Several events mark region’s 17th anniversary today

The government organized a series of events to mark the 17th anniversary of the establishment of the Macau Special Administrative Region (MSAR). Highlights of the celebrations

Drone seizure latest sign of tougher times between US, China

China’s seizure of an American underwater drone is the latest sign that the Pacific Ocean’s dominant power and its rising Asian challenger are headed for more

AL Plenary | Lawmakers pass controversial electoral amendments

The Legislative Assembly (AL) gathered on Friday to revise and vote on legislation concerning electoral law. The changes put into effect through this vote will affect next

Indonesian military transport plane crashes in Papua; 13 dead 

An Indonesian military transport plane crashed in bad weather yesterday in the country’s easternmost province of Papua, killing all 13 people on board, officials said. The Hercules C-130

Migrant associations continue to call for rights protection

Migrante-Macau and the Indonesian Migrant Workers Union celebrated International Migrants Day yesterday – continuing with their call for the protection of rights of domestic workers in

Christmas market with a Portuguese flavor

The Christmas market at Albergue SCM kicked off on Saturday, featuring 30 booths that offered Portuguese gourmet products, festive snacks and hand- made children’s toys. Co-organized

Tianjin cancels flights in 2nd day of smog alert 

A smog-shrouded Chinese city canceled airline flights yesterday due to poor visibility and parents took children to hospitals on the second day of a pollution alert across the country’s

AL Plenary | Drug dealers and users to face heavier punishments

An amendment to Macau’s prohibition of illicit production, trafficking and consumption of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances was passed yesterday.  The new laws increase the minimum

MGM Cotai’s exterior façade nears completion

MGM Cotai’s construction is at a new stage as the exterior façade approaches final completion. Hunter Clayton, executive vice president of MGM Resorts Development, reveals that

Crown seeks up to USD686m selling Melco stock in Macau exit

Billionaire James Packer is moving quickly to offer part of Crown Resorts Ltd.’s remaining stake in its Macau casino venture to institutional investors, after scrapping plans for a

Gaming | Japan approves ‘integrated resorts’ law

Gaming operators got the green light they’ve been waiting for after Japan’s parliament approved yesterday an “integrated resorts” law that is a first step toward allowing casino gambling.

Taiwan | Weekends at last: workers to get 2 days off a week

Since Taiwan industrialized in the 1960s, its workers have strived to do whatever their employers asked, including putting in free overtime, out of fear of being

Japan moves to allow casino gambling at integrated resorts

Japan’s parliament is about to approve a law on “integrated resorts” that is the first major hurdle in allowing casinos to set up shop in the wealthy

MSAR, US sign agreement to avoid fiscal evasion

The local government and the United States of America (U.S.) yesterday signed an inter-governmental agreement (IGA) which aims at facilitating compliance with the U.S. Foreign Account Tax

Ho denies outsourcing contracts to appointed parties

Former Prosecutor General Ho Chio Meng denied his involvement in the opening of ten shelf companies with his brothers and a few other relatives, as well as in the

IFFAM – Ivo Ferreira | Latest film to breath life into iconic Macau Floating Casino

Macau-based, Portuguese film director Ivo Ferreira is planning a new film shot entirely in Macau, called “Empire Hotel”. The film, which will commence shooting in February, tells

War of Words | Beijing warns Trump ignoring one-China policy could hurt peace

Any change in U.S. policy favoring formal recognition of Taiwan will “seriously” damage peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait and undermine relations between Beijing and Washington, a Chinese

IFFAM | Jury announces winners, festival closes

The six-day International Film Festival & Awards – Macau (IFFAM) came to a close last night with the five-member international jury announcing the 10 awards bestowed on

Ballon d’Or: Ronaldo voted best in the world for 4th time

After giving a European Championship title to Portugal and another Champions League trophy to Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo ends 2016 with something just for himself — his fourth world

Decorations | Cheong U awarded with ‘Golden Lotus’

The decorations, medals and certificates of merit for 2016 were announced yesterday. Thirty-six individuals and organizations were awarded. Former Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture,

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