Crime | Scammers defraud money exchangers with toilet paper and play money

Two illegal currency exchangers fell victim to a money exchange scam in which the scammers used toilet paper and play money as real banknotes, the Judiciary Police (PJ) reported yesterday. In

MUST president becomes first Macau representative at CAE

The President of the Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST), Liu Liang, has become the first Macau representative at the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE). On November 22, CAE

Violent crime continues to grow, rape surges by 68%

Crimes involving some form of violence have recorded a significant increase in Macau over the past nine months. This comes after the presentation of the criminality report for the first

Government expects a balanced budget in 2020

The Macau government expects that 2020 will be a balanced year in terms of the budget, with cuts to expenditure to compensate for the expected slowdown in revenue. The budget proposal,

DSAL open to health proof requirement for domestic helpers

The Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL) is open to the prospect of requiring non-local workers, in particular domestic helpers, to submit their proof of health. In a reply to lawmaker Lei Chan

CAEAL investigating by-election for law breach

Lawmaker-elect Wang Sai Man is under investigation by the Electoral Affairs Commission for the Legislative Assembly Election (CAEAL) for an alleged violation of the Legislative Assembly Election Law, the president

Consumer prices increase 2.86% in October

The Composite Consumer Price Index for October 2019 increased by 2.86% year-on-year to reach 102.68, according to data released yesterday by the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC). The growth in consumer

President Xi to arrive on December 18, gov’t sources say

Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Macau between December 18 and 20, sources familiar with the matter have revealed to the Times, notwithstanding the unrest in the neighboring special administration

Survey shows gay community face more discrimination, suicidal thoughts

A recent survey shows that discrimination against the LGBT+ community stands at 7.17 points out of 10, with gay people experience higher levels of discrimination compared to persons of other

MUST to host football games sponsored by Wynn

On December 7 and 8, the Wynn Cup Football Challenge will be held at the Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST), featuring incumbent Macau Elite League Champions, the MUST

Retail sales record slight drop in third quarter

The value of retail sales for the third quarter of 2019 decreased by 0.5% year-on-year to 18.06 billion patacas while the sales volume dropped by 0.7%. The sales value for the

Hong Kong | Stocks rally on election calm

Hong Kong stocks climbed after pro-democracy candidates swept the board in district council elections, putting pressure on the city’s government to address issues that have fueled months of protests. The Hang

Hong Kong pro-democracy forces bolstered by landslide election win

Hong Kong residents handed an overwhelming victory to pro-democracy candidates in a vote for local district councils on Sunday, a stunning repudiation of the city’s Beijing-backed government after months of

LVMH to buy Tiffany for $16 billion in largest luxury-goods deal ever

France’s richest man is adding the biggest jewel yet to his collection, as Bernard Arnault clinched a deal to buy Tiffany & Co. for $16.2 billion. If history is any guide,

With HK rebound uncertain, Christie’s advises buying London property

London and Hong Kong, two premier financial hubs, have been stifled by ongoing political tension. But for real estate, the cities face different futures, according to the property arm of

Secret documents reveal how China mass detention camps work

The Chinese government has detained more than a million Uighurs, Kazakhs and other ethnic minorities for what it calls voluntary job training. But a newly revealed classified

Trade | Gov’t sets tougher guidelines to protect patents, copyrights

China issued new, tougher guidelines for protection of patents, copyrights and other intellectual property in a move that may be timed to help along halting

Kim orders N. Korea artillery firing, drawing Seoul rebuke

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered his troops to practice firing artillery near a disputed sea boundary with rival South Korea, Pyongyang’s state media reported

Australia investigates China plot to plant spy in Parliament

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said yesterday that allegations of a Chinese plot to plant an agent into Australia’s Parliament are “deeply disturbing and troubling.”

Canada | Layoffs loom as rail strike hits chemicals, farmers

Workers are receiving lay-off notices and chemical companies face shutdowns as the effects of Canada’s largest rail strike in a decade ripples through the economy.

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