AL Committee calls on gov’t to solve license ownership issues

The members of the Legislative Assembly’s (AL) Second Standing Committee have expressed concerns to the government about the license ownership of establishments and the termination of rights to such licensing. According

Briefs | Construction of new PSP headquarters to start in 2021

  Construction will begin on the new headquarters of the Public Security Police Force (PSP) in the first half of next year. Yesterday, the Infrastructure Development Office (GDI) opened the tender

Gaming | Macau awaits travel recovery as August revenue falls 95%

Macau casinos suffered further pain as gaming revenue dropped more than 90% for the fifth straight month in August, with executives awaiting a recovery after China’s gradual relaxation of travel

Employment agencies law to enter into force next year

  The Third Standing Committee of the Legislative Assembly has reached a consensus on the amendment bill for the law regulating the operations of employment agencies in Macau. As a result,

Int’l trade fair to go ahead this October, says IPIM

The Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) has confirmed that this year’s Macao International Trade and Investment Fair (MIF) and the Portuguese-Speaking Countries Products and Services Exhibition (Macao) will

Average earnings plunge by nearly 12% in some sectors

The average earnings of full-time employees in the Macau SAR dropped by up to 11.8% year-on-year during the second quarter, according to data provided by the Statistics and Census Service

Owners perplexed by IAM’s new dog urine cleaning rule

At least two dog owners find the Municipal Affairs Bureau’s (IAM) new instruction that requires them to wipe their dogs’ urine dry with absorbent materials “inconsiderate and impractical.” The new

Exhibition highlights role of mangroves in coastal environment

The University of Saint Joseph kicked off an exhibition yesterday about mangroves in a bid to further spread awareness on the value of the mangrove ecosystem. Organized by the university’s Institute

Hong Kong begins mass testing for virus amid public doubts

Hong Kong tested thousands of people for coronavirus yesterday at the start of a mass-testing effort that’s become another political flash point in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Volunteers stood in lines

Covid-19 test may discourage visitors from coming to Macau

Although many mainland internet users say they are intrigued about visiting Macau because of the SAR government’s 290 million pataca consumption coupon scheme, Covid-19 tests may have discouraged some such

Defying Beijing’s wrath, Czech senator delivers Taiwan speech

Defying anger from China, the president of the Czech Republic’s Senate addressed Taiwan’s legislature yesterday, offering a strong rebuke of authoritarian politics and Beijing’s increasingly aggressive foreign policy. Milos Vystrcil concluded

Hong Kong democracy activists urge German action on China

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists demonstrated outside the German Foreign Ministry yesterday as China’s top diplomat visited the capital, urging the government in Berlin do more to try and force Beijing

Indian, Chinese commanders hold talks over mounting tensions

Indian and Chinese military commanders held talks for a second day yesterday following a new escalation in tensions along their contested border in the Ladakh region. Both of the Asian giants

This Day in History | 1951 Designers prepare to dazzle Venice

British fashion designers have revealed the collection they plan to send to Venice later this week as part of the city’s Biennale arts festival. Last week, they showed off an array

Japan | Who’s next? Abe’s party maneuvers to pick next PM

With Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announcing his plans to step down due to health reasons, members of his ruling party are furiously maneuvering ahead of an internal vote that will

Japan, Australia and India to launch supply chain initiative

The trade ministers of Japan, India and Australia agreed yesterday to work toward achieving supply chain resilience in the Indo-Pacific region, following reports that the three nations are looking to

Duterte won’t ban Chinese companies from Philippine projects

President Rodrigo Duterte will not ban Chinese contractors from the Philippines’ infrastructure projects, his spokesman said, rejecting a proposal from the nation’s top diplomat to end deals with Chinese companies

Facebook says it can block content to avoid regulatory risk

Facebook Inc. yesterday told users it can take down or block any content that could increase regulatory or legal risks for the social media giant around the world - even

Football | Ibrahimović signs one-season deal with AC Milan

AC Milan is hoping a full season from Zlatan Ibrahimović will result in a return to the Champions League after a seven-year absence. Seven-time European champion Milan announced yesterday that

Football | Waiting for Messi, Barcelona to start season vs Villarreal

With or without Lionel Messi, Barcelona already knows it will start its season at home against Villarreal at the end of September. The Spanish league announced its calendar yesterday , and

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