NPC reviews Ho Iat Seng withdrawal

The 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee is reviewing the resignation submitted by Ho Iat Seng, the chairman of Macau’s Legislative Assembly (AL) and the first

Government sorting opinions on illegal guesthouses

The government’s study group for the criminalization of illegal guesthouses is now organizing collected opinions concerning the topic, according to the director of the Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO),

Portuguese president to visit Macau next week

Macau will form a stop on the Portuguese president’s state visit to China. President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa will spend two days in Macau and have

Greyhounds | After Macau victory, animal rights activists take fight to China

Nine months after China’s last greyhound stadium closed its doors, animal rights campaigners are turning their attention to what they describe as the “horrific cruelty” practiced

Gaming | Australia to see a resurgence in foreign high-rollers

Australian casinos just received a piece of good news from an industry analyst. As the gambling houses continue to compete for Asian high-roller clients,

IC uses Notre-Dame burning as lesson in heritage protection

Macau culture and heritage authorities are pointing to the recent burning of the Notre-Dame Cathedral as a reference for the protection of cultural heritage. The idea

East-meets-West | Sichuan artist to blend traditions

The Military Club of Macau is staging a solo exhibition of color paintings by Chinese artist Yu Jian between April 25 and 30. Yu is originally

Motorsport | Powerboats to race in Macau waters next month

Organized by the Asia Powerboat Association (APA), the Asia Powerboat Championship Macau will be held from May 3 to 5 at Fisherman’s Wharf. The

Rescue work underway for eight missing in Pearl River

Rescuers are searching for eight fishermen, including three from Macau, who have been missing off the Pearl River Estuary in south China for more than two

Macau gov’t mulls Zhuhai for GBA healthcare scheme trial

The government’s proposed healthcare insurance scheme, which is designed to cover Macau residents living in the Greater Bay Area (GBA), will likely begin as a trial in

Investment fund to explore Bay Area opportunity

Macau Chief Executive Chui Sai On has decided to set up an investment and development fund for use in the Greater Bay Area (GBA), managed by a

Guangdong economy grows 6.6% in first quarter

The gross domestic product of China’s manufacturing hub Guangdong Province increased 6.6% year-on- year in the first quarter of 2019, local authorities said yesterday. The province’s

Shenzhen | Two dead after retaining wall collapse

Two people died after a retaining wall collapsed in the city of Shenzhen, south China’s Guangdong Province on Saturday. The collapse took place at about 2

Car fires spur investigations by Tesla, its rival NIO

Tesla Inc. and its Chinese competitor NIO Inc. are looking into fires involving their vehicles, as videos of a car bursting into flames circulate on social

Dubai’s escape from economic funk hinges on retail, tourism

Dubai is looking to retail and tourism to break free of its weakest economic expansion in almost a decade. Growth in the city’s gross domestic

Japan, China sign agreement on ETF cross-investment program

Japan and China signed an agreement for a program that will make it easier for investors to buy exchange-traded funds listed in each other’s markets.

Southern Economic Corridor | Cambodian and Thai leaders mark reopening of rail link

The leaders of Cambodia and Thailand met yesterday at the Thai border town of Aranyaprathet to mark the ceremonial reopening of a rail link that will

Markets | Sudden rush to raise cash is burning stock investors

China’s cash-strapped companies are going to new lengths to raise money from the booming stock market, even if it comes at a cost to existing shareholders.

Texas cancer center ousts three over Chinese data theft concerns

A prominent cancer center in Houston has ousted three of five scientists whom federal authorities identified as being involved in Chinese efforts to steal American research. Peter Pisters, the

Technology | Huawei says Q1 sales up 39%

Chinese tech giant Huawei said yesterday its revenue rose 39% over a year earlier in the latest quarter despite U.S. pressure on allies to shun its telecom

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