Over 600 people prosecuted for smoking in prohibited areas

The Health Bureau said in a statement that officers had conducted 709,983 inspections at different areas and places in the city since the law came into force on January 31,

Education | IPM launches research on language and cultural identity

A project entitled the “Macau public’s attitude on language and cultural identity under a multicultural and multilingual background” was announced this week in a press conference organized by the Macau

Ho Chio Meng coordinates legal studies committee

The deputy-Prosecutor General Ho Chio Meng has been appointed as coordinator of the recently established Committee on Criminal and Legal Studies, the government revealed through its Official Gazette (BO). He

David Chow urges gov’t to open up gaming market

Macau Legend Development CEO, David Chow, urged the government to open up the market by allowing more gaming concessionaires to operate in Macau. On the sidelines of the inauguration ceremony of

IAS wants responsible gambling kiosk in every casino

The kiosks come in two versions: one for the casinos; and another for the community. Currently, 12 kiosks are installed and in operation. Apart from providing users with information about responsible

South Korean airport to lure Chinese with integrated resort

Incheon Airport, the gateway to Seoul, is planning a tourism project to emulate Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore that aims to lure Chinese with a new casino, shopping mall and

Finance | Puerto Rico governor seeks new value-added tax

Puerto Rico’s governor was introducing legislation yesterday calling for a new 16 percent value-­added tax as part of a tax overhaul intended to boost government revenue in the U.S. territory

Gaming | Las Vegas hotel implosion doesn’t topple elevator shaft

Most of the 12-story Clarion casino-hotel crumbled in a pre-dawn demolition designed to clear the site off the Strip and near the Las Vegas Convention Center for new construction. But despite

Corporate Bits | CEM holds “Macau Energy Saving Contest 2014” award ceremony

The champion of the Residential Group, Mr. Wong Oi Ming, reduced electricity consumption by as much as 65%. The champions of the Hotel Groups A, B and C were Victoria

Angola issues USD20 billion in debt in 2015

Angola plans this year to issue public debt of USD20 billion to private investors and pay interest of up to 7 percent, the director of the Public Debt Management Unit

Mozambique | IMF recommends higher fiscal transparency

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) report recommends that Mozambique strengthen the implementation of reforms to improve its fiscal transparency, considering the macroeconomic challenges facing the country, particularly in the area

Xi to make 1st state visit to US in September 

China’s leader Xi Jinping will make his first state visit as president to the United States in September, Chinese official media reported yesterday, underlining positive momentum in the often-troubled relationship between

Hong Kong | Unable to Occupy, demonstrators go shopping to protest

In a novel twist to influencing politics through commerce, Hong Kong protesters are going shopping to spread their pro-democracy message. Carrying the bright yellow umbrellas symbolic of the movement, they

Foreign companies feel Beijing targets them in investigations

Nearly half of foreign companies in China feel singled out in a wave of anti-monopoly and other investigations, and a growing number are deciding not to expand their investments, the American Chamber

Taiwan | Authorities indict 119 over anti-mainland protests

Prosecutors in Taiwan’s capital have indicted 119 people over the occupation of the legislature and cabinet offices in a protest against a proposed agreement to loosen trade restrictions with rival China. Those

Taiwan to appoint new China Affairs head, United Daily reports

Taiwan’s top mainland China affairs official, who participated in the first meeting between the Beijing and Taipei governments, will be replaced by a defense department official, according to a newspaper

Malaysia | Police investigating dissenters over Anwar’s jailing 

Malaysian police have detained a cartoonist and are investigating two lawmakers for sedition over tweets and a cartoon condemning the judiciary for dismissing opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim’s final appeal against

Anwar conviction complicates US ties with Malaysia

The sodomy conviction of Malaysia’s opposition leader has set back, but not derailed, Washington’s improved ties with a country that is becoming increasingly important for U.S. diplomacy and trade policy

South Korea | 100-car pileup on bridge leaves 2 dead, 68 hurt

Two people were killed and at least 68 were injured yesterday in a pileup involving about 100 vehicles in foggy weather on a bridge near South Korea’s Incheon International Airport, officials said. Seven

Ex-coast guard officer in S. Korea guilty over ferry sinking 

Kim Kyung-il was the captain of the first coast guard ship sent to the scene of the sinking on April 16. Slow and unprofessional rescue work by the coast guard

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