Hong Kong | CY Leung to raise bookseller’s detention with Beijing

Hong Kong’s leader said yesterday he’ll raise concerns with the Chinese government over the case of a bookseller secretly detained for months in the mainland and whose revelations about his

Refugees | UN says 65 million people displaced in 2015, a new record

Imagine the entire population of Britain uprooted: The U.N. refugee agency says just over that number — 65 million people — were displaced worldwide by the end of last year,

Hong Kong bookseller’s revelations deepen rift with Beijing

A Hong Kong bookseller’s revelation of months spent in harrowing detention by mainland Chinese authorities is inflaming tense relations between the semiautonomous city and Beijing, with pro-democracy activists staging protests Friday. Lam Wing-kee’s account

Janet McNab | Sheraton & St. Regis Managing Director: ‘Macau is an easy destination’

Janet McNab took over the position of managing director of Sheraton Grand Macao Hotel and The St. Regis Macao on the Cotai strip eight months ago at a historic time

Sports | Half-hearted China enough to win Volleyball GP in Macau

China’s national team won the “FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix Macau 2016” (WGP). The three-day event, held in the Macau Forum from June 17 to 19, saw the team renew

63km away from the MSAR | Taishan nuclear plant is ‘too far’ from Macau to pose major risk

Even in the event of a very serious nuclear incident (level 7) at the nuclear power plant of Taishan, protective measures such as the evacuation of the city will not

Gaming | DICJ plans to introduce phone betting penalties

Macau’s government plans to introduce penalties for violations in its USD30 billion gaming industry, as it plugs gaps in outdated laws including one banning phone-betting at casinos. Responding to a June 2

Lam contemplated suicide in China detention

A Hong Kong bookseller whose disappearance sparked international concern said yesterday that he was so despondent during his detention by authorities in mainland China that he considered suicide. Lam Wing-kee told The Associated Press

New Macau head deemed suspect in public disorder case

The president of New Macau Association (ANM), Scott Chiang, was brought in by the Public Security Police Force for questioning yesterday, as predicted a day earlier by the group’s leadership.

Senado Notary Office to close | Marreiros says Holy House of Mercy victim of ‘evil act’

The removal of the First Notary Office from the historical Holy House of Mercy building at Senado Square would represent “an evil act, revealing political myopia, an unspeakable act,” Macanese

Irish community hosts Bloomsday celebration

A Bloomsday reception was held at the Macau Military Club last night, where aside from presentations of the latest developments in the Irish community of Macau, the life and works

DSPA announces Green Hotel Awards winners

The 2015 Macau Green Hotel Awards, organized by the Environmental Health Bureau (DSPA), rewarded 23 hotels for their part in raising awareness of the importance of environmental management in the

Britain’s EU vote: British Labour lawmaker dies after shooting attack

A British lawmaker was shot and killed yesterday in a daylight attack in the town she represented, police said. Labour legislator Jo Cox was attacked just before 1 p.m. in Birstall,

Packer to spin off assets including Melco stake

Crown Resorts Ltd. will spin off its international investments, including a USD2 billion stake in Macau casino operator Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd., as controlling shareholder James Packer seeks to shield

‘Anim’Arte Nam Van’ lacks activities, visitors claim

The new “Anim’Arte Nam Van” is described as “a new landmark for leisure, culture and creativity.” However, several locals and tourists interviewed this week claimed that the space could be used

Kirby considering role as marathon ambassador

Robert Kirby, who ran the 89km-­ultramarathon in South Africa last month, is considering a role as a marathon ambassador for the event, drawing participants from Asia. Kirby told the Times that

Arts |Street dancers coming to town next month

Street dancers from the mainland, Hong Kong, Japan and Korea are coming to the city in July to celebrate the third edition of the Macau Street Dance Festival. The festival is

Scott Chiang to be ‘interviewed’ by the police

The organizers of the May 15 protest against the Macau Foundation’s donation to Guangdong’s Jinan University have been asked to cooperate with a police investigation. “Just recently they invited us to

Four heritage sites at risk of collapse, IC admits

There are four heritage sites which are endangered, the head of the Cultural Affairs Bureau Department of Cultural Heritage, Leong Wai Man, admitted during a meeting with journalists yesterday at

Authorities not investigating Taiwan casino scam

Macau authorities told the Times yesterday that they are not investigating an alleged investment scam in Taiwan that swindled victims out of some TWD4.6 billion (MOP1.13 million) under the guise

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