buried in Macau, be transferred to the National

Hong Kong axes provocative skyscraper art installation

Days after it was launched, organizers have canceled an art installation on Hong Kong’s tallest skyscraper that carried a politically provocative message about the city’s relationship with mainland China. The organizers of

U.K.’s first Chinese-backed offshore wind farm gets go-ahead

The U.K.’s first Chinese-backed offshore wind farm took a major step forward after three investors reached financial close on the 2.6 billion pound (USD3.8 billion) Beatrice project, in the Moray

Eighteen girls killed in fire at school dorm in northern Thailand

A nighttime fire at a dormitory of a primary school in northern Thailand killed 18 girls, many of whom had been roused by a dorm-mate but went back to sleep, thinking

Obama lifts decades-old arms ban in first visit to Vietnam

U.S. President Barack Obama yesterday lifted a half-century-old ban on selling arms to Vietnam during his first visit to the communist country, looking to bolster a government seen as a

Syria | Multiple blasts in government strongholds kill 80

A series of explosions rocked two normally quiet coastal government strongholds in Syria Monday, killing more than 80 people and wounding 200 others, state media and opposition activists said. The Islamic State

How it works: a look at the retests of Olympic drug samples

Inside a non-descript concrete building in a Swiss parking lot lies evidence that could take down dozens of Olympic athletes. The anti-doping laboratory in Lausanne holds the stored urine and blood

Statistics | Health: Elderly hospital patients up 14 percent last year

The number of patients in hospitals in 2015 increased by 4 percent year-on-year to 54,000, according to information released by the Statistics and Census Bureau (DESC). Of this number, those

AL plenary | Domestic violence becomes public crime

The bill that aims to establish a new milestone to prevent and fight domestic violence by, among other aspects, categorizing it a public crime, was finally approved on Friday in

Chinese Millennials the perfect target for non-gaming activities

As Chinese Millenials are crucial in China, representing some 30 percent of its population, local casino operators should take an active role in providing facilities to address the growing importance

Chamber of Commerce distributes awards for ‘Euroexcellence’

The Macau European Chamber of Commerce (MECC) presented its second awards for Euroexcellence during the Annual Gala Dinner event on Friday at Grand Lisboa Ballroom. In its three different categories (luxury,

Taiwan | New president resists China ‘one-country’ pressure

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said during her inauguration speech on Friday that she will seek peaceful ties with China while resisting pressure from Beijing to acknowledge the idea that they

135 arrested for illegally buying, selling vaccines

China has arrested 135 people in 22 provinces for illegally buying and selling vaccines, in the latest scandal shaking the Chinese public’s confidence in vaccine safety. In an online statement Friday, the

Vietnam votes for rubber-stamp assembly ahead of Obama visit

Ahead of President Barack Obama’s first visit to Vietnam, the country voted yesterday in once-every-five-year-elections for a rubber-stamp parliament whose membership has already been largely determined by the Communist Party. Amid

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