Tourism board acknowledges 2020 arrivals may tumble over 90%

The city’s tourism board is expecting a decline of over 90% in tourist arrivals for the whole of 2020. The SAR government is not expected to relax its current entry

Gaming analyst turns cautious on Macau recovery timeline

Gaming advisory firm Union Gaming has turned cautious on the Macau casino sector after failing to see signs of recovery. “Currently, there’s too much friction for a large-scale recovery in visitation,”

Briefs | Man arrested for secretly photographing female students

  On October 15, the Judiciary Police arrested a 27-year-old man on allegations of secretly filming and photographing female students in school uniform. The police found about 3,000 videos and photos

Latin American Festival adjusts to pandemic by suspending food festival

The 8th Latin American Cultural Festival in Macau kicked off yesterday with a ceremony held at the Macau Tower. This year, the festival was forced to adjust its format, suspending the

HKD real-time settlement system proves popular on first day

The Hong Kong Dollar Real-time General Settlement System, which was launched this Monday, recorded a total of HKD9.4 billion worth of transactions occurring in a single day, the Monetary Authority

Upcoming joint exhibition to limit number of visitors per zone

An upcoming joint exhibition will be held both online and offline with a limit on visitor numbers as part of the government’s epidemic prevention measures. The 25th Macao International Trade and Investment

Tropical storm Saudel not expected to directly impact Macau

The weather system that has recently strengthened and been named tropical storm Saudel is not likely hit the Pearl River Estuary directly, the Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) forecasts, alongside

DSEJ plans to establish licensing system for tuition centers, nurseries

Daycare facilities may soon require licenses issued by the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ) in order to operate, Hon Wai, director of the Social Welfare Bureau (IAS), disclosed while

Greater China offshore loan volumes show signs of recovery

Offshore loan volumes in the Greater China region rebounded in the third quarter from the previous three months amid a recovery in the nation’s economy from the global pandemic. Firms in

Carrie Lam calls for HK to up competitiveness

The Chief Executive of Hong Kong said yesterday that both Hong Kong and Shenzhen have their own advantages, and the Hong Kong needs to enhance its competitiveness to seek win-win

Analysis | ‘Xi Thought’ is touching everything from Chinese sci-fi to company filings

What sort of science fiction does Xi Jinping like? How can China’s weathermen use the president’s political philosophy to improve their forecasts? In what ways can “Xi Thought” help prepare

Fortunes of internet tycoons soar amid pandemic

Jack Ma, founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba, held onto his status as China’s richest tycoon this year as surging demand for online shopping and other services during the coronavirus pandemic

Chinese drugmaker setting up vaccine production lines

A state-owned Chinese drugmaker is setting up production lines to supply 1 billion doses of two possible coronavirus vaccines that are being tested on 50,000 people in 10 countries, the

This Day in History | 2001 Anthrax claims third victim in US

A third person has been diagnosed in the US with the most serious form of anthrax. The unnamed Washington postal worker is being treated for inhalation anthrax but doctors expect him

Running angry | Trump attacks Fauci, press and polls

An angry President Donald Trump has come out swinging against Dr. Anthony Fauci, the press and polls that show him trailing Democrat Joe Biden in key battleground states in a

Cathay to cut 6,000 jobs and close Dragon Brand, says media report

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. will cut 6,000 jobs and close its Cathay Dragon brand, the South China Morning Post reported, as part of a strategic review to combat the deep

Football | Back in the bubble, Chinese Super League into playoff stages

When Odil Ahmedov left Shanghai SIPG to join fellow Chinese Super League club Tianjin Teda in August, the midfielder didn’t have to travel anywhere to meet his new coach and

The Buzz | Nokia to build moon’s first 4G cell network for NASA program

Nokia says it has been tapped by NASA to build the first cellular communications network on the moon. The Finnish telecommunications equipment maker said yesterday its Nokia Bell Labs division

Duterte: Hold me responsible for killings in drug crackdown

The Philippine president has said he accepts responsibility for the thousands of killings committed during police operations in his crackdown on drugs, adding that he was even ready to go

World Views | Thailand’s leaders can’t afford confrontation

Anti-government marchers have been gathering across Thailand in defiance of a state of emergency, and their list of demands now stretches to include reining in the powerful monarchy. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha has indicated he wants to talk. He could do with

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