Anzac services held in Macau, Hong Kong

Around 60 guests attended an Anzac Day observance ceremony at MGM Macau yesterday organized by the Australian Chamber of Commerce for Hong Kong and Macau, marking the 100th anniversary of

Analysis | Protesters who conceal faces feel coerced

Many locals seem unwilling to show up in demonstrations 16 years after the establishment of the SAR unless the protest is directly related to them, according to Macau lawmaker Pereira

Economy | Billionaires may be closer to taking property arms private

Two of China’s largest developers took steps that moved them closer to potentially switching their stock market listings from Hong Kong to China, where their top executives have said they

Xi warns against religious infiltration from abroad

Chinese President Xi Jinping says that China must be on guard against nefarious religious influences from abroad. His comments over the weekend follow a tightening of religious space that has seen

Obama dismisses North Korea proposal on halting nuke tests

A day after North Korea’s foreign minister told The Associated Press that his country is ready to halt its nuclear tests if the United States suspends its annual military exercises

Vietnam-US | Secretary Kerry to revisit Vietnam War before Obama trip

Kerry, who will accompany Obama in May when he becomes the third consecutive U.S. president to visit Vietnam, is headlining a gathering this week of big names assembled to again

AP Exclusive | 30 years after: Test finds Chernobyl residue in Belarus milk

On the edge of Belarus’ Chernobyl exclusion zone, down the road from the signs warning “Stop! Radiation,” a dairy farmer offers his visitors a glass of freshly drawn milk. Associated

Boxing | After latest knockout, Golovkin renews his chase of Canelo

Saul Alvarez is under pressure that has nothing to do with his fight against Amir Khan in two weeks. Gennady Golovkin is determined to land his shot at Canelo, and he’s

Sonia Chan wants retroactive effect in extradition deal

The Secretary for Administration and Justice, Sonia Chan, told public broadcaster TDM that she believes that the proposed extradition treaty with Hong Kong will apply retroactively. That would allow the

Housing tops lawmakers’ concerns during Q&A with Chui

Housing has probably been the most recurrent topic at the plenary sessions of the Legislative Assembly (AL), and last Friday was no exception. While answering questions from lawmakers, the Chief Executive

Ambiguous Taipa promotion raises unanswered questions

An Asia-based public relations agency, Petrie PR, has announced the launch of a promotion of Taipa’s retail and restaurant sector in a bid to showcase the MSAR’s non-gaming attractions, representatives

‘Civic Roundtable’ discussion asks gov’t to revise public procurement

The main topics of yesterday’s discussion were public tenders; penalties imposed on high-rank officials; and amendment of the procurement law, which was first established back in 1986. Lam argued that

Great ball of money is rushing into commodities futures

Chinese speculators have a new obsession: the commodities market. Trading in futures on everything from steel reinforcement bars and hot-rolled coils to cotton and polyvinyl chloride has soared this week, prompting

Blocked content shows Apple not immune to China regulators

China has shut down Apple Inc.’s iTunes Movies and iBooks services, serving notice that the world’s most valuable company is no longer immune to the long reach of Beijing’s powerful

N. Korea claims successful test of submarine-fired missile

North Korea said yesterday that it successfully test-­fired a ballistic missile from a submarine and warned of its growing ability to cut down its enemies with a “dagger of destruction.” South Korea couldn’t immediately

Despite back-to-back disasters, climbers return to Everest

When the earthquake struck last year and thousands of tons of snow and ice and earth came crashing down the mountain, some feared the climbers might never return to Mount Everest. But despite back-to-back Everest disasters — the

175 states sign landmark Paris deal on climate change

The historic agreement on climate change marked a major milestone on Friday with a record 175 countries signing on to it on opening day. But world leaders made clear more action is needed, and

Scolari feels pressure in China

Since Guangzhou Evergrande started the new wave of spending in Chinese football in 2010, the club has enjoyed constant success - until now. The title-holders were last week dumped out of

Sands China misses forecast on China slowdown

Sands China Ltd., the Macau-based casino unit of Las Vegas Sands Corp., reported first-quarter profit missed analysts’ estimates as China’s economic slowdown hurt visitor spending, even as its billionaire chairman

CRIME | Scammer tricks employment agency at their own game

The Judiciary Police (PJ) yesterday arrested a Chinese citizen working in Macau for allegedly scamming the owner of an employment agency on the mainland. The man, aged 39, is a civil

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