Music | Gothenburg Symphony debut Chinese tour in town

Led by principal guest conductor Kent Nagano, the orchestra started with Anders Hillborg’s Beast Sampler, a contemporary piece performed for the first time in China. This was followed by Felix

Vacationer dies in pool accident at Four Seasons hotel

In a fatal accident last Friday a man from the mainland drowned, after his lower back was sucked into the outlet of a small massage pool at the Four Seasons

Dengue mosquito index at its highest in years

DSSOPT considers increasing height limit at Fisherman’s Wharf

  The Land, Public Works and Transport Bureau (DSSOPT) is considering increasing the upper limit of building height at the Fisherman’s Wharf in its second draft plan, lifting restrictions that might

Macau Post victim of phishing

Macau Post has reiterated a warning to the public to pay attention to an email, written in English with an indication of the EMS Logo, soliciting recipients to disclose their

Animal rights advocates demand Canidrome closure

The Canidrome is managed by greyhound racing company Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome Co Ltd, and controlled by Stanley Ho’s Sociedade de Turismo e Diversões de Macau SA (STDM). Last Saturday,

Education | IPM music program accredited by Taiwanese council

The Bachelor of Arts program in Music offered by the Macao Polytechnic Institute (IPM) has been accredited by the Higher Education Evaluation & Accreditation Council of Taiwan (HEEACT), IPM announced

Oil rises as Saudis boost pricing to Asia amid Iran uncertainty

Oil rose as Iran’s nuclear accord with world powers left the timing uncertain for a possible increase in crude supplies from the OPEC member and as Saudi Arabia raised prices

Corporate Bits: local entertainment and media company sets up branch in hk

In view of an increasing demand on power supply, caused by the rapid growth of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau, China Southern Power Grid Corporation Limited (CSG) proposed in 2011

Dollar in longest losing streak in 9 months

The dollar fell a fourth day, the longest streak in nine months, as traders speculated the Federal Reserve will hold borrowing costs lower for longer amid signs of weakness in

Gaming | Wynn Resorts, Elaine Wynn both criticized by ISS on governance

Wynn Resorts Ltd. and Elaine Wynn, who has been battling the casino company to keep her board seat, were both handed a setback after a proxy- advisory report criticized corporate governance. Institutional

Strikes proliferate as working class awakens

Timid by nature, Shi Jieying took a risk last month and joined fellow workers in a strike at her handbag factory, one of a surging number of such labor protests

Taxi drivers protest in Beijing shopping district

More than 30 taxi drivers staged a rare demonstration in Beijing's famed Wangfujing shopping district over the weekend to protest working conditions, police in the Chinese capital said. The drivers were

The Times report | Clamp down on online gambling, state lottery corruption next

China has launched an unusually severe assault on the country's illegal online gambling industry — a prelude, sources say, to a more sustained attack on high-level corruption within the state

Zhou Yongkang | Ex-security chief indicted on corruption charges

China's former security boss Zhou Yongkang has been formally charged with corruption and leaking of state secrets, setting the stage for him to become the highest-level politician to stand trial

US geologist freed after serving 8 years Chinese prison

A Chinese-born American geologist was released from prison in China after serving more than eight years on charges of procuring state secrets, a human rights group said over the weekend. Xue

Aviation Crisis | Fast-growing Asian air travel confronts safety challenges

For Asia's aviation industry, the growing pains have just begun. A year of disasters, the dis-­appearance of Flight 370 and financial turbulence highlight the challenges confronting the world's biggest air travel

India | Modi blames changing lifestyles for rising pollution

With his government rolling out a new Air Quality Index to 10 of the nation's cities, Modi urged Indians to curtail waste and conserve resources even as they become wealthier,

Indonesia | Court rejects appeal by Australian drug smugglers

  An Indonesian court yesterday rejected appeals by two Australian drug traffickers who challenged President Joko Widodo's decision to refuse them clemency and spare their lives. The complaints by Myuran Sukumaran and

Bangladesh court upholds death penalty for war collaborator

A Bangladeshi court yesterday turned down the last legal appeal by an Islamist party official convicted of collaborating in 1971 war crimes and upheld his death sentence. The decision by the

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