Hollywood bows to Chinese censors while courting investors

Hollywood film studios are courting Chinese investors to gain access to the world’s most populous nation, brushing aside concerns that their new partners will seek to censor the next generation

This Day In History: 1980 John Lennon shot dead

The 40-year-old was shot several times as he entered the Dakota, his luxury apartment building on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, opposite Central Park, at 2300 local time. He was rushed

Offbeat | Zimbabwe gets Doris Lessing’s book collection

Nobel Prize-winning novelist Doris Lessing, who died last year, spent her early years in Zimbabwe. She is still giving back to the country whose former white rulers banished her for

MLB sued by minor leaguers who say contracts pinch salaries

Major League Baseball was sued by four minor league ballplayers who say their freedom to negotiate with other teams is unlawfully restricted by a rule giving their club a right

Team Brunel holds Volvo Ocean Race 2nd-leg lead

Three teams have held the Volvo Ocean Race second leg lead within the last 24 hours as the fleet sped toward the stage’s conclusion in Abu Dhabi. Dutch team Team Brunel,

Fourcade wins men’s pursuit in biathlon World Cup

Martin Fourcade overcame four penalties and windy conditions to win the men’s 12.5-kilometer pursuit yesterday for his second victory in two days at the biathlon World Cup. The Frenchman finished in

Insight: Macau GP risks losing relevance

It was announced last week that the FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) would not be returning to Macau next year. The decision was made by the FIA World Motorsport

Monday, December 8, 2014 – edition no. 2207

* Mo Yan says keeping roots is secret to good literature * Hengqin ‘fully prepared’ for 24h border * New Gov’t urged to address traffic and housing issues * No major damage in

The Buzz: Novelist Ben Okri wins Bad Sex in Fiction prize

The writer took the tongue-in-cheek honor for conjuring an over-the-top passage in his novel "The Age of Magic." "The universe was in her and with each movement it unfolded to her,"

Medellin now known for holiday lights, not drugs

Medellin for Christmas vacation? Si, si! The city once wracked by drug violence has undergone massive social and economic transformation, and it’s now known in tourist circles for spectacular Christmas

World briefs

KENYA Police in Kenya say they have arrested 77 Chinese nationals who were allegedly running an elaborate money laundering and Internet fraud scheme from multiple houses. THAILAND Two Myanmar migrant workers

International Marathon this Sunday

This year, participants of the Marathon and Half Marathon courses are required to run across the Sai Van Bridge, finishing a route that spans the Science Centre on the Macau

Estate agents signal property price drop

Home prices have plunged 50 percent since 2011, but due to a slump in gaming revenue, the mainland’s anti-graft campaign, and competition from real estate markets in Zhuhai, property agents

Nobel laureates Robert Merton and Mo Yan speak at UM

Nobel Prize recipients in economics, Robert C Merton, and literature, Mo Yan, will be giving a talk at the University of Macau this weekend. Prof Robert C Merton, who was awarded

Developer admits moving reportedly stolen God of Land statue

A local real estate developer declared that the missing God of Land statue from the Beco Central was not stolen, as indicated before by the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC), but

WTCC not to return to Macau next year

The championship will only visit China on September 27 at the Shanghai International Circuit. The season finale is taking place on November 22, as WTCC’s first night race at Losail,

BRIEFS: Macau airport passenger growth

Over 450,000 passengers used the Macau International Airport (MIA) in November, representing an increase of 9.5 percent year-on-year. Aircraft movements reached over 4,600 in November, representing an 11.5 increase from

CCAC report labels Cable TV, public antenna companies agreement ‘a sham’

The Commission Against Corruption (CCAC) 2013 Annual Report published yesterday has documented the administrative irregularities of several government departments that the Commission has investigated. It has labeled the previous agreement

Commission ‘feeble’ when handling complaints

In the forward of the CCAC Annual Report, Commissioner Fong Man Chong has said that many of the issues in government departments that were discovered by the Commission have yet

Christmas charity bazaar raises MOP62,500

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