Special report | Cracks appearing in Agnes Lam’s middle ground stance

Agnes Lam is marking her 18th month as a lawmaker after being elected in October 2017 on a “middle ground” platform between the pro- democrats and pro-establishmentarians.

Briefs | Melinda Chan responds to next gaming concession

The President of Macau Fishermen’s Wharf, Melinda Chan Mei Yi, has said that if her group meets the conditions imposed by the next government’s public tender for the

Joseph Lau’s son refuses to comment on extradition treaty

Lau Ming-wai, son of Hong Kong property tycoon Joseph Lau Luen-hung, said that he could not share his opinion on the Hong Kong government’s plan to amend

Legislative Assembly | Sou’s proposal to discuss over-tourism voted down

A proposal by lawmaker Sulu Sou calling the government to the Legislative Assembly (AL) to debate the negative influence of over-tourism on the population was voted down yesterday

Fire destroys light installation in ZAPE

A fire that broke out last month on the rooftop of the Macau Art Garden destroyed a light installation that had been relocated from the popular Macao Light Festival,

Ká Hó Reservoir tender opened

The tender for the Ká Hó Reservoir expansion project in Coloane has opened, with the government calling on proposals for the expansion of the water reservoir, as

Internet usage rate reaches 90.2 percent in 2018

The number of Macau’s households using the internet in 2018 increased by 6,600 year-on- year to 175,400, accounting for 90.2 percent of total households, the latest information

Education | Macau among the worst places in the world for school bullying

Macau was among the worst countries and regions of the world for school bullying, according to the last report of the Programme for International Student Assessment

Hong Kong’s weak dollar is a victim of surging China stocks

The rally in Chinese stocks has been bad news for the Hong Kong dollar. Equity investors are selling the currency for the Chinese yuan and

Hong Kong | Administration to spend half of fiscal reserves building artificial islands

Hong Kong’s government plans to spend HKD624 billion ($80 billion), equivalent to half its fiscal reserves, to reclaim land for artificial islands that’ll help ease its housing

Shenzhen customs retrieves problematic maps from overseas

Customs authorities in Shenzhen, south China’s Guangdong Province, have retrieved more than 260,000 problematic maps from the Netherlands. Shenzhen Customs said Monday they have detained four

Chinese analyst says Bay plan difficult to achieve

Chinese economic analyst Su Yue, from the Economist Intelligence Unit, believes it will be very difficult for Chinese government officials to achieve the goals of the Outline

Taiwan commentator | ‘GBA means disappearance of SARs’ subjectivity’

Taiwan independent commentator Ze-Yuan Chiu said that the introduction of the Greater Bay Area (GBA) entails the “disappearance of Hong Kong’s and Macau’s subjectivity,” referring to the

Aviation | Boeing 737 crisis imperils Norwegian’s cut-price US routes

Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA’s reliance on the fuel- saving Boeing Co. 737 Max to underpin its ultra low-cost trans-Atlantic strategy has exposed the loss- making carrier as

Xi says China-Italy pact offers closer ties in strategic sectors

Chinese President Xi Jinping, brushing aside U.S. and European concerns ahead of his visit to Rome (more on p11), offered Italy a “global strategic partnership” stretching from

Trade dispute | High-level talks with US to resume next week

Top U.S. trade and economic officials will visit China late next week for another round of negotiations, a White House official said yesterday . Treasury

Buy-bust | Philippines seizes drugs in upscale area, arrests 4 Chinese

Philippine authorities said yesterday that they have seized methamphetamine concealed in tea wrappers and biscuit cans in their second-largest drug haul this year in a sign of

Vatican makes overtures on eve of Italy visit by Xi

The Vatican is greeting the visit to Italy of Chinese President Xi Jinping later this week with a new round of overtures and says the “door is

Kazakhstan | Leader hands over presidency, puts daughter in contention

Kazakhstan began a new political era, at least formally, as Kassym-Jomart Tokayev was sworn in as president yesterday, succeeding leader-for-life Nursultan Nazarbayev. One of his first acts

LGBT | Japan urged to stop requiring surgery for ID gender change

Rights Watch urged Japan yesterday to drop its requirement that transgender people be sterilized before their gender is changed on official documents. A 2004 law

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