Thailand moves a step closer to welcoming back foreign tourists

Thailand will start issuing special visas to foreign tourists starting October, easing a more than five-month-old ban on visitors to revive the nation’s ailing tourism-reliant economy. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha’s cabinet

Navalny posts hospital photo of himself; plans Russia return

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny posted a picture of himself from his hospital bed in Germany today (Tuesday), looking gaunt but joking wryly about his condition and saying that he

Boao Forum hints at Lionel Leong’s future involvement

Former Secretary for Economy and Finance, Lionel Leong, had a meeting last week with the secretary-general of Boao Forum for Asia (BFA), Li Baodong, according to a statement released by

Forum Macao | Secretary-General Xu Yingzhen returns to Beijing

Forum Macao has confirmed that Secretary-General Xu Yingzhen returned to Beijing on Sunday after her four-year stint at the organization. Since starting her role at Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation

Fok Kai Cheong, inventor of ‘Macau Formula’, dies

Local academic, educator, and inventor of the “Macau Formula”, Fok Kai Cheong, has died, according to Jornal Tribuna de Macau. Fok, a native of Panyu, Guangdong, was born in Macau in

Concerns over yuan supply return after cash machine unavailability

Reports about the unavailability of renminbi notes in cash dispensers are not a cause for concern according to local monetary authorities, who assure Macau Daily Times that the supply is

DSAL receives over 600 applications for training program

The Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL) received 624 applicants on the first day of the launch of the “Employment Oriented Training Program” as of 4 p.m. yesterday. The program caters to unemployed

New bluecard design to take effect from March 2021

  The design of the non-resident workers’ permit (commonly known as the bluecard) is changing, with the new model scheduled to be deployed from March next year, an order from the

Crime | More women fall victim to fraudsters claiming to be foreign men

Women in Macau, regardless of their residential status, continue to lose money to online fraudsters pretending to be western men, according to a criminal case report the Judiciary Police (PJ)

Macau Tower holds art installation with mime performances

The second iteration of “Curiouser and Curiouser - Exploring Alice’s Wonderland” kicked off over the weekend at the Macau Tower, presenting art installations that also hosted miming performances by various

Lifting ban on overseas GP drivers is in ‘public interest’ according to medical director

The medical director of the public hospital believes that lifting the entry ban on foreign Grand Prix racers is crucial to the economic revival of the city. The director, Alvis

Lawmaker urges relaxation of border restrictions for some foreigners

Lawmaker Agnes Lam has urged the Macau SAR government to lift immigration restrictions for specific groups of foreign nationals. Recently, Lam wrote to the government to request that they consider allowing

Air Macau to make exception on Seoul flight suspension

Local airline Air Macau is preparing to make an exception to their general cancellation of all flights between Macau and the South Korean capital, Seoul, as reported by the Times

Shenzhen | Police confirms it detained 12 Hong Kongers at sea last month

Chinese authorities have confirmed the criminal detention of 12 Hong Kongers who were allegedly attempting to travel illegally to Taiwan by boat last month, while the foreign ministry in Beijing

UN rights chief decries racism in US, keeps eye on Hong Kong

The U.N. human rights chief appealed yesterday for “urgent and profound action to combat systemic racism” in the United States, and encouraged Hong Kong authorities to “monitor closely” the enforcement

US ambassador to China to step down next month

The U.S. ambassador to China will step down early next month, ending a three-year tenure marked by a trade war and increasingly bitter relations between the world’s two largest economies. Terry

Merkel leads EU talks with Beijing looking to ease tensions

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, top European Union officials and Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks Monday focused on trade, trying to reinvigorate slow-moving discussions on an investment agreement and building

This Day in History | 1978 German terror suspect arrested in UK

One of the most wanted members of the West German Baader-Meinhof gang has been detained in London. Astrid Proll, 31, is suspected of having been a member of the left-wing extremist

Italy | Initial virus hotspot back to school after seven months

The morning bell yesterday marked the first entrance to the classroom for the children of Codogno since Feb. 21, when panicked parents were sent to pick up their children after

Asia-Pacific’s commercial properties battered as investors flee

Global investors have disproportionately reduced spending on commercial real estate in Asia Pacific compared with other regions amid the pandemic and the outlook remains challenging, according to a report. Total volume

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