MGS Entertainment Show hosts 200 exhibitors

The MGS Entertainment Show officially kicked off yesterday, attracting close to 200 exhibitors this year, ranging from gaming equipment, leisure, tourism and technology-themed exhibitors.

Residential loans record increase

New approvals of residential mortgage loans (RMLs) rose by 31.9 percent month-to-month to MOP9.7 billion, the Monetary Authority of Macau announced in a statement. New RMLs

Education | DSEJ head pledges more cooperation between parents, schools

The Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ) claims that it will continue to ensure parents’ rights when they participate in the management of local schools, DSEJ director

Briefs | Third forum held to mark opening-up anniversary

Marking the 40th anniversary of the reform and opening-up in China, the last of three special forums was held yesterday. At the forum, senior government and military officials introduced

AL President | ‘No need to be concerned’ about legal advisor dismissals

President of the Legislative Assembly (AL) Ho Iat Seng has issued a written reply to an enquiry submitted by lawmakers Sulu Sou and José Pereira Coutinho.

eSports | Macau squad wins silver in global tournament

A Macau esports squad secured an unprecedented second place at a global esports championship on Monday, earning a silver medal and defying all expectations, according to the

Education English Speech Contest debates nature topics

The 17th Macau-wide English Speech Contest took place over the weekend. The Macau-wide English Speech Contest was established in 2002, its purpose being to promote the use

AL Plenary | Affordable house ranking returns to points-based system

The ranking of candidates for affordable houses will be points-based once the Macau SAR government implements the new amendment to the affordable housing law, which

Wagyu beef at USD150 per kilo threatened by 9-cent China straw

The world’s most pampered cows are finding that a key supplement in their carefully designed diet is getting harder to come by thanks to thousands of pigs

Internet traffic hijack disrupts Google services

An internet traffic diversion rerouted data through Russia and China and disrupted Google services on Monday, including search, cloud-hosting services and its bundle of collaboration

Corporate bits | Galaxy holds seminar on GBA opportunities

Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) held a seminar titled “Construction of Greater Bay Area and Macau’s Roles and Opportunities” last week at Oasis at Galaxy Macau. The

Direct air links between China and Portugal expected to resume

Direct flights between China and Portugal, which have been suspended since October 15 by Capital Airlines, are expected to resume in the coming months by air

São Tomé and Principe | French-Angolan consortium plans to prospect for oil

São Tomé and Príncipe’s National Oil Agency has begun negotiations with a consortium to sign an oil exploration contract in Block 01 of the archipelago’s Exclusive Economic

Xi expands China’s footprint in Pacific as Trump stays in U.S.

For Xi Jinping, diplomatic wins rarely come this easily: Just showing up at an Asia-Pacific summit this week would help to score a victory for China.

Animal rights | Tiger bone, rhino horn trading postponed

China is postponing its decision to allow trading in tiger and rhinoceros parts a bare two weeks after the easing of the ban had raised

Li Keqiang says reforms, not stimulus, vital for growth

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang says the country needs reforms to support business to help drive growth as it weathers a trade war with the U.S., rather

Top diplomat defends crackdown in Xinjiang

China’s foreign minister defended a security crackdown effecting one of the country’s largest Muslim minorities as a necessary response to terrorism, in Beijing’s highest-level response yet

Hong Kong | World-beating IPO market starts to show cracks

A mid a banner year for Hong Kong listings, cracks are starting to show in the world’s biggest market for initial public offerings. A

Pakistan | Group says millions of girls deprived of education

Millions of girls in Pakistan are still out of school, mostly because the government spends less money on education, a leading international rights group said yesterday —

Japan | Debt market’s secret probed as more bonds go unsold

Japanese regulators are starting to look into underwriting practices in the nation’s corporate bond market, where banks routinely say deals are successful even in cases when

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