Fewer local students in Taiwan, tourism booming

The relationship between Taiwan and the SARs has not been affected by the relationship between Taiwan and mainland China,” declared Du Jiafen, Secretary of Taiwan- Hong

Pansy Ho receives highest French order of merit

Pansy Ho, co-chairperson and executive director of MGM China Holdings Limited, has been bestowed the Chevalier de L’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur. The order

Briefs | 15-year-old people smuggling mastermind arrested

A 15-year-old male mainland resident was arrested for people smuggling, according to a statement released by Macau Customs Service. Another mainlander was also arrested for the same crime.

Hengqin relaxes requirements for Macau vehicles

The Administration Committee of Hengqin New Area has reportedly approved an amendment to the regulation for Macau vehicles entering Hengqin, allowing more drivers from

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson in town

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Lu Kang is in Macau to speak about his experiences with local government press officers. Yesterday in a seminar on the

AMCM: Cost of borrowing money may increase

Yesterday the Monetary Authority of Macao (AMCM) raised the discount window base rate by 25 basis points to 2.25 percent. According to a statement issued yesterday by

Migrant groups find proposed bill discriminatory

A public consultation report issued by the government indicates that nearly 90 percent of the 2,461 opinions support the exclusion of domestic workers from the minimum wage.

Morpheus opens today with ‘ultra-luxury hospitality’ concept

Morpheus, the latest addition to Macau’s resort panorama opens today. The hotel was designed by late Pritzker Architecture Prize winner Dame Zaha Hadid and

Saudi Arabia | Deal to gradually boost OPEC output ‘inevitable’

Saudi Arabia’s oil minister said it’s “inevitable” that OPEC and its allies will agree to boost oil output gradually, giving the most definitive signal yet that the cartel

Samsung joins global pledge to increase renewable energy use

Samsung Electronics Co., the world’s biggest smartphone maker, joined yesterday a growing list of companies that are promising to increase their use of solar and

Gaming | New Jersey set to begin taking legal sports bets

In 1978, the Democratic governor of New Jersey threw the first dice at an Atlantic City casino to kick off an era of legal gambling in the state.

Entertainment | Tokyo Disney operator to invest USD2.3b in expansion

The operator of Tokyo Disneyland is investing 250 billion yen (USD2.3 billion) in the biggest expansion to the Japanese resort in almost two decades as

Beijing warns US trade deals off if tariff hike goes ahead

China’s government renewed its threat yesterday to scrap deals with Washington aimed at defusing a sprawling trade dispute as the White House prepared to release a list

US seeks to assuage Asian allies after North Korea summit

The United States and its Asian allies worked yesterday to paper over any semblance of disagreement over President Donald Trump’s concession to Kim Jong Un that

Japan | Utility eyes scrapping 2nd Fukushima nuclear plant

The utility responsible for meltdowns at a nuclear power plant in northeast Japan seven years ago said yesterday for the first time publicly that it

India | Rumors spread on social media fuel deadly mob attacks

The rumors circulated through the hills of northeastern India on Facebook and Whatsapp. There were photos of dismembered corpses in some messages, and of an

Koreas holding military talks to reduce tensions on border

The rival Koreas were holding rare high-level military talks yesterday to discuss reducing tensions across their heavily fortified border. It’s possible North Korean officials

US | Videos show Vegas police helping people duck, escape gunfire

Some of the first Las Vegas police officers to respond to the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history huddled with people taking cover, organized

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