Macau chose riches over democracy, unlike HK

Macau has long provided Chinese leaders with a glimmering showcase for the virtues of obeying Beijing. President Xi Jinping is expected to use his visit this

Arrival in ‘beautiful’ Macau | Xi Jinping pledges to engage with all peoples

Chinese President Xi Jinping has kicked off a three-day visit to Macau by describing the special administrative region as “beautiful” and pledging to engage with people

Briefs | Lawmaker urges government to protect biodiversity

Lawmaker Lei Chan U is calling on the local government to study the biodiversity of Macau’s animals and plants. In his interpellation to the government, Lei asked whether

More Hong Kong activists, journalists denied entry to Macau

Journalists from more than five media outlets outside of Macau, including journalists from pro-establishment publications, have been refused entry to the territory. Yesterday, five

Melco Star Macao – Youth Talent Competition Melco promotes Chinese culture and sense of national pride in young people

This month, the city’s calendar is filled with events celebrating the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the People’s Republic of China and the 20th anniversary of

Education | Costa Nunes sexual abuse case closed

A staff member of D. José da Costa Nunes in Macau, who was under investigation for alleged sexual abuse of children, has been cleared of all charges, TDM

Housing policies concern new ExCo members

The youngest member of the new Executive Council (ExCo) Chao Weng Hou is proposing that the local government prepare housing policies specifically for younger people.

National education | University of Macau to require all students to learn Basic Law

The University of Macau will add classes on the National Constitution and the Basic Law to the curriculum of the general education course this academic year. The

Xinhua perspective | Macau residents embrace convenient life in Greater Bay Area

Chan Chi Fai, a staff member with the General Union of Macau Residents Associations (GUMRA), moved his office in November to Hengqin New Area in

UM inaugurates Hengqin branch of State Key Labs

The University of Macau (UM) has inaugurated the Hengqin branch of its State Key Laboratories, signing an agreement on the establishment of the Hengqin Intelligent Computing

Hong Kong disputes BOE estimate of $5 billion fund outflows

Hong Kong’s de-facto central bank disputed the Bank of England’s assessment that about $5 billion has been pulled from investment funds in the Asian financial hub.

HK cancels New Year’s Eve fireworks over protest concerns

Hong Kong has canceled its traditional New Year’s Eve fireworks show over security concerns, the latest popular event to be scrapped in the Asian financial hub amid ongoing

Hottest job in Argentina Helping the 1% hide their cash abroad

Franco Reinson has never been busier, fielding calls and holding meetings in his office in downtown Buenos Aires. The wealth adviser can thank President Alberto

Military | China commissions first home-built aircraft carrier

President Xi Jinping attended the commissioning of China’s first entirely home-built aircraft carrier, underscoring the country’s rise as a regional naval power at a time of tensions with the U.S.

University of Kansas will close Confucius Institute

The University of Kansas plans to close its Confucius Institute in January, in part because federal funding for universities that host the China-linked facilities has been reduced. An email distributed earlier

Taipei allows expats back into bike-sharing program after uproar

The first time Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je heard foreign residents were to be excluded from Taipei’s much-loved bike-rental scheme was in the middle of an interview this week. He turned his wrath

Football & Politics | Toure against Ozil’s public rebuke of China’s crackdown

Arsenal forward Mesut Ozil should not have spoken out to denounce human rights in China, former Barcelona and Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure said yesterday , fresh from a brief

US opposes lifting key sanctions against North Korea

The United States said yesterday that it opposes a draft resolution proposed by China and Russia that would terminate U.N. sanctions on key North Korean exports, calling the measure

Pakistan | Ex-dictator Musharraf is first army general to get death penalty

A Pakistani special court sentenced former military dictator and president Pervez Musharraf to death in absentia, ending a six-year long high treason case against him and delivering a historic verdict

Analysis | Coal in the stocking? Brexit still menaces key UK industries

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decisive victory in last week’s general election provided little comfort to Britain’s once world-beating financial services industry, which has been battered by Brexit for more than

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