Wednesday, November 19, 2014 – edition no. 2194

* Some barricades cleared from HK protest site * Gov’t plays safe with ‘cautious’ budget * Lawmakers say ‘no’ to debating political reform * Macau gaming show kicks off   DOWNLOAD

The Buzz | 9 face IRA charges in both parts of Ireland

Seven Irishmen have been charged with membership in an Irish Republican Army faction after Northern Ireland police raided a suspected meeting of the outlawed Continuity IRA. A judge ordered all

World briefs

CHINA A fire in a carrot-packaging plant has killed 18 people in eastern China, police said yesterday. An additional 13 people were injured in the fire Sunday night at the

‘Golden visa’ scandal | Portugal Minister steps down as friends caught in corruption net

The Portuguese minister of internal affairs, Miguel Macedo, has announced he is to resign in the wake of a scandal involving so-called “golden visas” saying his “authority was diminished”, even

Resident aggressively harassed and chased by taxi driver

According to a press release issued by the Macau Taxi Passengers Association, which operates the Macau Taxi Driver Shame Facebook group, Ms Azevedo, a member of MTPA, said she had

Hengqin builds infrastructure to last a century

The Times visited the Zhuhai Hengqin New Area Integrated Pipeline Channel, which is 33.4 kilometers long. The structure is located underneath the northern and central part of Hengqin Island. The

Cost of artificial island for Delta Bridge due to increase

Included as part of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge (also known as the Delta Bridge), the budget for the development of an artificial island is due to rise to HKD35 billion,

Taxi driver

“I do not think it is melodramatic to say it might only be a matter of time before someone is killed in an incident with a Macau taxi driver.”

Food Festival sees double-digit growth

“This year has seen the biggest turnover of tourists; and for local residents, normally they have no places to go in the evening,” he said. He explained that the

Victim’s wife and Indonesian concern group demand ‘truth’ behind shop fire

Leader of the Peduli Indonesian Migrant Concern Group, Cindry Purnasari, has called on Macau authorities to help find out the truth about a fire that broke out in a small

Official statistics indicate average house price drops 10 pct in Q3

Official statistics indicate that purchase and sale of homes totaled 1,769, at MOP11.42 billion, down by 28 pct and 35 pct respectively quarter-to-quarter; total value of pre-sale residential units (253)

Hong Kong-Shanghai stock link makes lopsided debut

International investors plowed money into Shanghai’s stock market, maxing out their daily limit, in the debut yesterday of a landmark trading link that gives outsiders wider access to mainland China’s main stock

France, a tax haven? Yes, for Microsoft to China’s Huawei

Companies from Microsoft Corp. to China’s Huawei Technologies Co. scouring Europe for fiscally attractive shores are turning to an unlikely country: France. As a base for research and development teams, that

Corporate Bits | Dozens of awards to date for Sands China in 2014

“Sands China aims to create unforgettable experiences for business, leisure and family travellers at our integrated resorts,” said Gunther Hatt, Executive Vice President of Operations, Sands China Ltd. “The honors

Portugal | Gov’t announces sale of 66 pct of state airline TAP

The Secretary of State for Transport, Sérgio Monteiro, said after the meeting that as well as the airline all the group’s assets would be sold, including, for example, the maintenance

Angola wants to build national railway network

The government of Angola plans to build a railway line to link the country’s three current railways, thus establishing a national railway network, Angola’s Transport Minister said in Lubango. Minister Augusto

Hong Kong | Gov’t to start clearing city-center demonstrators

Hong Kong’s government may clear pro-democracy protesters today from part of the city-center area that they occupy, as public support for the student-led movement ebbs after almost two months of

‘Migratory seniors’ flock south as winter bites

At 83, Wang Guihe is about to embark on a long journey. Wang and his wife, who live in Qiqihar in northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province, will take a three-hour ride on

‘Big guy’ Beijing seeks closer Australia security ties, Xi says

President Xi Jinping called for enhanced security ties with Australia after reaching a free-trade agreement and said the nation shouldn’t be concerned by China’s rise in the Asia-Pacific. Non-Chinese “may naturally

Number of mainland students in US hits record high 

A report by the Institute of International Education, in partnership with the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, said nearly 900,000 international students were studying in the U.S.

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