Gov’t to close potential loophole for tourist-jobseekers

Vong Hin Fai, President of the Legislative Assembly’s Third Standing Committee, disclosed that the government would amend immigration laws to stop tourists from becoming jobseekers. His

DSAMA publishes new version of Macau’s Sea Charts

The Marine and Water Bureau (DSAMA) yesterday published a new and revised edition of the Macau Sea Chart. According to a DSAMA statement, the new version includes

Ho Iat Seng expresses support for English-language media

There should be an English-language newspaper in every premium hotel room, said Chief Executive frontrunner Ho Iat Seng when visiting the office of Macau Daily Times yesterday.

Travel agencies oppose plan for Beijing Imperial Palace

Yesterday, a group of representatives from 20 travel agencies handed a letter to the Land, Public Works and Transport Bureau (DSSOPT) which opposes the bureau’s plan

Security services say no gambling websites found operating in Macau

The security authority has not found any gambling websites operating in Macau, according to Sit Chong Meng, Director of the Judiciary Police (PJ), who revealed this information

Briefs | Pearl Horizon buyers’ compensation rejected

The Administrative Court has rejected the compensation requests of 349 buyers (from 60 cases) of the former Pearl Horizon project. The group was seeking compensation from the government

Civil Protection Law | Macau ‘watchdog’ calls for rumor offense to be scrapped

Jason Chao, local political activist and de-facto “Macau watchdog” on several matters that relate to the rights and freedoms of the people in Macau, expressed

Corruption and poor border control a recipe for drug trafficking, says UN

A United Nations report has found that drug trafficking is growing in East and Southeast Asia faster than law enforcement agencies can tackle it. The report made

HK protests expected to slightly inflate Macau visitor arrivals

The massive Hong Kong protests against the now-suspended extradition bill, are likely to have a minor inflationary effect on Macau’s tourism arrivals, say analysts. This

China drafting urgent plan to resolve Hong Kong chaos

Chinese officials in charge of Hong Kong affairs are working on an urgent strategy to solve the city’s political chaos and have ruled out the use of

Macau, HK business leaders confident in esports opportunity

Three business leaders from the Hong Kong and Macau esports industry said at a forum held in the HKSAR that they are ready to embrace opportunities generated

Consumer councils co-test hand creams from two regions

The Macau Consumer Council and its Zhuhai counterpart have tested and approved all 43 samples of hand creams from both regions, according to the results of an

Robots are scaling warehouse shelves to get stuff to you faster

A logistics company partly owned by Related Cos., the developer behind Manhattan’s Hudson Yards, is searching for locations across North America to build its multistory robotic warehouses.

Chinese drones banned by tech supplier to US police

A supplier of drone technology to dozens of state and local law enforcement and public safety agencies, located in the U.S. and a handful of other countries, will

Corporate Bits | MGM holds culinary contest for employees

MGM recently hosted the first “Employee Culinary Contest” at Vista of MGM Cotai, bringing together a total of 120 non-culinary full-time employees from Macau, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, the

Japan exports dip as China-US trade war takes toll

Japan’s exports declined in June as shipments of goods were hit by trade disputes between China and the U.S., the Finance Ministry reported yesterday. The data

Beijing launches STAR, tech stock market to boost industry

Trading starts Monday on a Chinese stock market for high-tech companies that play a key role in official development plans that are straining relations with Washington.

Courts | Jury deliberates death penalty in Chinese scholar’s slaying

Jurors began deliberating but didn’t reach a decision yesterday on whether a former University of Illinois doctoral student should be put to death for the brutal

Yang Hengjun | Lawyer says Beijing has charged Chinese-Australian writer

A Chinese Australian writer detained in Beijing since January was charged yesterday and moved to a different detention center in the Chinese capital, his lawyer said. Australian

Philippines | 7,800 police punished for deadly drug raids

Thousands of Philippine police officers have received administrative punishments with more than 2,000 dismissed for wrongdoings during raids where drug suspects were killed under the president’s crackdown,

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