Esports photoshoot injury knocks out star player

A top-tier professional gamer has suffered a serious injury at a Macau-based esports tournament and is currently receiving medical care in Shanghai. Zhang Ruida, who goes

Briefs | AL approves law for judge discrimination

The Legislative Assembly has approved the Basic Law of Judicial Organization, including a controversial article that bars non-Chinese judges from ruling on matters of national security. That particular

SJM to complete Lagerfeld hotel as ‘legacy to his creative genius’

Macau gaming concessionaire SJM Holdings, which is building a hotel designed by Karl Lagerfeld, says it’s “deeply saddened” by news of his death. Lagerfeld, the iconic

Minimum wage raised to MOP32/hour for security, cleaning staff

The Executive Council (ExCo) has concluded the analysis of a new bill that aims to promote changes to the established minimum wage for local cleaners and

Administrative regulation on land public tenders finally concluded

An administrative regulation that cpmplements the Land Law, in force since 2013, has finally been concluded, the Executive Council (ExCo) spokesperson Leong Heng Teng informed yesterday

Health Bureau refutes Agnes Lam accusations

The Health Bureau (SSM) has replied to an accusation filed by lawmaker Agnes Lam at the Legislative Assembly (AL), with the authority expressing “deep regret for

Tourism | Fear of too many visitors unites lawmakers

Lawmakers at the Legislative Assembly expressed concerns over the record number of visitors registered during the latest Lunar New Year Golden Week, which broke the 1.2

Art | Amigos da cultura: Association celebrates 33rd anniversary with regional artists lineup

A local art association has celebrated its 33rd anniversary by showcasing an exhibition of 20 artworks by local and regional artists at Albergue SCM. Circulo dos Amigos da

Airport to take tougher stance on lighters, selfie sticks

The Civil Aviation Authority (AACM) is requiring the Macau International Airport and other air services institutions in the city to take a tougher stance on passengers

Consulate appointment a ‘significant gesture’ for French

A professor who has held positions in both Hong Kong and Macau has been appointed as a consular adviser for the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and

Corporate Bits | Sands China’s resorts receive accolades in Destinasian

The Venetian Macao has been named ‘Best Hotel in Macau’ at DestinAsian magazine’s 14th Readers’ Choice Awards, which was held in Singapore recently. According to a

K-Pop shows may return to China in sign of easing Korea tensions

Chinese concert promoters are seeking permission for South Korean bands to perform in the country, according to people familiar with the matter, a sign of growing

Elusive arms deal frustrates Boeing to Lockheed

In the world of multibillion dollar defense contracts, India stands out. Home to one of the biggest armed forces on the planet, the country has an

China closes Tibet to foreigners for sensitive anniversaries

China is barring foreign travelers from Tibet over a period of several weeks that includes a pair of sensitive political anniversaries questioning the legitimacy of Beijing’s rule

Daughter of ex-Mao secretary boycotts Communist-led memorial

The daughter of a Chinese Communist Party veteran boycotted his funeral yesterday, calling it an improper tribute to a man who once worked for Mao Zedong but

Ending the war | Possible peace declaration looms large over Kim-Trump summit

With their second summit fast approaching, speculation is growing that President Donald Trump may try to persuade North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to commit to denuclearization

Vietnam | Deadly pig virus in remote farms

Vietnam is on high alert after African swine fever was discovered in its northern provinces. More than 200 pigs have been slaughtered after household farms in Hung

Laundering scandal | Swedbank may have handled over USD4.3 billion in dirty money

The biggest bank operating in the Baltics, Swedbank AB of Sweden, has now been drawn into the region’s deepening money-laundering scandal. Swedbank spokesman Gabriel Francke Rodau

Putin: Russia will target US if it puts missiles in Europe

President Vladimir Putin signaled Russia will aim new weapons at the U.S. if it stations missiles in Europe after quitting a landmark Cold-War-era treaty, amid growing fears

This Day in History | 1972 Nixon makes historic visit to China

The American President Richard Nixon has arrived in China at the start of a week-long summit aimed at ending 20 years of frosty relations between the two countries.

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