Northern battlegrounds could hold key to Trump-Biden outcome

President Donald Trump carried the prized battleground of Florida, then he and Democrat Joe Biden shifted their focus early Wednesday to three Northern industrial states — Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania

AP VoteCast: Voters saw election as a judgment on Trump

The pandemic and the fragile economy weighed heavily on voters in Tuesday's presidential election, a contest that for many amounted to a referendum on President Donald Trump's leadership in a

EXPLAINING RACE CALLS: West Virginia for Trump

Here is a state-by-state look at how and why The Associated Press is calling U.S. states in the 2020 presidential election. States will be added throughout Election Night. WHY AP CALLED

Gov’t proposes changes to internal security force laws

The security force has proposed to abolish the separation between militarized and non-militarized divisions, specifically for the member departments included in the internal security force. The Standing Committee of the Legislative

Letter to the Editor | ‘For the past 21 months, I, like many others, have been in a Kafkaesque purgatory’

Recently in response to a written enquiry by legislators Mak Soi Kun and Zheng Anting, the Secretary of Economy and Finance, Lei Wai Nong, addressed their concern over the increasingly

Trump victory may lead to ‘drop out’ of US gaming concessions

A Trump victory may elicit a drop out of US gaming concessions in June 2022 if the incumbent U.S. President continues with his strong measures against China, which may force

Wong Sio Chak admits loopholes in police internal monitoring

Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak has admitted that loopholes exist in the security force’s internal monitoring mechanism. The Commission Against Corruption (CCAC) recently revealed that a Judiciary Police (PJ) officer

Briefs | Local construction workers’ wages record slight increase

  The average daily wage of local construction workers (MOP959) has gone up by 1.1%, while that of non-resident construction workers (MOP618) has decreased by 0.6% in the third quarter of

Hainan gov’t promotes collaboration with the SAR

Yesterday, high-ranking officials from Hainan province held a promotional meeting in Macau to encourage and attract Macau and Hong Kong enterprises and talented human resources to invest in and collaborate

Food bank | Caritas calls on public for donations targeting migrant workers

Non-governmental organization, Caritas Macau, is calling for further donations from the public as its food bank recipients have doubled since the start of the pandemic, mostly affecting the non-resident workers. In

S. Lourenço Health Center relocated to 3-floor building

The São Lourenço Health Center has officially been relocated to a new building diagonally opposite the main entrance of the São Lourenço Municipal Market and renamed the Praia do Manduco

Briefs | Sulu Sou asks for better care of children with special needs

  Lawmaker Sulu Sou has asked the government to provide better care to children with special needs. Sou proposes that the government expand screening services for the early treatment of children,

Economy | $400 hairy crabs selling out as consumers splurge

Late in the afternoon on a recent weekday, workers at an aquaculture farm near Shanghai used long pincers to move 300-gram crabs from muddy ponds into small pools of freshwater.

Xi says economy can double as country lays out ambitious plans

Chinese President Xi Jinping said the economy can double in size by 2035 and the country can reach high-income status in the next five years as the Communist Party outlined

Hong Kong leader heads to Beijing to seek economic aid

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam was traveling to Beijing yesterday to meet with Chinese officials to seek help in reviving Hong Kong’s economy and discuss reopening the borders with mainland

China tightens restrictions on Australian exports

China has stepped up trade restrictions against Australia, suspending imports of some timber and barley, the agriculture minister said yesterday, amid tension over the coronavirus, Hong Kong and the South

This Day in History | 1980 Reagan beats Carter in landslide

The former Hollywood actor and Republican governor of California Ronald Reagan is to be the next president of the United States. He has defeated Democrat Jimmy Carter in the US presidential

Trump vs Biden | It’s here: What to watch on Election Day in America

Election Day is finally here. Or at least what we still call Election Day, since nearly 100 million Americans had already cast ballots by Tuesday. That’s the result of an election

Corporate Bits | The Venetian Macao wins travel accolades

The Venetian Macao has won Macau’s Leading Resort 2020 and Macau’s Leading Hotel Suite 2020 for its Verona Deluxe Suite at the 27th annual World Travel Awards, announced at the inaugural Asia

Luxury retail | Estee Lauder says duty-free sales in China, Macau, HK, are bouncing back

Estee Lauder Cos. sees a revival in China’s tourism - a promising sign in a critical growth market for international brands. Chief Executive Officer Fabrizio Freda said that Chinese travel stores

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