Tillerson urges China-US cooperation on N. Korea

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Saturday pushed for closer China-U.S. cooperation on dealing with North Korea’s nuclear program in his first face-to-face talks with top Chinese diplomats.

Obituary – Rui Afonso | Modernizer of local public administration dies in Lisbon

Former lawmaker Rui Afonso has passed away on Friday in Lisbon aged 70, the victim of a prolonged disease. His funeral service was held Saturday. Afonso is

Q&A – António de Paula Saraiva | Landscape architect, agronomist: Macau ‘still taking its first steps’ in green roofs

Author and co-author of several books on plants and landscape architecture, António de Paula Saraiva, launched a book with a new perspective about the taller brothers

Arson most probable cause for Grand Lisboa Palace fire

The fire that broke out around 7 p.m. on Friday at the construction site of the Grand Lisboa Palace in Cotai may have been caused

‘Greater Bay Area’ | HK political scientist says Guangdong integration inevitable

Political observer and academic Sonny Lo presented a seminar last week at the Rui Cunha Foundation, at the invitation of the Macau Association of Portuguese and English

Analysis | Hengqin likely to be as developed as Shenzhen

Shenzhen has rapidly developed into a city with an economic status and output to rival that of Shanghai, China’s very own global financial hub. Barry

Q&A | Brian Castro, australian writer: ‘Macau is still an enclave in the past’

Brian Castro is an author and academic in Australia who has published 11 novels and a volume of essays, some of which have connections to

Kim Jong Nam murder | Malaysia says it has family consent to decide on Kim’s body

Malaysian officials said yesterday that the family of Kim Jong Nam, who was killed last month, has given its consent to Malaysia to decide what to do

Education | GAES launches plan to improve locals’ language skills

The Tertiary Education Services Office (GAES) will launch a new subsidy program to support the improvement of local graduates’ language skills. GAES

The Netherlands | PM Rutte claims win over ‘wrong kind of populism’

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte yesterday claimed a dominating parliamentary election victory over anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders, who failed the year’s first litmus test for

Housing | Subsidies proposed for residents in temporary units

The Urban Renewal Committee’s plenary meeting, which was held yesterday, discussed topics relating to temporary housing, renovation of industrial buildings, and the establishment of a government- owned company.

Group urges gov’t to clarify Coloane’s future

The non-governmental organization (NGO) Green Future 綠色未來 presented a petition yesterday which urged the government to clarify and disclose more information about future urban planning of Coloane island,

Hong Kong | Unofficial CE referendum censored by university

Staff at Hong Kong Polytechnic University prevented a poll from being conducted on students’ preference for the next chief executive of Hong Kong, despite the fact that

Chef Alfonso says ‘growing organic products was a necessity’

Prominent chef of the two-star Michelin-rated restaurant Don Alfonso 1890 at the Grand Lisboa is visiting the region, boasting the restaurant’s acquisition of fresh and organic

Premier: China doesn’t want ‘trade war’ with Washington

China’s No. 2 leader said yesterday his government hopes for positive relations with Washington and has no desire for a trade war nor plans to devalue its currency

AL committee agrees with casino smoking lounges

The Second Standing Committee of the Legislative Assembly (AL) held its 10th meeting to discuss amendments regarding the Law on Prevention and Control of Tobacco Smoke yesterday.

Taiwan leaks case makes Ma third straight president prosecuted

Ex-Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou expressed confidence he would be exonerated after Taipei prosecutors indicted him over allegedly leaking details of a criminal investigation while still in office. Ma, 66, was

Visa-free access index | Macau passports ‘biggest climber’ in North Asia

Global citizenship and residence advisory firm Henley & Partners has published its Visa Restrictions Index 2017, ranking countries and territories in the world by the number of other

Macau | Economy will grow at an average rate of 5.3pct in 2017/2018

The Macau economy is expected to grow at a rate of 5.2 percent this year and an average rate of 5.3 percent in the 2017/2018 period,

Home sales surge 23pct defying curbs

China home sales remained resilient in the first two months of the year, signaling policy makers are struggling to check the booming housing market. The

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