Rio Olympics | Chinese swimmer breaks taboo about ‘that time of the month’

Who knew a simple statement about “that time of the month” could cause such a stir? A Chinese Olympic swimmer whose popularity soared during the Rio Games for her animated facial expressions

Legislative Assembly works as a ‘rubber-stamp for the government’

Legislators Pereira Coutinho and Leong Veng Chai have critically evaluated the 2015-2016 legislative year. In a five-point review, the lawmakers particularly criticized the work of Legislative Assembly (AL) for failing

Letter to the Editor | Open letter to the President of Sports Bureau: Rules for using Cheoc Van swimming pool

Dear Mr Pun, There is much to love and admire about Macao, and the wish to continually improve services is admirable and to be encouraged. The recent change of Government Department and

Crime | Hong Kong hit-and-run driver arrested

A suspected hit-and-run driver involved in accident that resulted in the death of a motorcyclist in Hong Kong was arrested last night, after eluding police authorities for 38 hours, reported

Sports Bureau says eGaming recognition not on the horizon

In response to a Times’ enquiry last week on the possibility of recognizing electronic gaming (eGaming or eSports) as an official sport in the MSAR, the Sports Bureau (ID) has

Wynn Palace opens on Monday | Steve Wynn describes new property as the ‘most beautiful’ resort in the world

CEO of Wynn Resorts Ltd. Steve Wynn was in Macau yesterday ahead of the official opening on Monday of Wynn Palace, the company’s second local property. Speaking to reporters, Wynn described

Number of real estate transactions grows

The number and value of real estate transactions in the second quarter of 2016 rose significantly in comparison to the first quarter, owing to an increase in transactions of existing

Mainland-Macau trade down 21.3 pct in first half of 2016

Trade between the Chinese mainland and Macau dropped by 21.3 percent year-on-year to USD1.68 billion during the first half of 2016, according to figures released by the Ministry of Commerce. The

S. Korea says senior N. Korean diplomat based in London defects

A senior North Korean diplomat based in London has defected to South Korea, becoming one of the highest Northern officials to do so, South Korea said yesterday. Thae Yong Ho, minister

Rio Olympics | China’s ‘mudslides’ inject personality into once-staid team

Lovesick. Goofy. Flamboyant. Not usually words you’d associate with China’s Olympic team. In Rio, however, a new generation of Chinese Olympians are breaking the mold and shaking up social media. There’s

Launch of quantum satellite major step in space race

China’s launch of the first quantum satellite yesterday will push forward efforts to develop the ability to send communications that can’t be penetrated by hackers, experts said. The satellite launched into

MGM Resorts to increase stake in MGM China

MGM Resorts International acquired more shares in its China unit in a deal valued at about USD325 million with Pansy Ho, the daughter of gambling mogul Stanley Ho, who will

Macau student maltreats another cat in Taipei

Hundreds of protesters arrived yesterday at the Taipei District Court as a university student from Macau went on trial for allegedly torturing a stray cat to death last year. The

Gaming – Analysis | Local scholar: New Vegas flight not a threat to Macau

Carlos Siu, a gaming scholar at the Macao Polytechnic Institute, has told the Times last week that although the advantage that Macau holds in its “border-­location strategy” is diminishing, the

War on Terrorism | Russian warplanes take off from Iran to target IS in Syria

Russian warplanes took off yesterday from a base in Iran to target Islamic State fighters and other militants in Syria, Russia’s Defense Ministry said, widening Moscow’s bombing campaign in Syria

New Macau Association | Alexis Tam dubbed ‘ignorant and arrogant’ in atmosphere of gov’t-sponsored ‘suppression’

At a New Macau Association press conference yesterday, held at the group’s headquarters, president Scott Chiang labeled the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture as an “ignorant and arrogant official”

Rio | Bolt shines bright, wins another gold in Olympic 100

Usain Bolt sauntered onto the track, stretched out his arms and waved his hands, signaling for more applause. He knew exactly how this night was going to go. The sprinter-turned-showman’s swan

CE believes that idle lands are enough to repay land debts

The Chief Executive (CE) believes that the idle lands that are being claimed lately by the government, due to their non-development during the 25-year contract term, are enough to cover

Education | UM’s English summer course attracts over 100 secondary students

The University of Macau’s English Language Centre has organized a program to help secondary school students improve their English proficiency. According to a statement issued by the university, the event

Crime | Dangerous driver caught on Amizade Bridge

A motorist was arrested by the Public Security Police Force (PSP) for dangerous driving on Amizade Bridge during the early hours of Sunday morning, the PSP informed in a press

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