Cinematheque to kick off Almodóvar showcase

Cinematheque Passion is showcasing a series of films by Spanish Pedro Almodóvar as part of its first “Director-in-Focus” series this year. To be held from

Gaming | Casino stocks gain on strong holiday tourism

Macau casino shares jumped after China’s Lunar New Year holiday saw tourism growth double to the world’s biggest gaming hub. China mainland visitors to Macau

Macau residents and workers join CNY travel rush

Macau witnessed a robust flow of cross- border movement during the Spring Festival, which lasted from February 4 to 10. The region welcomed over 1.21 million visitor

AL committee discusses insurance business regime

Yesterday, the Third Standing Committee of the Legislative Assembly discussed the amendment to the insurance business regime for the first time. Some members of the committee noticed that the

13 restaurants ticketed for increasing prices during holiday

The Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM) fined 13 restaurants during the Spring Festival holiday, IAM president José Maria da Fonseca Tavares revealed yesterday. During the Lunar

Crime | Taxi driver caught driving under the influence of drugs

The police caught a taxi driver who was driving his taxi under the influence of drugs on Saturday, the Public Security Police Force (PSP) spokesperson said yesterday

Judge Song Man Lei to chair CE election committee again

The judge from the Court of Final Appeal (TUI), Song Man Lei, has once again been chosen to chair the election committee that scrutinizes the election of

Association wants journalists to be informed of AL committee meetings

The Macau Portuguese and English Press Association (AIPIM) has called on the Legislative Assembly (AL) to inform local journalists of committee meetings held by the legislative body.

Briefs | Bus breaks sharply, three mildly injured

Yesterday, an incident at Av. do Alm. Lacerda injured three passengers onboard a public bus. The bus braked sharply in order to avoid crashing into a motorbike which was

Property | US: Silverstein eyes building final WTC Tower without signed tenant

Silverstein Properties Inc., the developer that rebuilt lower Manhattan after the destruction of the twin towers in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, may begin work

Apple’s iPhone shipments plunge in China as Huawei tightens grip

Apple Inc.’s Chinese smartphone shipments plummeted an estimated 20 percent in 2018’s final quarter, underscoring the scale of the iPhone maker’s retreat in the world’s largest mobile

Corporate Bits | Galaxy receives gaming awards

Galaxy Entertainment Group won two awards at the International Gaming Awards (IGA) ceremony in London last week, the gaming operator announced in a statement. The group was named Casino

Trade War | US naval patrol prompts Chinese protest as talks start

China accused the U.S. of “tricks” as two American warships sailed through waters claimed by Beijing on the eve of high-level trade talks. China’s foreign ministry

Health | Potential HIV contamination revives drug safety fears

Concerns about potentially HIV-tainted blood products produced by a state-backed company, followed by conflicting information from regulators, is undermining confidence in China’s drug industry as it seeks

US following case of missing Chinese-born Kazakh refugee

The U.S. Embassy in Beijing says it is following the case of a Chinese-born Kazakh man who had been fighting attempts by Beijing to return him to

Abdurehim Heyit | Beijing condemns Turkey over claim of famed musician’s death

China is condemning Turkey over its claim that a celebrated musician from China’s Turkic Muslim Uighur ethnic group has died in custody. Foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua

Registration mistake turned back New Zealand flight to China

New Zealand’s national carrier admitted a registration mistake turned back a flight to China over the weekend, prompting Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to say yesterday that

Malaysia | Court postpones Najib 1MDB graft trial

A defense lawyer said former Malaysian leader Najib Razak’s graft trial, scheduled for today, has been postponed by a court ruling. Najib has pleaded not guilty to 42

Indonesia | Police admit using snake to terrorize Papuan man

Indonesian police have acknowledged officers terrorized a Papuan man with a live snake after a video of the incident circulated online showing the man screaming in fear

Thailand | Bahrain refugee football player released

A Thai court ordered the release of a refugee football player yesterday after prosecutors said they were no longer seeking his extradition to Bahrain in a case that

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