Knife attack at home for disabled in Japan stuns neighbors

The sound of sirens pierced the night, waking residents in a normally quiet, semi-rural neighborhood outside of Tokyo. Some thought it may be an accident, or perhaps a resident at

Tobacco products entering Macau decrease 82 percent

From January to May this year, 3.48 million packs of cigarettes have entered Macau, an 82 percent decrease compared to the same period last year, when the number was around

Survey | Many Hong Kong residents consider moving away

A survey by Hong Kong-based think tank Civic Exchange has indicated that 42 percent of Hong Kong residents are considering moving out of the region, mostly due to political dissatisfaction. From

Historic solar flight marks first round-the-world journey

The world’s first round-the-world flight to be powered solely by the sun’s energy made history yesterday as it landed in Abu Dhabi, where it first took off on an epic

Former top Chinese general sentenced for taking bribes

A Chinese military court yesterday sentenced a former top general to life in prison for taking bribes, concluding China’s highest-level prosecution of a military figure in decades. Guo Boxiong was also

New Macau wants to keep Hotel Estoril façade

New Macau Association (ANM) delivered a letter to be addressed to the Urban Planning Committee members yesterday, as they were gathering for a meeting at the Land, Public Works and

Tourism | MGTO completes consultation for ‘Master Plan’

The Government Tourism Office (MGTO) has completed its two-month public consultation for the “Macau Tourism Industry Development Master Plan,” according to a statement from the office, having collected over 1,100

Architecture | Tribute to Manuel Vicente’s constant reinvention

The work of Portuguese architect Manuel Vicente is the theme of “Macau: Reading the Hybrid City,” launched earlier this month at the Rui Cunha Foundation. Published by the non-profit organization, Docomomo

Verizon buys Yahoo for USD4.83b, marking end of an era

Verizon is buying Yahoo for USD4.83 billion, marking the end of an era for a company that once defined the internet. It is the second time in as many years that

Illegal UnionPay transactions total MOP2.1 billion this year

Illegal transactions using UnionPay International terminals in the territory have reached a total amount of close to MOP2.1 billion for the first semester of this year, the Portuguese news agency

Filipino workers strive to keep their families united in Macau

The overseas Filipino workers are often called the unsung heroes of their families as they choose to pack up for a distant foreign land, live abroad and leave their families

Beijing Imperial Palace Hotel temporarily closed by MGTO

  The troubled Beijing Imperial Palace Hotel witnessed a new episode in its already tumultuous history on Friday. In a press conference held at the Tourism Activities Centre the Government Tourism

New Macau Association | Scott Chiang re-elected, pledges to focus on key issues

New Macau Association (ANM) yesterday voted to re-elect Scott Chiang as president of the organization, in an afternoon- long session to determine the senior leadership of ANM moving forward. Chiang is

Fortune, friction and decline as casino ‘Chinatown’ matures

No ornate archway marks it. No obvious business district with exotic signs and storefronts sets it apart. But in the quiet neighborhoods around two of the nation’s largest casinos, a

Animal Welfare | Canidrome presented with ultimatum: close or move

In a meeting held yesterday between the director of the Gaming and Inspection Bureau (DICJ) Paulo Martins Chan and representatives of the Canidrome (Yat Yuen) company, it was revealed that

Hong Kong teen leader Joshua Wong guilty in protest trial

A Hong Kong court yesterday found teen protest leader Joshua Wong guilty of taking part in an illegal rally that sparked massive student-led pro-democracy street protests in the southern Chinese city two years

AL Plenary | Wu Zhiliang says mainland China is priority in financial support from FM

The donation of RMB100 million from the Macao Foundation (FM) to Jinan University was one of the biggest highlights of yesterday’s plenary meeting at the Legislative Assembly (AL) in a

BBAM 10th anniversary | Macau, HK to be ‘priority market’ for post-EU Britain

The British Business Association of Macau (BBAM) held a celebratory reception on Wednesday night to commemorate the organization’s 10th anniversary since its establishment in 2006. Among the prestigious guests in

Macau airport expects 6.4 million passengers in 2016

The Macau International Airport Company Limited (CAM) has announced full-year targets of 55,000 flight movements, including 3,105 general aviation aircraft movements, 30,659 tonnes of cargo and 6.4 million passengers, released

Ouster of liberal Chinese magazine publisher marks era’s end

China’s best-known liberal journal has endured, by its publisher’s count, 16 major clashes with authorities since its founding in 1991. It has irritated, and outlasted, two Chinese leaders, he says,

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