Lawmakers enter into ‘war of words’ at Assembly

Lawmaker Sulu Sou sparkled controversy in yesterday’s session of the Legislative Assembly (AL) by proposing two “votes of protest,” an unusual motion to try to force the

Briefs | Four out of 15 domestic cases convicted

The Court of First Instance said that it has received a total of 15 domestic violence cases since October 2016, and that eight of these cases have already

136 employers joined gov’t pension scheme since its inception

Since the implementation of the Non-mandatory Central Provident Fund System on January 1, 2018, 136 employers have joined the joint provident fund scheme. Of this number, social

A conversation with Nikkei Chefs | Harmony of two cultures at Aji

Delicacy of Japanese techniques matches with the exotic flavors of Peru to wow discerning diners this season at MGM Cotai’s Aji. In the world of

Surrender of fugitive agreement with Portugal may be signed this year

The Secretary for Administration and Justice, Sonia Chan, revealed that an agreement between the SAR and Portugal on the surrender of fugitives wanted by one of the

Armed drill to be conducted Friday at Venetian Macao

An armed attack drill will be conducted at the Venetian Macao integrated resort in Cotai on Friday, in order to help the police, government departments and the

Chui Sai On studying anti-graft report

Chief Executive Chui Sai On is studying the relevant proposals of the Commission Against Corruption (CCAC) report on alleged employment recommendations made to Ho Chio Meng, 

Hong Kong listed as most expensive city along Singapore, Paris

Hong Kong shares the title of the world’s most expensive cities along with Singapore and Paris for the first time, according to a report by The Economist

Land reclamation for science can diversify Macau economy, mainland expert says

A mainland expert says that Macau can create a technological innovation and entrepreneurship zone through land reclamation. The expert, Qu Jian, is the deputy dean of China Development

Tourism | Club Med touted as ex-President looks to secure Comoros vote win

Former Comoros President Azali Assoumani said leisure companies including Club Med may invest in the Indian Ocean archipelago, as he vowed to boost the tourism industry if

Technology | Chinese firm gets no lift from giant rally

If the rising tide of investor optimism in China (and tech shares) is supposed to lift all equity boats, then at the moment Xiaomi Corp. appears to

Taiwan, US plan new talks this year in rebuke to Beijing

Taiwan and the U.S. will hold talks later this year as part of upgraded efforts to counter Beijing’s growing pressure on the island for political unification.

Taiwan | Independence backer challenges Tsai for presidency

A former premier and vocal proponent of independence for Taiwan will challenge his former boss, President Tsai Ing-wen, for the ruling party’s nomination, ensuring the island’s tense relationship

China said to consider excluding Boeing Max Jet from trade deal

China is looking at excluding Boeing Co.’s troubled 737 Max jet from a list of American exports it would buy as part of a trade deal with

Press freedom | Concern raised over S. Korean treatment of Bloomberg reporter

International journalists’ organizations are criticizing the status of press freedom in South Korea after the country’s ruling party singled out a Bloomberg reporter with South Korean nationality over

Thailand | Tycoon guilty in poaching case, cleared of panther charge

A Thai construction tycoon was convicted yesterday on charges related to a high-profile poaching case last year but was found not guilty of possessing the carcass of

Japan | Olympic Committee head resigns amid bribery scandal

Tsunekazu Takeda is stepping down as the president of the Japanese Olympic Committee amid a vote-buying scandal that French investigators suspect helped Tokyo land next

Cyclone Idai | Over 1,000 feared dead in Mozambique

More than 1,000 people were feared dead in Mozambique four days after a cyclone slammed into the country, submerging entire villages and leaving bodies floating in

USA | Warner Bros.’ chief Tsujihara steps down following scandal

Warner Bros. chief Kevin Tsujihara, one of the highest ranking Hollywood executives to be felled by sexual misconduct allegations, stepped down from the studio Monday following

USA | Democrats urge FBI probe of spa owner offering Trump access

Top Democrats are urging the FBI to investigate a Trump campaign donor who is the founder and onetime owner of a spa that has been implicated in

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