Q&A | Joe Chan, Environmental activist: ‘So far, there is no education about plastic pollution’

On Aug. 30, a group of residents attained some 4,700 signatures supporting the "Ban Single Use Plastic" campaign, noting that the government needs to consider long-term investments for

Beijing endorses work of Macau assembly

The Chinese central government fully endorses the work of the Legislative Assembly (AL), according to Chinese vice-premier Han Zheng. Yesterday during a meeting with

Briefs | Free visa to Myanmar for MSAR passport holders

Holders of the Macau SAR passport can now enter the Republic of the Union of Myanmar without a visa. This new measure is an enhancement of the visa-on-arrival privilege

Beishan Jazz Festival  to kick off tomorrow

The Beishan Jazz Festival 2018 will be held from tomorrow till Sunday at the Hengqin International Advertising Creative Industry Base, bringing in a total of 17

Crime | 78-year-old man suspected of sexual assault of children aged 8 and 9

A local 78-year-old course instructor has been arrested after having sexually assaulted two female minor students, aged 8 and 9 years old. The two victims are sisters. The

Flood barriers construction in Inner Harbor only after 2021

The construction of flood barriers (levees) in low-lying areas of the city and namely the Inner Harbor, was previously announced by the government as a

Test run of HKZM bridge deemed a success

Three days of test runs on the Hong Kong-Zhuhai- Macau bridge have achieved the expected results, said Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, Hong Kong’s chief secretary for administration.

Construction sector fell by 20 percent last year

The total receipts for the construction sector in Macau have registered a drop of 18.8 percent year-on- year in 2017, the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC)

Education | Lifelong Learning Week kicks off on Saturday

The 2018 Lifelong Learning Week will kick off on October 13 and will run until October 19, with more programs lined up for participants compared to previous

Urban Renewal Consultation | Pearl Horizon buyers agree with housing plan if their requests are met

The government has published yesterday the final report on the public consultation on the urban renewal regime that took place from August 22 to September 20.

Ikea plans to expand to a dozen new markets, including Macau

The company will in the coming years open stores in Chile, Colombia and Peru through a new Ikea franchisee called Falabella as part of its first

Gaming | Island casino for Chinese high rollers sputters amid delays

Four years after it arrived on the remote U.S. territory of Saipan, Imperial Pacific International Holdings Ltd. is faltering in its effort to turn the obscure

Corporate bits | Airasia announces Krabi-Macau route

AirAsia is introducing direct flights from Krabi to Hong Kong and Macau at special promotional fares in celebration of its 10th  year of flying to Hong Kong.

Meng Hongwei | Chilling call made to wife of ex-Interpol boss

The call came at night and was chilling. “You listen, but you don’t speak,” the man on the other end said. “We’ve come in two work

Taiwan leader calls on China to not be ‘source of conflict’

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen called on China yesterday not to be a “source of conflict” and pledged to boost the island’s defenses against Beijing’s military threats.

Hong Kong – Policy Address | Lam highlights housing, livelihood, Greater Bay opportunities

Chief Executive Carrie Lam delivered her policy address yesterday, highlighting housing, economy, people’s livelihood and young people’s development. It was Lam’s second policy address since she

Koreas | South considers lifting some sanctions on North

South Korea is considering lifting some of its unilateral sanctions against North Korea to create more momentum for diplomacy aimed at improving relations and defusing the nuclear

Australia, Japan agree to keep pressure on North Korea

Australia and Japan yesterday reaffirmed their commitment to pressuring North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program and enforcing sanctions on Pyongyang. Australian Foreign Minister

Maldives | Defeated president challenges election result

The outgoing president of the Maldives filed a complaint with police yesterday challenging the results of last month’s presidential election in which he was defeated by the

Market forces put America’s recycling industry in the dumps

America’s recycling industry is in the dumps. A crash in the global market for recyclables is forcing communities to make hard choices about whether they

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