Municipal body ‘with no political power’ raises more questions than answers

Although the idea of establishing a municipal body without political power is not new, it has regained prominence after the Secretary for Administration and Justice, Sonia Chan, said this month

Profile of a trending musician | Macau-born musician makes it in the mainland

A Macau-born musician is back in the city after participating in a music talent show and joining gigs around the mainland, yet the singer is set to leave soon for

Oktoberfest kicks off with family-friendly format

Oktoberfest is back in Macau for the eighth consecutive year, this time with a family-friendly day-time schedule. Hosted by MGM Macau, the 11-day celebration of German culture and entertainment kicked

Property developer confident in Macau’s real estate market

Edwin Cheung, chairman of Empresa de Fomento Industrial e Commercial Concordia, S. A., said that the government’s recovery of land plots does not diminish his confidence in his next foray

Ministerial Conference | New role: A platform for financial cooperation

The final event of yesterday’s Fifth Ministerial Conference of the Forum for the Economic and Trade Cooperation between China and Portuguese-speaking countries was an entrepreneur conference focused on financial transactions

Portugal open to China investment in Azores as US sway wanes

Portugal is welcoming non-military Chinese engagement in the Azores to help develop the logistical and research potential of the mid-Atlantic island chain. The growing Chinese influence on the archipelago is worrying

Li Keqiang | ‘I had meaningful conversations with many Macau residents’

The Premier of China has said that the central government is confident that the outlook for Macau will continue to be bright. Before leaving Macau, Li Keqiang said yesterday that Macau

Macau fitness industry growing, entrepreneurs say

As more Macau residents shift to a healthier lifestyle, specialized fitness studios are increasingly popping up to cater to specific types of exercise. Although traditional gyms with treadmills and weights are

Casino industry leaders back Las Vegas stadium proposal

Heavy hitters in Nevada’s casino industry are going to bat for a project backed by one of their competitors, saying a proposed NFL stadium and a convention center expansion in Las Vegas

Premier visits Rua do Cunha and a local family

China’s Premier Li Keqiang visited more tourist spots yesterday, including Rua do Cunha, where he arrived at around 5 p.m. Li visited a bakery located on the street and listened

Forum Macau Ministerial Conference | Li announces aid and preferential loans worth RMB4 billion

A package comprising 19 new measures for the upcoming three years aiming to boost and further the cooperation between China and the Portuguese-speaking countries was announced yesterday. The announcement was

StartUp Macau closes, Project Zaask big winner

The two-day Startup Macau Forum ended yesterday with the final presentation and judging the 19-startup projects by young entrepreneurs seeking for financing and development. Portuguese project “Zaask” by Kiruba Shankar Eswaran

Samsung kills off Note 7 after second round of battery fires

Samsung Electronics Co. is ending production of its problematic Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, taking the drastic step of killing off a device that became a major headache for South Korea’s

Hong Kong adds bribery charge against former CE

Hong Kong’s former top leader, Donald Tsang, has been hit with a new corruption charge over the refurbishment of an apartment by a businessman who had matters pending before city

Over 1,000 protesters stand before Chinese defense ministry

More than 1,000 protesters walked and chanted in front of China’s defense ministry yesterday, the latest apparent demonstration by soldiers as the world’s largest standing military modernizes and downsizes. The protesters stood for

Li Keqiang kicks off visit praising local gov’t, economic growth

  The Premier Li Keqiang , who is visiting Macau to take part in the fifth Ministerial Conference of the Forum of Economic and Trade Cooperation Between China and Portuguese-Speaking Countries,

Analysis | A day at the races in Hong Kong Formula E fails to convince petrol head fans (that’s us)

While the Macau Grand Prix is a well-established and prestigious race, the so-called “Hong Kong ePrix” is taking its first steps. But Macau must be well aware of the potential

Startup Macau to place entrepreneurs in markets abroad

The Startup Macau Forum kicked off yesterday with 19 young entrepreneurs who presented their entrepreneurial innovation in hopes of a business expansion in overseas markets. Connecting entrepreneurs from China, Portugal and

Strait words | Taiwan president says won’t bow to Beijing, calls for talks

Taiwan’s new president, Tsai Ing-wen, said yesterday her self-ruled island will not bow to Chinese pressure and that Beijing should recognize her government’s existence and engage with it in talks,

Tourism – Macau | Golden Week mainland visitors rose by 6.9 percent

  Visitor arrivals to Macau during the seven-day National Holidays Golden Week (between October 1 and 7) exceeded 1.15 million (including non-local employees and students), according to the preliminary statistics provided

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