Tourist arrivals surge in Southeast Asia amid HK unrest

Some countries in Southeast Asia are benefitting from the increase in the number of visitor arrivals from mainland China, as tour groups continue taking their business out of Hong Kong

Editorial | Be bold to live

The secret of enjoying life to the full is to “get out of the comfort zone,” Jolian, a young Macau entrepreneur and skater told the Times yesterday in a captivating

‘European standards failed to protect Science Museum’

European architectural standards were unable to protect the Macau Science Museum from recent typhoons because they are unsuitable for Macau’s specific weather requirements, according to a construction industry expert. Pang Yiu

Forum celebrates Confucius’ birthday

The University of Macau (UM) is organizing a forum on Chinese history and culture to coincide with the 2,570th birthday of the ancient Chinese philosopher, Confucius. Officially launched yesterday, the

Chan Hong wants control over ‘unhealthy publications’

Lawmaker Chan Hong has written an interpellation to the government urging the authorities to exercise control over “unhealthy publications”. Chan first praised the government’s efforts in promoting reading in Macau,

Gaming | Blackstone in talks to buy the Bellagio and MGM Grand

Blackstone Group Inc. is in advanced talks to buy and lease back the iconic Bellagio and MGM Grand Las Vegas casinos from MGM Resorts International, according to people with knowledge

Gaming | Philippines arrests hundreds of Chinese for alleged cybercrimes

About 600 allegedly illegal Chinese workers have been arrested in the Philippines in less than a week after Beijing’s call for a crackdown on online gambling. Some 324 undocumented Chinese nationals

Macau cuts benchmark interest rate to 2.25%

The Monetary Authority of Macao (AMCM) cut its benchmark interest rate yesterday in line with decisions in Hong Kong and by the U.S. Federal Reserve. The monetary authorities in the

CE-elect calls on couples to increase birth rate – without gov’t help

Chief Executive-elect, Ho Iat Seng, said during his election campaign that to increase the current birth rate in Macau “is a kind of social responsibility” as the birth rate has

Macau signs three cooperation agreements with Guangzhou

A total of three agreements were signed yesterday during the 2019 Guangzhou-Macau Cooperation Task Force meeting held in the Guangdong provincial capital. Macau’s Secretary for Economy and Finance Lionel Leong witnessed

Guangzhou | Exports to SARs to receive special treatment

Guangzhou’s immigration authority has launched two policies aiming to provide convenient immigration measures to serve Macau and Hong Kong in terms of cargo services. The Guangzhou immigration authority, which oversees immigration

Congress moving quickly on bill to support HK protesters

Momentum is building for quick action in Congress to pressure China to back off any crackdown on pro-democracy protesters by threatening Hong Kong’s special trading status with the U.S. Legislation is

Europe’s hottest property market is getting too hot for some

Ana Guerreiro points across the street at a handful of housing projects in Lisbon’s up-and-coming riverside neighborhood of Marvila. It’s where she moved in with her mother last year after

Huawei tries to overturn US ban that cites ‘cyber-exploitation’ risk

Huawei Technologies Co. is making a Hail Mary bid to undo a U.S. law that prohibits federal agencies and contractors from buying or using the Chinese telecom giant’s

Apple’s brand in China takes a hit from backlash against Trump

The trade war is taking its toll on Apple Inc., a new survey of Chinese consumer attitudes shows. The company tumbled to No. 24

UN chief rejects claim he didn’t condemn China over Muslims

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has strongly rejected claims by five human rights groups that he hasn’t condemned the Chinese government’s detention of more than a million

Japan court: TEPCO execs not guilty of nuke crisis liability

A Japanese court yesterday ruled that three former executives for Tokyo Electric Power Company were not guilty of professional negligence in the 2011 Fukushima meltdown. The

South Korea | Police say they may have found serial killer

South Korean police said yesterday that they have found a suspect thought to be an infamous serial killer wanted for the slaying of nine women some

Trump calls new border wall a ‘world-class security system’

President Donald Trump signed his name on a newly constructed section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall, calling it a “world-class security system” that will be virtually

Offbeat | Utah police use sirens to drive bear up tree for relocation

Utah police used their vehicle sirens to drive a 2-year-old bear up a tree after its presence in a northern Utah town caused traffic delays yesterday .

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