India | Slavery persists for millions, despite improvements

Every day as Kamla dug through the mud and molded bricks for north Indian kiln, her two hungry children would cry out to her for food. The 200 rupees (USD3)

Brexit | What UK can learn from Norway as it weighs life outside EU

Ahead of a June 23 referendum on whether to quit the European Union, Britons are looking across the North Sea to Norway for clues on what life could be like

The strange case of Alan Pulido | Mexican football player beats up kidnapper to free himself

Caught in a real-life win-or-lose challenge, football forward Alan Pulido overpowered a kidnapper, freed himself and then called police for help — a dramatic tale that shows how tough the

Military Club marks 146th anniversary with exhibitions

The Macau Military Club marked its 146th anniversary yesterday with the opening ceremony of an exhibition of paintings by Portuguese artist Graça Morais: “Trás-os-Montes, Terra Mágica.” The anniversary will be celebrated

Five-year-plan | Lao: Culture and education are ‘almost a business card of the city’

The coordinator of the Policy Research Office, Lao Pun Lap, yesterday stressed the relevance of the culture and education sectors to Macau. “They are almost a business card of the

MDT Interview | Vítor Sereno: ‘Portugal is a good place to live and certainly a good place to invest’

Portugal supports all China’s “initiatives to boost Macau’s interface role,” namely as part of the Belt and Road initiative, the CEPA mechanism, and the Forum Macao.  Consul General Vítor Sereno

AL Plenary | New food licensing rules raise doubts

The Legislative Assembly (AL) debated several issues raised by lawmakers for the second consecutive day.  One of the topics that resulted in a lot of discussion related to a spoken

Hong Kong | Chinese curbs fail to slow insurance buying frenzy

Chinese residents pumped a record amount of money into Hong Kong insurance in the first quarter even as the mainland government tightened restrictions on the purchases, which serve as a

Civil rights | Transgender man fights for job equality

A 28-year-old transgender man who goes by the name of “Mr. C” has become the public face of the fight for job equality in China, where sexual and gender minorities

Japan | Economy improved but weak; Abe set to delay tax hike

Japan’s economy remains weak but did better than expected in April, the latest data showed yesterday, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe looked set to delay a 2017 tax hike to

India | Cows on track said to cost bullet train USD1b

India may spend as much as USD16 billion - over $1 billion more than initially estimated - on the nation’s first bullet train to elevate the entire railroad, a person

Health | Puerto Rico’s tourist industry feels economic sting of Zika

It was the wedding of one of her best friends, and Natalie Kao was going to be a bridesmaid in a fun, tropical setting on a small island just off

UEFA looks to December decisions to shape Champions League

UEFA is set to decide in December on changing the Champions League as Europe’s top clubs chase a new format and bigger share of the competition’s billion-dollar annual income. Closed-door meetings of European football

Crime declines by 7.1 percent during Q1

The latest crime statistics released yesterday show that the police authorities filed 3,333 criminal reports in total during this year’s first quarter. The figure represents a decrease of 255 cases

AL Plenary | Housing problems continue to top lawmakers’ agenda

The topic of housing was once again the main issue addressed in the plenary meeting of the Legislative Assembly (AL) yesterday. The plenary gathered to debate several spoken enquiries presented

Macau, Cambodia to cooperate on tourism training and education

A local delegation of 50 people is participating in the “Macau - Cambodia Investment & Tourism Development Seminar” held in Phnom Penh. Local business leaders from tourism, banking, trade and other

Senado Square residents, shop workers, complain about constant noise

Due to its central location, Senado Square has become a hotbed of protests. People living and working around the area have been complaining of the constant noise. The Macau General Union of

Health & Welfare | Beijing tracks the elderly as they take buses, go shopping

These days, when people over 80 in Beijing take a bus, see a doctor or spend money, their activities are digitally tracked by the government, as part of an effort to improve services for the country’s rapidly growing elderly population. The

Though largely unknown, Trump finds fans in China

China features prominently in the rhetoric of presumed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who accuses the country of stealing American jobs and cheating at global trade. In China though, he’s only just emerging as a public figure, despite notoriety elsewhere for his voluble utterances, high-profile businesses

Australia | Bleaching kills third of coral in Great Barrier Reef’s north

Mass bleaching has killed more than a third of the coral in the northern and central parts of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, though corals to the south have escaped with little damage, scientists said yesterday. Researchers

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