Little sign of recovery as gaming revenue falls 90% in Sept

Macau gaming revenue showed little sign of improvement, notching a sixth straight month of declines of at least 90%, as a gradual relaxation of travel and visa curbs by China has

MUST Covid-19 vaccine under development with mainland partners

The Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST) is progressing with its Covid-19 vaccine development and is actively collaborating with mainland centers to further its research. The school is undertaking

Briefs | Group wants government to promote vegetarian culture

  A group of local residents has delivered a petition to the Chief Executive asking the government to ascribe importance to the promotion of vegetarian culture. The group of visitors consisted

Approved textbooks ready for English and Portuguese-speaking students

Macau will purportedly start using the English and the Portuguese editions of three school textbooks co-drafted with mainland China in 2021, according to a statement released by the People’s Education

Portuguese wines to play part in Chinese TV drama

Pak Lek Group of Macau is paying for the Portuguese wines it sells to be used as props in a Chinese television drama series, “Chasing Time,” the Sohu website reports. The

Underemployment said to be higher than gov’t data suggests

The New Macau Gaming Staff Rights Association has alleged that the underemployment rate among casino workers is “far more” serious than suggested by the statistics presented by the local government. Earlier

PSP finds illegal immigrant said to have climbed Hengqin wall

The Public Security Police Force (PSP) has apprehended a 60-year-old mainland man who came to Macau illegally after he climbed the wall that separates the campus of the University of

Portuguese man accused of drunk driving, ‘hit and run’

A Portuguese man in his 50s, a non-resident worker in Macau, has been found to have committed two crimes related to drunk driving and a ‘hit and run’ incident, the

Analysis | Macau’s gambling crown slips with Chinese staying home

In a normal year, right about now would be the start of a tourism tsunami across China. And after months of near-zero revenue, Macau’s pandemic- weary casinos were hoping that a

MGM looks to restart Vegas conventions with rapid Covid tests

MGM Resorts International is making a bid to win back its lucrative meetings and conventions business by borrowing some technology from the National Hockey League. The company, the largest operator of

Briefs | IFTM’s summit awarded by PATA

  The Tourism Education Student Summit (TEd Summit), organized by the Macao Institute for Tourism Studies (IFTM), received the Gold Award for Human Capital Development Initiative from the Pacific Asia Travel

City showing signs of improved hotel occupancy ahead of Golden Week

According to sources contacted by the Times, a popular hotel on the Cotai Strip was said to be fully booked, while two other five-star hotels have 400 rooms and 600

HKSAR mulls reopening borders to Macau, mainland

The Hong Kong government is getting ready to reopen cross-border travel between the mainland and Macau – a move that has long been postponed due to the third wave of

Germany welcomes Beijing climate goal, sees need for EU action

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has welcomed China’s plan to be carbon-neutral by 2060, contrasting it with the U.S. failure to abide by the goals of the Paris climate accord. In a

Pompeo lobbies Vatican on religious freedom amid China spat

U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo urged the Vatican to ramp up its opposition to governments abusing religious freedom, as he sought allies for the administration’s push against China. Shortly after

Japan | Military seeks record budget amid regional threats

Japan’s Defense Ministry is seeking a record-high budget of nearly 5.5 trillion yen ($55 billion) for fiscal 2021 to fund more purchases of costly American stealth fighters and expand its

This Day in History | 1962 Mississippi race riots over first black student

Two people have been killed and at least 75 injured in rioting at the University of Mississippi campus in Oxford. Hundreds of extra troops have been brought in to join Federal

Millions fly with China’s airlines as pandemic drags on others

The world’s harried airline bosses will look enviously to China this week as millions of people take to the skies for national holidays, helping Chinese carriers push even further ahead

Taste of Edesia | Fit for a silly gourmet 

Macau residents do not like to wait to eat at a restaurant. Often, when there is a wait, they would just leave and go to another establishment since there are

The Art of Giving | MODERN PHILANTHROPY: On solidarity and what money can’t buy

It is often said that money can buy anything; that is to say, that everything has a price on the market. If we are to follow this assumption, the moral limits

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