ARTS | Biennale works reflect Mio’s struggle under Cultural Revolution

  A set of 30 artworks created by Macau-based contemporary painter Mio Pang Fei have been selected and arranged at the Macao Museum of Art (MAM). They will soon be ready

Violent crime rises by 8.4 percent

  Extortion-related crimes were recorded as having one of the highest surges, rising 50.7 percent year-on-year and numbering at 34 more cases than in 2013. Mr Chak revealed in a press

Tourism | MGTO to launch four new walking routes today

The themes of the walking routes are “Footsteps into the Historic Centre”; “An Experiment of Creativity”; “Crossroads of China and Portugal”; “A Legacy of Arts and Culture”; “Enchanting Stories of

UM signs protocol with Indian institute

The University of Macau (UM) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG), aimed at “enriching the academic programs and promote the exchange of

Corporate Bits: Sands China achieves record results

Adjusted EBITDA for 2014 were at an all-time high USD3,261.0 million, an increase of 12.4 percent compared to figures from 2013. The performance was driven by revenue increases in all

Alibaba: SEC seeking information on fight over fake goods

E-commerce giant Alibaba said that U.S. regulators have requested information on Chinese authorities’ allegations that the company has failed to do enough to prevent fake goods from being sold on

Leading China taxi apps to merge

Leading China taxi apps Didi Dache and Kuaidi Dache announced a plan to merge, creating a new challenge for Uber Technologies Ltd.’s global expansion. Didi Dache, backed by Internet giant Tencent Holdings

Chinese tourists spend 33 million euros in Portugal

João Cotrim Figueiredo told Portuguese news agency Lusa that the number of Chinese visitors to Portugal in the first half of 2014 increased 69 percent to 55,400. The President of Turismo

Benguela Railroad reconnects coast and interior of Angola

The inaugural train on the Benguela Railroad (CFB), linking the Angolan coast to the country’s border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, arrived Thursday in Luau, eastern Moxico province, according

Guangxi | Fog disrupts air traffic

Heavy fog disrupted air traffic and stranded more than 3,000 passengers at a pivotal airport in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region over the weekend. As of Saturday 7 p.m., 30

CNY | Gov’t orders heightened travel safety after deadly stampede

China has ordered stepped-up safety measures over the Lunar New Year travel rush in the wake of terrorist threats and a December stampede in Shanghai that killed 36 people. The government

Hong Kong | Ferry captain convicted in deadly 2012 collision

A nine-member jury also found Lai Sai-ming guilty of endangering the safety of others at sea, in what was Hong Kong's biggest maritime tragedy in decades, the South China Morning

Jackie Chan’s son apologizes after release from jail

Jaycee Chan, 32, said at a news conference on Saturday that he was rededicating himself to his family and entertainment business career. He said he had "no reason, no excuse"

Sri Lanka’s new president makes India his 1st visit abroad

  Sri Lanka's new leader is underlining India's importance as a regional ally by making it his first official foreign destination as president, following years of increasingly uneasy relations with New

Myanmar | Troops recover bodies of 13 rebels in renewed clash

Myanmar troops fighting ethnic rebels near the Chinese border have recovered the bodies of 13 insurgents and captured eight others following heavy government losses this week, state media reported yesterday. The

To combat fraud, Visa wants to track your smartphone

Those days of calling your bank to let them know that, yes, you really are in Thailand, and yes, you really did use your credit card to buy USD200 in

USA | Indian man slammed down after caller reported ‘black guy’

A man from India who was slammed to the ground by a police officer had been singled out by police after a caller said a "skinny black guy" with a toboggan hat

Offbeat | US: 5 students wrongly given ‘Fifty Shades’ puzzles

The Valley Independent ( reports Monessen Schools Superintendent Leanne Spazak issued a statement apologizing and saying the puzzles were “mistakenly and unknowingly” put in a stack of worksheets given to

This Day in History: 1959 Castro sworn in as Cuban PM

At the age of 32, he has been sworn in as Prime Minister in the Cabinet Room of the Presidential Palace in Havana. Dr Castro led the resistance against the seven-year

Boxing | Pacman to fight Mayweather in May

The Filipino boxing sensation Manny Pacquiao is likely to face the American fighter Floyd Mayweather in the ring in May this year, according to a report by The Sunday Telegraph. People

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