Gaming | Philippines: Thousands lose jobs after online casinos catering to Chinese close

Two online casino operators that cater mostly to Chinese clients are exiting the Philippines, and more shutdowns of offshore gaming firms in the Philippines are forthcoming, according to casino operator

Jackson Chang’s wife, daughter said to enjoy employee ‘privileges’ at IPIM applicant’s company

The employment of Jackson Chang’s wife and daughter at a company owned by an investment visa applicant, which Chang is said to have improperly assisted, was used as evidence against

Macau billionaire’s appeal declined by US Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an appeal made by billionaire and real estate developer Ng Lap Seng to overturn his conviction and four-year prison sentence for bribing two United

Fine print exhibition showcases local artists

A collective exhibition of fine prints, featuring artwork from six Macau-based artists, is currently showing at Creative Macau. The exhibition titled “Magical Feelings” aims to bring the city’s fine art printmakers

Expert warns putting off relaxing measures due to lack of immunity

Zhong Nanshan, expert pulmonologist and academician at the Chinese Academy of Engineering, has warned against relaxing the Covid-19 containment measures in Macau. The expert has exceled in containing several diseases in

Association calls for family doctor scheme

  Lam U Tou, one of the speakers yesterday at the Macau United Citizens’ Association forum, believes that the city will benefit from a family doctor healthcare system. The forum was centered

Gov’t to roll out digital education platform in Sept

An e-learning platform will be officially available to all foundational education entities from September. The Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ) is reviewing proposals it has received to date. The news

HKMAO, Liaison Offices in support of national security law

The Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China (HKMAO) announced in a statement yesterday that it is in full support of

Law criticized abroad, defended by China

China’s enactment of a national security law for Hong Kong yesterday drew statements of deep concern and regret from abroad and a firm defense at home. The law has fueled a

China approves contentious Hong Kong national security law

China approved a contentious national security law that will allow authorities to crack down on subversive and secessionist activity in Hong Kong, a move many see as Beijing’s boldest yet

This Day in History | 1997 Hong Kong handed over to Chinese control

Hong Kong has been handed back to the Chinese authorities - ending more than 150 years of British control. The British flag was lowered over Government House - home to the

EU reopens its borders to 14 nations but not to US tourists

The European Union announced last night that it will reopen its borders to travelers from 14 countries, and possibly China soon, but most Americans have been refused entry for at

Bali hotels go on sale for cheap with virus hammering tourism

Gone are the Australian surfers and Chinese tour groups. Also missing are yoga aficionados seeking inner peace, like Julia Roberts in “Eat Pray Love.” With no tourists and no income courtesy

2nd-phase ‘Galaxy Appreciates Heroes’ discounts roll out

Galaxy Entertainment is rolling out its second-phase of special discounts to Macau ID and non-resident working permit holders at its StarWorld Hotel, the Galaxy Macau and the Broadway Macau. From now

Sands China extends discount period to end of August

Sands China is offering special savings and discounts on recreational activities including treatments at two signature spas and family fun at The Parisian Macao’s Aqua World and children’s playground paradise

Motorsports | F1 drivers discuss whether to take a knee at season opener

Formula One drivers will discuss taking a knee at the opening race of the delayed season in Austria on Sunday. “Some of the drivers have already been speaking,” McLaren driver Lando

Rugby sevens world series canceled; NZ awarded titles

The remainder of the rugby sevens world series was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic and New Zealand declared the men’s and women’s champions yesterday. The rounds in Hong Kong, Singapore,

The Buzz | Gold heads for biggest quarterly gain

Gold headed for the biggest quarterly advance since 2016 amid a surge in demand for haven assets due to the coronavirus outbreak, which shows no signs of abating. Bullion has been

Belgian king expresses regret for violence in colonial rule

For the first time in Belgium’s history, a reigning king expressed deep regret yesterday for the violence carried out by the former colonial power when it ruled over what is now the

Swine flu infecting humans raises fears of pandemic potential

A strain of flu virus spreading in Chinese pigs has shown it can also infect humans, suggesting that another pathogen with pandemic potential waits in the wings behind the coronavirus. The

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