The Buzz | Portugal’s prime minister cites Greece as warning for voters

Portugal’s prime minister is pointing to Greece’s troubles as he seeks to persuade voters to re-elect his center-right coalition government and reject anti-austerity proposals from the main opposition Socialist Party. With

World Series of Poker | 9 players left, 1 will win USD7.7 million in November

For nine poker players, the dream is just beginning after they outlasted 6,411 others in days of near marathon-length games to advance to the final table of the World Series

World Briefs

TIBET Chinese authorities have refused to release the body of a Tibetan lama who died in a Chinese prison, prompting a sit-in outside the prison by more than 100 Tibetans,

PJ records increase in gaming-related crime

There has been an increase in gaming-related crimes, namely illegal detention and  loan-sharking in casinos, revealed Chau Wai Kuong, director of the Judiciary Police (PJ), yesterday morning at the police

French National Day Reception | ‘Our partnership is stronger than ever’

Diplomatic relations between France and China have never been so good, the French Consul General in Hong Kong and Macau claimed yesterday. A reception to celebrate the French National Day,

Boxing | Rex Tso and Ng Kuok Kun visit Fuhong Society’s Happy Market

The Fuhong Society of Macau is a non-profit organization founded by a group of volunteers to serve the needs of Macau’s mentally handicapped community. Happy Market is a social enterprise

JLL foresees a stable property market before year-end

The property market in the region is expected to progress steadily in the second half of the year despite the plummeting gaming revenue, according to analysts at the local branch

GAMING ALERT | Boston says Wynn reps knew of mob ties to land

Recently discovered interviews with at least five people suggest Wynn Resorts knew a mob associate with felony convictions would profit from his stake in the waterfront land where the Las

Born in Macau, yet still non-resident | Parents of sick baby faced with astronomical hospital bills

Baby Chyn’s parents have launched a fundraising campaign on Facebook and Indiegogo to gather funds for the operation. As they’re both non-resident workers, their baby daughter is not entitled to any

Macau Slot profits from World Cup

Macau Slot’s profits rose to MOP121.84 million in 2014, MOP18.4 million more than in the previous year. The better results, published yesterday in the Official Gazette, have been attributed to

10 years after UNESCO listing | IC organizes guided visits to heritage sites

Before attending university, Liu Ziliang wants “to know the world,” and hence decided to join yesterday’s guided visit of Macau’s cultural heritage, which he believes differs from Chinese heritage due

Tsipras braves parliament on aid as Greek outlook worsens

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras braved a revolt in his own party as parliament in Athens began to debate a bailout of up to 86 billion euros (USD95 billion) that

Corporate Bits | Mastercard masterpass arrives in hong kong

MasterCard yesterday launched MasterPass, a new digital payment platform, for the first time in Hong Kong. With MasterPass, consumers can securely store their MasterCard and other branded card information all

Portugal suspends issuing golden visas

The decision is the result of a legal vacuum created by new law 63/2015, which does not regulate certain matters that were originally written in the form of legal articles

China supports professional training in Angola

Angola continues to experience rapid socio-economic development, which means it is urgent to implement continual training of its citizens, the Chinese Ambassador to Angola said Tuesday in Luanda. Ambassador Gao Kexiang

2Q economic growth steady at 7 percent

China’s economic growth in the latest quarter held steady at 7 percent, its weakest performance since the global crisis, but better retail sales and factory output in June suggested efforts to

Hong Kong | Regulator orders Hanergy stock to remain frozen 

Hong Kong’s securities watchdog took the unusual step yesterday of ordering a stock trading suspension to remain in place for a Chinese solar panel maker it’s investigating after a plunge

Authorities detain 20 foreigners from South Africa, UK, India

A group of 20 travelers from Britain, South Africa and India were detained in northern China, a relative said yesterday. A South African aid group said some of them are accused

Tibet | Family fails to get lama’s body after prison death

Chinese authorities have refused to release the body of a Tibetan lama who died in a Chinese prison, prompting a sit- in outside the prison by more than 100 Tibetans, a

Reform politician Wan Li dies at 99

Wan Li, a Chinese politician known for his reform policies, died yesterday at the age of 99, state media said. The state-run digital publication The Paper, citing Wan’s son, said he

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