Tourism | IFT clarifies 40 million visitors not maximum, but optimal number

In response to widespread discussion on whether the city is fast approaching the maximum number of visitors it can comfortably accommodate, the Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT)

GAMING | Casino bidding war looms as Wynn backs away from Australia deal

Forced to anchor in licensed clusters in Las Vegas and Macau, the world’s biggest casino operators rarely get a free shot at expansion. That’s why a

Liaison Office official calls for Taiwan’s participation in GBA

An official from the Liaison Office in Macau proposed that Taiwan participate in the Greater Bay Area (GBA) plan, according to a report by Taiwan’s United Daily

UK | WikiLeaks’ Assange arrested at Ecuador embassy in London

British police arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy in London yesterday, after the South American nation decided to revoke the political asylum that had

Lawmaker requests officials answer annual corruption report

Lawmaker Song Pek Kei has raised an oral inquiry asking government officials to attend the Legislative Assembly (AL) in order to respond to the Commission Against Corruption’s

Leong meets with financial regulators

Secretary for Economy and Finance Lionel Leong continued his visit in the capital. For his second day there, he met with the management of two supervisory bodies

Tourism | Illegal tour guides hard to combat under current law

The Hong Kong- Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (HKZMB) is, so far, apparently immune to the phenomenon of the so-called “illegal tour guides,” who bring into Macau groups of

HKZMB | Hengqin property deals surge on Delta Bridge effect

The number of residential property transactions in Hengqin increased more than 75 percent year-on-year in the first quarter, Centaline Property (Macau) revealed yesterday during a press conference,

Wynn Resorts | Security head removed after he admits to spying

Wynn Resorts removed its security chief after he acknowledged spying on a former employee following allegations of sexual misconduct against company founder Steve Wynn came to light.

MOP43 million spent on new civil protection equipment in 2019

The government has spent approximately MOP43 million this year purchasing new equipment for civil protection purposes. The Commissioner- General of the Unitary Police Service, Ma Io

Gaming | Wynn walks away from deal after Crown Resorts tips its hand

Wynn Resorts abruptly ended buyout talks with Australia’s largest casino operator late yesterday after word of a potential buyout was leaked. In a tersely worded statement, the

Lionel Leong meets with Beijing official monitoring SARs

A mid widespread speculation that he will run for the top post in Macau, Secretary for Economy and Finance Lionel Leong has headed a delegation to Beijing

Hong Kong | Nine leaders of pro-democracy protests found guilty

A Hong Kong court found nine leaders of 2014 pro- democracy demonstrations guilty yesterday on public nuisance and other charges, a verdict that activists say likely presages more restrictions

HNA sells historical homes in Hong Kong’s Peak

HNA Group Co.-linked parties sold a site with two historical homes in Hong Kong’s prestigious Peak area at a loss for HKD550 million (USD70 million), the Hong

Crime | High-value scams on the rise, prostitution ring dismantled

The Judiciary Police (PJ) has reported various scams over the weekend, with two involving large sums of money, the suspects of which are residents of Hong

Taiwan residents protest ‘one country, two systems’

Thousands of people in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, have protested the ‘one country, two systems’ principle on Freedom of Speech Day, held this week. Freedom of Speech Day

New bureau, new logo | Macau’s Greater Bay office has emblem approved

The SAR Government’s youngest bureau, the Policy Study and Regional Development Bureau (DSEPDR), had their logo approved by the Chief Executive yesterday, announced the government.

Guangzhou | Baby white rhinoceros makes debut

A baby white rhinoceros met with the public in Guangzhou, capital of southern China’s Guangdong Province. The baby white rhinoceros, named Da Zhuang, is the son of Little Prince,

Tourism | In calculation error, rise in visitors overstated 100-fold

In what appears to be a calculation error, Macau immigration authorities have overstated the annual rise in visitors during the Cheng Ming Festival period by a factor of 100. Data released

IC pays for ‘accidentally plagiarized’ image

Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) President Mok Ian Ian is in the spotlight for the second time in two weeks after it was discovered that the poster for

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