MSAR 15th ANNIVERSARY | Political system favors sole candidates, says Stanley Au

  The only candidate running for the Chief Executive elections who has ever been defeated believes that the city’s political system is designed to favor sole candidates. Commenting on the fact

Public administration | Reforms needed to fine-tune the machine

Macau’s public administration structure is getting “more complex and bureaucratized,” and reforms are needed to impulse new dynamism, according to a former service head and a law expert interviewed by

Gaming | SJM allegedly invited to help run casino at Seoul airport

  SJM Holdings Ltd., Asia’s largest casino operator by revenue, has received a partnership proposal to run a casino being built at an airport about 30 miles from South Korea’s capital

Lawmakers question DSSOPT director appointment

Several lawmakers have asked the government to explain the decision to appoint the former deputy director of the Land, Public Works and Transport Bureau (DSSOPT) Li Canfeng as the new

BRIEFS: Turtle heat lamp causes balcony fire

A 12-year-old girl managed to escape from her apartment on Monday after its balcony caught fire. Information suggests that the incident took place at about 12:10 p.m. It took the

Ho Iat Seng to retire after the AL term concludes

Ho Iat Seng, president of the Legislative Assembly (AL), indicated in an interview with TDM that he wants to retire from the local legislature after the current AL term concludes

Casino workers concerned with future employment prospects

Members of the New Gaming Employees Advance Association handed in a petition to the government yesterday urging the authorities to help casino workers improve their competitiveness by organizing training programs

Interview with Zoe | Sou Design: a way of reaching out to the community

  A local discarded factory in the Areia Preta (Hac Sa Wan) area has turned into a bustling platform showcasing not only Macau’s design works but also creations from overseas. Created

ENTERTAINMENT | KC and the Sunshine Band in town for New Year’s Eve

Their R&B, funk and disco fusion sound has compelled many to dance… be it under spinning mirror balls, or listening to the radio. Over the past 40 years, KC and

Sands receives permits to complete The Parisian Macao construction

Las Vegas Sands Corp has announced that the company’s majority-­owned subsidiary, Sands China Ltd., has received the Macau government approvals needed to complete the construction of its USD2.7 billion Paris-themed

President visit | Day 1 : ‘Be prepared before the rainy days come,’ Xi says

It’s been nearly five years since state leader Xi Jinping’s last visit to Macau, when the city was engulfed in the global financial crisis. Today, the gambling hub has survived

President visit | Day 2 : Gov’t sworn in, Xi calls for diversification, warns of development risks

The fourth term of the Chief Executive and the governance team of Macau SAR was inaugurated Saturday morning, with the re-appointed CE Chui Sai On, new principal officials and Executive

President gets tough as USD75b in casino value wiped

  During Xi Jinping’s first visit to Macau as China’s president, the city’s casinos would like to hear a reassuring word that might revive their tumbling stock prices. They’re not likely

Coastal waters management to be transferred to MSAR

Chinese president Xi Jinping announced on Friday that China and Macau have begun preparations to ensure Macau’s management of its own coastal waters. In the near future, Macau’s coastal waters

CE visits Beijing to report on gov’t work

Macau’s leader Chui Sai On will be travelling to Beijing on Wednesday to meet state leaders and report on the MSAR’s government work throughout the current year. The Government Information

Giant pandas to ‘bring happiness’ to town

Five years ago the central government gifted Macau a pair of pandas for the 10th anniversary of the SAR. Kai Kai, the male panda, and Xin Xin, female, were born

HK activists and reporters refused entry

  Amid heightened security during Xi Jinping’s two-day visit, a group of 14 Hong Kong activists and four Apple Daily reporters were refused entry to Macau as they posed “a threat

Xi Jinping meets with C.Y. Leung

Xi added that over the past months, Hong Kong’s government and its police force have fulfilled their duty with courage, which has resulted in the improvement of the current situation.

Li Canfeng appointed head of DSSOPT

Former Land, Public Works and Transport Bureau (DSSOPT) deputy director Li Canfeng has been appointed director of the bureau after resigning six years ago, TDM News reported. The new Secretary for

MSAR 15th ANNIVERSARY | Region’s youth confident of future, fears closeness to mainland China

Young people born in Macau during the territory’s handover to China fear that the city’s closeness to the mainland might give way to a certain dilution of their own identity. Aged

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