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XINJIANG Two men have been sentenced to death and another to life imprisonment for killing a pro-government Muslim cleric in China’s far-western city of Kashgar, state media said yesterday. A

At Asian Games, doping tests catch only small fry

Dope testing at this year’s Asian Games has been more stringent than ever — and so far only two of the more than 9,500 athletes taking part in the regional

USJ looks to improve Portuguese language and culture curriculum

The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) has officially officially appointed  Maria Antónia Espadinha, professor of Portuguese language and culture as vice-rector, in an inauguration ceremony held yesterday. Currently teaching at

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Open letter to Fr. Stilwell and Fr. Tolentino Mendonça

I was delighted to hear during an interview given by Fr. Stilwell and Fr. Mendonça to TDM-Radio today , in Portuguese, that from now on they would decline to comment any

Forum Macau | IPIM setting up food distribution center at S. Domingos district

Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) president Jackson Chang has revealed that his institute is planning to set up a Portuguese-speaking countries (PLP) food distribution center at 1 Rua

Man detained for having sex with underage girl

Police information suggested that the victim, now 14, is a student. The suspect is a 27-year-old man surnamed Kou. On September 27, the victim, her father and the suspect arrived at

Filipino scholar says Macau people should be ‘more relaxed’

He spoke to the Times on the sidelines of the event and said that Macau citizens can learn from the Filipino culture of being relaxed. “Macau people are very good in

Police officer caught for document forgery and fraud

The Commission Against Corruption (CCAC) has launched a case concerning the forging of documents and fraud involving a Public Security Police (PSP) officer and the Public Prosecution Office (MP). Information released

21 illegal workers found in Macau

The Public Security Police Force (CPSP) has found 19 illegal workers after conducting inspections at over 400 sites. The Labor Affairs Bureau, which conducted similar inspection procedures in six of

Police predict 5 to 7 pct increase in border crossing during golden week

The Public Security Police (PSP) estimated that, compared to the same period last year, the amount of passengers crossing the border checkpoints will increase by about five to seven percent

Rotary Club hosts seminar to celebrate UN Peace Day

The Rotary District 3450 Peace Committee Chair, Vice-President of Hong Kong UNESCO, Past President of the Rotary Club of Hong Kong Mitzi Leung and Rotarian Mei Ling Ng were invited

Package tour arrivals surge by 30 pct in August

The number of package tour visitors surged by 30 percent year-on- year to about 1,267,000 in August. Data released by the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) showed that tourists from mainland

Lenovo looks to expand after IBM acquisition

Lenovo Group has received U.S. and European approval to complete its acquisition of IBM Corp.’s low-end server business and plans to use it to grow faster outside its personal computer

HK dollar, stocks retreat amid protest crackdown

Hong Kong’s stocks fell the most in almost three weeks, the city’s currency weakened and equity-market volatility surged amid the biggest police crackdown on protesters since the city returned to

Corporate Bits | Asian air launches Bangkok to Palau via Macau route

In recent years, Macau International Airport has been closely cooperating with airlines and related tourism entities to strengthen existing flights and encourage airlines to increase flight frequencies to popular destinations,

Mozambique among countries with highest growth in 2014

The country recorded a growth of 6.9 percent in the second quarter of 2014, according to figures published last week by the National Statistics Institute (INE). This compared with annual

Angola | Moçâmedes Railroad receives three more locomotives

The fleet of the Moçâmedes Railroad will be increased in a few days with the arrival of three new locomotives acquired in the United States, the chairman of the rail

HONG KONG | ‘Umbrella Revolution’ protests spread as numbers swell

Hong Kong’s police yesterday defended their use of tear gas and other tactics to control protests that have paralyzed the city’s financial district, appealing to the thousands gathered to demand

Mainlanders receive limited coverage of ‘illegal’ democracy clashes

On a day when front pages of newspapers in Hong Kong and around the world carried stories on pro-democracy protesters confronting riot police in the city, the lead article in

HSBC among banks that shuttered HK branches

Standard Chartered and HSBC were among banks that shuttered some branches in Hong Kong as pro-democracy protesters remained on the streets following weekend clashes with police. About 44 branches, offices and

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