New Macau agrees with gov’t on zone A housing plan

Members of the New Macau Association, including lawmakers Au Kam San and Ng Kuok Cheong, petitioned yesterday at the government’s headquarters, calling on the government to make clear the proportion

SAUTEDE’S CASE | Macau and HK scholars want to meet Vatican’s representative

The rector Peter Stilwell had stated earlier that the decision to end the contract of the senior lecturer of Asian Politics last month was related to his regular commentary on

Gongbei opens new immigration area for passengers

Previously, Home Return Permit holders traveling in vehicles with two plates had to leave the vehicles and walk to the checkpoint building. The bureau stated that this arrangement wasted the

CEMETERY CASE | Raymond Tam is found innocent

The Court of First Instance (TJB) has announced that the former president of the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM), Raymond Tam, and another three suspects, are not guilty of

Chui Sai On is not alone… for now

The nomination period for the Chief Executive election ended yesterday. The president of the Electoral Affairs Commission for the Chief Executive (CAECE), judge Song Man Lei, revealed that the Commission

Fair focuses on regional cooperation

The “Guangdong and Macao Branded Products Fair 2014” (GMBPF) will be held over four consecutive days from tomorrow to Sunday at Macau Fisherman’s Wharf Conference and Exhibition Centre. The fair’s venue

Corporate Bits | Ten elderly couples take first set of wedding photos at Grande Praça

Ten elderly couples from Vui Fai Elderly Service Centre (Centro de Dia “Brilho da Vida”), who are all aged 65 years old and above and have been married for more

Consumer confidence in US rises to highest since October 2007

Confidence among U.S. consumers soared in July to the highest level in almost seven years on the heels of a strengthening labor market. The Conference Board’s index rose to 90.9, the

OCBC owns 97.52 pct of Wing Hang allowing it to delist lender

Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp. said it now owns 97.52 percent of Wing Hang Bank Ltd. as shareholders accepted its USD5 billion takeover offer, allowing the acquirer to take its Hong Kong

MOZAMBIQUE | Japanese business mission studies investment opportunities

A business mission from Japan headed up by the country’s deputy Foreign affairs Minister, Norio Mitsuya started a two-day visit to Mozambique to study investment opportunities and meet with Mozambican

TAP due to start flying to Guinea Bissau again in October

Flights between the Portuguese capital and Guinea Bissau operated by TAP will start again on 26 October, the chief executive of the Portuguese airline, Fernando Pinto said Monday in Lisbon. Pinto

US says Chinese military exercises a ‘natural evolution’

An uptick in Chinese maritime exercises in the Pacific is a “natural evolution” and the drills will grow in complexity as the navy boosts its capacity, commander of the U.S.

Ex-security czar Zhou under investigation

China’s ruling Communist Party announced an investigation into a feared ex-security chief yesterday demonstrating President Xi Jinping’s grip on power and breaking a longstanding taboo against publicly targeting the country’s

Dozens killed in Xinjiang attack

A mob armed with knives rampaged through part of China’s volatile northwestern region of Xinjiang and police responded with gunfire, leaving dozens of people dead in the latest violence blamed

Beijing investigating Microsoft in monopoly case

China’s anti-monopoly agency has announced an investigation of Microsoft Corp., stepping up pressure on foreign technology companies. The agency said yesterday it opened a case in June after complaints that Microsoft

CAMBODIA | Khmer Rouge tribunal to tackle genocide charges

The slow course of justice for the leaders of Cambodia’s murderous Khmer Rouge regime will inch forward again today, as a U.N.-backed tribunal holds an initial hearing against a pair

NEPAL | Gov’t to allow cremation of Tibetan Buddhist monk

The body of a revered Tibetan Buddhist monk can now be cremated at his monastery in the hills outside Nepal’s capital, the government said yesterday after reversing its earlier objections

JAPAN | Food safety McDonald’s to strengthen checks on chicken

The U.S. fast-food chain’s Japan unit yesterday withdrew this year’s earnings and sales forecasts, citing uncertainties from the food scandal. The Chinese food safety agency is investigating allegations Shanghai Husi Food

N Korea opens summer camp for kids

Summer camp in North Korea? It’s got one — and it’s got everything from giant water slides and a private beach to video games and volleyball courts. Oh, and, of

AVIATION | Avoiding plane crashes as air traffic doubles

More travelers are flying than ever before, creating a daunting challenge for airlines: keep passengers safe in an ever more crowded airspace. Each day, 8.3 million people around the globe —

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