Australian casino staff detained in China yet to be charged

Two Australian executives of the country’s largest casino operator are in good health after being detained in China last week over suspected gambling crimes, but they still do not know

Tourism | Lagerfeld’s hotel in Macau to be the first of a six-star chain

German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld announced this week that his hotel in Macau will be the first of a six-star chain branded under his name. The fashion icon has partnered with

Forum highlights Macau’s vital role as a business platform

The second edition of the China and Portuguese-Speaking Countries’ Young Entrepreneurs Forum kicked off yesterday at The Venetian, where eight associations from the region and Portuguese-speaking countries signed cooperation agreements. The

Hong Kong | Pro-Beijing side thwarts new lawmakers’ oath redo

Chaotic scenes erupted at Hong Kong’s legislature yesterday as pro-Beijing lawmakers prevented a pair of newly elected representatives advocating independence for the Chinese region from getting a second chance at taking

Gaming | China casino detentions cast pall over Macau’s recovery

China’s detention of 18 Crown Resorts Ltd. employees may have been intended as a warning to foreign casinos, but it’s also unsettling gambling businesses in Macau, the nation’s own betting

AL Plenary | Most lawmakers against Ng’s political reform proposal

The Legislative Assembly (AL) voted in yesterday’s session on a proposal delivered on Monday by lawmaker Ng Kuok Cheong that aimed to force the government to initiate a political reform

Orbis launches Flying Eye Hospital tour in the region

Orbis launched the inaugural tour of its third generation Orbis Flying Eye Hospital in Macau on Sunday, following its sight-saving mission in Shenyang, China last month. The unique aircraft is expected

Vietnam braces for Typhoon Sarika as flood toll rises to 31

Vietnam is bracing for Typhoon Sarika as the death toll from flooding in the central part of the country triggered by heavy rains rose to 31. The typhoon with sustained winds

Middle East | Russia, Syria halt Aleppo airstrikes ahead of 8-hour lull

Russian and Syrian warplanes yesterday halted their airstrikes on Syria’s besieged city of Aleppo in preparation for a temporary pause in the military push that Moscow has announced for later

Legislative Assembly | Plenary AL return dominated by Li’s visit, training of bilingual staff

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s visit last week to the region and the measures announced by him during the Fifth Ministerial Conference of the Forum Macau dominated the discussions held during

Red star over Hollywood | ‘Dr. Evil’ says China wants movies

The billboard towers over Sunset Boulevard, a marionettist’s hand, a la “The Godfather” posters of decades ago, pulling the strings in Hollywood. It poses an unsettling question: “China’s Red Puppet?” The

2015 government budget gathers critics on execution rates

The low execution rates of many projects included in the annual government budget were once more criticized by some lawmakers. The Secretary for Economy and Finance, Lionel Leong, was at

Crown pulls staff out of China

Jiang’s detention notice, seen by Bloomberg, shows she is being held by Shanghai police for alleged “gambling crimes.” Her detention date is listed as Oct. 14 at 3:50 p.m. In June

Veterans’ protests for pensions pose test for leaders

For Yu Shuiping and other Chinese veterans, the country they served has yet to show its gratitude. Fed up with paltry pensions and benefits, they’re taking to the streets, hoping to shame the

Taiwan | Casinos rejected by outlying islands in referendum vote

Residents of Taiwan’s Penghu County voted against having casinos on the islands to attract tourists, dampening sentiment around legislation proposed to attract overseas investments to the area. It’s the second time since

New Chinese tourists open new markets for industry

One of the Global Tourism Economy Forum sessions held yesterday focused on the topic, “Embracing the Multi-faceted Chinese Travelers.” A group panel comprised of figures from the international tourism panorama

Pavit’s win is ‘all for the King!’

All for the King!” was the chant from the audience when Thailand’s Pavit Tangkamolprasert prevailed over Asian Tour number one Anirban Lahiri in a play-off yesterday, which marked his first

BRICS leaders vow to speed global recovery, fight terrorism

The leaders of five of the world’s rising powers ended a two-day summit yesterday with a pledge to speed global economic recovery as well as fight terrorism and extremism, forces

Trump tries to change it up as polls show growing women problem

Donald Trump continued to push back yesterday as polls show his support among women faltering after several allegations of sexual misconduct and the disclosure of a years-old videotape in which

Thailand | King Bhumibol, world’s longest-reigning monarch, dies at 88

King Bhumibol Adulyadej, revered in Thailand as a demigod, a humble father figure and an anchor of stability through decades of upheaval at home and abroad, died yesterday. He was

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