Thursday, February 28, 2008
Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) said yesterday that the number of outbound travelers to the former Portuguese trading post was more than 1.44 million people, noting the city has become the most popular destination for Taiwan tourists.
Sunday, February 3, 2008
Texas Hold ‘em poker is coming to Macau. Officials in the booming southern China gambling enclave have authorized local casinos to offer the popular card game for the first time, and the territory’s leading gaming operator said Friday it’s rolling out the game at its main property.
Thursday, January 31, 2008
A former Macau minister was convicted Wednesday of taking tens of millions of dollars in kickbacks and sentenced to 27 years in prison, in the biggest corruption trial in the booming casino city’s history.
Friday, December 21, 2007
More than 1,000 Macau residents staged an anti-government protest Thursday, demanding an end to corruption and calling for greater democracy at a time of mounting tensions and social inequalities in the gambling haven.
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Hundreds of workers marched on Macua's government Thursday in a rare protest demanding full democracy in this booming Chinese casino enclave.
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Police armed with riot shields and batons were called in to subdue angry tourists from mainland China who had clashed with tour guides in the tiny gambling enclave of Macau, police said Wednesday.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Macau’s leader on Tuesday pledged to tackle a labor crisis, rampant corruption, and a widening wealth gap in a bid to ease growing public discontent in the gambling hotspot.
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Doctors in Macau are urging the government to introduce another vaccine to protect children against pneumococcal diseases, which kill more than a million children worldwide a year, mostly in poorer states.
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Hundreds of visitors were turned away from a 500-year-old Buddhist temple in the southern Chinese gambling resort of Macau after a brawl between monks and management over control of the site, reports and officials said Tuesday.
A leading Asian security expert warned Tuesday of endemic corruption in Macau, saying triads had become part of mainstream society in the booming gambling center. Steve Vickers, president of security consultants International Risk, said the scale of organized crime and money laundering in the former Portuguese colony had provoked the authorities in Beijing to make it a priority.