Ho Iat Seng officially appointed Macau’s third Chief Executive

Chief Executive-elect Ho Iat Seng was officially recognized in Beijing as the Chief Executive of the Macau SAR for the fifth term of the job since its inception in 1999.

Woman falls to her death from Hac Sa apartment building

A 63-year-old woman died this week after falling from the rooftop of the Hellene Garden apartment building in Hac Sa beach. According to information provided by the Judiciary Police (PJ), the

Sands China’s ‘mature’ mass market may keep its GGR stable

The gross gaming revenue (GGR) results for Sands China Ltd in the first half of the year were “satisfactory,” with the company looking forward to a more stable result in

Mortgage loan approvals plunged in July

New residential mortgage loan (RML) approvals by local banks recorded a decrease of 21% month-to-month to MOP4.8 billion in July, according to statistics provided by the Monetary Authority of Macao. New

Briefs | IC to renovate Senado Library

The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) will carry out renovations on the Senado Library located at the Municipal Affairs Bureau building opposite Senado Square, the IC announced yesterday. Work will begin

Tourism | Thailand delays visitor tax citing possible deterrent effect

As Macau continues to search for better ways to accommodate a record-breaking number of visitor arrivals this year, the government in Thailand has decided to delay a proposed tourism tax

Tour guide business crumbles in Macau

Despite a 16% increase in visitor arrivals from mainland Chinese in the first seven months of the year, the tourism industry is complaining about a two-month-long “winter,” as reported by

More int’l firms complying with ‘one-China principle’

After several formal requests and warnings from the central government, more companies are now complying with the rule established by the Chinese government stating that the Macau and Hong Kong

MELCO supports JCI on Japan-Macau cultural heritage preservation program for youth leadership development

Supporter of youth development Melco Resorts & Entertainment recently co-organized a Japan-Macau cultural heritage preservation and youth leadership program titled ‘Leader 101’ with local Macau association Junior Chamber International

Hong Kong | Carrie Lam assures investors of rebound from protests

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam reassured foreign investors Wednesday that the Asian financial hub can rebound from months of protests, despite no sign that the unrest will subside. Lam told

US senators warn HK may be weak link for technology

A bipartisan group of senators has told the Trump administration that they’re concerned about whether U.S. export controls are strong enough to prevent China from getting sensitive American technology through

HK exchange makes unsolicited $36.6 billion bid for London rival

The Hong Kong stock exchange wants to buy its London counterpart to create a company worth more than $70 billion that could shore up the U.K. capital’s status as a

Corporate Bits | Melco presents exhibition on developments for women, children

Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited has presented an exhibition on the developments made for the benefit of women and children in the past 20 years, led by the Macao Women’s

Analysis | Inside China’s vast influence network – how it works, and the extent of its reach in Australia

The operations of the Chinese Communist Party are generally opaque, especially to outsiders. But in recent years, the party’s reach and influence with the Chinese diaspora has become much more

Australia | Gladys Liu under fire over past links

The first Chinese-born lawmaker to be elected to Australia’s Parliament has come under attack over her links to a Chinese foreign influence network. Gladys Liu, who was born in Hong Kong

Japan | Abe taps new Cabinet ministers to freshen image

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shuffled his Cabinet yesterday, adding two women and the son of a former leader to freshen his image but maintaining continuity on U.S.-oriented trade and

Taiwan | Foxconn ex chairman weighs independent candidacy

The former chairman of major contract manufacturer Foxconn met with a prominent Taiwanese lawmaker yesterday as he weighs a possible independent run for president. Terry Gou, who lost a bid to

Indonesia | Former President Habibie dies at age 83

Former Indonesian President Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie, who allowed democratic reforms and an independence referendum for East Timor following the ouster of the dictator Suharto, has died. He was 83. His unpopular

USA | Inside Bolton’s exit: Mongolia, a mustache, a tweet

More than 1,200 miles away, President Donald Trump orchestrated an image for the world’s front pages by becoming the first U.S. president to set foot in North Korea, shaking hands

This Day in History | 2001 US declares war on terror

The President of the United States has described the destruction caused in New York and Washington as an act of war against all freedom-loving people. In a statement broadcast at 1053

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