Asia Today: China to let in more foreigners as virus recedes

Foreigners holding certain types of visas and residence permits will be permitted to return to China starting next week as the threat of the coronavirus continues to recede. The new regulation

Q&A | James Liang Jianzhang: ‘The data says we should be optimistic about November, December’

The chairman and co-founder of Group, China’s largest online tour agency, co-hosted a special livestreaming event yesterday at The Venetian Macao integrated resort hoping to draw mainland visitors back

Group tours limited to HKZMB or Hengqin Port

Group tours, but not group tour visa holders, will only be allowed to enter Macau either by crossing the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge or the Hengqin Port, according to a bulletin

Few package tours available

As of yesterday, there are barely any package tour products available on most of mainland China’s major travel service platforms, including Taobao and Tuniu. On Fliggy, another travel platform owned by

China’s domestic travel has recovered 90%, say experts

  The tourism industry of mainland China has returned to about 90% of pre-Covid-19 levels, according to tourism experts who convened yesterday on a webinar hosted by PR Newswire. One indicator of

Italian designer seeking legal liability over ‘rabbits and moon’ copycat

The Italian designer Stefano Giovannoni, founder and CEO of design company Qeeboo, wants a company that he says unlawfully produced the rabbits used in the installation for the Mid-Autumn Festival

Zone D reclamation plans not dropped, but under review

The government has once again reiterated that the New Urban Zone D reclamation project is not yet abandoned, according to Mak Tat Io, head of the Urban Planning Department of

Government retracts ‘world-class’ description from Hac Sa project

The Municipal Affairs Bureau has retracted part of a public release made earlier in the week in which the bureau claimed it would build a “world-class” amusement park. Lawmaker Lam Lon

Edition, W to open hotel properties in Macau soon

The Times has recently learned that two luxury hotel brands, the Edition and the W, have made plans to open their respective first properties in Macau. According to sources that requested

GEG Hosts M-Mark Sharing Session to Foster Development of Made-in-Macau Brands

As the proverb goes, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime,” throughout the

Bus service contracts extended to 2026

  The new public bus service contracts were published yesterday in the government’s Official Gazette. The new contracts for operators Transportes Urbanos de Macau S.A.R.L. and Sociedade de Transportes Colectivos de

Briefs | Facemask rule to apply to casino workers for six more months

  The requirement for all casino employees to wear facemasks while working, established by the government in January, has been extended for another six months until March next year. The extension

Court allows casino camera footage as evidence

The Court of Second Instance has ruled against an appeal filed by the suspect in a case which resulted in a sub-chief of the Public Security Police Force (PSP) being

UN General Assembly | Xi says Covid reveals isolationism as a futile pursuit

China’s leader took oblique potshots at the United States and its foreign policies yesterday , cautioning in a U.N. address that the world must “not fall into the trap of

This Day in History | 1980 Iraq bombs Iran as hostilities increase

Iranian officials have confirmed oil exports from the terminal, off the north-west coast of Iran, have been halted and given no indication when they may be resumed. The fighting began three

UN General Assembly | World leaders who skipped past meetings get their moment

He’s not recognized as a head of state by the country he’d be visiting. His diplomatic immunity is granted by the United Nations, not an unfriendly American administration that could

Shoppes at Four Seasons, DFS Group partner to launch exclusive offers

Shoppes at Four Seasons and DFS Group have partnered to launch a range of exclusive offers aimed at bringing one of the finest high-end shopping experiences to Macau locals and

Sands China Inaugurates SME Suppliers into Sands Procurement Academy

Sands China inaugurated the latest cohort of local SME suppliers into the Sands Procurement Academy Wednesday, at a ceremony at The Venetian Macao’s Adelson Advanced Education Centre. It is the

China threatens to kill TikTok deal over ‘dirty’ Trump tactics

Just a few days ago, the TikTok deal looked like a win for China. Now its state-run media are denouncing it as “an American trap” and a “dirty and underhanded

Football | West Ham plays despite virus cases, Spurs game called off

The coronavirus dominated the English League Cup schedule yesterday as West Ham played despite its coach and two players having tested positive, while Tottenham’s game was called off. West Ham

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