Azar visit to Taiwan is fresh thorn in prickly US-China ties

A visit by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to Taiwan this week comes amid mounting tensions between Washington and Beijing, which claims Taiwan as its own territory

Tourism visas for Zhuhai residents to resume this Wednesday

The Central Government will resume issuing tourism visas for residents of Zhuhai starting this Wednesday, the Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Center has just announced. Among the visa types to be

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested, newsroom searched

Hong Kong police arrested media tycoon Jimmy Lai and raided the publisher's headquarters today (Monday) in the highest-profile use yet of a new national security law Beijing imposed on the

New app aims to support Filipino migrants’ mental wellbeing

The University of Macau and Caritas Macau have launched an app to help non-local Filipino workers with mental health problems. On Friday, the two organizations announced an online assessment facility called

Briefs | Mainland man caught overstaying, forging documents

  A mainland man, surnamed Zhang, arrived in Macau in August 2018 with his Chinese passport and remained in the city with an expired permit until he was caught on August

Consumer Council encourages public to use its price platform

To combat problematic pricing and alleged profiteering practices, the Macao Consumer Council has again encouraged members of the public to rely on its “Macao Price Information Platform.” By actively comparing the

Academic says Macau could serve as platform for green bonds

Governments and other investors from Portuguese-speaking countries could issue green bonds in Macau and Hong Kong, according to Jacky So Yuk-Chow, a finance professor at the University of Macau’s Faculty

Latest LRT breakdown stokes public frustration

The Macao Light Rapid Transit Corporation, the operator of the Macau’s Light Rapid Transit (LRT) network, has issued an apology to the public regarding a major system breakdown on Friday. The

EVA Air to operate flights from Macau to Europe

EVA Air will operate five flights from Macau to Europe in August and September, the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) said at Friday’s Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Center press

12 Portuguese nationals allowed to travel without need to quarantine

Twelve Portuguese nationals residing in Macau have been granted permission to travel from Macau to Hong Kong and back to Portugal without the need to undergo quarantine in the neighboring

SMEs pleased with outcome of Sands Shopping Carnival

Hundreds of local SMEs participated in the first Sands Shopping Carnival held over the weekend in the hopes of showcasing their products and services to the local market. These SMEs have

Briefs | Too many teachers for non-tertiary education

  The supply of teachers for non-tertiary education exceeds demand, according to a statement released by the Talents Development Committee (SCDT). By the end of March, the committee collected statistics from

Macau joins list of 250 World Heritage cities

Macau has become a member of the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC), an international non-governmental organization that gathers around 250 cities possessing sites listed on the UNESCO World Heritage

Lisboeta hotel receives operating license

  The Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) has granted a four-star hotel unit classification to the Lisboeta hotel development in Cotai. The information was revealed in a dispatch published in the

Briefs | Londoner Macao phase one to complete by September

  Sands China President Wilfred Wong has said that the first phase development of the Londoner Macao hotel is still on track to complete by the end of this quarter. The

US alleges visa fraud, criminal conspiracy at Saipan casino

U.S. federal prosecutors indicted three people involved with Imperial Pacific International Holdings Ltd.’s controversial casino project in Saipan for employing undocumented workers, making illegal money transfers, and participating in a

Atlantic City | Workers want mandatory temperature checks for casino patrons

Five Atlantic City casinos are not physically checking the temperatures of guests entering the property, workers said as they pushed New Jersey’s governor to require the casinos to do so

This Day in History | 1990 Magellan starts mapping Venus

The Magellan spacecraft has arrived at the planet Venus after an epic 15-month journey from Earth. The craft arrived just after 1730 BST (1630 GMT). Soon after, controllers at the Jet

Hong Kong officials jeer at US sanctions

Hong Kong’s leader and China’s top representative in the city took pot shots at the United States over the weekend after the Trump administration sanctioned them and nine other officials

Shopping carnival offers weekend fun to families

The Sands Shopping Carnival offered a weekend of fun for the Macau community, with good deals and fun activities catering to all age segments of the market. Featuring over 500 booths, free

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