Property | Chinese-made USD100 billion city near Singapore ‘scares everybody’

The landscaped lawns and flowering shrubs of Country Garden Holdings Co.’s huge property showroom in southern Malaysia end abruptly at a small wire fence. Beyond, a desert of

Hengqin’s director says more land could be made available to Macau

 The director-general of the Hengqin New Area Administrative Committee, Niu Jing, pledges that the park is not the only place Zhuhai has prepared within the scope of Guangdong-Macau

Policy Address – Sonia Chan | Political reform, the skeleton in the closet

Political reform was, perhaps inadvertently, the issue that dominated yesterday’s presentation of Sonia Chan’s office’s action plan for 2017. The Secretary for Administration and Justice was

Taiwan airline TransAsia to shut down after suffering losses

Taiwanese carrier TransAsia Airways Corp. decided to close down operations after two fatal crashes in the last two years pushed it into losses. After a

AL Plenary | Government budget continues to increase in 2017

The Legislative Assembly has passed the government’s proposed budget for 2017, albeit with many doubts raised by the lawmakers. The budget for next year is estimated to

MDT Interview | Norbert Riezler, LVS: Macau is ‘our center of excellence  for furniture buying globally’

Meet Norbert Riezler, an Austrian-born American, in his 40s, who holds two key positions in Las Vegas Sands’ management and strategy. His double-task is to

Macao Big Data Forum 2016 | Computer engineers voice opinions on smart city development

Three experts on data management were invited to the University of Macau, to participate in the Macao Big Data Forum 2016, last week. Their expertise was called

Bill to ban construction in Coloane vetoed for the third time

For the third time, a proposal that aims to protect Coloane’s environment in a more meaningful way has been rejected in the Legislative Assembly. The motion was supported by

Three black Americans see China as their land of opportunity

Entertainer Douglass Fearon attributes part of his success to the fact that “I’m an anomaly — I’m a black man in China.” For some of the relatively few

F3 | Félix da Costa wins for the second time

António Félix da Costa produced a brilliant performance to take his second victory in the Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix yesterday. The Carlin driver initially

Macau-style teashop aims to bring back love of beverage

At a new, quaint teashop in the Historic Center of Macau, Rui Rocha, the store owner and current director at the Department of Portuguese at City University

Two civil servants allegedly defraud bureau over public housing

The Commission Against Corruption (CCAC) has revealed details of a case involving two civil servants who allegedly defrauded the Housing Bureau (IH) when applying for economical housing. The

Economy | Visitor spending halts 7-quarter decline

According to information released by the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC), total visitor spending (excluding gaming expenses) increased by 17.4 percent year-on-year to MOP14.64 billion in the third

China’s African population declines amid slowdown, crackdown

Dreams are fading in China for African traders like Mouhamadou Moustapha Dieng, who in 2003 was among the first wave of Africans to set up homes and companies in this

‘Justice in Macau isn’t, at this moment, in its best shape’ – Manuela António

Justice in Macau “isn’t, at this moment, on its best shape,” veteran lawyer Manuela António said, commenting on the current state of justice in the region,

FIA F3 World Cup | Félix da Costa takes provisional pole position

António Félix da Costa came through an incident-packed first qualifying session – which featured four red flags – to secure provisional pole position for the Formula 3

Education scholar disagrees with the adoption of standardized history book in Macau

Teresa Vong, education scholar from the University of Macau, has disagreed with the local government regarding the adoption of a standardized history textbook in local middle and high schools.

Launch of Tap Seac Craft Market

The Tap Seac Craft Market, which kicked off yesterday and will run until Sunday, features a total of 240 cultural and creative booths with a budget of MOP1.5

Cybersecurity | Beijing doubles down on internet control after tough new law

China’s leaders and official media are pushing for greater control of the internet and technology products as tensions surrounding a far-reaching Chinese cybersecurity law loom over a

Policy Address | Ng abandons plenary room protesting stall on universal suffrage

Following the presentation on Tuesday of the government policy address for 2017 by the Chief Executive (CE) Chui Sai On at the Legislative Assembly (AL), yesterday

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