IPIM promises residency application process is now under review

The embattled Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) at the center of an ongoing corruption case says its entire residency application process is currently under review. This follows complaints from

Briefs | Inês Chan officially appointed GCS director

  Inês Chan, formerly Head of the Licensing and Supervision Department at the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), has been officially appointed the Director of the Government Information Bureau (GCS). According

EIU forecasts Macau economy will suffer a 70% contraction this year

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) forecasts a 69.8% contraction of Macau’s economy this year, “the most severe contraction in Macau’s history, owing to the impact of the coronavirus.” In its latest

Macau tourism professor calls for travel bubble as soon as possible

Desmond Lam, professor of integrated resorts and tourism management at the University of Macau, has called for the proposed regional travel bubble to be approved by the relevant authorities as

Macau allegedly excluded from HK health code recognition

  The Macau Health Code will not be recognized by Hong Kong when they introduce their own system, but the neighboring SAR will recognize the code being used in Guangdong province,

Taiwan accepting entrants under certain conditions

Certain Macau and Hong Kong residents, as well as select people of other nationalities, will be allowed to enter Taiwan from June 29, the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control announced

Tourism board investigating Cotai resort pricing mistake

The Macao Government Tourism Office is investigating an alleged pricing mistake by a Cotai resort and will make another announcement in due course, the authority informed the Times at yesterday’s

Urban planning committee approves Portuguese School land plan

The Urban Planning Committee has approved draft plans for the land plot of the Macau Portuguese School, according to the vote at yesterday’s plenary meeting. The land plot has an area

New arthouse operator answers few questions at first showing

A public outreach attempt by the new operator of the Cinematheque Passion backfired yesterday after a company representative repeatedly declined to provide any information about the company’s owners or any

Mollywood film project to generate ‘billions of dollars’ for diversified Macau

A new, landmark film and television venture named “China Mollywood” was launched early this week. It aims to strengthen the international competitiveness of the Chinese film market and initiate a

Briefs | Fire alarm causes 200 households to lose power

  Two hundred households experienced a short power outage after a fire alarm went off in a building located on R. da Hortense. At approximately 10:30 a.m. yesterday, a fire alarm

Mongolia | People vote amid economic woes, anti-coronavirus success

Mongolians were voting in parliamentary elections yesterday across the vast, lightly populated country, a U.S. ally squeezed between authoritarian governments in China and Russia. The polls are being held amid considerable

Himalayas | China blames India for border clash, urges stability

China yesterday again accused India of provoking a border clash earlier this month that left at least 20 soldiers dead, but urged New Delhi to “meet China halfway” in restoring

Koreas | Kim suspended action against South for impasse

North Korea said yesterday leader Kim Jong Un suspended a planned military retaliation against South Korea, in an apparent slowing of the pressure campaign it has waged against its rival

Philippines | Villagers brace as volcano grows restive

Philippine villagers near a restive volcano on a central island are bracing for possible evacuations that would require physical distancing because of the coronavirus pandemic, an official said yesterday. The Philippine

This Day in History | 1950 UN condemns North Korean invasion

North Korea has invaded South Korea at several points along the two countries’ joint border. The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has denounced North Korea’s actions as a breach of the

Brazil tests COVID shot, without deal to use it if it works

Brazil is testing an experimental coronavirus vaccine, but interim Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello acknowledged yesterday that the government has yet to strike a deal to get it if it

Sony’s plan to wring more revenue from chip arm: subscriptions

Sony Corp. is developing subscription-based services for its semiconductor customers, moving beyond just selling chips and creating a new source of revenue within a $10 billion business. The Tokyo-based tech giant

Energy | Japan starts to seek bidders for first floating wind farm auction

Japan officially launched its effort to seek participants in the nation’s first auction for a floating offshore wind farm. The nation’s economy and land ministries will select the winner of the

The Buzz | Coronavirus: Data show more infected men, women deprioritized

An international aid group says coronavirus data in some countries show a sharp discrepancy between cases in men and women amid concerns that women lack proper access to testing and

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