More mainland provinces resume non-tourism visas to Macau

All mainland provinces will resume issuing non-tourism visas services to Macau, according to a report by Macao Daily News. Starting from July 15, Guangdong provinces resumed issuing travel permit services to

Asia Today: India, Philippines ease rules; Bali reopens

NEW DELHI — India added another record surge in virus cases today (Friday) as the government decided to lift a nighttime curfew that was in force since March. The 55,079 new

Hong Kong government postpones elections, citing coronavirus

The Hong Kong government is invoking an emergency regulations ordinance in delaying the elections. Lam said the government has the support of the Chinese government in making the decision. Hong Kong

Hong Kong disqualifies 12 opposition nominees for assembly

HONG KONG — At least 12 Hong Kong pro-democracy nominees including Joshua Wong were disqualified for a September legislative election, with authorities saying today (Thursday) they failed to uphold the

Security Office rejects claims that Jho Low is in town

The Office of the Secretary for Security has refuted the claims of Malaysian authorities that fugitive businessman Jho Taek Low, also known as Jho Low, is currently in the SAR.

Resident breaks quarantine to visit another hotel room

A resident who recently arrived in Macau broke her mandatory quarantine on Tuesday by leaving her designated room without permission and attempting to access another floor of the hotel. The

Shen Beili promoted to international liaison department of CPC

Commissioner of the Chinese Foreign Ministry in the Macao SAR, Shen Beili, is set to leave her position and become the Deputy Head of the International Liaison Department of the Central

Legislative Assembly | Rosário provides lawmakers with mid-year update to public works

The Secretary for Transport and Public Works, Raimundo Arrais do Rosário, was at yesterday’s Legislative Assembly plenary meeting to update lawmakers on various public works issues. At the plenary meeting of

Legislative Assembly | PSP chief says police not banning more demonstrations this year

  The Commissioner of the Public Security Police Force has defended his bureau’s decision to ban several protests this year, adding that all decisions were made according to the law. Yesterday, at

Briefs | DSES invites Macau students abroad to register for facemasks

  Macau students pursuing higher education abroad can register for the new round of mask supply, which is set to begin July 31. The students can register for the new round

Hong Kong’s dollar peg is ‘unassailable,’ says banking exec

Standard Chartered Plc Chief Executive Officer Bill Winters said Hong Kong dollar’s peg to the greenback is “unassailable” at a time when the U.S. has threatened action against China for

Covid-19 | MUST scientists report breakthrough in vaccine testing

A research team involving scientists from the Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST) has announced a breakthrough in their mission to develop a vaccine for Covid-19. Led by Professor Zhang

Sports Bureau unaware of rumored Pacquiao match in Macau

The Macau Sports Bureau told the Times yesterday that it is not aware of any plan to offer legendary Philippines boxer Manny Pacquiao a “lucrative exhibition match” deal in Macau,

Caring for the community: Melco promotes local talent development and volunteerism through ‘Simple Acts of Kindness’

Melco Resorts & Entertainment’s fundamental philosophy of giving back to the community it serves is realized through the promotion and implementation of its dynamic and innovative Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Courts | IPIM: Rita Santos called to defend Jackson Chang’s ‘honest’ character

Now drawing to a close, the case at the Court of First Instance involving corruption allegations against several former high-ranked officials from the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM),

MGM Resorts makes interim chief its permanent CEO

MGM Resorts International said Wednesday acting Chief Executive Officer Bill Hornbuckle will take the top position on a permanent basis, sticking with the longtime company veteran during the coronavirus crisis. Hornbuckle,

Harvard professor faces tax charges tied to Chinese school

A Harvard University professor already facing federal charges for allegedly lying about his ties to a Chinese-run recruitment program now faces additional charges of failing to report income from a

This Day in History | 1991 Superpowers to cut nuclear warheads

The United States and the Soviet Union have signed an historic agreement reducing their stockpiles of nuclear warheads by about a third. The Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, known as Start, was

USA | Lawmakers batter Big Tech CEOs, but don’t land many blows

Congressional lawmakers finally got a chance to grill the CEOs of Big Tech over their dominance and allegations of monopolistic practices that stifle competition. But it’s not clear how much

China has amassed $1 billion glut of US cotton it doesn’t need

China has bought more than $1 billion worth of American cotton in the past three months. And it doesn’t even need it. The purchases - made as part of the phase

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