Environment | Mainland emissions standards aim to tackle air quality issue

The Environmental Protection Bureau (DSPA) is introducing mainland containment control standards for oil depots and power stations, reportedly in order to improve Macau’s air quality,

Briefs | No progress in judicial assistance bill with mainland

The local government is still discussing with the relevant mainland and Hong Kong governmental departments about the mutual judicial assistance bill, according to Legal Affairs Bureau’s reply to lawmaker

CEM prepares storm surge response

Electricity provider CEM has introduced a five-phase mechanism for power outage and restoration during a storm surge, explaining each phase at a press conference held yesterday. The

Tourism | Lawmaker says tax should aim at urban improvement

Lawmaker Agnes Lam has told the Times that any kind of so-called tourist tax, currently being studied by the government, ought to be used for

Coutinho calls for reorganization of gov’t departments

Lawmaker José Pereira Coutinho is arguing for the Secretariat for Social Affairs and Culture to be restructured, saying that its responsibilities are too broad at present.

MISE elects new board, sets goals for 3-year-term

The Macau Meetings, Incentives and Special Events Association (MISE) yesterday elected its new board of directors to take the helm of the Association for the next three

Unemployment drops to 1.7%

The Statistics and Census Service has released the latest data regarding the city’s unemployment rate, which stands at 1.7%. The data pertains to the period between

Macau funding of ‘confidential’ GBA projects could swell to 100 billion yuan

The Macau government has invested a total of RMB8 billion (MOP9.4 billion) into the Guangdong-Macau Cooperation and Development Fund, a fund established last year with the objective

Football | FIFA takes Macau out of World Cup for refusing to play

FIFA has removed Macau from qualifying for the 2022 World Cup, sending Sri Lanka to the next round by default. The Macau Football Association (MFA)

Taiwan | Internet celebrity calls for ‘Red Media’ rejection

Last weekend, tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Taiwan to oppose the island’s pro-Chinese Party “Red Media”, local news outlets reported. The

Mainland offers ‘unsuitable lifestyle’ for Macau residents, who won’t work, live there

A survey gauging the willingness of Macau residents to participate in the Greater Bay Area project has found that most respondents are neither willing to work nor live

Hong Kong | Protesters disperse after causing China new grief

Hong Kong protesters dispersed early yesterday after a six-hour siege of the city’s police headquarters, as opponents of the Beijing-backed government attempted to put their case on

Philippines casino to double capacity as tourism climbs

A year after taking over from his father as chief executive officer, Alliance Global Group Inc.’s Kevin Tan says tourism and consumer spending in the Philippines will drive

Real Estate Matters | Land tax & property tax explained

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Trade War | Trump says China needs to reach a deal more than he does

President Donald Trump said yesterday that he’s under little pressure to reach a trade deal with China when he meets late this week with President Xi

Huawei warns US patent curbs would hurt global tech

Chinese tech giant Huawei warned yesterday a U.S. senator’s proposal to block the company from pursuing damages in patent courts would be a “catastrophe for global innovation.”

South Korea | ‘Song-Song’ couple seek divorce, stunning fans

South Korean superstar couple Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo are seeking a divorce to end their celebrity marriage of less than two years. Dubbed as “Song-Song

Koreas | Pyongyang urges Seoul to stop mediating between North, US

North Korea said yesterday that South Korea must stop trying to mediate between Pyongyang and Washington, as it stepped up its pressure on the United States

G20 | Trump heads to Asia for talks on trade, Iran, North Korea

Heading into what is likely his most consequential overseas trip of the year, President Donald Trump will be forced to grapple with a flurry of international crises,

Offbeat | Police arrest man accused of stealing 26 street signs

Deputies have arrested a Vermont man who is accused of stealing more than two dozen street signs. Mynbc.com reports 19-year-old Joshua Hanselman has been charged with larceny

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