Latest Macau News

China eliminates work permits in latest appeal to Taiwanese

Aug. 8, 2018 5:13 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing on Wednesday said it has eliminated the need for Taiwanese citizens to apply for permission to work in China, in its latest effort to woo the island's skilled younger workers amid a diplomatic freeze. The move is part of a package that aims to provide Taiwanese with treatment equal...

How a business serving bettors, porn donated to Dems, Trump

Aug. 2, 2018 1:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — One customer was a debt collector that threatened to jail people if they didn't pay back loans that they never took out. Another was an offshore gambling operation that hid bets behind innocuous-sounding websites, including one dedicated to orange cats. A third was a phone-sex business...

AP PHOTOS: Macau dog track closure prompts adoption pleas

Jul. 30, 2018 8:49 PM EDT

MACAU (AP) — Dog races were held here in Macau for half a century, up to five nights a week — a constant in this former Portuguese colony even as high-stakes casinos and concert venues sprouted up to offer newer, glitzier entertainment options. Development and changing tastes have finally caught up...

Macau takes in 533 dogs after Asia's only race track shuts

Jul. 21, 2018 4:37 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Macau authorities took in more than 500 greyhounds abandoned following the closure Saturday of Asia's only legal dog-racing track. The former Portuguese territory has been the only place in China where dog racing is legal. However, betting on dog races at Macau's Canidrome — a...

Malaysia says mastermind behind 1MDB looting fled Macau

Jul. 11, 2018 6:06 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, a suspect in the looting of Malaysian state investment fund 1MDB, has fled Macau to an unknown destination, police said Wednesday. Malaysian authorities have been pursuing Low, known just as Jho Low, since a new government reopened...