Referendum organizers accuse government of ‘intimidation’

Last Saturday, a government spokesperson said that the proposed civil referendum is unconstitutional, after calling it “illegal” and “invalid” earlier last week. The official statement issued later stressed that there

GRANT BOWIE | MGM’s Cotai project will have the ability ‘to evolve as things evolve’

“Absolutely,” he answered. “Not only is it being continued, the whole property is being designed around that process.” Mr Bowie hinted that the Cotai property will be multifunctional, able to

Fundraising concert held for abandoned pets

Members of the Parents’ Association of People with Intellectual Disability set up a charity bazaar and donation boxes. All donations will go to the Abandoned Animals Protection Association of Macau (AAPAM). A

CE denies new public housing plan ‘a show’

Meanwhile, the Secretary of Transportation and Public Works, Lau Si Io, also refuted having said that the previous works on the planning of the reclamation area have been rendered useless

Asian American sues LVS for USD5b

The Las Vegas Sands Corp. and its chairman, Sheldon Adelson, were sued by a former potential partner in a casino venture for as much USD5 billion over claims of trade-secret

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CHINA-US Halliburton said it is entering its first joint venture in China that will use hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, to unleash energy. The Houston company, which provides drilling services to

Divers, snorkelers converge for undersea ‘concert’

The 30th annual Lower Keys Underwater Music Festival, held at Looe Key Reef along the continental United States’ only living coral barrier reef, featured four hours of commercial-free music piped

THE BUZZ: Chinese officials will buy more electric cars

At least 30 percent of newly purchased government cars will be electric and other types of “new energy vehicles,” China’s official news agency reported yesterday, as the country attempts to

AL agrees with tougher construction supervision

The Legislative Assembly (AL) First Standing Committee President, Kwan Tsui Hang, has revealed that committee members have agreed that project management companies must supervise all future construction projects. When discussing the

Sulu Sou denies New Macau Association divergences

The newly elected New Macau Association (ANM) president, Sulu Sou Ka Hou, said during a media gathering last Friday that it is normal to have different opinions within the association.

Briefs: Taiwan aviation agreement to be enforced this year

The Director of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Macau, Lu Chang-shui, believes that the new aviation agreement between Macau and Taiwan, which was signed in February, will come

CE ‘not pressured’ by democracy referendum

Chui Sai On has reiterated that the upcoming civil referendum on the Chief Executive is “against the Basic Law” and claimed that he does not feel pressured by the event. “We

CCAC investigates Wynn Palace land deal

Macau’s anti-corruption agency is investigating a land deal in connection to Wynn Resorts Ltd.’s construction of a new resort-casino on the Cotai Strip. “Since the case is now under investigation,

Chinese man accused of hacking into US computers

U.S. authorities have charged a Chinese businessman with hacking into the computer systems of U.S. companies with large defense contracts, including Boeing, to steal data on military projects, including some

China tells reporters to work within state media

Chinese regulators have banned the country's journalists from sharing information they have obtained on the job with overseas media or publishing it in any venue, such as blogging sites, outside

MOST OF THE PASSENGERS WERE FROM CHINA | 3 people injured in US bus crash

Three people injured when a bus carrying mostly Chinese tourists flipped on its side while traveling through Grand Teton National Park remained in the hospital yesterday. Two people were being treated

Xi’s Latin American visit to expand ties: experts

Xi will visit the four countries at the invitation of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, Argentine President Cristina Kirchner, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and Raul Castro, president of the Council of

Chinese firm buys UK’s Pizza Express chain

Pizza Express, one of Britain's best-known chain restaurants, has been sold to a Chinese private equity firm for about 900 million pounds (USD1.5 billion.) Gondola Group, which also owns other British

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