Trade between China and lusophone countries rises

Trade between China and Portuguese-speaking countries totaled USD53.345 million between January and May of this year, rising 9.28 percent against the same period of 2013, according to official figures from

Sulu Sou elected New Macau Association president

João Pedro Lau Sulu Sou Ka Hou, 23, was elected the New Macau Association (ANM)president last night. The newly elected leader was chosen by the association’s council and claimed that he

Petition handed to “right the wrong” housing policies

The lawmakers submitted a petition stating that the government must not avoid some crucial issues, such as the re-establishment of a waiting list, when consulting the public in a review

USJ CHANGES FACULTY NAME | Christian Studies christened ‘Religious Studies’

The University of Saint Joseph has officially changed the name of its Faculty of Christian Studies to the Faculty of Religious Studies. It has also appointed a new Dean for

THE BUZZ | Francis to sex abuse victims: I beg your forgiveness

Pope Francis has begged forgiveness from the victims of clergy sex abuse in his first meeting with several abuse survivors. The Vatican quoted Francis as expressing “sorrow” in his homily at

Tourists disappointed with local tourism industry ‘software’

Macau was ranked fourth, alongside China, in the 2013 international tourism receipts list, which was published by the World Tourism Organization of the United Nations (UNWTO). However, an industry source

ANALYSIS | Gambling frenzy in overdrive during World Cup

Adam Minter Pity the parents of Xiao Cai, a young woman from Wuxi, China, who lost the equivalent of USD161 betting on World Cup matches. When her folks refused to cover

350 delegates to join anti-money laundering meeting

The event, organized by the MSAR government, will discuss anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing strategies, and share experiences in fighting such crimes. This is the second time that Macau will

We correct

In the article titled “USJ alumni demand reinstatement of sacked scholar”, published yesterday in the Times on p5, we incorrectly printed the name of Dr Benjamin Chan Sau San. His

Journalists’ Association hands petition to PSP

The association claimed that PSP has been giving contradictory accounts to the incident and failed to publish the CCTV footage or identify the agent involved. One of the reporters attending yesterday’s

CRIME | Painter scam could have spread to Macau

João Pedro Lau The Public Security Police (PSP) has detained a mainlander who was alleged to be selling a traditional Chinese painting on the street. However, it is uncertain whether the

Activists pledge to organize democracy referendum on CE election

The referendum organized by the Macau Conscience, the Macao Youth Dynamics and the Open Macau Society is informal and lacks legal effect. Nevertheless, according to commission member Jason Chao, the

Group calls for casino advertisement regulation

The Macau Responsible Gaming Association (MRGA) has urged the Macau government to strengthen the regulations on casino advertisement. The president of the MRGA, Song Wai Kit, claimed that the amount

Fiedler files request asking for details on Cotai land rights

The International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) yesterday submitted a public records request to two government bodies in Macau asking for information regarding the commitment of land rights in Cotai

Worker crushed to death in industrial accident

The Judiciary Police (PJ) is investigating an industrial accident on the construction site of the future vehicle examination centre in Taipa. A metal hook is alleged to have fallen onto

MATCH OF THE DAY | Scolari hints Willian may replace Neymar in semis

Tales Azzoni, Sports Writer, Belo Horizonte Brazil v Germany Home 2.86, Draw 3.25, Away 2.86 Willian took Neymar’s position when Brazil’s reserves played against a local under-20 squad at its training camp outside

THE BUZZ: Students refuse to take UM’s special offer

Two high school graduates from Jiangxi province in the mainland have been the focus of public attention since they helped to subdue an attacker on a bus. Both failed to

FRANCHISE EXPO | Industry experts believe Macau needs global vision and services

Experts from the European franchising industry think that Macau has a great advantage and offers many opportunities for businesses. However, the city needs a global vision and more experience, as

New Macau leaders show divergences, president to be elected tomorrow

According to lawmaker Au Kam San, member of the new council, the meeting yesterday was an assembly to select the 11-member council and three members of the board of supervisors.

Ceiling falls from old building, five trapped

Part of the ceiling of an old building downtown fell yesterday, trapping five people. The accident occurred at a three-floor structure located on Rua Nova do Comércio near San Ma

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