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China virus silences Macau's bustling casinos

Macau - Macau is usually bustling with gamblers during China's Lunar New Year holiday but the flood of tourists has been reduced to a trickle this year as fears grow over a coronavirus that has killed almost 260 people.

Xi revels in patriotic Macau handover party as Hong Kong simmers

Macau - Macau on Friday celebrated 20 years since the former Portuguese colony was returned to China with President Xi Jinping praising the pliant gambling hub for its patriotism, a stark contrast to protest-ravaged Hong Kong.

The house always wins? Few trade war jitters as Macau's casinos boom

Macau - The trade war may have sent ripples of uncertainty through the world's second-largest economy but one corner of China has so far remained steadfastly buoyant -- the gambling enclave of Macau.

Fresh fears over fate of Macau's abandoned greyhounds

Macau - Fears for more than 500 greyhounds cooped up at a shuttered racetrack in Macau have been reignited after a plan to rehome them hit red tape.

Hundreds of Macau greyhounds await their forever homes

Macau - On a sweltering afternoon in Macau, panting greyhounds lie in tiny concrete kennels at the gambling enclave's notorious dog-racing track, waiting to learn their fate after the venue closed.

Deadly storm tells tale of two cities in Macau

Macau - When Typhoon Hato swept into Macau it exposed a very different side to a city best-known for ostentatious casinos and wealthy high rollers.

Macau weather agency under investigation for delayed typhoon warning

Macau - Macau graft busters have begun a probe into the city's weather bureau over its handling of deadly Severe Typhoon Hato, amid reports that deference to the island's gaming industry was behind delays to its storm warnings.

Chinese army mobilised as typhoon death toll rises in Macau

Macau - The Chinese army on Friday joined relief efforts in Macau where at least nine people are now known to have died when a huge typhoon swept through the gambling hub.

Typhoon Hato leaves 16 dead after lashing southern China

Macau - The death toll from Severe Typhoon Hato rose to at least 16 Thursday after the storm left a trail of destruction across southern China, blacking out Macau's mega-casinos and battering Hong Kong's skyscrapers.

Macau ex-prosecutor faces nearly 2,000 charges

Macau - Macau's disgraced former top prosecutor faces nearly 2,000 criminal charges, according to the Chinese gambling enclave's highest court, which will try Ho Chio-meng next month.

Hollywood stars to launch $3.2 bn casino resort in Macau

Macau - Hollywood stars including Leonardo DiCaprio are set to launch Macau's newest $3.2 billion casino and entertainment resort, as the southern Chinese enclave's high-roller gambling business takes a hit from China's corruption crackdown.

Op-Ed: Bradley-Rios fight could be this year's 'Fight of the Year'

If it's true that the Bradley-Rios fight is now a done deal after contract negotiations failed to gain traction due to reported disagreements on how much each fighter will receive, the match could be a candidate for this year's "Fight of the Year." award

Manny Pacquiao flies to U.S. to train for Mayweather fight

WBO welterweight champion and Kia Carnival Playing Coach Manny Pacquiao flies to the U.S. Saturday night after his Kia Carnival basketball team lost against Blackwater Elite at the San Juan Arena Saturday.

Mayweather: Pacquiao fight signed for May 2 on Showtime and HBO

What is certain to be the richest fight in boxing history was announced Friday on social media by one of the two combatants. On the social media site 'Shots' Floyd Mayweather said he and Manny Pacquiao are ready to rumble on May 2 in Las Vegas.

Op-Ed: Everything changes once opponent feels Pacquiao's speed and power

Now that everything appears to have been worked out minus the official announcement for the world's biggest boxing event featuring Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, it is time to find out who between them would prevail in the ring on May 2.

Betting starts for Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight before contract

Betting lines and odds are already up on the Floyd Mayweather - Manny Pacquiao fight for May 2 - before the fight has even been signed. Not surprisingly, Mayweather is the odds on favourite at about 3-1.

Xi warns Hong Kong and Macau in 'one China' message

Macau - Chinese President Xi Jinping warned Hong Kong and Macau on Saturday to remember they are part of "one China", as pro-democracy campaigners in both semi-autonomous territories call for free leadership elections.

Umbrellas banned as China's Xi arrives in Macau

Macau - President Xi Jinping visited a drizzly Macau on Friday for the 15th anniversary of the gambling hub's return to Chinese rule, with onlookers barred from using umbrellas -- the emblem of democracy protests in nearby Hong Kong.

Op-Ed: Nervous Algieri could succumb to Pacquiao's first round attack

A natural reaction for someone who is being threatened with violence or death is to feel nervous which could lead to the person being threatened to get disoriented while the threat is imminent.

Elite Talk: A talk with Alan Bollard on FTAAP, New Silk Road Special

APEC Secretariat Executive Director Alan Bollard joins the Elite Talk show from People's Daily Online to talk about the on-going APEC events.
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