Authorities hint casino closure possible upon hypothetical confirmation of Covid-19 case

Casinos may close once a Covid-19 case is detected in a particular gaming property, the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) and Judiciary Police (PJ) announced during a joint meeting

Authorities allegedly slow to stop illegal construction causing damage to lower floor

A resident has filed a complaint about an illegal rooftop structure at her building but the authorities did not intervene in a timely manner, leading to the door to the

Briefs | Gov’t plans to attract Lusophone countries to issue debts

  The Macau SAR has announced plans to build a Sino-Portuguese financial service platform during the Forum for Economic and Trade Cooperation between China and Portuguese speaking countries, which is part

New school year starts in September except for nurseries

Foundational education, with the exception of nursery schools, will start the new school year gradually from September, the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau announced yesterday. Guidelines on hygiene and sanitization have

Analysts predict gambling location blacklist not for Macau

  A recent blacklist system announced by China’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism aims at imposing restrictions upon mainland Chinese residents when traveling to enlisted “cross- border gambling tourist destinations.” The ministry noted

Gov’t changes land strategy, drops Central Library, Justice Campus

The government has changed its strategy relating to the use of land for the construction of public facilities and the provision of public services. The decision seems to be based on

Melco: Commitment to local SMEs contribute to city’s sustainable development

As part of Melco’s longstanding commitment to supporting SMEs for the sustainable and diversified development of Macau, the company has launched a new fast track payment initiative – Express Payment

Analysis | The CIA will not keep us safe online

Within the cybersecurity world, one of the well-established models for understanding security goals is the CIA triad, which stands for Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability. This model is primarily formulated for

South China Sea | Beijing criticizes US sanctions over military buildup

China yesterday accused the United States of violating international law by imposing sanctions on officials and companies involved in Beijing’s military buildup in the disputed South China Sea, but gave

China intercepts boat with activists suspected on board

Chinese authorities have arrested at least 10 people, including a Hong Kong pro-democracy activist, after its coast guard intercepted a speedboat believed to be heading to Taiwan, media reports said

This Day in History | 1985 East Germans charged with espionage

An East German couple have appeared before Horseferry Road magistrates court in London charged under the Official Secrets Act. Reinhard and Sonja Schulze of Cranford in Middlesex are accused of possessing

Germany, Israel agree continued Iran arms embargo important

Foreign Minister Heiko Maas agreed with his Israeli counterpart yesterday that an effort must be made to extend a weapon embargo on Iran, while stressing Germany still sees the landmark

Australia | Canberra to phase out waste exports, boost recycling

The Australian government introduced legislation yesterday that would phase out exports of waste plastic, paper, glass and tires beginning January next year. The legislation introduced to Parliament aims to end the

China’s CCCC buys stake in Portugal’s Mota-Engil

Mota-Engil announced today (Thursday) that it is in the final stages of negotiating a strategic partnership and investment agreement with "one of the largest infrastructure groups in the world (top

Five MLS games called off as players call for racial justice

Five Major League Soccer matches were postponed as players made a collective statement against racial injustice. The action came after all three NBA playoff games were called off in a protest

New Zealand mosque shooter sentenced to life without parole

The white supremacist who slaughtered 51 worshippers at two New Zealand mosques was sentenced yesterday to life in prison without the possibility of parole, the first time the maximum available

The Buzz | Report: China fires ‘carrier killer’ missile in disputed sea

China’s military test-fired two missiles into the South China Sea, including a “carrier killer” military analysts suggest might have been developed to attack U.S. forces, a newspaper reported yesterday. The DF-26B

World Views | A chance for the EU to become the green bond king

  The green bond market has blossomed, with annual global issuance growing fivefold in the past half-decade. To become a fully fledged asset class, it needs a benchmark borrower. That’s a role the European Union is

Friday, August 28, 2020 – edition no. 3607

— The old court building is ‘likely to go back to its original duties’ in the city’s master plan to be announced next Friday * China’s CCCC buys 30% stake of

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