Policy Address | Cheong: Gov’t ‘highly concerned’ about accountability, democracy

Secretary for Administration and Justice André Cheong has affirmed that the Macau SAR government places great importance upon democracy and the accountability of high-ranking officials. During yesterday’s Legislative Assembly (AL) plenary

Policy Address | mandatory registration of food-takeout businesses being considered

  The Macau SAR government will trial a mandatory registration measure for food take-out businesses, as announced by the Secretary for Administration and Justice André Cheong during yesterday’s Legislative Assembly (AL)

Letter to the Editor | Car parking in Coloane

Dear Editor, I write on behalf of some residents of Coloane regarding car parking in the village. Parking in the village has become a major challenge. Prior to 1999, there were parking

WTT Macao | players outside Top 8 kick off tournament

The first-ever World Table Tennis (WTT) event kicked off yesterday at Macau’s Tap Seac Multisport Pavilion. Doing the honors of the event opening were the players ranked outside the top eight,

11% of secondary school pupils bullied online

  More than 11% of high school students have reported falling victim to cyberbullying, according to the results of a recent survey jointly published by the General Association of Chinese Students

Crime | Man arrested after indecent videotaping

A male non-resident worker has helped police apprehend a man accused of non-consensual videotaping of a woman’s private parts at the Border Gate. At 10:15 p.m., November 21, the worker reported

Source market diversification vital to tourism in long term: academics

Macau’s long-term prospects of tourism revival and development will depend on cultural factors, Dr Pan Lei, academic at the University of Macau and an enthusiastic traveler, has told the Times

Gov’t reclaims ‘Ocean World’ land plot

  The SAR government reclaimed the debated Taipa land plot originally slated for the “Ocean World” theme park but left desolate for decades on Tuesday. The authorities, through a cross-departmental collaboration,

Sands China’s local team members undergo training, eyeing promotion

Several local team members at Sands China Ltd. have been in the process of receiving promotions after the gaming operator offered a training platform for their career development. Yesterday, the company

Sands’ occupancy rate expected to reach over 40%

Wilfred Wong, who helms Sands China, remains confident that the occupancy rate of the groups’ hotels in December will fare far better than November. “The overall occupancy rate may reach upwards

IC defends not publicizing long list of potential heritage sites

Publicizing a list of more than 100 properties of potential historic significance may jeopardize the goodwill of preserving them, Leong Wai Man, Vice President of the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC)

China stepping up virus testing on imported food packaging

China is stepping up virus inspections on imported food packaging as cooler weather brings new waves of coronavirus infections in several overseas countries, Chinese officials said yesterday. Packaging is “not exempt”

Beijing demands India rescind app ban amid border tension

China yesterday demanded India rescind a ban on more Chinese mobile phone apps amid tension between Beijing and other governments over technology and security. A foreign ministry spokesman accused India of

This day in history | 1992 Queen to be taxed from next year

A British monarch is to pay income tax for the first time since the 1930s. The Prime Minister, John Major, told the House of Commons the Queen had informed him earlier

USA | America is back: Biden pushes past Trump era with nominees

Declaring “America is back,” President-elect Joe Biden introduced his national security team, his first substantive offering of how he’ll shift from Trump-era “America First” policies by relying on experts from

Big Pharma | With hope high for vaccine, Europe prepares to roll it out

With major COVID-19 vaccines showing high levels of protection, British officials are cautiously — and they stress cautiously — optimistic that life may start returning to normal by early April. Even

5G | China accuses Britain of discriminating with tech ban

China accused Britain yesterday of improperly attacking Chinese tech companies after the British government proposed a law to block market access to telecom equipment giant Huawei and other vendors that

Hong Kong | Carrie Lam lauds new security law despite criticism

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam lauded the city’s new national security law yesterday as “remarkably effective in restoring stability,” despite criticism that it is severely narrowing the space for free

World Views | China makes a safe space for consumers. Will they spend?

Emerging from nearly a year of battling an economy dragged down by Covid-19 and a rickety financial system, Beijing is realizing what the most important collateral damage has been: consumers. Without their wallets

Thursday, November 26, 2020 – edition no. 3666

Gov’t ‘highly concerned’ about accountability, political reform * Sands China’s occupancy rate expected to reach over 40%: Wong * The first-ever World Table Tennis event kicked off at Tap Seac * Macau’s long-term

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