Briefs | Commentator disagrees with ‘closed-minded’ assessment

Deputy Director-general Johnson Ian of the Association of Synergy of Macau has disagreed with the government’s accusation of local people not being sufficiently open-minded about accepting professionals from other

Crime | Taxi driver accused of ‘hit-and-run’ involving his passenger

A 73-year-old taxi driver stands accused in a case of “hit-and-run” involving a female tourist from the mainland that he had just transported from Taipa to Rua

Legislative Assembly | Secretary Wong refutes claims Macau is undemocratic

The Civil Protection Law was approved in general terms during yesterday’s Legislative Assembly (AL) plenary session, amid some lawmakers’ worries against the advent of a

Sulu Sou: long-standing discontent behind Sunday’s HK demonstration

The over one million Hong Kong demonstrators in Sunday’s demonstration are believed by lawmaker Sulu Sou to have been motivated by long-standing discontent toward the Hong

Sabrina Ho given HKD500m house for engagement

Sabrina Ho, daughter of local gambling tycoon Stanley Ho and lawmaker Angela Leong, recently held her engagement party. The engagement itself was announced in March on social

Tourism | Dragon Boat Festival visitors 60% higher than last year

The police released immigration figures yesterday for the three-day weekend holiday period of the Tuen Ng Festival. The preliminary figures showed that Macau had taken

Football | Sri Lanka says FIFA confirmed match cancelations

The Football Federation of Sri Lanka (FFSL) announced on its social media page that FIFA has officially cancelled Team Macau’s away match in the Indian Ocean island

‘King of protesters’ becomes third CE candidate

For the first time in its post-handover history, Macau will be fielding three candidates in the upcoming Chief Executive election. The latest contestant is 79-year-old Hoi Weng Chong,

Guangdong aims to bolster ties with San Francisco Bay Area

China’s Guangdong Province wants more cooperation with the San Francisco Bay Area on scientific innovation and the low carbon industry, a senior provincial official from the mainland

Macau gov’t announces GBA annex for 5-year plan

The Macau government says it has formulated an annex for the city’s Five-year Development Plan, covering its participation in the construction of the Greater Bay Area. Officially titled “The

Shenzhen to microchip all dogs

The southern Chinese city of Shenzhen plans to begin injecting microchips into all dogs from the second half of this year to better manage the pets, according

One million march | China faces showdown in HK amid mass protests

Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam indicated yesterday that her government will go ahead with proposed amendments to its extradition laws, despite a massive protest against

Tourism | Thomas Cook surges after confirming talks with China’s Fosun

Thomas Cook Group Plc shares and bonds surged after the troubled British tourism group confirmed it received an offer for its tour- operator business from Chinese

Bank of Japan appoints first female PR head

The Bank of Japan announced the appointment of its first female head of media relations, in one sign that long-closed doors are beginning to open for women at

Made-in-China? Iceland’s sweater-knitters are unhappy

Trouble is rattling one of Iceland’s most distinctive industries: the production of the thick, hand-knitted “lopi” sweaters adored by tourists and worn with pride by

Huawei CFO’s ‘complex’ extradition request is just 33 pages

For months, Canadian defense lawyers for Huawei Technologies Co.’s chief financial officer have been gearing up to battle a U.S. extradition request they’d said would be

Trade war | Chinese exporters dodge tariffs with fake Made-in-Vietnam labels

Some Chinese exporters are going to extreme lengths to avoid the hit from Donald Trump’s tariffs. Vietnam said on Sunday that it found dozens

Currency | Central banker says no specific yuan level important

People’s Bank of China Governor Yi Gang said last week that no specific level for the yuan is important, and indicated confidence it will continue to

Japan | Bare detention center holds many without convictions

With its bare cells, the Tokyo Detention House looks much like a high-security prison, but most of those who get incarcerated here, including former Nissan Chairman

India | Court convicts 6 in rape, killing of girl in Kashmir

A court yesterday convicted six Hindu men, including four police officials, in connection with the rape and murder of an 8-year-old Muslim girl in Indian-controlled Kashmir, a

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