Interview | Sun Ziyu : ‘Signing contracts is to set up a common link’

The annual IIICF has once again put Macau’s platform role into the spotlight. Speaking of the city’s potential role in the regional “Belt and Road” Initiative, Mr Sun Ziyu, Vice

Health Bureau launches measures to prevent MERS outbreak

The Health Bureau (SSM) is launching measures to prevent a potential Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) out-break. Anyone visiting or using public emergency rooms will now be required to wear

Government lays out guidelines to curb illicit gaming ads

Local authorities have established a set of specific guidelines for the advertising sector in a bid to clarify a law which governs advertising activities in the city. The establishment of

Grant Bowie supports casino smoking rooms

In light of the government’s push for completely smoke-free casinos, MGM China’s Chief Executive Officer, Grant Bowie, told the media yesterday that the gaming operator hopes to “keep smoking rooms

Cooperation | Guinea-Bissau on the look-out for investors

Guinea-Bissau is committed to attracting further investment from China and Macau in order to develop the country’s infrastructural networks, revealed the Minister for Public Works, Construction and Urban Planning, José

Tenth Macau Design Biennial opens for entries

The Macau Design Biennial has opened for entries for its 10th edition, with applications closing on June 15. Inaugurated in 1994, the event has become an exclusive local competition in

US judge dismisses case against Malaysian gambler

A federal judge in Nevada dismissed a criminal case this week against a wealthy Malaysian gambler who was arrested last year after FBI agents impersonated Internet repair technicians to get

A century of Coke’s iconic bottle recreated by local artists

The eight colorfully painted coke bottles currently showcased along the avenue of the newly inaugurated Broadway Macau also showcase the creativity of local artists, which was put to use to

Briefs | Fireman suspected of illegal gambling

A member of the Macau Fire Department has been suspected of running an illegal gambling operation. The department revealed in a statement that it is closely investigating the case, having

Interview | Viriato Soromenho-Marques: ‘The European Union needs structural reform’

University of Lisbon scholar Viriato Soromenho-Marques is launching his book, which reflects on Portugal’s crisis within the framework of the European Union in Macau today. In an interview with the

Thailand | Army officer surrenders in human trafficking probe

A senior Thai army officer turned himself in yesterday to face charges over his alleged involvement in a human trafficking scandal that included people from Thailand, Myanmar and Malaysia, marking the first

Gaming table cap should be revised, economist says

A local economist has said that, in light of the gaming revenue drop, the government should be flexible and allow operators to have more gaming tables than those permitted if

Heritage | Exhibition on Shanghai Portuguese refugees

The exhibition will be inaugurated on June 9 and will feature a selection of over 100 items showcasing the historical background of the Macanese diaspora from around the world, including

Medical societies speak out against court’s conviction of doctors

Medical practitioner associations have voiced their opposition regarding the convictions of two doctors in a medical malpractice case. The medical lawsuit – in which an attending doctor and assistant at the

Gov’t signs protocol with national tourism organization

China’s National Tourism Administration (CNTA) and the MSAR government signed a protocol yesterday to set up a joint working committee aiming to accelerate the progress of Macau as it develops

Woman commits suicide in Immigration detention facility

A Vietnamese woman allegedly committed suicide in a detention room at the Immigration Building in Taipa yesterday morning. The 31 year-old woman, surnamed Mai, had been placed at the detention center

Briefs | Talks on sexual education for students with special needs

The Health Bureau (SSM) is holding free hearing screening and testing at the public health centers of Areia Preta and Nossa Senhora do Carmo-Largo, targeting in particular babies not born

Nepalese cyclists’ decade-long world tour stops in Macau

After cycling over 114 countries and regions around the globe, Lok Bandhu Karki and Janardan Khanal made their way to Macau last week. On a mission to “promote the message

Airport passengers increase to 480,000 in May

Over the past month, the airport has maintained its overall passenger traffic growth while the Taiwan market registered a 6 percent increase, and Southeast and Northeast Asia recorded continuous growth.

Seac Pai Van pavilion reopens with new pair of giant pandas

The Giant Panda Pavilion in Seac Pai Van park reopened to the public yesterday, as Xin Xin and Kai Kai, the new pair of giant pandas presented to Macau by

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