Crime | Mainlanders scammed out of gambling money

Two suspects in separate cases mark the latest instances of gambling-related scams in Macau except, this time, they were locals scamming victims from the mainland. According

Briefs | Kaohsiung mayor to visit Macau

The recently elected mayor of Kaohsiung, Han Kuo-yu, is reportedly visiting Macau on March 23 and 24, according to reports by Taiwan media. Han is reportedly going to organize

Lawmakers urge gov’t review of illegal workers after traffic accident

SOME lawmakers are urging the local government to crack down on illegal drivers and suspend the mutual recognition scheme of driving licenses issued by the authorities in

Gaming | Analysis | Macau stocks might be in for a bumpy 2019

Macau gaming stocks might be in for a disappointing 2019 even after they showed strong signs of a rebound in January and February. Last year,

Students on TV not warned about interview

The Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ) has excused the reaction of Macau students on a Portuguese television program, saying they were the result of no advance

SARs considered in mainland investment law update

A new law on foreign investment, which will target investors from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, is expected to be passed during the National People’s Congress. According

Education | DSEJ wants to cultivate ‘Love for Motherland’ with new school subsidies

The Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ) wants to reinforce the teaching of Chinese history and culture. To that end, it has drafted a plan to

Higher education | IFT strives to enhance students’ interest in GBA

The Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT) is striving to raise the interest of local students in furthering their careers in  Guangdong’s Greater Bay Area (GBA) cities,

Hong Kong | Cathay Pacific in talks for budget airline stake

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. is in talks to buy shares in Hong Kong’s only budget airline from Chinese conglomerate HNA Group Co., as Asia’s biggest international

Reduced residential land supply to support HK home prices

A dwindling supply of land that can accommodate private homes should help put a floor under falling Hong Kong residential property prices. The government last week

Forum | Issuing Portugal’s debt in China is ‘mutually beneficial’

China expects that issuing Portuguese public debt in yuan to be carried out in a “satisfactory” way and that it will be “mutually beneficial,” according to

Macau-Zhongshan-Zhuhai | Tourism alliance to promote Sun Yat Sen’s life

The tourism authorities of Zhongshan, Zhuhai and Macau have convened in Zhuhai for their annual meeting to deepen regional cooperation between the three cities, and advance

Huawei goes on legal warpath with twin North American suits

Huawei Technologies Co., no longer content with defending itself against U.S. accusations of espionage and bank fraud, is taking the initiative with a full-blown legal offensive.

Gaming | Ponca Tribe fighting two states and a city to keep new casino

Some 150 years after suffering the loss of its homeland at the hands of the U.S. government, the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska is celebrating a

Corporate Bits | Sheraton, the St. Regis award travel trade partners

Sheraton Grand Macao Hotel, Cotai Central and The St. Regis Macao, Cotai Central have recognized the support of travel partners in Asia with the Travel Trade Partners Appreciation Awards

Congress | Beijing sets robust growth target to shore up cooling economy

CHINA’S government announced a robust annual economic growth target and a 7.5 percent rise in military spending yesterday at a legislative session overshadowed by a tariff war

Xi signals loosening of property curbs

BEIJING signaled it may be open to loosening controls over the housing market, after President Xi Jinping’s mantra that property isn’t for speculation was omitted from a

Reference to industrial plan that US loves to hate deleted

China deleted any reference to the industrial blueprint that has become a flash point in relations with the U.S. from this year’s key economic planning documents, but

KFC dedicates restaurant outlet to memory of Communist hero

Fast-food chain KFC is memorializing a popular Chinese Communist hero with restaurant decor extolling his deeds, in a rare matching of an iconic American brand with Communist

Territorial dispute | Philippines worried it may get involved in war at sea for US

The United States is more likely to be involved in a “shooting war” in the disputed South China Sea than the Philippines but the latter would be

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