First edition of the Macao Cup International Regatta kicks off today

The first-ever edition of the Macao Cup International Regatta kicks off today and will run until Sunday, with 20 teams divided into two different competitions.

Gaming and hotel employees’ skills competition to be held next week

The first Macau Integrated Tourism and Leisure Enterprise Vocational Skills Competition will kick off next Tuesday, the Macao Federation of Trade Unions announced this week.

LRT Taipa section to open in second half of this year

The Transportation Infrastructure Office (GIT) issued a statement on Tuesday announcing that the Light Rapid Transit (LRT) will open in the second half of 2019.

ANM calls for probe on delayed annulment of Ocean World plot

The New Macau Association (ANM) handed a petition letter to the Legislative Assembly (AL) yesterday, urging lawmakers to investigate the government’s delay in terminating the

466 overloaded vehicle cases recorded in 2018

A total of 466 cases involving overloaded vehicles were recorded throughout 2018, according to statistics released yesterday by the Public Security Police Force (PSP). In 2018, the PSP continued

HK buyers exceed local buyers in properties bought in Hengqin

For the first time, there are more Hong Kong residents purchasing properties in Hengqin than Macau residents, the Centaline Property (Macau) revealed yesterday during a press conference on

‘Gate of Understanding’ revamp to start soon

The “Gate of Understanding” (Portas do Entendimento), a monument erected in the 1990s in the Sai Van area to symbolize Luso-Chinese relations, will be finally given a

Chan Kai Chon appointed as IC deputy-director

Chan Kai Chon has been appointed the new deputy-director of the Cultural Affairs Bureau, according to a dispatch published in the government official gazette. His term

New issue of ‘Books and the City’ launched

The Macau Public Library launched the 16th issue of “Books and the City.” The issue addresses a study on the balanced application of intelligence and

Briefs | IC expects more film applications in 2019

The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) believes that more non-local companies will seek to film in Macau in 2019. On the sidelines of yesterday’s Greater Bay Area Film Industry

China | Car sales just fell for first time in over 20 years

The growth engine for the world’s car industry has been thrown into reverse, with China recording the first annual slump in auto sales in at more than

Corporate bits | Bene presents cuisines from North Italy

Bene Italian Kitchen is presenting its Food & Wine Mercato, which enables diners to experience Italy’s cuisines across a variety of themes that pay homage to the

US, China wrap up talks on tariff battle

Three days of U.S.-Chinese talks aimed at ending a costly tariff battle wrapped up yesterday in an optimistic atmosphere after President Donald Trump said they were

Taiwan announces new-look military drills

Taiwan’s military yesterday announced a series of newly designed large-scale military drills for this year aimed at countering China’s renewed threat to use force to gain

Decorations 2018 | 46 individuals and institutions receive honorific titles

The Chief Executive, Chui Sai On, yesterday presented honors to 46 individuals and entities for their contribution to Macau and dedication to community service. The 2018 Decorations, Medals

Beijing allowing 2,000 ethnic Kazakhs to leave Xinjiang region

China is allowing more than 2,000 ethnic Kazakhs to abandon their Chinese citizenship and leave the country, the Kazakh Foreign Ministry said, in a sign

Kim heads home via train after 2-day visit

A special train believed to be carrying Kim Jong Un departed Beijing yesterday after a two-day visit by the North Korean leader to the Chinese capital. Kim

Vietnam | Facebook rebuts claims over alleged illegal content

Facebook was defending itself yesterday against allegations that it allows illegal content in violation of Vietnam’s new cybersecurity law. The social media giant said it has restricted illegal

Japan | Tokyo court turns down Ghosn’s appeal of long detention

The appeal by the lawyers of Carlos Ghosn, Nissan’s former chairman, against his prolonged detention since his arrest Nov. 19 was rejected yesterday by the Tokyo

Philippines | Huge Catholic parade held amid Duterte attacks

Over five million Catholics joined one of the world’s biggest annual religious gatherings in the Philippines amid President Rodrigo Duterte’s heightened attacks on the Catholic Church.

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