Sonia Chan demands IACM service improvements

The Secretary for Public Administration and Justice, Sonia Chan, paid a visit to the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) this week to learn about its operations, functions and the

Mortgage lending falls in Nov

With regard to outstanding balance, RMLs and CRELs both witnessed increases. In November 2014, new RMLs approved by local banks decreased 26.9 pct month-to-month to MOP3.4 billion; of which, 97.6

Positive impression of new gov’t from Portugal’s cabinet member

The politician revealed that the Secretary for Security, Wong Sio Chak, assured him that Portuguese citizens “will continue to enjoy a treatment of positive discrimination” concerning residency permits. As the Times

Experts trying to choose a pair of pandas to send to Macau

The Secretary said that experts have been trying to choose a pair of pandas to send to Macau, after Chinese President Xi Jinping announced that the central government will be

Heritage exhibition offers free admission to senior citizens and groups

Originally owned by Mr Kou Ho Neng, a wealthy local merchant, Tak Seng On Pawnshop was established in 1917. Comprised of the main counter and storehouse, it is one of

Alan Ho expected to spend CNY in prison

The decision was made to remand six suspects in custody. Among these suspects is Alan Ho, nephew of SJM Holdings chairman Stanley Ho. He is expected to spend the Chinese

HEALTH | New Macau criticizes bloated hospital bureaucracies

The letter indicated that the core of the region’s medical system problems is inadequate human resources, but “many of the medicine graduates outside Macau are not willing to return home

MIGRANT WORKERS | A temporary home that becomes permanent

Leonardo Dioko is considered a success story amongst the Filipino population, the second largest migrant community in Macau. Nicknamed “Don,” the Macau Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT) lecturer arrived in

9,000 Portuguese companies currently export to Angola

The same figures also showed that two-way trade amounted to 7 billion euros in 2013, and of that total 3.1 billion euros were goods exports and 1.4 billion euros were

Scholar says a mechanism to supervise work agencies is urgent

The lack of further legislation to regulate the work of employment agencies leads to abuse that affect non-resident workers in Macau, according to Cecilia Ho, Social Work lecturer at the

The TABOO everybody’s talking about | The Return of Danger

If you think a taboo is something nobody dares to mention, think again, because TABOO at the City of Dreams Macau is definitely one of the hottest topics in town! Shattering

Hong Kong suspends immigration program for wealthy investors

Hong Kong is putting on hold an investor immigration plan that has granted residency in the city to more than 20,000 mainland Chinese in the last decade. The Capital Investment Entrant

Corporate Bits | Galaxy and HK construction sector soccer teams play friendly matches

Galaxy Entertainment Group’s (“GEG”) Staff Social Club recently held friendly soccer matches with the Hong Kong construction sector to encourage its staff members to exercise more, uplift their team spirit

Angola | Minister inaugurates project built by Chinese company

Chinese company Sinohydro built a new plant for collection, treatment and distribution of drinking water and the system to expand and improve the medium voltage grid and public lighting system

Xi vows to wage enduring anti-corruption campaign

  President Xi Jinping said there will be no let-up in his “fierce and enduring” battle against corruption, which has already taken down thousands of senior officials including the country’s former

North Koreans walk across frozen border river to murder Chinese

  A spate of murders by North Koreans inside China’s border is prompting some residents to abandon their homes, testing China’s ability to manage both the 880-mile shared frontier and its

State paper: Police arrest Turks smuggling Uighurs to Syria

The Global Times said the Turks were arrested in November when the nine Chinese Uighurs attempted to sneak out of China with altered Turkish passports. The nine Uighurs, plus two other Chinese

HONG KONG POLICY ADDRESS | Leung says election under mainland rules or nothing

  Hong Kong faces a standstill unless China-backed plans for restricted elections and measures to cool record home prices are implemented, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said in his first major address

Japan | Cabinet OKs record military budget with eye on China 

  Japan’s Cabinet approved the country’s largest ever defense budget yesterday, including plans to buy surveillance aircraft, drones and F-35 fighter jets to help counter China’s rising assertiveness in the region. Prime Minister Shinzo

Sri Lanka | Thousands gather as Pope celebrates mass, canonizes saint

Pope Francis pressed his call for Sri Lankan unity and reconciliation yesterday with a Mass in Colombo to canonize the country’s first saint and a visit to the war-ravaged north to

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