National People’s Congress wants Macau to safeguard against external dangers

The National People’s Congress of China (NPC) wants Macau to safeguard against “all sorts of dangers”, according to Li Zhanshu, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the NPC. The comments were

Memory Lane

The stairway leading to the Ruins of St. Paul’s is seen here in 1911 and then more than a century later. The Ruins refer to the façade of the Church

Justice Azedo to replace Lima at Court of Final Appeal

Justice José Maria Dias Azedo, judge of the Court of Second Instance, has been appointed as a judge of the Court of Final Appeal, effective from December 17, the government

Surveillance | New Macau sees no legal grounds for facial recognition

Pro-democracy group New Macau Association (ANM) has urged the security branch of the government to either shelve facial recognition technology in surveillance cameras or review the law to better supervise

Pair of car crashes on Av. Col. Mesquita

Two accidents occurred around the same time and on the same corner on Avenida do Colonel Mesquita yesterday afternoon. Videos went viral on social media platforms, showing a film-like car crash

Education | After rapid improvement in PISA literacies, Macau climbs to third spot

For the first time, Macau has ranked third in all three literacy measures of the Programme for International Student Assessment 2018 (PISA), the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ) announced

Sound & Image Challenge to celebrate works of former winners

The 10th Sound & Image Challenge International Festival 2019 will feature a total of 194 short films and videos at the Dom Pedro V Theater and Cinema Capitol. The annual festival

GEG Celebrates MSAR 20th Anniversary with Macau Residents

  The campaign allows Macau residents to enjoy a variety of fabulous offers at Galaxy Macau, Broadway Macau and StarWorld Hotel through December 20 – from dining and hotel accommodations to

Ninety-one restaurants commended for excellence

A total of 91 food and beverage establishments and 12 travel agencies have recently been accredited by the Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) for their excellent performance in promoting quality

Macau expected to be third-most visited city in the world for overnight stays

Macau is expected to be the third-most visited city in the world in 2019, welcoming some 20.6 million overnight visitors, according to the Top 100 City Destinations report released by

Health Bureau to have 500 more staff by the end of 2020

The Health Bureau (SSM) will hire an additional 500 people by the end of 2020, the Second Standing Committee of the Legislative Assembly (AL) reported yesterday after the discussion on

Briefs | Lawmaker urges local retirement policies first

  Lawmaker Leong Sun Iok hopes that Macau can improve its retirement policies. In his interpellation to the local government, Leong said that Macau should keep improving its policies on care

Hong Kong | Carrie Lam promises new round of economic relief measures

Hong Kong’s leader pledged more relief measures in the wake of data showing that the city’s unrest drove a record decline in retail sales. Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam told

Censorship | HK economist says his views on China cost him his job

A local Hong Kong economist said he was asked to leave his job at a mainland Chinese-owned bank, in the latest example of political tensions erupting in the financial hub

Aviation | IndiGo stops pushing Airbus engines to limit

IndiGo has told its pilots to stop pushing engines on its new Airbus SE jets to the limit when the planes are climbing, after India’s aviation regulator said the practice

Wynn holds contest to promote responsible gaming awareness

Wynn has held a “Responsible Gaming Script Contest” to encourage Macau students and citizens to participate in amplifying awareness of the topic of responsible gaming by writing scripts in July

Corporate Bits | Grand Hyatt announces festive offerings for Christmas period

Grand Hyatt Macau is presenting a variety of offers and programs with the festive season just around the counter. Its restaurant mezza9 Macau has curated a festive line-up of “Dining from

Real estate | Singapore developers raise alarm over supply glut

Singapore’s developers have expressed alarm over the high supply of private apartments amid slowing demand, with the glut threatening to suppress property prices. President of the Real Estate Developers’ Association of

Billionaires investing in China’s electric cars face shakeout

Some of China’s wealthiest tycoons steered billions of dollars into electric-car companies in order to fuel the country’s dreams of becoming a leader in the field. Now a reckoning may

Trade War | Trump says China deal could wait until after election

President Donald Trump signaled he would be willing to wait for another year before striking a trade agreement with China, casting doubt on the likelihood of a phase-one accord within

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