Chess | Obituary: Victor Korchnoi, Soviet-born chess grandmaster, dead at 85

Chess grandmaster Victor Korchnoi, a former Soviet champion who defected to the West and was considered among the best players never to win a world championship, died yesterday , his

Global Slavery Index | Labor exploitation usual in town, migrant association claims

The 2016 Global Slavery Index has listed Hong Kong as one of the worst places in the world at taking action against modern slavery, along with North Korea and Iran. But

Entrepreneur visits Macau | Jack Ma: New globalization is in the hands of young people and SMEs

Jack Ma, founder of Internet giant Alibaba, visited Macau yesterday. “The new phase of globalization belongs to young people and to small and medium enterprises ,” the entrepreneur said, after

Ruth Boston | VP for destination marketing and sales at Sands China: ‘Japan is among our top five markets’

Ruth Boston is the vice president for destination marketing and sales at Sands China Ltd. She attended the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) and tourism roadshow held in Tokyo

Critic of Mao persists in documenting turbulent past

As China’s Cultural Revolution descended into mob violence, teenage Red Guards dragged Mao Yushi and his father, two proud and bookish engineers, out of their home to sweep a boulevard as a

Analysis | Debt load is (much) higher than previously thought, Goldman says

Count total social financing (TSF) as another Chinese statistic of increasingly dubious value, according to analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. With many investors grappling to understand the degree to which

Severe weather | Three die in floodwaters as strong storm lashes Australia’s east

Three people were killed in floodwaters from a strong storm that pounded Australia’s east coast over the weekend, with drenching rains and huge ocean swells forcing some coastal residents to flee their

US sailor arrested on suspicion of drunken driving in Japan

The U.S. Navy banned drinking and restricted off-base activity yesterday for its personnel in Japan after a sailor was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving on the island of Okinawa in the

NPR journalist David Gilkey, translator killed on assignment

David Gilkey, a veteran news photographer and video editor for National Public Radio, and an Afghan translator, Zabihullah Tamanna, were killed while on assignment in southern Afghanistan on Sunday, the

Tennis | French Open: Djokovic rose to challenge

It would be hard to blame Novak Djokovic for not exactly being thrilled, as he began his ascension to tennis’ upper reaches, about having to deal with a couple of

‘Anim’Arte Nam Van’ opens

Seen by the government as “a new landmark for leisure, culture and creativity,” the space known as “Anim’Arte Nam Van” officially opened to the public on Saturday. A joint project presented

Sports | Fire Service dominate Dragon Boat races weekend

The 2016 Macau International Dragon Boat events has started this weekend, with the first two days of event dedicated mostly to the local teams, public and private institutions and universities. The

History | Author hopes Macau will be able to preserve Western heritage

Tang Kaijian, a history professor at the University of Macau (UM), recently published his book “Macaology, A Touch of Alienation in the Celestial Empire: Western Civilization in Macau, 16th-19th Centuries.” The

Environment | Volunteers take part in coastal cleanup efforts

Nearly 150 volunteers participated in the Macau Coastal Cleanup Activity; filling 43 plastic bags with 290kg of sea trash in response to the World Environment Day, which is celebrated every June

Hong Kong students split from Tiananmen anniversary vigil

While Hong Kongers crammed into a park Saturday to remember the victims of China’s bloody crackdown on protesters in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square 27 years ago, many student groups held rival events in

Thailand | Junta leader defends crackdown on social media

Thailand’s junta leader on Friday defended his government’s increasing crackdown on social media dissidents, while promising to restore democracy which he suspended in a coup two years ago. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-­ocha

President-elect urges public to kill drug dealers

The Philippine president-elect has encouraged the public to help him in his war against crime, urging citizens with guns to shoot and kill drug dealers who resist arrest and fight

European Union | Brexit debate: Blair, Brown lead Labour leaders in backing UK ‘Remain’ campaign

Six former U.K. Labour Party leaders including former Prime Ministers Tony Blair and Gordon Brown on Saturday urged the British to vote in favor of remaining in the European Union

Muhammad Ali, ‘greatest’ boxer who riveted world, dies at 74

Muhammad Ali, the brash, fleet-footed heavyweight boxing champion whose charisma transcended sports and made him a global symbol of social change, has died at 74. He died Friday, Bob Gunnell, a

MICE | 7th Construction Forum launches at The Venetian

The 7th International Infrastructure Investment and Construction Forum (IIICF), with the theme “Innovating Construction-Finance Cooperation and Energizing Infrastructure Development”, launched yesterday at The Venetian Macao. Jointly organized by China International Contractors

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