Nine missing after migrant smuggling boat capsizes

The vessel, registered in Hong Kong, sank as it carried illegal immigrants  who had either been in Macau or Hong Kong. Wang Shiyun, deputy head of the Zhuhai Maritime Affairs Bureau,

APEC Ministerial Meeting | Macau seen as ‘good example’ of tourism development

Rolando Cañizal, the head of the Philippines’ delegation to APEC’s 8th Tourism Ministerial Meeting (TMM8), sees Macau as a good example of tourism development. Speaking to reporters yesterday after meeting

SPORTS | Local marathon takes new route

The event will this year take place on December 7. Lau Cho Un said that the participants will not be running across the Estrada do Istmo this year due to the

SURVEY | Facebook had ‘great influence’ on May protests

News agency Lusa reported that the study – conducted by Wenny Cao, Angus Cheong and Zizi Li – looked into 12 Facebook events that took place between April 20 and May

1.5m cross border during Mid-Autumn Festival

On the first day, there were already 437,002 people crossing the borders. Among the 1.5 million people in total, around 500,000 of them were tourists. Two-thirds of the travellers, more than 1.18

Over 20,000 people fined over smoking in prohibited areas since 2012

Between January this year and August, Health Bureau agents have recorded 5,405 law breaches. This year, authorities have conducted 184,235 inspections, with an average of 758 inspections per day. In total,

Delta Bridge works lead to increasing accidents

Macau Daily pointed out that there have already been three accidents in the water where construction vessels collided with each other. It suggested that the accidents - which involved construction vessels,

Chui asks to extend border crossing hours

During the meeting, the newly elected CE mentioned his hope to gradually extend the border-crossing hours between Macau and the mainland, a measure he said would benefit regional cooperation and

BRIEFS | Locally shot movie nominated for Portuguese film awards

The film “The Last Time I Saw Macau,” directed by João Pedro Rodrigues and João Rui Guerra da Mata, has been nominated for a prize at the Sophia Awards in

Nevada bets USD1.3b on Tesla to push economy beyond gaming

Nevada casinos, the state’s largest industry, took in USD11.2 billion in the year that ended in July. Now lawmakers must decide whether to wager as much as $1.3 billion on

Corporate Bits | HK comedian Dayo Wong brings latest stand-up comedy to the Venetian

Having created Cantonese stand-up comedy shows back in 1990, which gained widespread popularity in Hong Kong and in other Cantonese-speaking communities around the world, Wong has already produced up to

Santander banking titan Emilio Botin dead at age 79 


Born into a family of bankers, Botin was known for his hands-on leadership of Banco Santander. He turned the institution previously run by his father into Spain’s biggest and then

Dalian Wanda Commercial said to prepare USD6b HK IPO

Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties Co., the commercial real estate unit of billionaire Wang Jianlin’s conglomerate, is planning an initial public offering in Hong Kong that may raise as much as

Angola reportedly the only country in Africa that makes more foreign investments than it receives

The large size of Angolan investments abroad, namely in Portugal, is already reflected in the country’s statistics, which showed that in 2013 Angola was the only country in Africa that

Premier Li promises more open economy 


China’s premier promised yesterday to open the world’s No. 2 economy wider to foreign companies, promising favorable conditions despite a wave of anti-monopoly investigations that business groups say might be

Killings by anti-terror cops raise concerns 


When attackers from China’s minority Uighurs killed 37 people in a July rampage in far western Xinjiang, police responded by gunning down at least 59 of them. When three Uighurs

TAIWAN | Oil maker fined heavily over tainted lard

Taiwan has fined a cooking oil supplier 50 million New Taiwan dollars (USD1.67 million) over its sale of tainted lard, the public health watchdog said yesterday. The Public health authority in

TAIWAN | Mainland tourist numbers record fast growth

The number of individual tourists from the Chinese mainland to Taiwan more than doubled to 615,000 in the first seven months of this year, a spokesman said yesterday. Individual tourists,

PHILIPPINES | Autonomy bill aims to end conflict 


The Philippine president submitted a draft law to Congress yesterday that aims to end four decades of rebellion by Muslims in the south by granting them more autonomy in a

INDIA | Modi’s Kashmir flood relief may earn him Muslim goodwill

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi stepped up the military’s operation to save thousands from floods in Muslim-majority Jammu and Kashmir, where his Hindu nationalist party will contest elections this year. More

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