CRIME | Police catch illegal driver using surveillance cameras

The Public Security Police Force (PSP) confirmed the occurrence of a serious car accident involving four people in their twenties, one of whom was severely injured, in Coloane early yesterday

Higher education | Enrollment of local students has dropped 30% in past six years

Macau students admitted to local universities and institutes recorded a decline of 6.8% in the 2018/19 academic year when compared to the intake a year earlier, according to the latest

Charge for plastic bags set at one pataca each

The expected one- pataca fee for plastic bags was announced yesterday in a Chief Executive order published in the government’s Official Gazette. The order was signed on September 2. According to

Mak Soi Kun wants surveillance to cover city

Lawmaker Mak Soi Kun has once again asked the local government to build a surveillance system - dubbed “Sky Net” - to cover the whole city, according to his latest

Briefs | GIT says light rail incident was a drill

Macau’s Transportation Infrastructure Office (GIT) responded to a video circulating on social media that showed half of a Light Rail Transit (LRT) train’s carriages splitting from the other half. According to

The Morrison School and its legacy on Tong King-sing

Sometimes described as China’s first Western-style school, the Morrison School of Macau educated several well- known Chinese reformers during its short duration operating in Macau. The school was well known as

Local firm attributes sales growth, expansion to Sands China

Sands China Ltd.’s commitment to supporting local enterprises as part of the company’s corporate social responsibility has helped expand assets and sales growth of numerous local firms. Viewing local businesses as strategic partners, Sands China has

Lionel Leong warns economic headwinds to persist into Q3

Macau will continue to face economic headwinds into the third quarter, warned the Secretary for Economy and Finance yesterday, following dual revelations in past weeks that August gross gaming revenue

Hong Kong tourism plunges 40%, most since SARS crisis

The ongoing protests in Hong Kong, now in their 15th week, have delivered a blow to the city’s tourism industry not seen since the 2003 SARS epidemic. Tourist arrivals in the

Hong Kong | Li Ka-Shing tells city leaders to ‘have mercy’

Hong Kong’s richest man urged the government to “have mercy” in dealing with the unrest that has rocked the city this summer. Li Ka-shing, whose conglomerate is among Hong Kong’s

Hong Kong students form protest chains

Thousands of students formed human chains outside schools across Hong Kong yesterday to show solidarity after violent weekend clashes between police and activists pushing for democratic reforms in the semiautonomous

Saudi Arabia’s royal Oil Minister is the ultimate OPEC insider

In June last year, a crunch OPEC meeting was on the edge of collapse. Iran had threatened to storm out and sink a deal on production quotas, accusing the Saudi

Corporate Bits | Melco celebrates achievements of Congjiang County teachers with donation

Melco Resorts & Entertainment will sponsor the Rural Congjiang County Outstanding Teachers Reward Program for two consecutive years with a donation of RMB500,000. The initiative is part of the nine collective

Alibaba’s chief talks strategy and his fondness for NBA ‘killer’

Today, Daniel Zhang, a little-known former accountant, will take over the chairman’s role at Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. from Jack Ma, the country’s most famous businessman. A full story on him and

Technology | Huawei, Samsung’s new 5G chips designed to threaten Qualcomm

Samsung Electronics Co. and Huawei Technologies Co. took turns announcing new mobile processors at the IFA technology show in Berlin last week, and the big thing the new chips have

India criticizes Chinese trade policies

Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar yesterday criticized China for what he described as one-sided trade policies, casting doubt over the progress of negotiations for a pan-Asian free trade agreement. Speaking

Taiwan woos Solomon Islands amid rumors It might switch sides to China

Taiwan and the Solomon Islands put on a display of friendship yesterday, pledging to deepen ties, even as rumors persist the Pacific nation is close to severing relations in favor

US priest who gave out gifts in Philippines accused of abuse

The American priest’s voice echoed over the phone line, his sharp Midwestern accent softened over the decades by a gentle Filipino lilt. On the other end, recording the call, was

Japan | Nissan board says chief has resigned, successor to be named

Nissan Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa tendered his resignation yesterday after acknowledging that he had received dubious income and vowed to pass the leadership of the Japanese automaker to a new

UK | Johnson tells Irish leader Brexit deal can be reached

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, facing staunch opposition at home, told Ireland’s leader yesterday that a new Brexit deal can be reached so Britain leaves the European Union by the

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