Education | Private school regime considered unfair to school operators

The Second Standing Committee of the Legislative Assembly (AL) members consider the regime of the System Framework for Private School of Non-tertiary Education unfair to schools

Crime | PSP dismantles drug selling spot in Toi San

The Public Security Police Force (PSP) spokesperson told the media at a press conference this week that a selling point of the drug known as ‘ice’

Health Bureau notes difficulties inspecting illegal smoking in VIP rooms

A representative from the Health Bureau (SSM) said yesterday that its smoke inspectors face difficulties when inspecting certain areas of the gaming venues, especially inside VIP rooms. “The

Legislative Assembly | HKZMB connections and traffic issues take over AL session

The commencement into operation of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (HKZMB) in late October last year, which added traffic congestion pressure to an area already suffering from

Gaming | Nevada regulators to fine Wynn Resorts over sex allegations

Nevada gambling regulators announced a settlement yesterday with casino mogul Steve Wynn’s former company over allegations that former executives failed on multiple occasions to investigate claims of

Xi Jinping to attend MSAR’s 20th anniversary

President Xi Jinping is set to visit Macau to mark the 20th anniversary of the SAR’s handover, Guangdong’s security chief revealed. A South China Morning

Briefs | GBA railway network plan expected in 2019

The unveiling of a railway network plan for the Greater Bay Area (GBA) is expected to be introduced in the first half of this year, according to Ge

Zhuhai property market is underestimated, real estate agent says

Zhuhai’s real estate market has been underestimated and there is no room for the city’s housing prices to go down, according to Roy Ho, director of Centaline

Heavier penalties for phone use, no seat belt when driving

The Transport Bureau (DSAT) has proposed a public consultation on the amendment of the road traffic law. According to DSAT Director Lam Hin San,

Music | OM to play Valentine’s Day concert

The Macao Orchestra (OM) will present the “Valentine’s Day Concert - Piano in Love” on February 16 at 8 p.m. at the Macau Cultural Centre Grand Auditorium.

Corporate Bits | Sands holds carnival for children with special needs

Around 60 Sands Cares Ambassadors assisted children with special educational needs and their families at The Venetian Macao’s Cotai Expo Sunday for an afternoon of fun activities at the

China | Provinces slash growth goals as slowdown hits home

Chinese provinces are downgrading their targets for economic growth in 2019 as exports and consumption slow, pointing to a lower national goal likely to be agreed in

Gaming | US: Luxor Capital to own Atlantic City’s Ocean Resort Casino

A New York hedge fund that lent money to Atlantic City’s Ocean Resort Casino is assuming ownership of it. Luxor Capital Group was identified as the new owner in

East Timor | Non-oil economy expected to grow by 5 percent

The growth rate of East Timor’s non-oil economy is expected to be around 5.0 percent by 2019, after two years of political uncertainties that have negatively affected

Angola wants to be self-sufficient in food products

The Angolan government wants the Program to Support National Production, Export Diversification and Import Substitution (Prodesi) to be the turning point for increasing domestic production and making

Trade War | US charges against Huawei could inflame China talks

The Trump administration’s unveiling of criminal charges against the Chinese tech giant Huawei has complicated high-level talks set to begin today in Washington that are intended

Beijing to Washington: Stop ‘unreasonable crackdown’

China called on Washington yesterday to “stop the unreasonable crackdown” on Huawei after the U.S. escalated pressure on the tech giant by indicting it on charges of stealing

Duke moves to reassure grad students after Chinese complaint

Duke University moved quickly yesterday to offer apologies, launch an investigation and reassure a core group of graduate scholars after a medical school administrator sent

Canada’s foreign minister says why China envoy fired

Canada’s foreign minister said yesterday the country’s ambassador to China was fired because he expressed views that were contrary to the federal government’s position on

Pakistan | Top court upholds acquittal, frees Christian woman

Pakistan’s top court yesterday upheld its acquittal of a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy, clearing the last legal hurdle and freeing Aasia Bibi to leave

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