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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Macau's expansion into Hengqin gives Hong Kong cause for reflection

    Posted May 04th 2014, 04:15am by SCMP Editorial

    ... That explains why a request by the Macau government for more land on the mainland island of Hengqin for development immediately fuelled calls for the city to follow suit. The suggestion may sound ... not just in terms of size, population and strengths. The different socio-political situations mean the two governments have different priorities. Prompted by a fast-expanding economy, tiny Macau ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    UK report on Hong Kong 'avoids embarrassing Beijing'

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 08:50pm by Johnny Tam and Joyce Ng

    ... the central government's liaison office in Macau issued a statement that an unofficial referendum on political reform in Macau- planned for next month- would be "illegal" and without legal effect, according to a Radio Macau report. Sulu Sou Ka-hou, of Macau Conscience, a co-organiser of the poll, said the accusation was "unreasonable".   ...

  3. Business - Companies - GAMING

    Macau casino revenues up 10.6 per cent year on year in April, to 31.3 billion patacas

    Posted May 03rd 2014, 04:00am by Sophie Yu

    ... Sophie Yu sophie.yu@scmp.com Casinos take in 31.3 billion patacas in April, extending streak of monthly revenue growth as the masses continue to flock to city's tables Macau profits beat the estimates Macau casinos took in 31.3 billion patacas last month, up 10.6 per cent per cent from a year earlier, beating analysts' estimates thanks to continued growth in revenue ...

  4. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Bridging the clean air gap

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 09:36am by Cathy Holcombe

    ... Cathy Holcombe Building of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge may be the reason why the city has failed to effectively tackle domestic sources of air pollution Bridge over clean air In less than two years, the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge should open, and we will find out whether the "build it and they will come" model works or a white elephant walks. One simple way ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, July 23, 2014

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 04:16am by LETTERS

    ... tests respected globally As an adviser to the Macau gambling regulator, I refer to the report (" Macau casinos withhold 133 slot machine payouts claiming wins were due to 'mechanical ... in a way which is fair, secure, reliable and auditable. Macau's technical standard for slot machines is commensurate with the standards applicable in other major gaming jurisdictions. Testing ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Macau marchers put the blame on government

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 03:39am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau in Macau stuart.lau@scmp.com From smoking in casinos to high property prices, protesters put officials in the frame. But many residents opt for free music on the beach Macau marchers put the blame on government More than 1,000 Macau residents expressed anger at being crowded out by tourists, a lack of affordable homes and poor employment protection for casino workers ...

  7. Magazines - 48hrs

    Book Now

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 11:18pm by Barry Chung

    ... bondage-style costumes by Jean Paul Gaultier it is sure to have you asking: "Who's the kinkiest of them all?" September 19 and 20, 8pm, Grand Auditorium, Macau Cultural Centre, HK$150-HK$300 Macau Ticket. Inquiries: macauticket@kongseng.com.mo What the Body Does Not Remember When it premiered in 1987, this modern dance piece stunned and delighted critics and audiences alike ...

  8. News - China - LANGUAGE

    Guangzhou locals seek 'Cantonese Day' to help preserve mother tongue

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 04:15am by Mimi Lau

    ... to a formal vote. Cantonese lost by a small margin to Putonghua. Cantonese is spoken primarily in Guangdong, Hong Kong, Macau and parts of the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, and is widely spoken ... residents to tune in to Cantonese broadcasts from Hong Kong and Macau. Tired of being swamped by the relentless tide of Putonghua, more and more Cantonese parents complain that their children ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Connected Hong Kong needs to do more to support its hi-tech innovators

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 03:08am by DOMINIC ALLON

    ... Dominic Allon Dominic Allon says the start-up spirit must be nurtured and rewarded Connected HK has ways to go in supporting innovators If you live in Hong Kong and are reading this, you probably use your smartphone more than anyone else in the world. The World Bank ranked Hong Kong second in the world (Macau placed first) for mobile cellular subscriptions for every 100 people. ...

  10. Business - China Business

    Vinda acquires SCA brands for China expansion

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 01:58am by Sophie Yu

    ... Sophie Yu sophie.yu@scmp.com Swedish hygiene firm's mainland, HK and Macau operations acquired for HK$1.14b Vinda buys SCA brands for China expansion Top Chinese tissue maker Vinda ... commercial operations on the mainland, Hong Kong and Macau for HK$1.14 billion, according to an agreement. Vinda will also obtain the right to use SCA brand Tempo in China on a royalty-free basis ...




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