Editorial | Canidoomed

We live in a world of causes, as opposed to a world of ideologies. From the French Revolution and the Industrial Revolution throughout the 20th century, ideologies have marked, and marred,

Firm proposes salary cut due to slowdown in Macau, HK, China

“Since 80% of our expenditure is on salary payment and other staff costs, the only effective measure is to immediately lay off redundant staff and to effect a salary cut

Military Club marks 146th anniversary with exhibitions

The Macau Military Club marked its 146th anniversary yesterday with the opening ceremony of an exhibition of paintings by Portuguese artist Graça Morais: “Trás-os-Montes, Terra Mágica.” The anniversary will be celebrated

Tourism | Package tour visitors slightly up

Visitors travelling on package tours to Macau totaled about 575,000 in April, according to new information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC), down by 31.7 percent year-on-year, but up

Five-year-plan | Lao: Culture and education are ‘almost a business card of the city’

The coordinator of the Policy Research Office, Lao Pun Lap, yesterday stressed the relevance of the culture and education sectors to Macau. “They are almost a business card of the

Cultural Affairs Bureau participates in 12th ICIF

The Macau Creative Pavilion aimed to showcase and commercialize local cultural and creative products, according to a statement by the bureau issued yesterday. The pavilion was themed around handicrafts and design.

Tourism | Mainland children put Macau in top-ten spot

Macau now ranks as the tenth most popular destination for young Chinese visitors, trailing Hong Kong (1), Taipei (2), Bangkok (3), Singapore (4), Phuket Island (5), Seoul (6), Tokyo (7),

MDT Interview | Vítor Sereno: ‘Portugal is a good place to live and certainly a good place to invest’

Portugal supports all China’s “initiatives to boost Macau’s interface role,” namely as part of the Belt and Road initiative, the CEPA mechanism, and the Forum Macao.  Consul General Vítor Sereno

AL Plenary | New food licensing rules raise doubts

The Legislative Assembly (AL) debated several issues raised by lawmakers for the second consecutive day.  One of the topics that resulted in a lot of discussion related to a spoken

Economy | Imports down 21 percent in 2016

According to information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC), the total amount of imported merchandise declined in April by 18.6 percent year-on-year to MOP5.57 billion, of which imports of

As China sneezes, those closest are catching the worst colds

Those nearest to China are among the hardest hit as growth in the world’s second- largest economy grinds to the slowest pace in a quarter century. Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan all

Crime declines by 7.1 percent during Q1

The latest crime statistics released yesterday show that the police authorities filed 3,333 criminal reports in total during this year’s first quarter. The figure represents a decrease of 255 cases

Electoral Law consultation calls for greater representation

Residents at Sunday’s public consultation on electoral reform have demanded greater representation through an increase in the number of directly-elected lawmakers, as well as a better system to regulate online

Arts | Cultural Heritage Day heralds various activities

To mark the 11th occasion of China’s Cultural Heritage Day on June 11, the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) will host a variety of activities to resonate with the theme, “Let

AL Plenary | Housing problems continue to top lawmakers’ agenda

The topic of housing was once again the main issue addressed in the plenary meeting of the Legislative Assembly (AL) yesterday. The plenary gathered to debate several spoken enquiries presented

New taxi regulation gathers suggestions

Another of the topics addressed at the plenary session yesterday was the proposed taxi regulation. The topic was raised by the AL’s vice president, Lam Heong Sang. Secretary Raimundo do Rosário

Macau, Cambodia to cooperate on tourism training and education

A local delegation of 50 people is participating in the “Macau - Cambodia Investment & Tourism Development Seminar” held in Phnom Penh. Local business leaders from tourism, banking, trade and other

Senado Square residents, shop workers, complain about constant noise

Due to its central location, Senado Square has become a hotbed of protests. People living and working around the area have been complaining of the constant noise. The Macau General Union of

Environmentalist raises red flags on nuclear plant

Sammie Lun, chairman of Green Environment Protection Association of Macau, is concerned about safety issues surrounding the upcoming Taishan nuclear power plant. The plant, located approximately 80 kilometers west of

Education | UM takes 3rd prize in English debate

The University of Macau’s (UM) English Debating Team recently won third prize at the 19th Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press (FLTRP) Cup National English Debating Competition, held at Beijing

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