US: In three big states, Biden looks to rebuild Democrats’ Blue Wall

In 2016, Donald Trump tore down Democrats' "blue wall," winning the White House with surprise victories in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. This year, Joe Biden is trying to rebuild. The Democratic presidential

Norwegian lawmaker nominates Trump for Nobel Peace Prize

A far-right Norwegian lawmaker said today (Wednesday) that he has nominated U.S. President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in the Middle East. Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a member

South African party rejects alleged Trump comment on Mandela

The report that U.S. President Donald Trump made crude, disparaging remarks about Nelson Mandela, South Africa's Nobel Peace Prize-winning former leader, has drawn an angry response from South Africa's ruling

Urban Master Plan | Lawmakers repeat concerns over high-rise developments

Lawmakers have again raised concerns about new urban developments disturbing views around Macau, particularly by Alto de Coloane and in the Nam Van Lake area. Yesterday, government representatives led by the

Briefs | Property price index grows 1% as per latest data release

  The overall residential property price index for the three-month period between May and July increased by 1.0% to 268.8 compared to the period between April and June, according to data

Kou Hoi In dreams of making Macau an underground city

The Chairman of the Legislative Assembly (AL), Kou Hoi In, has dreams of making Macau an underground city. During yesterday’s public consultation on the Urban Master Plan 2020-2040, Kou made a

Forum Macao delegates praise Xu’s diplomatic qualities in farewell

To bid farewell to Secretary-General Xu Yingzhen, who is ending her four year stint at the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries – Macao (Forum

IPIM: No residency applications approved in first half of 2020

The Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) did not approve any residency applications in the first half of 2020. According to data released yesterday, IPIM received two new residence applications

Parents and nurseries unhappy with gov’t U-turns

Parents and guardians of children enrolled in Macau’s nursery schools are unhappy with the government’s lack of decisiveness in suspending the new school year for children under 3 years old

Q&A: Nadia Chan | Prepare young children for school with experience-learning, not words

The Times spoke to a clinical psychologist about this. Nadia Chan is categorized as a psychotherapist under Macau law, and knows how to prepare parents and children for the psychological

Hong Kong to loosen public gathering limits as cases fall

  Hong Kong said it will double the number of people allowed to gather in public and reopen sports venues beginning Friday, in the latest easing of restrictions as coronavirus cases

All casino concessionaires take prizes in local catering awards

Each casino operator in Macau has had one restaurant featured in the iFood Awards, a local catering award now in its fifth year. They have all won the My Favorite

Signs of GGR recovery show in first week of September

The city’s average daily gross gaming revenue (GGR) in the first six days of September was nearly double that compared to the average daily revenue in August. According to a note

Government study on drug abuse to be ready in Oct 2021

The Macau SAR government is expecting to complete research on drug abuse in the city by October 2021, according to a statement released by the Social Affairs Bureau (IAS). In June

Xi takes virus victory lap as pandemic rages elsewhere

President Xi Jinping hailed China’s success in suppressing the deadly pandemic first discovered on its soil, even as confirmed infections globally raced toward the 30 million mark. In a pomp-filled ceremony

Australian media’s last reporters in China flee amid tensions

Two Australian journalists based in China have fled the country as diplomatic relations between the trading partners worsen. Bill Birtles, the Australian Broadcasting Corp.’s Beijing correspondent, and Mike Smith, the Australian

This Day in History | 1976 Chairman Mao Zedong dies

The chief architect of the Chinese revolution, Chairman Mao Zedong, has died at the age of 82. His death - at 10 minutes past midnight - was announced by the Central

Japan | Suga praises democracy in party vote stacked for him

Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party officially started its campaign for a new leader, with the man all but assured to take over from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe praising the democracy

Temasek’s China exposure surpasses Singapore for first time

Temasek Holding Pte’s holdings in China surpassed its home market of Singapore for the first time following gains in companies including Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., according to the state investor’s

IKEA to launch its first specialty mooncake

IKEA is set to launch a line of fruit-flavored specialty mooncakes in both Hong Kong and Macau to celebrate the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival. These snow skin mooncakes will have flavors including

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