Arts Festival features 25 shows, MOP4m budget cut

The 28th Macau Arts Festival, one of the biggest cultural events in the region, will feature 25 shows and exhibitions as well as more than

Football pitch close to Lilau demolished to make way for car depot

A land plot in the Penha Hill area that was being used as a sports ground and included a football pitch has been transformed into a car depot,

Demographics | Population declined slightly in 2016

The total population at the end of 2016 declined by 1,900 year-on-year to a total of 644,900. This marks the first year-on-year decline since 2009.

Ho Chio Meng | CCAC accuses MP of paying for trips unrelated to service

The trial of the city’s former top prosecutor, Ho Chio Meng, resumed its proceedings yesterday at the Court of Final Appeal. Several witnesses from

North Korea fires 4 banned ballistic missiles into sea

North Korea yesterday fired four banned ballistic missiles that flew about 1,000 kilometers on average, with three of them landing in waters that Japan claims as its

Tourist Police commences operations

The new force operating under the Public Security Police Force (PSP), the Tourist Police, officially commenced operations yesterday. In addition to the current duties

NPC | China trims 2017 growth target, warns against trade controls

China’s top economic official trimmed the country’s growth target and warned yesterday of dangers from global pressure for trade controls as Beijing tries to build a consumer-driven economy

Culture | Macau Literary Festival kicks off

The Macau Literary Festival 2017 “The Script Road” kicked off at the Old Court Building on Saturday, marking the sixth year that the book-centric celebration has been

More local workers lodged complaints with DSAL

The number of complaints from workers regarding labor conflicts in the construction sector decreased by 65 this year. However, there were still 148 local complaining employees, said

U.S. Department of State | Human rights report says political dissidents targeted

The Macau Country Report on Human Rights Practices for 2016 has been published by the U.S. Department of State, expressing some concern over troubling developments in the

Agarwood takes center stage at Ho’s trial. Why?

Pieces of agarwood have been taking center stage in the trial of former Public Prosecutor General Ho Chio Meng. The wood, originating from a seizure by

Report | Hong Kong air pollution  driven by China’s pollutants

The Hong Kong government described air pollution to be the “greatest daily health risk to the people of Hong Kong” back in 2013, yet in the time

Gaming stocks post gains in Hong Kong, NY

Shares of Macau’s major gaming companies are significantly up in Hong Kong and New York trading this week, responding to the gross gaming revenue (GGR) take

Survey | Hearing health knowledge is ‘insufficient’

The Healthy Macau Association released the results of a survey conducted between January and February, which indicates that more than half of the surveyed local residents

USA – Russiagate | Justice Dep’t: Sessions spoke with Russian ambassador in 2016

Attorney General Jeff Sessions had two conversations with the Russian ambassador to the United States during the presidential campaign season last year, contact that immediately fueled calls for him

17.8 percent growth | Gaming revenue hits two-year high

Gross gaming revenue (GGR) last month reached MOP23 billion (USD2.9 billion),  marking a two-year high since February 2015, when some MOP19.5 billion was recorded. In

St Lawrence’s Church launches souvenir store

A small, discreet center at the back entrance of St Lawrence’s Church has turned into a souvenir store with an aim of promoting Catholicism, making it

Kim Jong Nam | Suspects charged with murder in airport nerve agent attack

Appearing calm and solemn, two young women accused of smearing VX nerve agent on Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of North Korea’s leader, were

Courts | Ho’s defense ‘gives a little push’ to prosecution

In another session of the trial of the former Prosecutor General Ho Chio Meng yesterday, over a dozen witnesses identified by the prosecution were called to

China’s richest win, Mexican billionaires lose with Trump effect

Not even Donald Trump can put the brakes on China’s wealth-creation machine. The 36 Chinese billionaires on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index have increased their wealth

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