Xi says risks linked to China economic slowdown aren’t scary

President Xi Jin- ping signaled China is ready to accept a lower rate of growth, assuring executives that the economy is more resilient than ever and his government can safely guide

Corporate Bits | Paradise Entertainment Limited and Rodolfo Avila announce partnership

This is the first time Paradise Entertainment Limited, holding company of a diverse group of companies (LT Game, Waldo Casino, Casino Kam Pek Paradise and Casino Macau Jockey Club) that

Hong Kong | Xi supports democracy ‘within law,’ Leung says

Chinese President Xi Jinping told Hong Kong’s leader the nation supports the city’s democratic development “within the law,” Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said, as pro-democracy demonstrations entered a seventh week. The

APEC SUMMIT | Beijing hosts friends, rivals; will it meet Japan? 

Will they or won’t they? Whether leaders of feuding China and Japan will meet during the Asia-Pacific summit has prompted much speculation. It’s the most — but not the only — awkward

Indonesians pray for Hong Kong stabbing victims 

More than 100 Indonesians in Hong Kong held a prayer vigil and demanded justice yesterday for two Indonesian women found stabbed to death in a case that has shocked this

North Korea | 2 detained Americans whisked back home

Two Americans held by North Korea were on their way home Saturday after their release was secured through a secret mission by the top U.S. intelligence official to the reclusive

Philippines | Year after Haiyan, some move on, others agonize

Four months after she lost her husband and home to Typhoon Haiyan’s fury, Agnes Bacsal gave birth to their sixth child — a sprightly boy, whose company has eased the

Germany | Berlin marks 25 years since fall of the Wall

German Chancellor Angela Merkel led celebrations yesterday marking the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, calling it an example of the human yearning for freedom and honoring

Mexico | ‘Enough, I’m tired’ comment rallies protest

An off-the-cuff comment by the attorney general to cut off a news conference about the apparent killing of 43 missing college students has been taken up by protesters as a

US | airstrikes target Islamic State leaders in Iraq

The U.S.-led coalition conducted a series of airstrikes targeting a gathering of Islamic State leaders near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, a senior U.S. defense official said Saturday. The

this day in history: 1960 Lady Chatterley’s Lover sold out

DH Lawrence’s sexually explicit novel was published in Italy in 1928 and in Paris the following year. It has been banned in the UK - until now. Last month, after

Offbeat | Canadian man offers free trip around the world

Jordan Axani, 28, said he and his then girlfriend, named Elizabeth Gallagher, booked heavily discounted round-the-world air tickets in May, but their relationship has ended and he doesn’t want her

GOLF | Bubba Watson wins a thriller in Shanghai

Bubba Watson captured his first World Golf Championship with a stunning turnaround yesterday when he holed a bunker shot for eagle on the 18th hole to get into a playoff,

Boxing | Bob Arum believes Zou Shiming the ‘engine behind activity in China’

Top Rank promoter Bob Arum suggested that it is boxing star Zou Shiming, not Manny Pacquiao, who is “the engine behind all of activity in China.” A report by Newsday

Ask the Vet | 7 Reasons to Spay and Neuter Cats

Male cats are neutered, so the testicles are removed. Female cats are spayed; the ovariohysterectomy procedure consists of the removal of the uterus and the ovaries. The procedure is a

Climate change inspires rise of ‘cli-fi’ flicks

The giant, inflatable whale in this Gulf Coast city signals not only the arrival of one of the world’s biggest documentary festivals, but also the emergence of film as a

Rear Window: True colors

And so…the gathering of a few dozen Yellow Ribbon students and political activists at UMAC’s Hengqin Island campus, born as a protest and later announced as an assembly, which although

Reinvention and rejuvenation – Foshan seeks new model for success

In 1968, He Xiangjian spent 5,000 yuan on a workshop to make bottle tops in a township of Foshan, Guangdong province. From this humble beginning grew the Midea Group, one

Monday, November 10, 2014 – edition no. 2187

* Berlin marks 25 years since fall of the Wall * 1,800 people join Sands China Macau Eco Trailhiker * Young talent emerges on local art scene * Xi supports democracy ‘within law,’

The Buzz | Almada dance troupe draws thousands on China tour

An unprecedented 6,000 people in all attended four shows staged so far in China by the Companhia de Dança de Almada, one of Portugal’s handful of professional dance troupes, its

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