Human Resources Office to merge with DSAL

The Human Resources Office will merge with the Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL) on May 28, the Executive Council (ExCo) announced yesterday during a press conference. After merging, the DSAL will

Gaming | VIPs wooed to tropical isles as Macau tightens rules

Macau’s gaming promoters are betting they can make money bringing high rollers to casinos in Southeast Asia and other tropical destinations as increased government control crimps casino revenue in the

Macau Gaming Show | Cocktail reception held ahead of show

The Macau Gaming Equipment Manufacturers Association (MGEMA) held a networking cocktail reception last night at the Conrad Hotel. The event forms part of the body’s international relations program, which was

Cultural Revolution| Garbage picker in military attire sings Mao’s praises

Zhao Shunli’s transformation takes place several times a week in a simple bedroom filled with Mao Zedong memorabilia, its concrete walls lined with posters portraying the founder of the communist

Hong Kong | City in lockdown as Zhang Dejiang attends meeting

Hong Kong authorities stepped up security for a top Chinese government official’s appearance at a business conference yesterday, preventing pro-democracy protesters from getting anywhere close to the venue. As many as

Afghanistan | Medical charity urges US to pay Kunduz hospital victims

A leading medical charity that suffered massive losses when U.S. helicopter gunships mistakenly struck its clinic in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz is criticizing the United States for failing

US-North Korea | Trump says he’d speak with Kim Jong Un over nukes

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he’s open to speaking with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try to halt the communist nation’s nuclear program. “I would speak to him,

UK | Sugar tax, spaceports meet pageantry in Queen’s Speech

Queen Elizabeth II donned an ermine-trimmed robe and diamond-studded crown  yesterday to announce government promises to put Britain at the cutting edge of technology and social progress in the 21st

Football | United beats Bournemouth 3-1, finishes fifth in EPL

Manchester United beat Bournemouth 3-1 in an English Premier League game hastily rearranged because of a bomb scare, sealing fifth place and a spot in the Europa League group stage

Foreign-language periodicals | Qing dynasty used Macau press for intelligence on foreigners

The European Union Academic Program – Macau (EUAP-M) organized a talk last week at the University of Macau (UM) on the development of the press in the territory during the

Canidrome renewal | IACM conducts regular inspections, no comment on greyhound treatment

The Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) has clarified that it conducts regular inspections of the greyhounds housed at Macau’s Yat Yuen Canidrome facility, though it would not comment on

G2E Asia | Experts optimistic about region’s gaming market

The G2E Asia 2016 Conference commenced yesterday at The Venetian, welcoming over  180 exhibitors, 800 VIPs, and buyers from across the globe. The event’s opening ceremony brought together local government,

AL Plenary | Infectious diseases building location divides lawmakers

Whether or not the Infectious Diseases Building should occupy the area set by the government on Guia Hill next to the Public Hospital (CHCSJ) seems to not only be dividing

Huawei looks to build global smartphone brand

Chinese tech giant Huawei wants Americans to start thinking of it as a stylish smartphone brand. Huawei Technologies Ltd., which pulled out of the U.S. market for network switching gear four years ago

Hong Kong under tight security for Zhang’s visit

Hong Kong authorities rolled out a massive security operation yesterday as they braced for protests during a top Beijing official’s visit to the semiautonomous city, where tensions are rising over Chinese rule. Thousands

North Korea names ex-nuclear envoy as new foreign minister

North Korea has named a career diplomat and ex-nuclear envoy with broad experience in negotiating with rivals South Korea and the United States as its new foreign minister, according to

Philippines | Bloody anti-crime purge may haunt next president

Nine years ago Father Amado Picardal helped bury a teenager from a slum family who was gunned down by motorcycle-riding assassins in the southern Philippine city of Davao. The death

Libya plea for arms to fight Islamic State backed by U.S.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry backed providing weapons to Libya’s unity government to assist in the fight against Islamic State and other jihadist groups, a move endorsed at a