Greyhound adoptions set to complete by end-March

The process that aims to provide a solution for all the greyhounds from the former Macau Canidrome, will likely conclude by the end of next month,

Education | UM appoints two new vice rectors

The University of Macau (UM) has appointed Ge Wei, an expert in reproductive biology, as its vice rector for Research, and the historian Billy So as its

Electoral Commission head commits to open election

The Chairman of the Electoral Affairs Commission for the Chief Executive (CE) Election, Song Man Lei, has pledged that the fifth CE election will be “open,

Melco announces additional rest day for non-management staff

Melco Resorts & Entertainment has announced that effective from July 1, all non-management operational employees whose mandatory rest day falls on a statutory holiday will be granted an

HK’s pro-democracy lawmakers fear proposed update on extradition law

HONG Kong’s Security Bureau has proposed to allow extraditions to Macau, Taiwan and mainland China on a case-by-case basis, following a high-profile murder in Taiwan. Hongkonger

Legislative Assembly | Ho Iat Seng ‘prudently considers’ CE candidacy

The president of the Legislative Assembly (AL), Ho Iat Seng,  acknowledged yesterday to be “actively considering” his candidacy to be the next Chief Executive when

Briefs | Illegal football betting trial commences 

The trial involving a group of 15 people, including Malaysian businessman Paul Phua, known for his connections to the gambling underworld, commenced earlier this week following a previous postponement.

Approvals of residential and commercial loans increase

Approvals of of both residential mortgage loans (RMLs) and commercial real estate loans (CRELs) in Macau rose in December 2018, the Monetary Authority of Macao revealed

Dancing Water show suspended for refurbishment

Melco Resorts and Entertainment has suspended performances of its long-running show The House of Dancing Water (HODW) until April 24 for refurbishment and facility upgrades, according to

Residential property price index up 8.5pct in 2018

The overall residential property price index of Macau rose by 8.5 percent year-on-year to 265.5 in 2018, a slowdown from the 11.6 percent growth seen in 2017.

Indonesia | Instagram removes gay Muslim comics after warning

Instagram has removed an account that published comic strips depicting the struggles of gay Muslims in Indonesia following a frenzy of moral outrage online in the

Lawyers leading defense of Nissan ex-chairman Ghosn resign

Motonari Ohtsuru, the lawyer heading the defense for Nissan Motor Co.’s former chairman Carlos Ghosn, has resigned. Ohtsuru’s office and a statement submitted to the court

Corporate Bits | Sands China organizes training trip to Shenzhen

Sands China Ltd. recently led a delegation to Shenzhen as part of the company’s professionalism training initiatives. The second “Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area Visit” was co-organized with the

Tesla rushes Model 3s to China before trade war truce expires

At least three ships roughly the length of two football fields are slated to arrive at ports in China by the end of this month, each

Sci-Fi writer sparks debate on slack in state economy

China’s most prestigious science fiction novelist revealed that a lot of his work was written during work hours at a state-owned power plant, sparking debate about the

Trade war | US, China envoys hold last talks before March 1 deadline

U.S. and Chinese negotiators are meeting this week for their final trade talks before President Donald Trump decides whether to escalate a dispute over technology with a

Zhang Yimou’s ‘One Second’ dropped from Berlin film festival

The latest film from famed Chinese director Zhang Yimou has been dropped from the Berlin film festival for what the festival described as technical reasons.

North Korea | K-pop and fancy sneakers: Kim Jong Un’s cultural revolution

Dancers in hot pants. Factories pumping out Air Jordan lookalikes. TV dramas that are actually fun to watch. North Korean pop culture, long dismissed by critics as

South Korea | Lawmaker won’t apologize for Japan emperor remarks

The speaker of South Korea’s parliament said he had no intention to apologize for his comments about Japan’s emperor, suggesting the issue could continue to stoke tensions

Thailand | Party fighting for survival after gaffe with princess

The Thai political party that took the unprecedented and ultimately unsuccessful step of nominating a member of the royal family as its candidate for prime minister was

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