Chui calls on civil servants to lend support to next gov’t

Chief Executive Chui Sai On has called on Macau’s civil servants to provide the incoming administration with their full support and to present new ideas and contributions for the development

Briefs | Casino dealer caught misappropriating gambling chips

A casino dealer was arrested after she defrauded her employer with the help of a gambler, the Judiciary Police (PJ) reported last Friday. The 39-year-old female croupier was working for

Former IPIM director reinstated as senior technician

The former director of the Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM), Glória Batalha Ung, has been reinstated in her professional duties after a period of imposed restriction due to

Setback for diversification as casino influence grows

Gaming and junket activities accounted for over half of Macau’s industrial structure last year, in yet another setback in the city’s goal of building a diversified economy less reliant on

Economy thought to have shrunk 5.2% this year, EIU says

Macau’s economy will contract at a rate of 5.2% in 2019, according to the latest forecast from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), a significant drop from the prediction of a

Database for underground pipes, cables to be improved

A database on the arrangement and condition of underground pipes and cables will continue to be improved in future, pledged Macau’s Cartography and Cadastre Bureau. In 2017, the bureau began compiling

Environment | Men carrying reusable bags look comical, accuses columnist

The sight of a strong, masculine man carrying a reusable shopping bag with takeaway food looks comical, a local writer wrote in his newspaper column. The comment stirred up a whirlpool

Police disrupt Outer Harbor currency exchange operation

The Judiciary Police (PJ) has arrested three suspects for carrying out illegal currency exchange activities in casinos. The arrests were made during a nighttime operation conducted by the force on December

Youth workshop held to instill respect for heritage

  The Judiciary Police (PJ) and the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) have collaborated on a one-day workshop to educate young people on the conservation of World Heritage architecture. The workshop was conducted

Macau planetary lab to boost China’s deep space exploration

Macau’s first space exploration satellite has been named Macao Science 1, Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Alexis Tam announced yesterday at the opening ceremony of an aerospace exhibition in

Gov’t concludes Art Macao coverage was satisfactory

The Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) has concluded that the media coverage of the Art Macao event held earlier this year was satisfactory in both traditional media and social media.

Briefs | Guangdong to raise allowances for unsupported children

Guangdong Province will improve basic services and social protection for de facto unsupported children by raising their cost of living allowances. According to the provincial department of civil affairs, de

Mainland water has powered Macau’s development

For those who still remember what it was like to suffer from water shortages, like 80-year-old Macau resident Lee Zan Dok, fresh and clean water is seen as the lifeline

Hong Kong | Police overtime bill nears 1 billion HK dollars

Hong Kong police officers have racked up nearly 1 billion Hong Kong dollars in overtime wages and other allowances as they work long hours to handle unprecedented pro-democracy protests in

Five arrested after man’s death during protest

Hong Kong police arrested three men and two women on Friday in connection with the death of an elderly man during a protest in Sheung Shui on Nov. 13, according

How US-China limited trade deal achieved a little but left out a lot

The limited trade deal that the Trump administration and Beijing announced Friday means Americans will avoid a holiday tax increase on imported toys, clothing and smartphones.

Analysis | Christmas comes early for markets as key risks get taken out

It started last Friday, with a blowout U.S. jobs report that beat all expectations. Then in quick succession late Thursday investors got news that the guns

Briefs | Gangs spreading rumors to exploit pork crisis

Chinese criminal gangs are spreading rumors about the African swine fever to scare farmers into selling pigs for cheaper, according to magazine China Comment. The healthy animals are

AP Exclusive | Beijing reins in Xinjiang after detention camp leaks

The Xinjiang regional government in China’s far west is deleting data, destroying documents, tightening controls on information and has held high-level meetings in response to leaks

New Zealand | Toxic air, gases hamper search for last two volcano victims

A second land search of New Zealand’s volcanic White Island yesterday failed to locate the bodies of the last two victims of an eruption that has

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