AL election – Analysis | Society divisions responsible for surprise election results

Macau elections tend to have few surprises, but Sunday’s produced many. A somewhat dramatic redistribution of power among the 14 directly elected lawmakers, underpinned by the

The aftermath | Return of the pan-democrats

The consolidation of the democrat faction in the Legislative Assembly (AL) is the single most important electoral shift to come out of Sunday’s election. With the

Going to the movies remains most popular activity

A total of 295,800 individuals have participated in cultural activities in Macau in the second quarter of 2017, resulting in a cultural activity participation rate at 54

Crime | Forbidden weapons found in tourists’ bags at airport

Two tourists, one from Indonesia and one from Thailand, were found to possess in possession with forbidden weapons in their luggage while boarding international flights, the Public

Briefs | 57 locals contest Asian Indoor and Martial Art Games

The fifth Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games are currently being held in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. Macau sent a delegation of 57 members to Ashgabat to attend the 10-day

AL election | Conservatives and democrats both winners

Mak Soi Kun was the most voted candidate in yesterday’s Legislative Assembly (AL) elections. According to the official data released early morning today, Mak got 17,207 votes

Editorial | Pan-democrats, Hato and hate

He was bluffing. By 10pm yesterday, Jason Chao shared via several online platforms a link to a page where New Macau would announce the universal suffrage unofficial

China-born New Zealand lawmaker says he’s loyal to new home

A New Zealand lawmaker who was born in China said yesterday he taught Chinese spies while working at that nation’s elite military colleges but had never engaged

Rear Window | Short supply

There has been a sudden change this summer; almost all established civic associations and local heavyweights (an informal designation given to political figures in positions of power) seem

Bizcuits | Give us this day our Daily Rag

Congratulations to Macau Daily Times upon its Tenth Anniversary, and especially to the current management and editorial team – the longest serving at the paper; you do us

Oscars best picture gaffe dominates after-party chatter

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Academy Awards after parties are always swanky and star-studded. But this year, even disparate celebrations had a conversation topic in common: The best-picture gaffe that saw

Online options for Oscar-nominated flicks expand

More movies and cheaper options arrive online this week for movie fans still needing to catch up on Oscar-nominated flicks. Of the 62 full-length movies and shorts One more title, the best

World Views | Trump’s trade plan is a looming disaster

Even by his standards, President-elect Donald Trump’s statements on trade have been stunning in their recklessness. His proposals essentially amount to the repudiation of a system that has

Taiwan | Tsai says Beijing reverting to coercive tactics

Relations with China are becoming more fraught as Beijing increasingly reverts to threatening and intimidating its neighbor, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said while vowing not to return to “the

Edith Piaf celebrated on 100th anniversary of her birth

NEW YORK (AP) — Edith Piaf would have turned 100 this month and never has she been more vital. The cabaret singer who once sang on the streets for spare change

Wynn Resorts says opening of Cotai resort delayed 3 months

Wynn Resorts Ltd. said the opening of its newest casino in Macau will be postponed by three months, until June 25, 2016, because of construction delays. The general contractor, Leighton Holdings Ltd., notified

Condo owners in Panama tell Trump: You’re fired!

PANAMA CITY (AP) — The directors of the Trump Ocean Club met July 28 on urgent business. They needed to fire Donald Trump. The building's residents and condo owners had invested

AP INVESTIGATION: Nuclear black market seeks IS extremists

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Over the pulsating beat at an exclusive nightclub, the arms smuggler made his pitch to a client: 2.5 million euros for enough radioactive cesium to contaminate

Researcher: Children’s cancer linked to Fukushima radiation

TOKYO (AP) — A new study says children living near the Fukushima nuclear meltdowns have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer at a rate 20 to 50 times that of children

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