Police chief asked to dispel youths’ fear of surveillance cameras

The heads of some Macau media outlets yesterday expressed their belief at a Judiciary Police (PJ) media seminar that young people had misunderstood the purpose

Briefs | Regional cooperation needed for telemarketing crackdown

The Office for Personal Data Protection (GPDP) wants to work more closely with other regions to combat illicit telemarketing tactics. In the GPDP’s reply to lawmaker Sulu Sou’s

Survey | Majority of Macau residents say they trust Beijing

Seventy-eight percent of local residents say they trust the central government in Beijing, a survey released by the Macau University of Science and Technology has shown.

Authorities say e-cigarette risks justify ban on vaping ‘lifestyle’

Macau’s initial distrust of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) is becoming more popular among other countries and regions around the world, where attitudes towards the once-lauded alternative

Alcoholic beverages draft bill is behind schedule

The government’s draft legislation on the implementation of a statutory ban on the sale of alcoholic beverages to minors is behind schedule. According to

SSM says masks not needed all the time

The public do not need to wear masks all the time, the Health Bureau (SSM) has stressed in a public statement. The statement was made

The people in favor of visitor tax

The people of Macau are overwhelmingly in favor of a tax on tourists, a feasibility study conducted by the Macau Government Tourism Office has revealed.

Sands China to continue responsible gaming initiatives into 2020

Sands China Ltd. has pledged to conduct more training sessions and workshops for its employees this year as part of the company’s responsible gaming initiatives.

Future Bright to run food court at Lisboa Palace

Local catering enterprise Future Bright Group has signed an agreement with casino operator Sociedade de Jogos de Macau (SJM) to operate a food court, reported Hong

CNY parade to return Jan. 27

The annual Chinese New Year Parade is returning to the city on two occasions this coming holiday season. As with previous iterations, the Macau Government Tourism

Vietnamese migrants celebrate Spring Festival

Vietnamese migrant workers in Macau held an early celebration for the upcoming the Tet Festival last Sunday – the country’s most important annual festival heralding the

Anti-establishment symbols unite, divide HK protesters

Trump signs, Pepe the Frog graffiti and British and American flags have become a common sight at Hong Kong’s anti-government protests — and an unsettling one to longtime democracy activists

Hong Kong | Finance minister pledges bold spending to boost growth

Hong Kong’s government is preparing to spend “boldly” to shore up the finance hub’s tumbling economy, Financial Secretary Paul Chan said in an exclusive interview. Warning that unemployment is set to

Briefs | Guangzhou reports better air quality

  Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong Province, saw better air quality last year, the city’s ecology and environment bureau said this week. The average concentration of PM2.5 was 30 micrograms per cubic

As world leaders shun TikTok, impersonators and fake accounts creep in

As TikTok catches fire among the younger set, world leaders and politicians have kept their distance amid national security concerns about the Chinese-owned app. The vacuum is leaving room for impersonators

Uniqlo sees worst overseas sales drop in decade amid Asia unrest

Political flare-ups in Asia are putting the brakes on Fast Retailing Co.’s overseas momentum, as the Uniqlo operator reported the worst quarterly revenue decline in a decade for its international

Report says illnesses may be from new coronavirus

  A preliminary investigation into viral pneumonia illnesses sickening dozens of people in and around China has identified the possible cause as a new type of coronavirus, state media said yesterday. Chinese

Taiwan leader gets election boost from unlikely place: China

A year ago, Taiwan’s leader was on the ropes. Then she got a boost from an unexpected corner: Chinese President Xi Jinping. Polls indicate that President Tsai Ing-wen is poised to

Japan fires back at Ghosn, stoking war of words over trial

Japan battled to restore its image yesterday after former auto executive Carlos Ghosn blasted the country’s legal system in a marathon press conference following his escape to Lebanon. Justice Minister Masako

Philippines | Catholics pray for Mideast peace in huge gathering

A mammoth crowd of mostly barefoot Filipino Catholics prayed for peace in the Middle East yesterday at the start of an annual procession of a centuries-old black statue of Jesus

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