Editorial | Deafening silence

Over 2.9 million people of Hong Kong cast their vote in Sunday’s district council elections, the highest turnout ever in the sister SAR’s history – in any poll. And some

Crime | Online dating syndicate busted, 22 arrested

A criminal organization that sought to scam people through online communication websites and mobile applications has finally been exposed in a joint operation between Macau, Hong Kong, Singaporean and Malaysian

What is the ‘Macau Scam’?

We are calling from the police station. We have intelligence showing that you are a suspect in a case. Failure to respond to it may obstruct your freedom of travel.

Orient Foundation awards local journalists

  The Orient Foundation has given three Portuguese journalists awards for their work, published by the SAR’s media outlets. TDM reporter Sandra Azevedo won the foundation’s 2019 Report Award for her work

Briefs | Taxi hailing app reportedly launched

A mainland taxi-hailing app has reportedly launched in Macau. The company behind the app is Shouqi Limousine & Chauffeur. On November 26, the company made an announcement on its official

Gaming | Las Vegas: Wynn Resorts settles with pension funds over sex allegations

Wynn Resorts agreed Wednesday to accept $41 million from former CEO and chairman Steve Wynn and insurance carriers as part of a settlement stemming from shareholder lawsuits accusing company directors

Gaming Service Index | Washroom environment rating continues to drop

  The overall state of washroom environments in local casinos recorded another year of decline in 2019, following a similar drop last year. Nevertheless, in broad terms the service performance of

Local esports players still working to promote the game

Macau-based Grow uP eSports Association is assisting the International Esport Federation in running local qualifier events used to select players for the highest levels of esports competition worldwide. Currently, the international

Confidence high that HK dollar will stay in currency peg

Hong Kong’s de facto central bank said that confidence in the city’s three-decade-old currency peg to the U.S. dollar - the bedrock of its status as a financial hub -

No price tag yet for Zone A public housing units

The Housing Bureau (IH) has built a total of 3,011 housing units in Zone A – nearly 1,000 fewer than what Chief Executive Chui Sai On had promised in his

Gov’t exempted from income tax on mainland investments

The local government will be exempted from income tax when investing in the mainland, once a new protocol to avoid double taxation comes into effect. The Fourth Protocol to the Arrangement

Furious, China summons US ambassador over HK bills

China reacted furiously yesterday to President Donald Trump’s signing of bills on Hong Kong human rights, summoning the U.S. ambassador to strongly protest and warning the move would undermine cooperation

Former Hong Kong leader says protests won’t force China’s hand

Hong Kong’s controversial former leader said it was “senseless” to think mass protests could force Beijing’s hand, amid months of increasingly violent rallies against China’s grip on the city. “It’s extremely

ECB review may reset inflation aim to 2% but struggle to do more

European Central Bank policy makers expect to tweak their inflation target in an upcoming review of their strategy but will struggle to go much further than that, according to officials

MGM-sponsored center for disabled opens to the public

The Macau Assistive Technology Resources Center, a facility that features the display of barrier-free homes and promotional materials for auxiliary tools, sponsored by MGM, has been launched. Run by the General

Galaxy unveils menu inspired by Chinese medicine

Galaxy Macau’s “FUNtastic Winter Wishes Come True” campaign has unveiled a menu themed “Fuel Up for Success,” inspired by the long history of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). According to the gaming

China’s crackdown on cryptocurrencies claims first victims

China’s latest crypto-crackdown is already claiming its first casualties. At least five local exchanges have halted operations or announced they will no longer serve domestic users this month, after regulators issued

Taiwan | Panasonic leaves semiconductor business with Taiwan sale

Japanese electronics manufacturer Panasonic Corp. is abandoning the semiconductor business with the sale of its last business in that sector to a Taiwanese company. Panasonic said yesterday it was transferring the

Hong Konger complains to UK about China TV forced confession

A former British Consulate employee in Hong Kong who says he was detained and tortured by Chinese police for information on protesters complained to U.K. regulators that China’s state TV

Korea | South says North has fired two short-range projectiles

North Korea yesterday fired two short-range projectiles, likely from a “super-large” multiple rocket launcher, South Korea’s military said, adding to tensions three days after the North said

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