SJM CEO appeals for extension of gaming concessions for ‘at least one year’

The vice-president and chief executive officer of SJM Holdings Ltd, Ambrose So, is calling on the SAR government to consider prolonging the six current gaming concessions for at least one

Gaming | Galaxy cancels IR plans in Yokohama

Galaxy Entertainment Group will no longer participate in developing a proposed integrated resort (IR) in the city of Yokohama, south of Tokyo, in another blow for the Japanese city following

Civil servants should be allowed to nominate candidates: Neto Valente

Jorge Neto Valente, President of the Macau Lawyers Association, said yesterday that civil servants should have the right to nominate candidates at parliamentary elections, although he thinks that their participating

Free legal enquiries to return to Lawyer’s Day this year

This year, the Macau Lawyers’ Association will retain the tradition of offering free legal consultations at Lawyer’s Day, the association announced yesterday at a press conference. The consultation sessions will run

China’s HK, Macau affairs office commends HKSAR civil servants for taking oaths

Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office of the State Council recently commended civil servants in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) who have taken oath or signed declaration, pledging

Gov’t urges Taiwan to help Macau students amid worsening pandemic

The SAR government is seeking assistance from the Taiwan government to help the “several thousand Macau residents studying in Taiwan” amidst the worsening pandemic situation on the island. The government’s plea

Crime | Teenager commits arson to relieve stress

  A 17-year-old male junior secondary school student has been arrested on allegations of committing four counts of arson, confessing to the Judiciary Police (PJ), that he did it to relieve

Briefs | Nanjing-Macau business matching attracts over 90 firms

  The “Nanjing-Macau Business Matching Session” has attracted over 90 enterprises, an increase of 5% compared to the recent business matching session in Hangzhou. The session is part of the five-day

New regulations approved for national symbols

The proposed amendments to Law No. 5/1999 — “The use and protection of the National Flag, Emblem and Anthem” — were almost unanimously approved by the Legislative Assembly (AL) on

Two universities open strategic research centers

The Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST) and the City University of Macau (CityU) yesterday unveiled two research centers to foster academic progress, one in cultural heritage preservation and

Parliamentary committee concludes discussion on hotel draft law

The parliamentary committee considering the bill governing hotel operations and related affairs has concluded its discussion, meaning that the bill will be discussed and voted upon at the plenary, Chan

China Daily | One Apple Daily keeps your IQ away

  Tuesday saw Apple Daily in Taiwan suspending its print edition. It’s such a relief to see a major source of rumors and brazen lies finally disappear. During the riots that ravaged

Hong Kong | Lam defends freezing of Lai’s assets as safety measure

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam yesterday defended the freezing of pro-democracy publisher Jimmy Lai’s assets as a necessary move under the city’s new national security law to protect the safety

Hong Kong | New bishop wants differing views respected

Hong Kong’s incoming Roman Catholic bishop Stephen Chow called for respect for different views as he prepares to lead a diocese that has been polarized by the city’s deteriorating political

Diplomacy | Mexican president apologizes for 1911 massacre of Chinese

Mexico’s president presented an apology for a 1911 massacre in which over 300 Chinese people were slaughtered by revolutionary troops in the northern city of Torreón. The apology is the latest

Belt & Road | China-built Colombo Port City commission needs public assent: Court

Sri Lanka’s top court has decided that some provisions of legislation to set up a powerful economic commission in a Chinese-built port city violate the constitution and require approval by

This day in history | 2004 Angry dads hit Blair with purple flour

Protesters have hurled condoms full of purple flour at British Prime Minister Tony Blair as he addressed MPs in the House of Commons, prompting an urgent review of security. The PM

Russia | Northernmost base projects its power across Arctic

During the Cold War, Russia’s Nagurskoye airbase was little more than a runway, a weather station and a communications outpost in the Franz Josef Land archipelago. It was a remote and

Singapore broker up 552% in a year, eyes China for more gains

iFast Corp., an online brokerage that’s been Singapore’s best-performing stock over the past year, is betting on China and a retail-trading frenzy to help it grow assets by more than

The Art of Giving | It’s just a divorce

Melinda and Bill Gates, two of the world’s most powerful philanthropist couples who have reshaped philanthropy over two decades, recently announced that they were ending their relationship. It would be just

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