Beijing said to probe alleged Bank of China money laundering

China’s central bank and currency regulator are investigating a state media report that alleged Bank of China Ltd. broke rules on transferring money overseas, two government officials familiar with the

Powers closer on North Korea, climate change

China and the United States promised closer cooperation on climate change and North Korea, although China warned the U.S. not to take sides on its maritime disputes with Asian neighbors. The

GERMANY | Berlin asks top US spy to leave the country

Frank Jordans, Berlin Germany took the dramatic step yesterday of asking the top U.S. intelligence official in Berlin to leave the country, following two suspected cases of American spying and the

USA | Father kills 4 children in Texas attack

A father opened fire at a suburban Houston home, killing four of his children as well as two adults who were with them and critically wounding his 15-year-old daughter, authorities

Guangdong-HK-Macau cultural tour starts from here

Grace Yu The Tertiary Education Services Office (GAES), the Department of Culture Guangdong Province, and the Home Affairs Bureau of Hong Kong are the joint organizers of the event. Organizers expressed the

CRIME | BNU urges some clients to change debit card passwords

In the message, BNU claimed that it has received the notice from a supervising institution regarding the investigation into some ATMs in Macau. The bank urged the customers who received

BRIEFS: Police apprehends drugs estimated to be worth MOP2.2m

The Judiciary Police (PJ) has searched a residential apartment in Fai Chi Kei two nights ago and detained two people after the authorities found various types of illegal drugs with

GAMING | Scholar points out potential tax loophole in local casinos

The UM scholar explained that the practice of “side-betting” or “multiplying” consists of “agreements between a third party and a patron whereby the amount formally credited is only a fraction

COOPERATION | Forum implements first course outside Macau

The event focuses on themes chosen by representatives of lusophone countries, based on the advantages to be found in Macau for each of the aforementioned countries. It is the first

HK stocks retreat as gaming shares, developers decline

Kana Nishizawa Hong Kong stocks fell, with the benchmark index declining the most in two weeks, as casino operators and developers slumped. Global Brands Group Holding Ltd. debuted after its spinoff

Liaison Office sides with gov’t in opposition to democracy referendum

The Central Government Liaison Office in Macau has released a statement expressing its opposition to the civil referendum on the Chief Executive that was proposed this week by three pro-democracy

Northern district residents concerned with LRT impacts

Grace Yu Members of the Northern District Advisory Committee for Community Services were briefed yesterday by government representatives on the three proposals for the would-be Light Rail Transit (LRT). Three northern section LRT routes, leading

MUSIC | Competition launched to promote piano studies

João Pedro Lau The Macau Piano Association has announced that it will organize the “Lotus Cup” Macau Youth Piano Competition, which will take place between July 16 and 18. The competition

Fitness trends Crossfit: ‘Program for the best, scale down for the rest’

Catarina Pinto As fitness options spread around town, a new gym promises a sport combining Olympic lifting, running, swimming, all types of cardiovascular activity involved with heavy lifting, as well as

BootCamp: From the gym to the street

Nuno Fernandes completed a training program in Hong Kong, and decided to team up with João Braga to provide something Macau was yet to experience. The Urban BootCamp 853 made it

Wave of investments precedes first Xi Jinping visit to Brazil

A wave of large Chinese investments is preceding the long-awaited first visit to Brazil by the President of China, Xi Jinping, which is expected to seal a number of important

Alexis Tam calls democracy referendum ‘illegal’ and ‘invalid’

Grace Yu Three groups – the Macau Conscience, the Macao Youth Dynamics and the Open Macau Society – are joining forces to form the “Electoral Affairs Commission on the Civil Referendum

Asia-Pacific tourism ministers meet in Macau

Over 500 guests, including tourism ministers or representatives from 21 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) members, will participate in the tourism meeting that will take place in Macau from September 8