Drive In | In ‘Copperfield,’ Iannucci brings Dickens to life

It's not hard to draw a straight line from Charles Dickens to Armando Iannucci. In each there's a passion for human frailty and absurdity, and, above all, a richness of

Corporate Bits: Melco pledges new 14-day fast track payment initiative to support SMEs

As part of Melco Resorts & Entertainment’s "longstanding commitment to supporting Small & Medium Enterprises for the sustainable and diversified development of Macau," the gaming operator has launched this week

Family members marry in-laws in Macau ID fraud

An uncle and nephew have married each other’s spouses in order to migrate to Macau and obtain residency status, the Public Security Police Force (PSP) announced yesterday. Four people are involved

Briefs | 14,000 electrical appliances collected for recycling

  Launched in January by the Environmental Protection Bureau, the Electronic and Electrical Appliance Recycling Program has collected more than 45,000 pieces in its first seven months. The turnout has met

11 Nepalese arrested for distributing child pornography

A group of 11 Nepalese men have been arrested by the Judiciary Police on allegations of owning and sharing pornographic videos depicting underage girls. In a press briefing held to announce

Three cases of bank card abuse revealed

Recently, the Judiciary Police (PJ) received three different reports of credit or debit card abuse, resulting in a total loss of nearly MOP18,000 between the three victims. A female mainland resident

Education | DSEJ aims to increase awareness of epidemic prevention and ‘love for motherland’

The Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ) is aiming to implement a new program in local schools for the 2020/2021 academic year with a special focus on epidemic prevention, the

1,000 new spots opened on helicopter tour

Due to the popularity of the “Macau Ready Go! Local Tours” helicopter ride, the service provider has decided to launch additional tours for 1,008 participants from September 1 to 22. The

Central Library to be built elsewhere

The Central Library project will no longer be built at the location of the Old Court Building in downtown Macau. Public broadcaster Radio Macau reported yesterday that the government has changed

Legal expert says some labor laws ‘peculiar’ and ‘a nuisance’

Some of Macau’s labor laws are peculiar, says legal expert Helena Kok, who specializes in this area of the law. Speaking during a breakfast talk organized by the France Macau Chamber

Inquiries about Macau tours said to become more popular in Guangdong

Inquiries and bookings for Macau hotels are reportedly rising in Guangdong Province, local newspaper Macao Daily News reported, as the issuance of tourism visas across the border are gradually being

Three new members appointed to TDM board

  Lawmaker and lawyer Vong Hin Fai, Government Information Bureau (GCS) director Inês Chan, and Holy House of Mercy president António José Freitas are the three new faces appointed as non-executive

Financial services growing faster than gaming, says economist

Exports of financial services are growing at faster rate than gaming services, according to local economist José Luís de Sales Marques, and have been since at least 2002. Financial services exports

Analysis | A man was reinfected with coronavirus after recovery – what does this mean for immunity?

A 33-year old man was found to have a second SARS-CoV-2 infection some four-and-a-half months after he was diagnosed with his first, from which he recovered. The man, who showed

Hong Kong police arrest 16, including two opposition lawmakers

Hong Kong police arrested 16 people yesterday on charges related to anti-government protests last year, including two opposition lawmakers. Pro-democracy legislators Ted Hui and Lam Cheuk-ting announced their arrests on social

Wang Yi visits Italy, in first foreign trip since pandemic

Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said he emphasized during a meeting with his Chinese counterpart yesterday that Italy would be monitoring closely the implications of new Chinese security

Chinese envoy says Australia betrayed China for US on virus

A senior Chinese diplomat yesterday likened Australia’s call for an inquiry into the coronavirus pandemic to the betrayal of Roman dictator Julius Caesar in a Shakespearean tragedy for the benefit

This Day in History |1985 Budd smashes 5,000m record

The controversial athlete, Zola Budd, has broken the world 5,000m record. The bare-footed runner completed the distance in a time of 14 minutes and 48.07 seconds - 10 seconds faster than

Analysis | Trump’s convention aims to airbrush his tenure

At President Donald Trump’s Republican convention, he is welcoming to immigrants, not the architect of some of the nation’s harshest anti-immigration policies. At Trump’s convention, the coronavirus pandemic has largely subsided,

Huawei loses UK top court ruling over global patent rates

U.K. judges can set global royalty rates for the use of telecommunications technology, Britain’s highest court said in a pair of cases over how much Huawei Technologies Co. owes a

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