Aide to Hu Jintao gets life in prison for bribes

A former top presidential aide and consummate Chinese political insider was sentenced yesterday to life in prison for taking bribes, illegally obtaining state secrets and abusing his power in a

Gaming revenue falls less than estimates helped by tourists

Macau’s gaming revenue fell less than analysts’ estimates in June as tourists and leisure gamblers helped boost the region’s casinos including those owned by units of Las Vegas Sands Corp.

HK pro-democracy protest draws tens of thousands

Tens of thousands of Hong Kongers took to the southern Chinese city’s streets for an annual pro-democracy protest march Friday, as tensions persisted over the high-profile case of a bookseller secretly detained

US Department of State | Macau not doing enough on human trafficking

The US Department of State issued the 2016 Trafficking in Persons Report which claims Macau is not doing enough to combat human trafficking. In the report, Macau SAR continues to be

Debate participants stress affordable housing need

The government should consider building public housing after it reclaims unused land plots, according to several participants in the weekly TDM outdoor program, Macau Forum. During the debate, it was

Tight election may leave Australia with hung parliament

Australia’s era of political chaos continued on Saturday, with a general election failing to deliver an immediate victor and raising the prospect of a hung parliament. Hours after the polls closed,

Transportation | At least seven garbage related ferry delays in June

In regards to the ferry delayed this week due to sea refuse entering its intake, as discussed in a letter to the editor published by the Times on Wednesday, a

Pools under Sports Bureau management | Copious rules and prohibitions spoil the fun at public pools

Summer time and school breaks in Macau are usually synonymous with visits to local swimming pools. But the start of this year’s “bathing season” has left pool users perplexed with

Education | IFT’s new campus to open in August

The Institute for Tourism Studies’ (IFT) new Taipa campus will commence operations from August 1. IFT said in a statement that courses run at its former campus, the Estrada Coronel Nicolau

Professor Brian To | ‘Employee autonomy is only found in five-star properties’

Professor Brian To is a strategist, consultant and educator on matters of strategy, leadership, business and change management, among other topics. Currently affiliated with 10 different higher education institutions, he

Philippines | Hope and fear as combative president takes office

Rodrigo Duterte was sworn yesterday as president of the Philippines, with many hoping his maverick style will energize the country but others fearing he could undercut one of Asia’s liveliest

No conflict of interests | CCAC claims Jinan University donation legal

The Commission Against Corruption (CCAC) completed the investigation into the donation of RMB100 million (MOP120.5m) by the Macau Foundation to Jinan University claiming that it did not breach the law

Culture | Art: Borget paintings unearth by-gone era of South China

An exhibition celebrating the French painter and traveler Auguste Borget (1808-1877) was inaugurated and opened last night at the Macao Museum of Art (MAM), in collaboration with the Consul General

PSP denies police abuse during ID check

Authorities yesterday denied allegations of police abuse in a case on Monday, when a 13-year-­old girl was forced to get in a police van after she failed to present an

Health | Islands Hospital delayed again, Chui will not preside over opening

The Secretary for Transport and Public Works, Raimundo do Rosário, has confirmed that the Islands Hospital will not be completed before 2020, adding that it was not possible at this

Turkey | Terrorism: 41 dead in Istanbul airport attack blamed on Islamic State

Suicide attackers armed with guns and bombs killed 41 people and wounded scores of others at Istanbul’s busy Ataturk Airport in an attack the government blamed on Islamic State extremists. Funerals

Official data: Air quality improved in 2015

Air quality in the Guangdong-­Hong Kong-­Ma-cau area has registered improvements in 2015, as stated in the latest report of the Air Monitoring Network for the Pearl River Delta region. A statement

Mother criticizes police for ‘traumatizing’ her daughter

A mother has criticized police authorities for forcing her 13-year-­old daughter to get in their van after the teenager failed to present her Macau Resident Identity Card (BIR) during an

Telecommunications | CTM to have its contract renewed

The Secretary for Transport and Public Works, Raimundo do Rosário, said yesterday that CTM will automatically have its telecommunications services concession renewed for another five years after December 31, unless,

TNR reaches a record number of 182,344 people

The number of non-resident workers (TNR) in the territory reached a historical high in May this year, according to the Labor Affairs Bureau (DSAL) who released official figures from the

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