Pandemic | Phishing ploy targets Covid-19 vaccine distribution effort

IBM security researchers say they have detected a cyberespionage effort using targeted phishing emails to try to collect vital information on the World Health Organization's initiative for distributing COVID-19 vaccine

China testing blunders stemmed from secret deals with firms

In the early days in Wuhan, the first city struck by the virus, getting a COVID test was so difficult that residents compared it to winning the lottery. Throughout the Chinese

Gov’t anticipating tourist surge in upcoming festive season

The Secretary for Finance and Economy, Lei Wai Nong, has anticipated a significant number of visitors to arrive in Macau during the upcoming January 1st New Year holiday and the

MUST launches astrobiology, cosmochemistry experimental platform

The Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST) recently launched an experimental platform for scientific experimentation related to astrobiology and cosmochemistry. Supported by the Macau SAR government and the Macau Science

MUST appoints new president

Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST) has appointed Chair Professor Lee Hun Wei Joseph as President, effective from January 2021. MUST said in a written statement that Lee’s senior management

Policy Address | Secretary Ao Ieong: Emergency Covid-19 vaccine may arrive this month

At a debate session at the Legislative Assembly yesterday, Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture, Elsie Ao Ieong, disclosed that the government is expecting the first batch of Covid-19 vaccines

Macau steps up efforts to cultivate young talent in 2021

  The SAR government will hone in on nurturing young talent from different walks of life in 2021, Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Ao Ieong U said when addressing lawmakers

Briefs | Taxis required to install smart terminals from today

  All local taxis will be required to have a smart terminal in place before they can operate legally, under a new regulation enforced from midnight of today. The move is

Crime | Civil servant loses over MOP230,000 in cryptocurrency investment scam

A woman in her twenties has reportedly lost the equivalent of 232,617 patacas in a scam involving investments in cryptocurrency, the Judiciary Police (PJ) revealed yesterday during the regular press

Taxi driver involved in drunk driving accident, abandons motorcyclist

A 38-year-old taxi driver has been accused of three crimes associated with a traffic accident involving a motorcyclist in which he was driving under the influence of alcohol, the Public

DICJ refutes claims it held talks with gaming operators over digital yuan

The Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) yesterday refuted claims that it had been in discussions with the city’s gaming operators regarding a possible introduction of digital yuan. The gaming watchdog

CE: Infrastructure forum to usher in ‘potent impetus’ for economic recovery

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng has said that the 11th International Infrastructure Investment & Construction Forum (IIICF) would usher in “potent impetus” for the recovery of Macau’s economy. With the support

Child pornography cases a ‘prominent’ crime this year

  The number of child pornography cases in Macau surged to a startling 83 within a four-month period from July to October this year, Deputy Director of the Judiciary Police (PJ)

China’s space ambitions | Robot on Mars, a human on the moon

China’s landing of its third probe on the moon is part of an increasingly ambitious space program that has a robot rover en route to Mars, is developing a reusable

Beijing denies weakening sanctions enforcement on North Korea

China yesterday rejected U.S. accusations it is weakening its enforcement of U.N. sanctions against North Korea, but said more efforts are needed toward reaching a political settlement and greater attention

Hong Kong | Activists Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow, Ivan Lam jailed

Three prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activists were sentenced to jail yesterday for a protest outside police headquarters, as authorities stepped up a crackdown on opposition to tighten Beijing’s control over

#MeToo case heard in court after more than two years

A Chinese woman who filed a sexual misconduct lawsuit against a TV host told cheering supporters at a courthouse yesterday that she hopes her case will encourage victims of gender

This day in history | 1989 Malta summit ends Cold War

The leaders of the two world superpowers, the USA and the USSR, have declared an end to the Cold War after two days of storm-lashed talks at the Malta summit. At

Australia bounces out of recession as economy grows 3.3%

Australia’s economy grew by 3.3% in the third quarter, rebounding from its first recession in nearly three decades as it recovered from pandemic-related shocks, according to figures released yesterday. Treasurer Josh

Gaming | Texas billionaire Fertitta mulls IPO of casino, dining empire

Texas billionaire Tilman Fertitta is weighing taking a substantial part of his casino and restaurant empire public, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The discussions, prompted by the recent

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