State media promote rap song praising Karl Marx

The latest hot topic for Chinese rappers is a bearded 19th century German philosopher who wrote a book called “The Communist Manifesto.” Chinese state media are promoting a new rap song

China accuses US of hampering trade with steel duties

China accused the United States yesterday of hampering trade after Washington imposed duties of up to 450 percent on Chinese steel in its latest response to a flood of low-priced

Japan | Abe urges G-7 to avert another economic crisis

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe urged fellow leaders of the Group of Seven advanced economies yesterday to avert another global crisis by acting to rescue the faltering global recovery. President Barack

WHO: Nearly 960 killed in attacks on hospitals in 2 years

Nearly 960 people have been killed worldwide in attacks on medical facilities in conflicts over the past two years, the World Health Organization said in a report yesterday that highlighted

Football | Champions League: Final of contrasts: Little in common for Real and Atletico

Sunday, 2:45am Real M v Atletico M H 2.5, D 3.2, A 3.3 Besides being from the same city and vying for the Champions League title, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid don’t have

MICE | Construction Forum kicks off on June 2 with top politicians

The 7th International Infrastructure Investment and Construction Forum (IIICF) will start on June 2 at the Venetian, as announced yesterday by Irene Lau, Executive Director of the Trade and Investment

Canidrome may have its days numbered, decision in ‘one or two months’

The Times has also been informed that a study on greyhound race operation in Macau, conducted by the Institute of Studies at the University of Macau (UM), has already been

Public Art | Cloud Pavilion sculpture unveiled beside Sai Van Lake

Organized by the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) and supported by the Macao Foundation and City University of Hong Kong, an opening ceremony for a new public sculpture was held

Negative outlook | Moody’s downgrades Macau’s credit rating

Moody’s Investors Service downgraded the Macau government’s credit rating, reflecting concerns the region will suffer volatile growth amid slumping gaming revenue. The world’s largest casino hub was cut by one grade

Wanda VS Disney | Shopping mall king prepares for battle with ‘old brand’

Mickey Mouse has a new and deep-pocketed challenger: China’s shopping mall king. The developer that bought Hollywood studio Legendary Entertainment is preparing to fight Disney to lead China’s - and possibly

Daughter seeks US help over missing Hong Kong publisher

The daughter of a Hong Kong-based publisher believed abducted by Chinese authorities eight months ago appeared yesterday before a U.S. congressional commission urging Washington’s help to win his release. Author

Australia | Depp’s dog fight with deputy PM Joyce continues

Australia’s deputy prime minister boasted yesterday that he had got into Johnny Depp’s head like fictional serial killer Hannibal Lecter after the Hollywood actor quipped that the ruddy-faced lawmaker appeared

Vietnam | Obama urges youth to tackle climate change

Wrapping up a historic visit to Vietnam, U.S. President Barack Obama yesterday praised the country’s next generation of leaders for being more conscious of the environment than previous ones and

Rich & Poor’s | Group of 7 seeks way forward for aging, faltering economies

Leaders of the Group of Seven rich nations plan to voice unity over fighting terrorism, pandemics and tax evasion at their summit in Japan this week. Finding a consensus on

Rugby | NZ 7s coach given some credit for sports’ return to Olympics

Sonny Bill Williams is going in for a try untouched in the left corner when the whistle blows. He immediately turns, drops to the grass, and presents the ball, which is

Tourism | MGTO director made voting member of travel group board

Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, the director of the Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO), was elected on Saturday to serve as a voting member of the Pacific Asia Travel Association

Craig Samborski | President of Draw Events: Event producer ‘stunned’ over amount Macau paid for giant duck

Craig Samborski is the President of event production company Draw Events, and has produced concerts and festivals in the U.S. and Canada since 1992. Last year, Samborski held an exhibit in

Entertainment | ‘Shrek the Musical’ cast visits Macau before show kicks off in July

The cast and crew of “Shrek the Musical” were part of a media event held yesterday anticipating the show’s debut set for the coming July 22. A “sneak peek” of the

Inflation up 4 percent year-on-year

The Composite Consumer Price Index (CPI), a key measure of inflation, increased last month by 3.02 percent year-on-year to 108.03, down by 0.29 percentage points from the 3.31 percent year-on-year

Sony’s profit forecast misses estimates

Sony Corp. forecast annual profit that fell short of estimates, hurt by costs to repair a factory that was damaged in the Kyushu earthquake, lost sales and slowing demand for

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