TEDxSenadoSquare debuts at Dom Pedro next month

TEDx is returning to Macau next month with a brand new event adopting one of the enclave’s most recognizable landmarks as its name.

China-Venezuela | Guaidó wants Beijing to see Maduro is bad for business

The young politician spearheading efforts to remove Venezuela’s authoritarian leader called for a “transparent relationship” with China, a key investor in the country, saying any agreements made

In the year of the pig, Hong Kong debates its boar problem

Like many Asian communities, Hong Kong ushers in the astrological year of the pig. That’s also good timing to discuss the financial center’s contested relationship with its

Albergue holds annual ‘Wishing Well’ event

The protective glass cover over the water well at the Albergue SCM Patio has been removed for the annual “Wishing Well” event, which is on until March 5.

Tourism | HKZMB ‘novelty factor’ to last some six months

The attractiveness of the Hong Kong- Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (HKZMB) as a “novelty” should last about six months, the director of the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO),

Gaming | Slowdown spurs first Macau revenue drop since 2016

Monthly casino revenue in Macau fell for the first time in more than two years as China’s economic slowdown deterred high rollers - but the drop was

Courts | Chiang to repeat trial after appeal upheld

Activist Scott Chiang, who last year was found guilty of the crime of unlawful assembly, will have his trial repeated after the Court of Second Instance

Heritage | Kun Iam Temple’s responsible person to be charged for disobedience

The person in charge of the Kun Iam Temple in Macau is being prosecuted for disobeying the authorities’ embargo orders and carrying out a series of unauthorized

Hong Kong court denies male status to three transgender men

Hong Kong’s High Court refused to allow three transgender men to be recognized as males on their official identity cards because they have not undergone full sex-change

Courts | Scott Chiang may be absolved of guilt after appeal victory

Activist Scott Chiang has won a ruling in the Court of Second Instance that may absolve him from a sentencing last year for the crime of

Sulu Sou files complaint against ‘secret meetings’

According to Sou, to his surprise, “this was not the first meeting of the committee to discuss these matters. This is actually the second one. The

Cross-border traffic records slight increase

Cross-border vehicular traffic rose by 2.3 percent to 4,927,368 trips in 2018, while those passing through the Checkpoint of Cotai (30 percent of total traffic) recorded

Dire Strait | Xi’s tough talk on Taiwan backfires, as Tsai support surges

Chinese President Xi Jinping sought to push Taiwanese closer to unification with a new year speech mixing carrots and sticks. That hasn’t panned out. Instead, his

Thailand | Bangkok flies drones, warns of hardships in bad air battle

A fleet of drones, trucks and small planes sprayed water to try to reduce air pollution around Bangkok yesterday while the city’s governor invited critics to brainstorm better ideas

Property expert calls for easing of license acquisition

Acquiring operation licenses remains a challenge for business operators keen on starting a firm in the region. Real estate expert Oliver Tong called on the government

Aviation | New sevices base well entrenched and ‘here to stay’

TAG Aviation, a private and business aviation services firm, has chosen Macau for its first fixed base operation in the Asia-Pacific region. Joining three existing operations

Gaming | Duterte’s ban clouds Philippines’ casino push, regulator says

The Philippines’ gaming chief said she will ask President Rodrigo Duterte to relax a ban on new casino licenses as the nation risks losing out on a

Thailand | Bangkok shuts hundreds of schools as toxic haze shrouds city

Thai officials shut hundreds of schools in Bangkok yesterday as some of the world’s most toxic air hung over the city. The metropolis of about 10

Belt & Road | Souring deals in Asia put China’s initiative dreams under pressure

Chinese President Xi Jinping already had plenty of reasons to rethink his grand plan to build railways, ports and other infrastructure across the globe. Malaysia has given

Legislative Assembly | HKZMB connections and traffic issues take over AL session

The commencement into operation of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (HKZMB) in late October last year, which added traffic congestion pressure to an area already suffering from

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