Chinese Premier Li guarantees Macau customs autonomy

The central government said it intends to preserve the separate customs territories and free ports of Macau and Hong Kong so as to allow the two Special

Mainland academic proposes Taiwan’s participation in GBA

A mainland researcher has encouraged Taiwan to join the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area (GBA) plan, so that Taiwan may also benefit from the GBA’s development.

Forum | Cape Verde retains EU tax haven listing

The European Union added ten countries and territories to its blacklist of tax havens, including the United Arab Emirates, with Cape Verde remaining on the “grey

Hong Kong | HKD5.3m in annual wages for two GBA commissioners

Following the promulgation of the Outline Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area (GBA), the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau of Hong Kong has proposed

HK peg defense activated as weakness persists

Hong Kong’s de facto central bank intervened to defend the local currency’s peg against the dollar for the second time in days. The Hong Kong

Macau youth visit Brazil to promote entrepreneurship

A delegation of representatives of youth associations, five higher education institutions and various youth entrepreneurs from Macau visited two cities in Brazil, according to the government’s Economic Bureau.

Briefs | Ella Lei proposes AL debate on illegal work

Lawmaker Ella Lei has proposed a motion for a Legislative Assembly (AL) debate on the issue of illegal work. Her motion follows an incident last week when an

Alexis Tam cautious on the use of health coupons in Zhuhai

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Alexis Tam has expressed concern over the use of Macau’s healthcare coupons in Zhuhai, saying that the measure must be carefully

Hong Kong | Property may have bottomed as builder lifts prices

Hong Kong property prices are bouncing back. Henderson Land Development Co. raised the average price for a new batch of apartments at The Vantage in

Forum | Portuguese environmental experience arrives at MIECF

The 2019 edition of the Macau International Environmental Cooperation Forum (MIECF) will benefit from Portuguese experience in environmental and green taxation, gathered during an exchange visit from

EU to fund Mozambique development

Four financing agreements for Mozambique to promote trade, biodiversity, agro- business and transport were signed in Maputo last week, according to the European Union delegation in Mozambique.

Hong Kong | Researchers discover over 7,000 new marine species

Over 7,000 new microbial species in the oceans were discovered by researchers from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), which made the results public

Macau | Si Ka Lon proposes Zhuhai’s Ladrones Islands could house Chinese naval base

During the 13th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) in Beijing, lawmaker Si Ka Lon proposed that Macau and Zhuhai should cooperate in developing the Ladrones Islands,

Putting Cape Verde on the map

Visitor numbers to Cape Verde are continuing to grow year-on- year but there are fears that the focus on all-inclusive hotels restricts the development of local restaurants,

Hong Kong Central bank steps in to defend peg for first time since August

Hong Kong’s de facto central bank bought the local dollar for the first time since August after the city’s exchange rate fell to the weak

EU, Brexit of interest to China as it seeks to bolster Greater Bay project

Chinese researchers are watching the U.K.’s impending exit from the European Union to see what kind of arrangements are put into place to allow regions with separate

Zhuhai to pay for and build SSM’s Hengqin health center

The Zhuhai government will fund and build a health center for the Macau Health Bureau (SSM) in Hengqin, according to SSM deputy director Cheang Seng Ip.

Macau ignored for high-speed train plan, say CPPCC members

Three Macau members of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference submitted a joint proposal at the 13th CPPCC in Beijing, calling on China to include Macau

Angola nurtures ‘new alliances’ but preserves ties with China

Angola, under the leadership of President João Lourenço, has been forging “new alliances,” notably with Japan, but continues to prioritize ties with China and the Portuguese-speaking countries,

Mak Mak to visit Portugal next week

The Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) will organize an “Experience Macau – Portugal” mega promotion next week during Lisbon Travel Market (BTL) 2019, at which Macau

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