Leong withdraws candidacy for Chief Executive

The Economy and Finance Secretary Lionel Leong has confirmed that he is no longer planning to run for the post of Macau Chief Executive (CE). Leong

Portuguese President tours Macau today

The President of the Portuguese Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, arrived yesterday in the Macau Special Administrative Region. His agenda for today is very full, as he

Tourism authority buckles up for May 1 holiday

Due to the expected influx of 600,000 tourists during the Labor Day holiday period, as anticipated by the Public Security Police Force (PSP), the Macao Government Tourist Office

Court reexamines Scott Chiang case conclusions

Democracy activist Scott Chiang was back at Macau’s Court of First Instance yesterday, repeating proceedings from last year that were found by Macau’s second court to

Victims of taxi accident ‘severely injured’

Two of the three pedestrians hit by a taxi that allegedly did not give way at a pedestrian crossing were reported as severely injured and are

Briefs | Cambodia charges three with money laundering

A Cambodian court on Sunday charged three Chinese nationals with money laundering after the men were allegedly caught carrying more than USD3.5 million without proper provenance for the

Exclusive Interview | Paulo Cardinal: ‘I will not be disposed of like chewing gum’

Veteran advisor Paulo Cardinal who was dispensed by the Legislative Assembly in August last year without plausible cause breaks the silence and in an interview

Gaming | Vancouver’s once rollicking casinos hit by dirty money crackdown

When Parq Vancouver, a glimmering waterfront casino, opened amid much to-do in late 2017, few would’ve anticipated that a dirty money crackdown was about to throw

HSBC’s fortress Hong Kong faces its biggest threat in years

HSBC Holdings Plc spent 150 years building a financial fortress around Hong Kong that touches nearly every aspect of life in the former British colony.

Austria joins Portugal in seeking to tap China’s bond market

Austria is working on plans to sell Panda bonds as it races with Portugal to become the first euro-zone country to issue debt in the Chinese

Hengqin leader proposes visit restrictions eased

A government official in Hengqin has proposed providing visa-free access to foreigners who enter the island from Macau, according to a report by public broadcaster TDM.

iPhone co-creator says he leaves China investment to the experts

Most people wouldn’t dream of leaving Bali right before the eve of Nyepi, the March new year’s carnival of firecrackers and giant monster puppets, but

Guangdong to offer 144-hour visa-free transit

Starting tomorrow, nationals from 53 countries can enjoy a 144-hour visa- free period when transiting through southern China’s Guangdong Province. The new move, approved by China’s

Corporate bits | Sands China holds career seminar for local students in Wuhan

Sands China Ltd. recently held a career development briefing session in Wuhan, targeted at local residents who attend university in Hubei province’s capital city. According to

Gov’t to help Cambodia if EU pulls tariff agreement, PM Says

China has pledged to help Cambodia if the European Union moves forward with its threat to withdraw its lucrative tariff agreement, the Southeast Asian country’s leader

Drug smuggling | Court sentences six foreigners for drugs; Canadian gets death

A court in southern China handed down sentences yesterday to at least six foreigners involved in an international methamphetamine operation, including a Canadian given the death penalty.

Taiwan reports voyage of two US warships through Taiwan Strait

Two U.S. warships sailed through the Taiwan Strait over the weekend, Taiwan’s defense ministry said Monday, in a move that Beijing said threatened to hinder U.S.-China

Xi urges youth to embrace nationalism on key anniversary

President Xi Jinping urged China’s youth to maintain self-reliance in a nationalist-themed address to mark the 100th anniversary of a popular uprising against the government’s failure to

Trade | Mnuchin hopes for ‘substantial progress’ in China talks

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said yesterday he hopes for “substantial progress” in talks with Chinese officials aimed at ending a tariff war over Beijing’s technology

Sri Lanka lifts social media ban imposed after Easter blasts

Sri Lanka’s president lifted a nationwide ban on social media sites yesterday, a day after he used emergency powers to ban veils worn by conservative Muslim women

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