Macao Orchestra well-received by Portuguese audiences

The Macao Orchestra has concluded its tour in Portugal with acclaim from audiences. The orchestra toured the Portuguese cities of Évora, Coimbra, Portalegre and Lisbon.

HK is sinking into a recession with no recovery in sight

Hong Kong is facing its first recession since the global financial crisis, with little prospect of an immediate recovery as the city confronts its most

Family office advisers see interest in leaving Hong Kong

Service providers to some of Asia’s wealthiest families say they are fielding a rising number of calls about shifting away from Hong Kong, with some already moving

Apple pulls app that tracks HK police activity

Apple Inc. has pulled the plug on an app that shows police activity in Hong Kong, reversing course yet again as violent pro-democracy protests wrack the city.

Tsai Ing-wen says Hong Kong unrest shows China ‘failure’

Taiwan’s president said unrest in Hong Kong showed Beijing’s “failure” in governing the city and vowed to defend her island’s sovereignty. President Tsai Ing-wen vowed to fight for Taiwan’s survival in

Media events canceled for NBA preseason game

In response to the NBA defending Daryl Morey’s freedom of speech, Chinese officials took it away from the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets. All of the usual media sessions surrounding

1MDB trial uncovers network of conspiracy

The 1MDB trial of former Malaysian leader Najib Razak has shed light on the staggering scope of the scandal, with testimony detailing alleged involvement by a

Gov’t complains about US visa restrictions

China has accused the U.S. of harassing Chinese scholars, students, entrepreneurs and scientists, in part through the delay, denial or revocation of visas. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said the

Japan’s 7-Eleven operator cutting 3,000 jobs, closing stores

Seven & i Holdings Co. said it will close 1,000 unprofitable 7-Elevens and eliminate 3,000 jobs from its other units as the Japanese retailer continues its

North Korea threatens to resume nuke, long-range missile tests

North Korea threatened again yesterday to resume nuclear and long-range missile tests, accusing the U.S. of having instigated some members of the U.N. Security Council to condemn its recent weapons

Amnesty International urges Malaysia to end death penalty

Amnesty International urged Malaysia’s government yesterday to keep its promise to abolish the death penalty, saying unfair trials and the use of harsh treatment to obtain confessions put people at

Ukraine president: ‘No blackmail’ in conversation with Trump

Ukraine’s president insisted yesterday that he faced “no blackmail” from President Donald Trump in their phone call that helped spark an impeachment inquiry, distancing himself from the U.S. political drama

Romania | Gov’t collapses after losing confidence vote

Romania lost a third prime minister in as many years as the government was ousted in a no-confidence motion. Parliament voted to remove Viorica Dancila and her minority cabinet, which lost

This Day in History | 1976 China’s ‘Gang of Four’’ arrested

The new chairman of China’s Communist Party, Hua Guofeng, has ordered the arrest of four leading radicals in Peking. It is a sign that China is changing political direction following the

Offbeat | Police: High school coach lifted $40 from player’s wallet

A New Mexico football coach has been fired and faces criminal charges after authorities said a student used a cellphone video to capture the coach on video taking money from

The Rooster by Snake

• Wen-You Cai Photography – ‘Rooster, Tiger, Sheep by Snake’ – Wen-You Cai Photography Exhibition is showing at MGM Cotai until February 9 to celebrate

Class warfare depicted brilliantly in ‘Parasite’

Bong Joon-ho’s film “Parasite” starts in a dingy, half-basement apartment with a family of four barely able to scratch out a life. There must be no place

Smith takes readers on a wild ride in ‘Grand Union’

Acclaimed author Zadie Smith’s “Grand Union” is an enchanting collection that examines the complexity of contemporary life. This book of short stories, the author’s first, refuses to

Elbow’s powerful new album a reflection of its time

With all the talk about bleakness and the experiences of anger and loss affecting “Giants of All Sizes,” you’d imagine Elbow’s eighth studio album arriving with an

Photography | The daily life of the artist and his family by Wen-You Cai

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China and the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Macao Special Administrative

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