South Korea | Woman in scandal roiling says she ‘deserves death’

Telling reporters yesterday that she “deserves death,” the woman at the center of a scandal roiling South Korea met prosecutors examining whether she used her close ties to President Park Geun-hye to pull government strings

Tourism | Tour groups decline 20 percent in September

Visitors to Macau on package tours decreased by 20 percent year-on-year to 596,000 in September 2016, according to a statement recently released by the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC). In that

Q&A – Charles Landry | Urban planner: ‘Green buildings have a higher value, so financially it can work’

Charles Landry, a British urban planning expert and author of several books, among them “The Creative City: A Toolkit for Urban Innovators,” was the keynote speaker of Sunday’s “Lectures by

Official: 15 coal miners dead, 18 missing following blast

A gas explosion ripped through a coal mine in western China yesterday, leaving 15 miners dead, a local government official said. Eighteen other miners are unaccounted for, according to Xinhua. The

Crime | Woman found in garbage bin defies death after traumatic attack

A woman who was raped and nearly murdered on Saturday night has survived the traumatic attack, after a passing motorcyclist discovered her body in a garbage station in Fai Chi

Powerful quake shakes Italy, topples Benedictine cathedral

Another powerful earthquake shook Central Italy yesterday, sending panicked residents running into piazzas, raining boulders onto highways and toppling a Benedictine cathedral and other historic edifices that had withstood several

Transport | Jeju Air inaugurates new Macau–Seoul route

South Korean airline Jeju Air yesterday inaugurated a new route connecting Macau to Seoul’s Incheon airport. In a ceremony held yesterday afternoon at the departure hall of the Macau International Airport

TrailHiker donates MOP400,000 to local charities

The 7th Sands China Macau Eco TrailHiker took place Saturday along different natural trails in Coloane. The event attracted 2,000 participants with registration filling up in a record time of

Lusofonia has ‘grown and improved’

Portuguese- style gastronomy, music, dance, games and street decorations filled the area around the Taipa Houses-Museum during the the 19th Lusofonia Festival. The three-day festival associated with the culture of the

Gov’t a big spender on rental – but rents cheap to some private owners

The Legislative Assembly has raised concerns about the government’s high rental costs for buildings hosting public services. Telecom company CTM was also criticized by several legislators. However, a review of the

Millennials are risk takers and they’re dreaming big

The senior at the Stanford Online High School in China’s financial capital has co-founded a startup focused on treating and reusing wastewater that aims to one day “solve problems affecting

Fewer participants taking part in upcoming Latin Parade

The “Parade Through Macau, Latin City” will be held on December 4, in celebration of the 17th anniversary of the territory’s handover to China; this year with fewer participants. The upcoming

History | Anglophone community old memories reveal ‘hidden secrets’

The importance of the written diaries of the women of the anglophone community, who visited Macau of the nineteenth-century, was one of the topics of the International Conference on Memorialist

Philippines | Abu Sayyaf got USD7.3 million from kidnappings

Abu Sayyaf pocketed at least 353 million pesos (USD7.3 million) from ransom kidnappings in the first six months of the year and have turned to abductions of foreign tugboat crewmen as military

Public hospital | Shortage of blood stock delays surgery

An alleged stock rupture on a rare blood type (ARh-) led to the delay of a surgery that was initially scheduled to happen last Tuesday at Conde São Januário hospital. According

Hong Kong Lawmakers defy oath ban, sparking more unrest

Two newly elected pro-democracy lawmakers defied an order yesterday barring them from taking their oaths after being disqualified earlier for insulting China, sparking more unruly scenes in Hong Kong’s legislature. After Yau

Taipei delegation warns Taiwanese over passport issues

The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Macau advises Taiwanese citizens to not make any changes to their passports, according to a warning released by the office earlier this week. Due

Q&A | Liu Jianhong, UM scholar: ‘There is much to be done to make criminology more useful to Macau’

Professor Liu Jianhong, a criminology scholar at the University of Macau won the Freda Adler Distinguished Scholar Award in August from the American Society of Criminology (ASC), for his “outstanding

Analysis | China pain is Hong Kong property’s gain

China is again fully focused on cooling its overheated property market and investors are trying to decipher what impact that will have on alternative asset classes. Some are betting money

Chui meets with associations to fine-tune policies

In preparation for the 2017 policy address, the Chief Executive (CE) Chui Sai On has met with representatives of associations and people from all walks of life in Macau in

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