Lawmaker calls for more information on food products

JOSÉ Pereira Coutinho is concerned about the quality, safety and information on food products consumed in Macau. The lawmaker wrote an enquiry calling on the government to

Briefs | New deputy director appointed for Public Security Forces

Choi Wai Hou has been appointed as the new deputy director of the Public Security Forces Affairs Bureau (DSFSM) in a ceremony held on January 16, which was chaired

Property | Realtor says residential transactions may stay low

Real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) is expecting local properties to face pressure this year due to slower economic growth and various regulatory measures in the region’s

Occupy Central leader rejected entry to Macau

Yvonne Leung, a student leader in Hong Kong’s 2014 Umbrella Movement and former president of the Hong Kong University Students’ Union (HKUSU), was barred from entering

Extra stamp tax rebate for building reconstruction

The Second Standing Committee of the Legislative Assembly (AL) signed an opinion- based report on the region’s regime of tax benefits for the reconstruction of old buildings, with the

UnionPay says SAR app transaction volume doubled in December

The transaction volume of Hong Kong and Macau customers using the UnionPay app doubled last month, according to a statement from the company. This is a

MUST’s medical program aims to produce int’l doctors

The new Bachelor of Medicine program at the Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST) is aiming to produce competent local doctors after six years.

Public consultation on procurement law concluded

The public consultation on the public procurement law, held for 60 days from November 6 to January 4, has concluded, having gathered around 1,000 opinions, the Financial

Association aims to promote aikido events

A group of aikido enthusiasts is set to host a seminar tomorrow, aiming to promote the modern Japanese martial art in the SAR. The goal of aikido is

Government agrees to install cameras in taxis

The latest article of the ammendement to taxi regulations has settled on the installation of in-facing cameras inside taxis, according to the Secretary for Transport and

Road tax payable until April

The government has set the period for the payment of 2019’s road tax from January 1 to April 1. All owners of motorized vehicles should proceed with the

More than 10m tourists visit Hong Kong via cross-border rail link, bridge

More than 10 million tourists have visited Hong Kong via the Hong Kong section of Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge since

Health | New whooping cough vaccine program set up

A new whooping cough vaccine and immunization program was recently introduced by the government with the aim of fighting the significant increase in the number of cases of the

A peek at how Disney resort shows are made

With excitement building over a new “Star Wars” land opening later this year at Walt Disney World, as well as at its California cousin, it’s easy

Corporate Bits | Galaxy to pay bonus to team members

Galaxy Entertainment Group will be giving a 2018 discretionary bonus equivalent to one month’s salary to all eligible team members at and below senior manager level.

Trade War | Ministry says economy czar Liu to visit Washington for talks

In a possible sign of progress toward ending a costly tariff war over Beijing’s technology ambitions, the top U.S. and Chinese trade envoys will hold talks in

Belt & Road | Sri Lanka considers big China loan to repay foreign debts

Sri Lanka is considering a USD300 million loan offer from the Bank of China as it prepares to repay foreign debts this year, a Finance Ministry

Taiwan holds live-fire exercises following threats

Taiwan held live-fire exercises along its east coast yesterday amid renewed threats from China to bring the island under its control by force if deemed necessary.

Beijing hits back at criticism of its detention of Canadians

China minced no words yesterday as it rejected an accusation by Canada’s foreign minister that its detentions of Canadians pose a threat to all countries. “I

Japan | BOJ warns country faces new risks as population shrinks

Japan faces unforeseen risks in guiding economic policy as its population of about 126 million ages and declines, the governor of its central bank said yesterday.

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