Hong Kong- Legco Crisis | Fears of Beijing intervention as lawmaker oath standoff sparks more chaos

Two newly elected pro-democracy Hong Kong lawmakers barred from the legislature for insulting China in their swearing-in ceremony set off another round of disorder in the chamber by scuffling with

Gaming | Macau revenue gains for third month on tourism boost

Macau’s gaming revenue grew for a third straight month in October as China’s Golden Week holidays brought in more visitors to the city’s new family-friendly projects. Gross gaming revenue rose 8.8

CHCSJ accredited by Australian health care organization

The Hospital Conde de Sao Januário (CHCSJ) held a ceremony yesterday at its facilities in order to celebrate having passed the accreditation test by the Australian Council of Healthcare Standards

Construction wages down as Cotai projects finish

The average daily wage of construction workers decreased by 2.5 percent in the third quarter of 2016 when compared to the previous quarter, according to information released by the Statistics

Mixed views on junket investment verdict

The Court of Second Instance (TSI) has recently ruled that a HKD2.5 million investment in a VIP gambling promoter should be considered a loan. The Times spoke with legal experts

Strait Politics | Xi shows one-China benefits in talks with Taiwan opposition

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s meeting with Taiwan’s opposition leader yesterday underscored China’s key message to the island’s independence-leaning administration: The price of not recognizing Taiwan as part of the Chinese

Vegas gives Macau a lesson in family values

Macau gambling junket operator U Io Hung used to spend his days making travel arrangements for a handful of VIP customers. The gamblers, typically from Shanghai or Beijing, were flown

South Korea | Woman in scandal roiling says she ‘deserves death’

Telling reporters yesterday that she “deserves death,” the woman at the center of a scandal roiling South Korea met prosecutors examining whether she used her close ties to President Park Geun-hye to pull government strings

Tourism | Tour groups decline 20 percent in September

Visitors to Macau on package tours decreased by 20 percent year-on-year to 596,000 in September 2016, according to a statement recently released by the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC). In that

Q&A – Charles Landry | Urban planner: ‘Green buildings have a higher value, so financially it can work’

Charles Landry, a British urban planning expert and author of several books, among them “The Creative City: A Toolkit for Urban Innovators,” was the keynote speaker of Sunday’s “Lectures by

Official: 15 coal miners dead, 18 missing following blast

A gas explosion ripped through a coal mine in western China yesterday, leaving 15 miners dead, a local government official said. Eighteen other miners are unaccounted for, according to Xinhua. The

Crime | Woman found in garbage bin defies death after traumatic attack

A woman who was raped and nearly murdered on Saturday night has survived the traumatic attack, after a passing motorcyclist discovered her body in a garbage station in Fai Chi

Powerful quake shakes Italy, topples Benedictine cathedral

Another powerful earthquake shook Central Italy yesterday, sending panicked residents running into piazzas, raining boulders onto highways and toppling a Benedictine cathedral and other historic edifices that had withstood several

Transport | Jeju Air inaugurates new Macau–Seoul route

South Korean airline Jeju Air yesterday inaugurated a new route connecting Macau to Seoul’s Incheon airport. In a ceremony held yesterday afternoon at the departure hall of the Macau International Airport

TrailHiker donates MOP400,000 to local charities

The 7th Sands China Macau Eco TrailHiker took place Saturday along different natural trails in Coloane. The event attracted 2,000 participants with registration filling up in a record time of

Lusofonia has ‘grown and improved’

Portuguese- style gastronomy, music, dance, games and street decorations filled the area around the Taipa Houses-Museum during the the 19th Lusofonia Festival. The three-day festival associated with the culture of the

Gov’t a big spender on rental – but rents cheap to some private owners

The Legislative Assembly has raised concerns about the government’s high rental costs for buildings hosting public services. Telecom company CTM was also criticized by several legislators. However, a review of the

Millennials are risk takers and they’re dreaming big

The senior at the Stanford Online High School in China’s financial capital has co-founded a startup focused on treating and reusing wastewater that aims to one day “solve problems affecting

Fewer participants taking part in upcoming Latin Parade

The “Parade Through Macau, Latin City” will be held on December 4, in celebration of the 17th anniversary of the territory’s handover to China; this year with fewer participants. The upcoming

History | Anglophone community old memories reveal ‘hidden secrets’

The importance of the written diaries of the women of the anglophone community, who visited Macau of the nineteenth-century, was one of the topics of the International Conference on Memorialist

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