Gov’t cultural fund member probed

The president of the Cultural Industries Fund’s Administrative Committee Fund, Leong Heng Teng, denied media claims that the fund’s mechanism might have loopholes, in the wake of a suspected case

ARTS | Photography exhibition by Ieong Man Pan opens at MAM

Unfoldable Map II, a photography exhibition by Macau-born Ieong Man Pan, is on display at the Macau Museum of Art (MAM) until May 10. The artist showcases a series of street

MEDIA | Latin beauties lure TV viewers who find Super Bowl less exciting

Univision Communications Inc.’s “Nuestra Belleza Latina,” or “Our Latin Beauty,” outperformed ABC, CBS and Fox in both the 18-to-34 and 18-to-49 age groups, according to Nielsen. NBC aired the Feb.

Corporate Bits |Sands China turns off lights for earth hour

Sands China’s participation in Earth Hour is part of the ongoing environmental sustainability efforts of Sands ECO360°, the global sustainability program of Sands China’s parent company, Las Vegas Sands Corp.

Angola | Chinese companies invited work closely with local partners

The Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Angola (CCCA) called on Chinese companies operating in the country to work more closely with local partners in order to deepen economic and trade

Angola and China assess cooperation

The Foreign Minister of Angola, Georges Chikoti and the Special Representative of the Government of China for African Affairs, Zhong Jianhua met in Luanda to analyse bilateral relations. Ambassador Zhong Jianhua

Boao Forum | Zhou warns on growth slowdown, says PBOC has room to act

  China’s central bank chief said that the nation’s growth rate has tumbled “a bit” too much and that policy makers have scope to respond, underscoring forecasts for further monetary easing

Winter Olympics inspectors positive after Beijing visit 

IOC inspectors left Beijing yesterday after offering praise for the Chinese capital's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics that, if successful, would make it the first city to hold both

Boao Forum | Chinese president promotes regional vision

Chinese President Xi Jinping argued for strong China-led efforts to promote Asian economic and political cooperation while opening a major regional economic conference. Xi delivered the keynote address at the Boao

Australia signs up to negotiations on Chinese-led bank

  Australia announced yesterday that it would join negotiations to establish a new a Chinese-led Asian regional bank that has emerged as a potential challenge to United States influence in a

Brazil joining Beijing-backed infrastructure investment bank

Brazil says it has accepted China's invitation to join a Beijing-backed international infrastructure bank. A short statement emailed by the presidential office over the weekend says the Brazilian government "accepted China's invitation to participate in

Analysis | Japan’s long wait to address US Congress 

Washington honors America’s closest friends by inviting their leaders to address a joint meeting of Congress. But until Thursday, when House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner invited Prime Minister Shinzo

About 4,000 fishermen stranded on Indonesian islands

The number of foreign fishermen stranded on several remote eastern Indonesian islands has spiraled to 4,000, including some revealed in an Associated Press investigation to have been enslaved. Many are migrant

Iran | Officials: nuke talks solving some issues, not others 

Iran may accept new constraints to its uranium enrichment program at nuclear talks but is pushing back on how long it must accept limits on technology it could use to

Tunisia | Leading suspect in museum attack killed 

  Tunisia’s prime minister said yesterday a leading suspect in a deadly museum attack on foreign tourists has been killed in anti-terrorist operations, as tens of thousands of Tunisians marched through the capital to denounce extremist

Germanwings tragedy | Struggle to explain what motivated co-pilot in doomed flight 

A disgruntled worker shoots up a workplace. A student opens fire at a high school. A pilot crashes a planeload of people into a mountainside. There may never be a convincing

This Day in History: 1981 President Reagan is shot

Five to six shots were fired as he left the Washington Hilton Hotel where he had been addressing a union convention, about one mile from the White House. A man,

OFFBEAT: Airbnb becomes sponsor of 2016 Olympics in Rio

Rio de Janeiro’s hotel bed shortage was eased on Friday, as online home share startup Airbnb inked a deal to be the official “alternative accommodations” sponsor of the 2016 Olympic

Vettel wins Malaysian GP to end Mercedes streak

It was Ferrari’s first victory since the 2013 Spanish Grand Prix. The 30-race gap between wins was the longest Ferrari drought for 21 years. Vettel — in only his second race

Rugby | Fiji reclaim Hong Kong 7s title beating NZ 33-19 in final

Fiji reclaimed the Hong Kong Sevens title when it routed defending champion New Zealand 33-19 in the final yesterday. Fiji blasted to a 21-0 lead in the first half, taking the tension out

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