AL Plenary | Casino entry ban bill passed amid supervision doubts

The detailed articles regarding the banning of casino employees from entering casinos while off-duty were passed at the Legislative Assembly (AL) yesterday. In total, more than 14,000

Flag & anthem law | Gov’t to adopt milder definition of disrespect

Following amendments suggested by the 1st Standing Committee of the Legislative Assembly, the government’s new flag, emblem and anthem bill will drop proposed penalties for mild

Gaming | Brokerages revise December GGR higher on mass strength

Gaming analysts have forecast higher gross gaming revenue (GGR) for this month than November, when they amounted to nearly MOP25 billion. Brokerage Sanford C.

UM marks decade of responsible gambling campaign with symposium

The University of Macau (UM) Institute for the Study of Commercial Gaming (ISCG) yesterday held the Responsible Gambling Symposium 2018, marking the start of the 10th

Chui’s approval rating rebounds in time for Beijing duty-visit

Chief Executive Chui Sai On’s approval rating rebounded in 2018 from the all-time low seen in the previous year, according to the latest annual report from

Crime | Domestic helper arrested for raping toddler

A domestic helper has been accused of raping a three-year-old boy, the Judiciary Police (PJ) reported on Monday. The suspect is a 46-year-old woman from the

Fed hikes are extremely rare when stocks are this beaten up

Donald Trump’s hectoring aside, it’s exceedingly rare the Federal Reserve raises interest rates when stocks are behaving this badly. In fact, were policy makers to follow

Corporate bits | sands china holds training, education events for team members

Sands China Ltd. recently held three professional training and national education events for its team members as part of the company’s efforts to build team members’ professionalism,

US sportswear traced to factory in Xinjiang’s internment camps

Chinese men and women locked in a mass detention camp where authorities are “re-educating” ethnic minorities are sewing clothes that have been imported all year by a

Can China boom for 40 more years? Those who lived it aren’t sure

Your opinion about China’s the next 40 years of “reform and opening up” has a lot to do with how much you benefited from the first 40.

40 years of Open Door policy | Beijing will ‘never seek hegemony,’ Xi says in reform speech

China will never pursue hegemony, President Xi Jinping said yesterday as global concerns persist over the country’s growing economic influence. During a speech to mark 40

Japan | Tokyo to spend more on defense, refit first aircraft carrier

Japan plans its first aircraft carrier and big increases in defense spending and weapons capability in the coming years, according to new defense guidelines approved yesterday that

South Korea | Three teens presumed dead, seven unconscious at motel

South Korean fire department officials said yesterday that three teenage boys were presumed dead and seven other boys were being treated for injuries after they were found

Russia social media influence efforts ongoing, report says

Russia’s sweeping political disinformation campaign on U.S. social media was more far-reaching than originally thought, with troll farms working to discourage black voters and “blur the lines

Offbeat | ‘Tonight Show’ to air episode in Puerto Rico with ‘Hamilton’

Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight Show” will air an episode next year from Puerto Rico including an exclusive performance with Lin- Manuel Miranda reprising his role in “Hamilton.” NBC

This Day in History | 1984 – Britain signs over Hong Kong to China

The British colony of Hong Kong is to be returned to China in 1997 after an historic agreement was signed in Peking today. Prime Minister Margaret

Football | Jose Mourinho sacked by Man United after new low in EPL

Jose Mourinho was fired by Manchester United yesterday, two days after English soccer’s biggest club reached a new low in its disappointing season by losing to

World briefs

CHINA The chairman of Huawei challenged the US and other governments to provide evidence for claims the Chinese tech giant is a security risk as the company launched

The Buzz | EU officials, firms meet African leaders to talk investment

European officials and companies are meeting in Vienna with African leaders for talks on increasing investment in the continent. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, whose country currently holds

AP sources: Trump plans to create US Space Command

Vice President Mike Pence will make the announcement at the Kennedy Space Center, in Cape Canaveral, Florida, two U.S. officials said. Trump’s order is separate

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