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CHINA Gao Zhisheng, a fiery critic of China’s authoritarian government whose imprisonment and accounts of torture triggered international criticism of Beijing appears set for release today, amid concerns he will

Nitro Circus Live | ‘New riders, new vision, new theme, new costumes’

It is also the first time in Nitro Circus Live history that the show is going “retro” – the entire performance has been choreographed and styled as a 1920s, Barnum

ARTS | When classical music meets animated movies

Magic Piano & the Chopin Shorts will be taking children on a journey through classical music this weekend. The Macau Cultural Center (CCM) is presenting a project combining the works

Gov’t pledges MOP100m earthquake relief

Chief Executive Chui Sai On wrote to the central government yesterday, pledging MOP100 million to the relief effort in response to the earthquake that took place in Yunnan province on

Lau Si Io acknowledges risk of housing bubble

After attending a Legislative Assembly meeting, the secretary told the media that the government’s policies on the property market are effective, and that conditions have been stabilized. He did not

F1 race director inspects Guia Circuit ahead of Grand Prix

The MGP Committee said in a statement that Mr Whiting had assessed the entire circuit and its infrastructure, including the pavement and its ongoing construction works. Charlie Whiting provided suggestions to

Briefs: Number of e-permit holders quadruples in July

The number of e-permits in use soared to 200,000 in July, a total of four times higher than the 50,000 permits recorded in June. Mainland authorities have estimated that this

Fire department to hire over 400 more workers

A spokesperson from CB told the Times that the department submitted the advice about expanding the department to the CE after evaluating how circumstances will change in the upcoming five

MHAA calls for a cultural heritage material database

The association sent a delegation to join the 20th Biennial Conference of the European Association for Chinese Studies (EACS), which took place in Portugal between July 22 and 26. Before attending

EDUCATION | Local students crowned in global software contests

However, they were in fact already champions, having won local software competitions organized by the Macau Productivity and Technology Transfer Center (CPTTM) this May. Only five competitors stood out as

Scholar finds one-candidate CE election ‘worrying’

Professor Ieong Wan Chong from the Macau Polytechnic Institute (IPM) has said that he is both pleased with, and concerned by, the fact that there is only one candidate in

GAMING | Packer’s USD4b Vegas bet fuels Crown risk

The last time billionaire James Packer bet on Las Vegas’s casino industry he lost A$1.37 billion (USD1.28 billion). Bond risk on his Crown Resorts Ltd. has risen to a five-month

Samsung, Apple agree to drop lawsuits outside US

Samsung and Apple Inc. have agreed to end all patent lawsuits between each other outside the U.S. in a step back from three years of legal hostilities between the world’s two

HK court: Tycoon can sue Google over autocomplete 

A court has ruled that a Hong Kong tycoon can sue Google over its autocomplete results suggesting he has links to organized crime. In a judgment released yesterday, the court dismissed

Corporate Bits | Five Sands China restaurants win wine spectator restaurant awards

The distinction by Wine Spectator is given to restaurants across the world for quality wine list selections and presentation, awarded at three levels: the Award of Excellence, the Best of

Angola | Gov’t lowers projected economic growth in 2014 to 6 pct

During the summit meeting between the United States and about 50 African leaders under way since Monday in Washington, Vicente stated that the growth rates result from “improvements in the

China sells trains to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The trains were obtained from the state-owned China CNR Corporation Limited and comprise four trains with four carriages each. Each train can carry 1,200 passengers. The new trains are equipped with

Intervention process completed for failed bank in São Tomé and Príncipe

The Central Bank of São Tomé and Príncipe has declared that the intervention process involving Island Bank, a failed private bank sold to Energy Bank, has been completed, the head

Concerns grow over rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng’s release 

A fiery critic of China’s authoritarian government whose imprisonment and accounts of torture triggered international criticism of Beijing appears set for release yesterday amid concerns he will continue to be denied freedom

Quake death toll jumps to 589 as rescuers find scores of bodies

The death toll in southern China’s earthquake jumped from 410 to 589 yesterday as search and rescue teams found scores more bodies while pushing into isolated mountain communities to clear debris from

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