Venice reclaims spotlight as 1st COVID-era film fest opens

Venice is reclaiming its place as a top cultural destination with the opening of the Venice Film Festival — the first major in-person cinema showcase of the coronavirus era after

Measures taken to ensure school resumption safety amid Covid-19

The government is coordinating with various stakeholders to ensure the safety of students once the school year opens today, Wong Ka Ki, head of the Department of Education at the

Briefs | Angela Leong optimistic about National Day tourism

  The managing director of SJM Holdings, Angela Leong, believes that the upcoming National Day Holiday will bring vitality to Macau’s economy. During a recent SJM event, Leong revealed that SJM’s

Greater Bay to remain key market for Singapore companies

Singapore and China’s southern Guangdong Province will emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic stronger, and the Greater Bay Area will remain a key market for Singapore companies, according to a joint

Hotels to be legally obliged to support gov’t in crises

Under the provisions of the new Hotel Business Law, local hotels will be legally obliged to offer financial and material support to the government in times of crisis, such as

Resident slams room condition, lack of drinking water at quarantine facility

Several local residents who have undergone the mandatory 14-day quarantine upon arrival to the Macau SAR have different experiences to share. Some – particularly those that have stayed in a

Crime | QR codes, investment schemes and sex: Five scammed by online ‘catfish’

The Judiciary Police (PJ) has reported five fraud cases in which victims lost money after being connected to people without a confirmed identity. During yesterday’s joint police press conference, the PJ

Briefs | Free taxi parking policy extended for two months

  The Macau SAR government has extended a free parking policy for taxis, according to a dispatch published in the Official Gazette. Taxis can park for free at the western parking

Engineering contractor announces global share offering

Engineering contractor Macau E&M Holding has submitted a proposal for it to be listed on Hong Kong Stock Exchange main board. The Macau-based company plans to offer a total of 125

Analysts see minor revenue recovery starting September

Gross gaming revenue (GGR) of Macau should begin to recover from September amid Beijing’s resumption of mainland travel permits to Macau, at least one analyst has said, with another expecting

Gov’t promotion for mainland tourists starts today

The government’s promotional scheme to encourage visitors to travel to Macau starts today. Under the scheme, mainland tourists may follow the Macau government’s accounts on two mainland social media platforms

India says Chinese military made moves near disputed border

India said yesterday its soldiers thwarted “provocative” movements by China’s military near a disputed border in the Ladakh region months into the rival nations’ deadliest standoff in decades. Local military commanders

Thai government delays purchase of submarines from China

Thailand’s government has decided to delay the purchase of two submarines from China, withdrawing its request to parliament to include the sum for an initial payment in the fiscal year

Czech officials visit Taiwan as China threatens retaliation

The Czech Republic’s top legislator yesterday told an economic forum in Taiwan that freedom and democracy are the basis of prosperity, on the second day of a visit that has

This Day in History | 1960 Game on for British betting shops

The government has given the go-ahead for betting shops to open for business from 1 May next year. The move follows the introduction of the new Betting and Gaming Act. The aim

Middle East | Diplomat tapped to be PM in crisis-hit Lebanon

A Lebanese diplomat was appointed to form a new government in crisis-hit Lebanon yesterday after winning the backing of major political parties. President Michel Aoun asked Lebanon’s ambassador to Germany, Mustapha

Trade war | China’s chip executives worry they’re next on US hit list

Dozens of senior Chinese government officials and business leaders gathered at the 2020 World Semiconductor Conference last week, but their usual agenda of trumpeting the nation’s chip innovation was colored

Former athletes, sports shows take lead on social justice

Chris Webber’s emotional comments last week in support of NBA players, who boycotted the playoffs after the shooting of Jacob Blake, generated millions of views because they came from the

The Buzz | Nearly 500K register for free tests in Hong Kong

Hong Kong authorities say nearly half a million people have registered for a free universal coronavirus testing program that is due to begin today. Residents registering online have already booked out

Huawei ends rugby sponsor deal over Australia ‘trade war’

Chinese telecom giant Huawei is ending its oldest major sporting sponsorship deal, saying yesterday it was breaking its contract with an Australian rugby league team after nine years because of

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