Xi Jinping expected to unveil plans to make financial hub out of Macau

During his visit to Macau next week, Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to announce a raft of new policies aimed at diversifying the local economy. Among

Teenagers spend December in rehearsals ahead of handover ceremony

School’s out earlier than usual this December for some local teenagers, who have been asked to step away from the classroom for a large part of

Legislative Assembly | In rare move, Sulu Sou submits own surveillance tech bill

Lawmaker Sulu Sou has submitted a bill to the Legislative Assembly that would restrict the government’s use of particular surveillance technologies. Announced yesterday, the proposed legislation

The new government | Women in ExCo not an indicator of gender equality trends, says scholar

Incoming Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng this week announced the composition of his advisory board, the Executive Council (ExCo), which is entirely devoid of female

Zhuhai | Macau’s neighbor aspires to be a model for education

The neighboring city of Zhuhai aims to be an example and a role model in the fields of education and training for the entire Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater

News of the World | Sold to China as a bride, she came home on brink of death

Sold by her family as a bride to a Chinese trafficker, Samiya David spent only two months in China. When she returned to Pakistan, the once robust woman

Three veterans of Executive Council to remain in next government

Macau’s incoming Chief Executive, Ho Iat Seng, has completed the procedures for the formation of the Executive Council for the fifth-term government, according to a statement

High-ranking officials to remain in senior public roles

Several high-ranking government officials due to step down from their current posts will remain in important positions, according to a report by TDM. Secretary

Mainland’s Education Through Labor not applicable in Macau

Last month, at the Legislative Assembly, lawmaker Lei Chan U proposed that Macau should implement mainland China’s Education Through Labor (ETL) approach. ETL is

Xinhua perspective | Meet Macau’s confident, happy millennial generation

Choi Hio Lam was born in Macau near the turn of the millennium. Like most millennials the world over, Choi grew up in an increasingly

Fringe Festival returns across 27 city venues

The 19th Macao City Fringe Festival will be held early next year, with the largest number of venues in its history. The festival will take

Give me Liberty wins best film at IFFAM

American film Give Me Liberty won Best Film in the international competition category of the 4th International Film Festival Awards - Macau, topping the nine other films

LRT fares set between 6 and 10 patacas per trip

The six-pataca Macau Light Rapid Transit (LRT) fare previously reported by the Times was confirmed yesterday by the Secretary for Transport and Public Works Raimundo Arrais

HK journalist held at border prior to Pereira Coutinho interview

A Hong Kong journalist was held by immigration authorities for nearly three hours yesterday while attempting to enter the Macau special administrative region. Phila Siu,

Macau casinos face biggest threat to growth in five years

Two decades after Macau returned to Chinese rule, a shift that catalyzed its emergence as the world’s biggest gambling hub, casinos are facing serious obstacles to

Q&A | Carina Lau: ‘The rise of Chinese cinema has left Hong Kong behind’

One of the Talent Ambassadors of this year’s International Film Festival & Awards - Macao (IFFAM), Carina Lau demonstrated a bold friendliness during her interview

Q&A | Juliette Binoche: ‘Censorship cannot deny inner truth, love or freedom’

Talent ambassador of the 2019 International Film Festival & Awards Macao (IFFAM) Juliette Binoche has told the press to “move on” regarding the public censure of Harvey

Alexis Tam, first of outgoing secretaries to return to gov’t

Alexis Tam will serve Macau in another government role once he steps down as Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture later this month. According

Third Standing Committee of the AL | Migrant workers claim meeting cut short for lack of translators

The Third Standing Committee of the Legislative Assembly (AL) unexpectedly cut short a planned two-hour meeting with representatives of the city’s domestic helpers due to a translator’s

Q&A | Li Shaohong: A reflection of life across the border

For at least one brief moment in this city’s recent history, Macau offered something entirely unique and perhaps irreplaceable: it was a mirror reflecting the lives

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