Macau Famine 2019 starts with hopes of HKD1.1m in donations

This year’s Macau Famine is hoping to raise a total of HKD1.1 million to be used in support of children and families in South Sudan and Syria.

Macanese diaspora documentary to screen today

A documentary presenting the personal testimonies of the Macanese diaspora in North America will be presented to the Macau public today at the University of Macau (UM). The

New version of bus location app to be released

The Transport Bureau’s (DSAT) “Bus Location” application releases an updated version tomorrow with the additional functions of real-time visualization and prediction of the state of road

Airport has target of 8.7m passengers in 2019

The Macau International Airport is aiming to increase its passenger traffic to 8.7 million this year, after it recorded a 15 percent increase in its total

Briefs | New social service center to be completed in 2020 

The second phase of renovations to the social service building on R. da Praia do Manduco is expected to be finished in the second quarter of 2020. In

2018 tourist numbers are ‘good result’

The MGTO director, Helena de Senna Fernandes, said that it was a “good result” to have the number of visitor arrivals to Macau in 2018 growing by

MGTO 2019 forecast | GP Museum and research on HKZMB are priorities

The Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) announced yesterday the four major tourism goals for 2019. The director of MGTO, Helena de Senna Fernandes announced at a

Tourism | 35.8 million: Macau hits new record in visitor arrivals

The number of visitor arrivals to Macau set a new record of 35.8 million in 2018, representing 9.8 percent year- on-year growth, according to the latest

Elēkron show opens at Studio City

Elēkron – the world’s first all-electric indoor theatrical stunt show – launched at Studio City yesterday evening, according to a press release from the property’s operator

Interview | MSAR will always have a role to play in Portugal’s ties with China

Macau will always have a role to play in Portugal’s relationship with China, as the relationship began with Macau and has become stronger through it, the

Report cites Macau as shipping port for wildlife smuggling

The Hong Kong Wildlife Trade Working Group is calling on its government to enhance its current enforcement strategy against wildlife smuggling, also citing Macau as a shipping

Google, Facebook, Amazon spent record amounts on lobbying

Google, Inc. and Facebook Inc. set company records for lobbying spending in 2018 as Washington’s scrutiny of Big Tech intensified. Alphabet Inc.’s Google

Chinese demand drives Aussie wine exports to USD2b in 2018

The value of Australia’s wine exports grew 10 percent to AUD2.82 billion (USD2 billion) in 2018 with China again leading the way, data has revealed.

Australian writer detained while visiting China, friend says

Writer and former Chinese diplomat Yang Hengjun, who is now an Australian citizen, has been detained by the Chinese government, according to one of his friends.

Beijing rips into Tencent’s news service, kills 9,300 mobile apps

China is stepping up its efforts to rein in the country’s internet, singling out Tencent Holdings Ltd.’s popular news app for spreading vulgar information while shutting down

Hong Kong | Lam not optimistic on lasting US-China trade deal

Hong Kong’s chief executive Carrie Lam said she wasn’t “too optimistic” that the U.S. and China can reach a lasting trade deal before their three-month truce

Hong Kong | Legislature takes up national anthem bill

Hong Kong’s legislature took up a controversial bill yesterday that would punish anyone who publicly and intentionally insults the Chinese national anthem with up to three

Chinese model in derided Dolce & Gabbana ads apologizes

The Chinese model in widely derided advertisements for Italian fashion line Dolce & Gabbana has apologized for her appearance in the campaign. Zuo Ye said

Family of slain Mongolian seeks answer as lawsuit begins

The family of a Mongolian woman murdered in Malaysia 13 years ago hopes to find answers with a lawsuit that opened in court this week, their lawyer

India | Sonia Gandhi’s daughter enters politics ahead of vote

Ascion of India’s most famous political dynasty yesterday formally entered politics, with the opposition Congress party assigning her a position as it prepares for national elections due

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