Telecommunications | 4G mobile network licenses granted

The new fourth generation (4G) mobile network licenses have been granted to CTM, China Telecom, Hutchison Macau and Smart- Tone, according to an announcement made yesterday by the Bureau of

Letter to the Editor | ‘When you have taken a significant step forward it is difficult to go back’

Dear Editor, I was happy to read the clarification by the Public Security Police in today’s newspaper about earlier remarks opposing the domestic violence bill which according to the media

Sands China partners with star chef Gordon Ramsay

Ramsay is internationally known for his acclaimed restaurants, popular cookbooks and television shows which include “Kitchen Nightmares,“ “Hell‘s Kitchen,” “The F Word,” “Hotel Hell,” “MasterChef US” and “MasterChef Junior.” According to

Man arrested after trying to extort RMB 2 million

A 41-year-old man from mainland China tried to extort RMB2 million from his wife after she attempted to divorce him, the Judiciary Police (PJ) revealed in a press conference yesterday. The

Groups petition for the welfare of gaming workers

Yesterday, the Macau Gaming Industry Frontline also handed in their petition to the government, demanding the salary increment of gaming industry workers be linked to that of civil servants or

Over 1,000 people fined for smoking in prohibited areas

Between January 1 and February 28 this year, a total of 1,154 instances of smoking in prohibited areas were recorded by authorities, the Health Bureau said in a statement. Officers have

New coffee shop aims at selling locals ‘a lifestyle’

Macau people are increasingly living and working under great stress, as their city only gets busier, changing at an ever-faster pace. To slow things down and bring back time for

Briefs | Traffic accident damages parked motorcycles

Thirteen motorcycles have been damaged by a car, which went out of control before crashing into a wall near Hou Kong Middle School early on Sunday morning. It is reported

Non-bank lenders in HK charging up to 20pct as mortgage demand soars

Homebuyers are flocking to companies like Hong Kong Finance Group Ltd., which has seen a 15 percent surge in mortgage inquiries after bank loans were capped Feb. 27. Developers also

Corporate Bits | MGM China’s management associate program open for local graduates

“We are committed to developing and nurturing young talent for the hospitality industry,” said Mr. Grant Bowie, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of MGM China Holdings Limited. “These bright

China Sonangol invests in Galicia

The Galicia region of Spain, which wants to belong to the Community of Portuguese- speaking Countries due to its historical and cultural ties to Portugal, is set to have a Chinese-Angolan

Angola regulates franchising activities

Angola will implement national regulations for the franchise system by the end of the year, according to an order from the Ministry of Trade establishing a Multi-sector Technical Group on

Hong Kong | Protesters march against day trippers as Beijing eyes action

  Hong Kong protesters rallied against traders who snap up goods in the city to sell in the mainland, as the governor of China’s second-most populous province sought to discourage people

5 feminist activists still detained

  Five Chinese feminist activists remained in police custody yesterday after authorities detained at least 10 women’s rights proponents across the country in the run-up to International Women’s Day, according to

Xi seen at center of emerging culture of praise 

His smiling visage beams from decorative plates and plastic trinkets sold in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. State television coverage is wallpapered with his signature slogans, and his every pronouncement and meeting

Indonesia | Aussie inmates’ families visit execution island

Relatives of two Australian death row prisoners made their first visit yesterday to the Indonesian prison island where the convicted drug traffickers are to be executed soon by firing squads. The

Aviation | More deaths in 2014 from fewer accidents

The number of deaths in jetliner disasters spiked last year despite there being fewer accidents in total, an international airline industry group said yesterday. The International Air Transport Association said in

South Korea | President visits wounded US ambassador

South Korea’s president visited injured U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert yesterday amid an outpouring of public sympathy and support for the envoy, who is recovering from an attack by a knife-wielding

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