New Macau Association | Scott Chiang re-elected, pledges to focus on key issues

New Macau Association (ANM) yesterday voted to re-elect Scott Chiang as president of the organization, in an afternoon- long session to determine the senior leadership of ANM moving forward. Chiang is

Fortune, friction and decline as casino ‘Chinatown’ matures

No ornate archway marks it. No obvious business district with exotic signs and storefronts sets it apart. But in the quiet neighborhoods around two of the nation’s largest casinos, a

Animal Welfare | Canidrome presented with ultimatum: close or move

In a meeting held yesterday between the director of the Gaming and Inspection Bureau (DICJ) Paulo Martins Chan and representatives of the Canidrome (Yat Yuen) company, it was revealed that

Hong Kong teen leader Joshua Wong guilty in protest trial

A Hong Kong court yesterday found teen protest leader Joshua Wong guilty of taking part in an illegal rally that sparked massive student-led pro-democracy street protests in the southern Chinese city two years

AL Plenary | Wu Zhiliang says mainland China is priority in financial support from FM

The donation of RMB100 million from the Macao Foundation (FM) to Jinan University was one of the biggest highlights of yesterday’s plenary meeting at the Legislative Assembly (AL) in a

BBAM 10th anniversary | Macau, HK to be ‘priority market’ for post-EU Britain

The British Business Association of Macau (BBAM) held a celebratory reception on Wednesday night to commemorate the organization’s 10th anniversary since its establishment in 2006. Among the prestigious guests in

Macau airport expects 6.4 million passengers in 2016

The Macau International Airport Company Limited (CAM) has announced full-year targets of 55,000 flight movements, including 3,105 general aviation aircraft movements, 30,659 tonnes of cargo and 6.4 million passengers, released

Ouster of liberal Chinese magazine publisher marks era’s end

China’s best-known liberal journal has endured, by its publisher’s count, 16 major clashes with authorities since its founding in 1991. It has irritated, and outlasted, two Chinese leaders, he says,

Animal welfare | Abandonment of dogs leading to stray problem in Coloane

A local non-profit organization that seeks to provide temporary solutions to the problem of stray dogs in the city says that uninformed owners who are unwilling to take on the

Escalator project in Rua da Mitra completed

The Land, Public Works and Transport Bureau (DSSOPT) has completed one of its escalator projects that aims to provide a passageway for the public from Rua do Campo to the

Wang Zhimin appointed as the new Liaison Office head

The State Council of the PRC appointed Wang Zhimin to be the new head of the Central Government Liaison Office in Macau, as announced in a statement released by the

Trump formally seals Republican presidential nomination

Donald Trump, a real-estate developer, TV personality, and political novice, was formally nominated as the 2016 Republican presidential candidate yesterday in Cleveland after his campaign and party officials quashed

Human resources | Delays on processing residence requests are creating ‘instability, fear’

In the first half of 2016 there were less requests for residency in the territory from Portuguese citizens, according to data released by the Public Security Police Force (PSP). The number

Transportation | Asia embraces bullet trains as Singapore, Malaysia sign deal

Asia is embracing bullet trains like never before. Singapore and Malaysia signed an agreement yesterday that will bring a high-speed rail link to Kuala Lumpur by 2026. The long-envisioned plan,

Q&A – Darren Clarke Golfer, Venetian Macao Open contestant: ‘Scott Hend is the man to beat’

Northern Ireland’s golfer Darren Clarke will play in the 2016 edition of the Venetian Macao Golf Open, raising the bar of this year’s lineup. The 48-year-old will be one of the

Opposition to public housing project around Taipa Olympic Centre

The government’s plan to build a public housing estate next to Taipa’s Olympic Aquatic Centre was met with significant opposition from different groups in the city, including the Macau Tri-Decade

Bus with Chinese tourists catches fire in Taiwan, killing 26

A tour bus carrying visitors from China burst into flames on a highway near Taiwan’s capital yesterday, killing all 26 people on board, officials said, in the deadliest incident involving Chinese tourism

Environment | Polystyrene ban welcomed, scholar advocates similar measure in Macau

Environmentalists on the American west coast are cheering on a new “extensive” ban on polystyrene, approved unanimously last month by the San Francisco County Board of Supervisors. The ban will

Education | Portuguese summer course attracts nearly 400 participants

The 30th edition of the Portuguese Language Summer Course of the University of Macau commenced yesterday with 388 participants, over a hundred students more than in last year’s edition. This year,

Grand Prix budget remains unchanged at MOP200 million

The 63rd edition of the Macau Grand Prix will receive more  financial support from its title sponsor. In a ceremony held at Macau Tower, it was announced that the total

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