Magnitude 3.5 earthquake recorded near Zhuhai

Early yesterday, a magnitude 3.5 earthquake was recorded by geophysical authorities in the Greater Bay Area. The epicenter was located 12 kilometers underground and 30 kilometers off

Government | Two police force bills to enter legislature

The Security Secretariat has completed the amendment of two bills related to human resources in the city’s various security departments, according to the Office of the

Briefs | Fire alarm at St. Regis results in evacuation of 70 people

A fire alarm at the St. Regis hotel last week resulted in the evacuation of 70 people, the Fire Services Bureau (HB) reported. According to the HB, a

Arts | Fringe Festival to hold additional performances

The 19th Macao City Fringe Festival will hold additional performances of Binaural Dinner Date and Property Guide at Lou Kau Mansion on January 10 and January 15 due to popular

Health warning raised to ‘serious’ in face of Wuhan scare

The government last night elevated the health threat of a mysterious pneumonia illness, following further reports of possible contamination in nearby regions. The health threat

Traffic accident on Amizade Bridge kills one

A car crash on the Amizade Bridge yesterday involving a seven-seater and an open-roof truck has killed a foreign worker. Early investigation by the police

Collision results in two burned tourism buses

A huge fire broke out on the Amizade Bridge on Friday morning after two tourism buses crashed. The 10 a.m. incident occurred when a small tourism

Secretary Lei Wai Nong ‘cautiously optimistic’ about Macau’s economy

Last year’s 3.4% contraction in gross gaming revenue should not be overstated, according to Macau’s Secretary for Economy and Finance, Lei Wai Nong, who stressed that

Federation of Trade Unions calls for retention of croupier privileges

The Macao Federation of Trade Unions (FAOM) has called on the new government led by Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng to retain a policy barring

China names new HK liaison head

China replaced its top liaison official for Hong Kong, signaling Beijing’s growing frustration with pro-democracy protests that have dragged on for months. Luo Huining will take

Hong Kong | Retail sales weaken again as tourism plunges

Hong Kong’s retail sales posted another double-digit decline in November as visitor arrivals to the financial center plunged. Retail sales by value retreated 23.6% in the

Hong Kong | HKD surges to strongest since 2017 as shorts unwind

The Hong Kong dollar advanced to its strongest level since April 2017, as traders unwound short positions on expectations that borrowing costs will rise amid seasonal demand

Gaming – United States | All bets are on? Virginia weighs legalizing casinos

Casinos could be coming soon to Virginia, but a brawl over just how many, where they would go, and who would run them is on

Gaming – Japan | Ex-minister denies receiving China money in alleged bribery case

Japan’s former defense minister Takeshi Iwaya has denied receiving money from a Chinese company involved in a casino bribery scandal. Iwaya, a ruling Liberal Democratic

Qinghai betting on winter sports for tourism buzz

As winter arrives on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, the extreme cold doesn’t seem to bother winter sports lovers heading to the mountains in northwest China’s Qinghai province for skiing and other

Taiwan defense officials meet after crash kills top officer

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen convened a meeting of top defense officials and urged them Friday to be on a lookout for military developments concerning China following a helicopter crash that

Australia | Prime Minister defends response as weather brings respite in fires

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison defended his leadership and his government’s record on climate change yesterday as milder temperatures brought hope of a respite from wildfires that have ravaged three

Australia | Half a billion animals potentially killed in wildfires

Close to half a billion animals in Australia’s New South Wales state may have been killed in wildfires since September - and the number could climb. Research, led by the University

Japan to tighten immigration procedures after Ghosn’s escape

Japan said it would tighten immigration procedures in the wake of Carlos Ghosn’s dramatic escape from the country after skipping bail, and ordered an investigation on how the former Nissan

Rockets fired after day of mourning for slain Iranian leader

Thousands took to the streets of Baghdad for the funeral procession of Iran’s top general Saturday after he was killed in a U.S. airstrike, as the region braced for the

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