HK secretary deems national security law unnecessary

Hong Kong’s Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung argued that there is “no need” to introduce China’s bill on national security in Hong Kong, since the Basic Law outlines more

Student arrested for alleged child sexual assault

A 19-year old male secondary school student has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a 9-year- old boy at school. According to the Judiciary Police (PJ), the suspect and victim attend

The Portuguese left out of local politics

The Portuguese used to constitute the majority in Macau politics, but today few have a prominent voice. Nowadays, having a Portuguese background alone does not necessarily prevent people from going

COOPERATION | Lusophone partnerships help local companies

Partnerships between Portuguese and Chinese companies are helping to facilitate the development of projects in Lusophone countries, said the president of the Macau Engineering and Construction Association, Tang Hon Cheong. “There

No plans for new airport runway

The Civil Aviation Authority has failed to identify a need to build a second runway at the Macau airport, due to the fact that the current single-runway system has been

FESTIVAL | Taiwan looking to further cultural exchanges

Taiwan is looking to foster cultural exchanges with Macau, said Lu Chang-Shui, director general of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office. Mr Lu is one of the organizers of the

Food & drink | Queen of Riesling

It’s always been every little girl’s dream to become a princess, but in Germany things are done slightly differently. Instead of wanting to be a regular old fairytale princess, aspiring

Mildly mentally-impaired residents disqualified from welfare support

  Many locals classified as mildly mentally challenged by the authorities in their first assessment have been expelled from the official registration system under the Social Welfare Bureau, which grants medical

Police bust unlicensed kitchen with illegal workers

The Public Security Police (PSP) raided an unlicensed food factory that had hired illegal workers on Friday morning. The kitchen, selling about a thousand boxed meals to workmen from nearby construction

Local graduates worried about economic prospects

Fresh graduates at the congregation ceremony of the University of Science and Technology held last Saturday expressed concerns over the local employment market after the city recorded its twelfth consecutive

Draft national security law triggers local concerns

Macau’s inclusion in the country’s proposed legislation on national security has triggered concerns over potential limits on freedoms enjoyed in the Special Administrative Regions. While some see the new draft law

Smoking lounges are ‘a good solution,’ says Ambrose So

The CEO of casino operator SJM, Ambrose So, has stressed that smoking lounges are a good solution not only in casinos but other properties as well. “I think this will be

COOPERATION | EU-Macau business platform to help diversify local economy

The head of office of the European Union to Hong Kong and Macau, Vincent Piket, has assured that the new EU-Macau business platform aims to aid the diversification of the

Mainland plot available for construction waste disposal

Authorities will consult mainland China for assistance with the waste generated in local construction works. The acting director of the Environmental Protection Bureau, Vai Hoi Ieong, told media yesterday that

Chow Tai Fook net falls 25 pct on weak China, Macau sales

Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Ltd., the world’s largest listed jewelry chain by revenue, said full-­year profit fell 25 percent as sales weakened in China and major markets such as

HEALTH | Two suspected MERS cases test negative

Two suspected cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in Macau have tested negative, according to the Health Bureau (SSM). Two Chinese citizens were taken to the public hospital last week

Music | Jazz legends play sold out concert

Jazz legends Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea displayed their musical mastery with improvisational takes on well-known tunes before a sold-out concert at the Macau Cultural Center Grand Auditorium on Friday. With

Angela Leong’s theme park awaits gov’t approval

Casino operator SJM’s executive director, Angela Leong, says she is still waiting for the government’s approval to turn her plans for a theme park into reality. Ms Leong told media last

Ask the Vet | A Guide to Natural Pet Supplements

Risks and Benefits of Pet Supplements A supplement for your dog or cat can help keep them healthy, or help when recovering from an illness. Glucosamine and chondroitin, for instance, have

Generations come together to mark Tiananmen crackdown 26 years on

Hundreds sat solemnly at the heart of the city last night marking the 26th anniversary of the Tiananmen massacre in 1989, when tens of thousands students were crushed to death

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