The new government | Ho Iat Seng hints at difficulties in selecting unexpected secretary duo

  The Chief Executive elect, Ho Iat Seng, indicated that it was difficult for him to make the decisions to appoint Lei Wai Nong as the Secretary for Economy and Finance

Lionel Leong offers advice to successor: put the people first

Outgoing Secretary for Economy and Finance Lionel Leong said yesterday that if his successor puts the needs of the people first then “everything will be on the right track.” “I have

Ambrose So uncertain what new economy chief means for gaming

The Chief Executive Officer of SJM Holdings said yesterday that it was too early to tell what the Sunday appointment of Lei Wai Nong as Secretary for Economy and Finance-designate

Hotel sector employees grow 4%, average earnings trail

The number of people employed in the hotel sector grew by 4% year-on-year during the third quarter of 2019 to reach 60,600 persons, according to the latest survey on manpower

Bobo’s specimen to be displayed by second quarter of 2020

The Macao Animal Specimen Exhibition Hall is in the process of concluding its interior decorations project and is slated to open next year, featuring the specimen of Bobo the black

Int’l film festival to close with Hong Kong film

The 4th International Film Festival & Awards Macau - slated to commence in two days – has announced that it will close the festival with Hong Kong film, I’m Livin It. The

Customs officer caught drunk driving

  A 50-year-old male officer of the Macao Customs was caught drunk driving during his off-duty period. On December 1, the Public Security Police Force caught the officer during a regular

Police applaud cross-border crime collaboration

Yesterday, the Judiciary Police (PJ) applauded the cross- border communication mechanism following the closing of two cases thanks to the help of law enforcement bodies on the mainland. One of the

Courts | Alan Ho to get eight years over prostitution ring

Alan Ho, nephew of casino tycoon Stanley Ho and former executive director of the Hotel Lisboa, had his sentence extended by the Court of Second Instance to eight years’ imprisonment,

Briefs | Three remain missing in Guangzhou ground collapse accident

  Three people who were trapped in a sudden ground collapse accident in Guangzhou remain missing, according to local authorities. The cave-in occurred on Sunday at a construction site of the

Chinese yuan planned to flow freely in GBA by 2022

  The Chinese yuan is planned to flow freely in the entire Greater Bay Area by 2022, according to Carol Lao, deputy director of the financial department of the Monetary Authority

Macau-Zhuhai joint fireworks show promises tech innovation

The Macau SAR government and the Zhuhai Municipal People’s Government will stage their first joint fireworks show together above the sea area in front of Macau Tower and Zhuhai Hengqin

HK awaits ‘enormous’ retail hit as chaos cripples economy

Hong Kong is counting the economic cost of almost six months of political unrest, with the city expected to post its first budget deficit since the early 2000s. Financial Secretary Paul

Hong Kong Airlines given one week to save its license

  Hong Kong Airlines Ltd., the city’s only other competitor to Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd., is fighting for survival just as the busy Christmas season approaches. The Air Transport Licensing Authority told

Tourists ruined Venice. Now floods are making it uninhabitable

Two weeks after high tides and fierce winds produced the worst flooding in Venice in more than half a century, sirens sound about 6:30 a.m. to warn the fragile lagoon

Melco to host in-house nursery to support working parents

Melco Resorts & Entertainment announced that it will have an in-house nursery at one of its properties to support the company’s working parent employees – the first of its kind

Sands China launches pop-up store for disadvantaged groups

Sands China launched its Macao Creative Pop-Up Store – a platform for local non-governmental organizations and designers to display and sell their arts and craft products to guests and visitors at

Beijing to suspend US Navy visits to Hong Kong over new law

China said yesterday it will suspend U.S. military ship and aircraft visits to Hong Kong and sanction several American pro-democracy and human rights groups in retaliation for the signing into

China, Russia launch massive joint gas pipeline

China and Russia launched yesterday a gas pipeline that is more than 6,000 kilometers long, an outcome of their long-planned energy partnership. As its relationships with Europe and the United States

China plans new coal plants, trims support for clean energy

As world leaders gather in Spain to discuss how to slow the warming of the planet, a spotlight falls on China — the top emitter of greenhouse gases. China burns about

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