Briefs | IPM to offer master’s in Portuguese translation

Macau Polytechnic Institute (IPM) is offering a master’s program in Portuguese translation in the coming academic year, said IPM President Marcus Im following a language summit yesterday. The Institute

Legislative Assembly | Sulu Sou appeals rejection of ‘secret meetings’ complaint

Lawmaker Sulu Sou is appealing to the Legislative Assembly (AL) Executive Board regarding a March 19 decision made by the president, Ho Iat Seng, rejecting Sou’s complaint

Courts | Scott Chiang’s trial to be repeated on April 30

Pro-democracy activist Scott Chiang is scheduled to return to court on April 30 after his appeal earlier this year was upheld. The trial is to be repeated after

National security education | Exhibition to highlight Macau responsibility on ‘road to national rejuvenation’

The SAR government is set to hold the second National Security Education Exhibition with a focus this year set on four key themes: “the road to national

Gaming | Analysis: After sturdy March, analysts cynical on April

Analysts predict Macau gross gaming revenue will fare poorly this month, declining at a rate of between 2 and 8 percent. The prediction comes as March revenue

IAS to launch autism center in 2020

A dedicated center for high-functioning autistic citizens is expected in late 2020, according to the Social Welfare Bureau (IAS). Following an event on autism, Choi Sio Un, head

Exclusive interview | Consul General Alexandre Giorgini: There are ‘romantic and historical links between France and Macau’

Alexandre Giorgini is a happy man in the place he was meant to be, since coming to China was a long-time aspiration. In his maiden

Art Basel Hong Kong attracts record 88,000 visitors

The 7th Art Basel Hong Kong has ended with 242 galleries presenting works by renowned and up-to-date artists from around the world. The five-day fair, which

Science | Hong Kong: Thirteen new ant species discovered

An addition of 13 new ant species, with three totally new to science, have been recorded in Hong Kong, researchers from the University of Hong Kong said

International resort island approved for Hengqin

China’s State Council has recently approved the plan submitted by Hengqin to develop an island of 106.4 square kilometers with international resorts. According to the approval, the administration of

Forum | Príncipe ports linked to the China Belt and Road initiative

The ports of Mozambique, Angola and São Tomé and Principe will be linked to the Chinese ‘Belt and Road’ initiative, which will have a “central hub”

Made-in-China reactor gains favor at home, US tech falters

China’s homegrown nuclear technology is gaining favor in the battle for the nation’s next generation of reactors, according to a state-owned developer, as it seeks to move

Corporate Bits | Sands volunteers participate in green week, sports carnival

Sands Cares Ambassadors recently supported two local government initiatives: the 38th Macau Green Week – Green Walk and Tree Planting Activity and the Women’s Sports Carnival 2019, the gaming

Forest fire | 30 firefighters killed while battling blaze in western mountains

Firefighters yesterday contained a blaze high in the rugged forested mountains of western China that claimed the lives of 30 colleagues, in one of the worst disasters for the

Xi fails to calm Europe as Juncker takes another swipe at China

European Commission President Jean- Claude Juncker stepped up his criticism of Chinese trade practices just days after President Xi Jinping sought to soothe European concerns in

Beijing said to name Peng to lead USD941b sovereign fund

China has named a new chairman for its USD941 billion sovereign wealth fund, people with knowledge of the matter said, ending a two-year stretch without a top

Tencent is said to plan Asia’s biggest dollar bond this year

Tencent Holdings Ltd. is planning to raise around USD5 billion through a dollar bond sale today, according to people familiar with the matter. China’s social

World trade forecasts slashed again amid US-China standoff

The World Trade Organization has cut its forecast for trade growth this year by more than a percentage point, to 2.6 percent, due to an economic

Kim Jong Nam | Detailed and public, murder may never be solved

The murder of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s estranged half brother at an airport in Malaysia was brazen, intricately orchestrated and, thanks to scores of

Australia | Senator slammed over mosque shooting comments

The Australian lawmaker who had an egg cracked on his head by a teenage boy for his comments about last month’s New Zealand mosque shootings faced

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