LECM proposes anti-earthquake building ordinance amendments

The Macau Laboratory of Civil Engineering (LECM) held a seminar on seismic resistance and disaster prevention yesterday. On the sidelines of the seminar, the LECM president Ao Peng Kong

Museum of Art exhibition showcases historic landscapes

The Museum of Art (MAM) is hosting the exhibition “Landscape of Change – Macau Watercolour Paintings from the MAM Collection,” showcasing 70 watercolour paintings of local

Gov’t pledges to support companies affected by new offshore regulations

New offshore regulations are raising concerns in an industry that employs around 1,700 workers in 360 companies. The Executive Council (ExCo) recently concluded their analysis

Lawmakers visit China prior to AL resumption

A delegation of Macau lawmakers kicked off a visit to Beijing and Tianjin yesterday at the invitation of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office of the State Council,

Mainland services failing to accept new smart IDs

Several Hong Kong and Macau residents have received their new mainland identity cards, but have noted that some systems still do not accept the permit. 

Lusophone theatre in display during 10th Cultural Week

The Fifth Theatre Display from Portuguese Speaking Countries (PLP) started yesterday and will run until October 23. The event is part of the 10th Cultural Week of China and

Sands China boosts ongoing assistance to victims of Hato

TO date, Sands China Ltd (SCL) has spared no effort in helping rebuild the community following deadly Typhoon Hato that hit the city in August 2017. Its continuing

Survey | Macau out of top five overseas destinations for mainland tourists

Macau has fallen out of the top five most popular overseas tourism destinations for mainland tourists during the Chinese National Day holiday, according to statistics released

Briefs | TDM re-elected to ABU’s Administrative Council

Local broadcaster TDM was re-elected as member of the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) Administrative Council for a further term. The 55th ABU general assembly meeting was held in

Google discloses privacy security flaw kept quiet since March

Alphabet Inc.’s Google said it found a “software glitch” in its Google+ social network in March that could have exposed the personal data of as

Hong Kong banks slash property valuations as home market teeters

Banks in Hong Kong are aggressively cutting property valuations as the city’s housing market weakens, threatening to fuel a downward spiral in prices, according to brokerage CLSA

Corporate Bits | Sands China launches training aimed at preventing discrimination

Sands China Ltd. has launched a new training module on recognising and preventing discrimination and harassment in the workplace in July, with the aim of training all of

Angola’s president starts state visit to China

The Angolan President, João Lourenço, has begun his first State visit to the People’s Republic of China since his inauguration in 2017, which is expected to

Tencent buys stake in Brazilian company Nubank

Chinese group Tencent plans to invest USD200 million to buy a 5 percent stake in Brazilian financial technology company Nubank, according to The Information website. The

Beijing promises not to weaken yuan, criticizes US concern

China promised yesterday not to weaken its currency to boost exports during a tariff fight with Washington and rejected U.S. concern about the yuan’s sagging exchange rate

Taiwan holds military drill with Paraguay amid China tension

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen hosted her Paraguayan counterpart yesterday at a military exercise in a sign of the island’s determination to withstand China’s diplomatic onslaught. The

Koreas | Seoul says Kim Jong Un wants Pope Francis to visit North

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants Pope Francis to visit the officially atheist country, South Korea said yesterday. South Korea’s presidential office said

Malaysia | Gov’t plans new taxes to help pay off snowballing debt

Malaysian Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said yesterday the government plans to introduce new tax measures to help raise funds to pay off national debt that has

Jakarta to topple Tokyo as world’s most populous city by 2030

Tokyo will lose the crown of being the world’s most populous city to Jakarta by 2030, according to Euromonitor International. The population in Jakarta, the

Australia | Government mulls banning some immigrants from biggest cities

Starting a new life in Australia might not come with views of the Sydney Opera House or surfing at the city’s Bondi Beach with the government

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