Social Housing Regime finally approved after legal imbroglio

The bill to enforce a new regime for the application for social housing has finally passed at the Legislative Assembly (AL). The new regime establishes a

SSM launches denture program for elderly

The Health Bureau (SSM) has introduced the Elderly Denture Pilot Scheme to provide elderly people in need with dentures. The first phase of the program will be introduced

‘Plastic bags bill’ approved amid calls for more measures

The Legislative Assembly approved a bill targeting the number of plastic bags distributed by retailers during yesterday’s plenary session. The bill was passed with unanimous approval

Group appeals to CE candidate Ho Iat Seng

A group of about 10 representatives of the Seac Pai Van community have delivered a letter to the next Chief Executive, Ho Iat Seng, drawing his attention to

New Macau to hold ‘voting activity’ on universal suffrage

Local pro-democracy group New Macau Association (ANM) will hold a “voting activity” between August 11 and 25 to assess public opinion on the manner by

Education | Fines for private school violations to be reduced

The local government has decided to reduce its fines for private schools that commit administrative violations, the Second Standing Committee of the Legislative Assembly (AL) reported

Property prices holding stable

Real estate prices are rising in a stable manner, data released by the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) shows. The administration released the city’s latest

Gaming | Moody’s bets concession renewals a near-certainty

Moody’s Investors Service says it expects Macau will renew or reissue the concessions for its six gaming operators after they expire in June 2022.

Authorities scouting Border Gate area for typhoon tourist shelter

The Public Security Police Force (PSP) and the Social Affairs Bureau (IAS) are looking for a place near the Border Gate to build an emergency

China targets Philippines in crackdown on offshore gambling

China is stepping up a crackdown on gambling activity by its citizens offshore, threatening what has become a lucrative industry for gaming operators in places like the

Shenzhen | Chinese scientists develop chameleon-inspired soft robot

Chinese scientists have developed a chameleon- inspired soft robot with both color-changing and locomotion capabilities, offering a new perspective for future robot-environment interaction. Soft Robotics

IC calls for Macao Pavilion proposals

The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) is calling for proposals for the Macau Pavilion that will be set up at the eighth Biennale of Urbanism and

Beijing rejects one demand that could help ease Hong Kong protests

The Chinese authorities acknowledge Hong Kong’s unrest is the worst since they regained the former British colony 22 years ago. Yet they have so far denied a

Uber created a $6.1 billion Dutch weapon to avoid paying Taxes

Uber Technologies Inc., responding to a European crackdown on offshore tax havens, created a $6.1 billion Dutch tax deduction that will help the company reduce a

Corporate Bits | Sands China prepares community for typhoon season

Sands Cares Ambassadors helped to pack emergency typhoon response kits at the Macau Red Cross headquarters on Aug. 1 and distributed them to residents living in low- lying areas on

Slain Chinese scholar’s dad says her body may never be found

The father of a slain Chinese scholar who begged his daughter’s killer to reveal what he did with her remains said Wednesday that after learning

Beijing rebukes Aussie lawmaker for warning of China threat

China has rebuked an Australian government lawmaker for saying that it threatens to diminish Australia’s sovereignty and freedoms. Conservative Liberal Party lawmaker Andrew Hastie drew

Trump should court China reformers, ex-Obama official Russel says

The U.S. would stand a better chance of tempering growing trade tensions with China if it tapped forces there who are pushing for economic reform,

Japan OKs 1st export to South Korea under new trade curbs

Japan said yesterday it has granted its first permit for a South Korea-bound shipment of chemicals to produce high-tech materials under Tokyo’s new export requirement that

Malaysia | Trackers use mom’s voice in London girl’s search

Malaysian rescuers will play a recording of the voice of the mother of a 15-year-old London girl who mysteriously disappeared from a forest resort, as

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