Crime | Victim of theft turns into extortion suspect

A man who was initially the victim of a case of theft, due to the contents of a bag which he left unattended, has turned into the suspect in an

Courts | Hao vs LVS trial postponed for one year

A case in the Macau courts pitting Marshall Hao’s Asian American Entertainment Corporation (AAEC) against the Venetian Macau Ltd. and three U.S.-based subsidiaries of Las Vegas Sands, including LVS (Nevada)

K-pop star returns with album after Macau gambling scandal

K-pop star Shoo will release her first solo album in Japan next month, ending a year-long hiatus following a gambling scandal involving Macau casinos. The South Korean singer was charged

Local eSports players to compete in int’l tournament

Two local eSports players who play under the screen names FAIZDX and macaokengaroo618 are set to represent Macau in the upcoming Esports World Championship in Seoul, South Korea on December

Airport environment assessment expected in 2020

Macau’s Civil Aviation Authority (AACM) will complete an environmental assessment report concerning the airport expansion project by the end of next year, according to a report released yesterday by TDM.

USJ kicks off public lectures to boost development of social services

The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) kicked off a series of public lectures on “spirituality and religion in social services” yesterday, aiming to provide a platform for local social workers

2019 most serious year for vaccine violations

This year, violations relating to the provision of unapproved vaccines were at their the most serious, the Health Bureau (SSM) has announced. Between January 1 and October 24, the SSM completed

Local LGBT+ group to conduct Macau-wide survey

A local association has commenced a Macau-wide survey to better understand the local LGBT+ community. Rainbow of Macau, the city’s first pro- LGBT+ non-governmental organization, said that the survey, the

Consulate calls for patronage of Irish-owned retailers

The Irish Consulate in Hong Kong and Macau is calling for its compatriots to support Irish-owned businesses in the upcoming festive season as the neighboring city enters its 21st week

Public consultation | Shop owners might not receive replacement units under urban renewal plan

Commercial property owners may not receive replacement units when their existing property is forced to be redeveloped under the government’s future Urban Renewal Plan, according to director of the Labour

Way out of HK turmoil to be found in Greater Bay hinterland, says forum

Officials, scholars and business representatives assembled in Hong Kong at a forum last week to discuss the development of the Greater Bay Area. The participants heard that the development of the

Hengqin’s Novotown to open this December

Hong Kong-based Lai Sun Group announced yesterday that Novotown, an integrated tourism and entertainment hub located at the heart of Hengqin, will officially open on December 6. Novotown features a mix

HK protesters use skin and ink to support movement

Mike Chan’s tattoo needle buzzes gently as he draws a design on his customer’s thigh — a figure wearing a helmet, goggles and mask. Dipping his needle into pots of black,

Hong Kong | Protests flare for 21st weekend amid global unrest

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists demonstrated for the 21st straight weekend as unrest inspired by the movement spread around the globe, from South America to Europe to the Middle East. Police fired

Branson ready for his biggest test yet as space shot beckons

Richard Branson plucks a dried grasshopper from a jar, takes a bite, and pronounces the insect surprisingly tasty before slurping down a vegan yogurt and offering to trial the concoction

Xi uses China’s biggest annual meeting for politics, not economy

China’s economic challenges have proliferated in the almost two years since Xi Jinping last convened a full meeting of the Communist Party. But politics remain at the top of his

Taylor Swift helps Alibaba plug world’s biggest shopping spree

Taylor Swift will headline Alibaba’s Singles’ Day next month in Shanghai, turning her considerable star wattage on the world’s largest annual online shopping spree. By most measures the biggest recording star

US travel industry to Chinese tourists: What trade war?

Washington, D.C., has dangled hotel discounts tied to the Chinese Lunar New Year. Arizona has promoted its outdoor attractions to draw visitors during another popular Chinese holiday. San Francisco has expanded its

South Korea | Gov’t proposes meeting on dormant tour project with North

South Korea yesterday proposed a face-to-face meeting with North Korea on the fate of a long-shuttered joint tourist project at a scenic North Korean mountain, as their relations remain cool

Bangladesh court asks Nobel laureate Yunus to surrender

Bangladesh’s High Court yesterday asked micro-credit pioneer and Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus to surrender to a labor court by Nov. 7 over the firing of three employees by Grameen Communications,

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