Local gov’t hits back at US Congress report on stifling democracy

An independent agency of the U.S. government has condemned the actions of the Macau government in the last year in what it describes as a stifling

Briefs | Asset evaluation main focus for subsidized housing applicants

Residents participating in the first subsidized housing explanation session focused their feedback in the valuation of assets criteria. Some were concerned about the valuation of real estate owned

Wuhan visitor in hospital isolation after pneumonia test

A mainland woman from Wuhan is still receiving isolated medical treatment at the public hospital, according to a statement released by the Health Bureau (SSM). As

Higher education | UM plans to admit 1,500 local students in 2020

The University of Macau (UM) plans to accept 1,500 local students this year, according to Song Yonghua, rector of UM. Yesterday, during the UM’s Open

Over 6.3 million lai see recycled in three years

In the past three years, the Environmental Protection Bureau (DSPA) recycled a total of 6.37 million lai see (red packets), used to hold small amounts of

Higher earners prove more active on social media

Macau residents with higher incomes are more inclined than those on lower incomes to publicize their personal activities on social media, the Macau Media Research

Alan Ho to appeal eight-year sentence

Alan Ho, the nephew of gaming tycoon Stanley Ho, is appealing an eight-year prison sentence handed down by Macau’s second court. The defendant’s lawyers said that they

Wynn announces ‘winter bonus’ for employees

Wynn Macau, Limited announced that a “Winter Bonus” equivalent to one month’s gross salary, will be paid to all eligible Wynn Macau and Wynn Palace staff

City Fringe Festival | Softly-softly: Macau still learning to love contemporary dance

The 19th Macao City Fringe Festival commenced on Friday at Mount Fortress with an opening ceremony and contemporary dance performances. Local and international performers took

Macau designers encouraged to submit entries to Shenzhen design award

Designers from Macau were encouraged to submit entries to the Shenzhen Global Design Award at an introductory forum held by the Macau Design Centre. In

Briefs | Macau Heliport conducted ‘bomb threat’ drill

The Macau Heliport conducted a security drill simulating a bomb threat. Authorities said the drill was conducted in a smooth manner and all procedures were in place. According

Hong Kong Property scion says social housing a top priority

Adam Kwok, the young executive with the keys to Hong Kong’s largest property empire, sees tackling the city’s housing crisis as a top priority. Kwok’s family

HK group cuts rents as protests slam retail, tourism

Hong Kong-based real-estate and aviation group Swire Pacific Ltd. has been cutting some rents in the city, where months of violent protests choked off business for retailers and

HK peg architect slams ‘naive’ BoE report

The Bank of England should apologize for a report which warned of risks resulting from fund outflows in the wake of Hong Kong’s protests, according to

HK’s first digital bank offers 6% rate that dwarfs HSBC’s

The first of Hong Kong’s new generation of digital banks has announced its arrival with a 6% introductory rate for deposits. ZA Bank Ltd.,

HSBC kicks off sale process for French retail business

HSBC Holdings Plc has kicked off the sale of its French retail operations, part of a push by interim Chief Executive Officer Noel Quinn to cut

Taiwan’s leader reelected as voters back tough China stance

Tsai Ing-wen was reelected as Taiwan’s president by a landslide Saturday in a victory that signaled strong support for her tough stance against China among voters determined to defend their

Mainland democracy activists cheered by election results

Chinese pro-democracy activists who traveled to Taiwan to observe the island’s presidential election said yesterday that the reelection of independence-leaning President Tsai Ing-wen gave them cause for hope despite Beijing’s

Beijing says world should stick to ‘One China’ principle

China said Sunday that the world should abide by the idea that there is only one China, ruled by the Communist Party, after Taiwan reelected its democratic leader. “We hope and

Analysis | Taiwan vote signals growing divide with China

  The landslide reelection of Taiwan’s leader underscores the population’s embrace of an identity distinct from China — a shift that the communist leaders of China refuse to accept. It’s a contradiction

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