Where is Jack Ma, China’s e-commerce pioneer?

China's best-known entrepreneur, e-commerce billionaire Jack Ma, made his fortune by taking big risks. The former English teacher founded Alibaba Group in 1999, when China had few internet users. Online payments

UK | PM bets 2 million vaccine shots a week will end lockdown

Boris Johnson pinned his hopes for a national recovery on a plan to deliver 2 million coronavirus vaccinations a week, as the U.K. went back into lockdown in an attempt

Gov’t: No negotiation plans to open special channels

Individuals who want to return to or depart from Macau should find ways other than Taipei, which has recently closed borders to foreign entrants and transit passengers, to facilitate their

Home address needed for Health Code from today

Following a system crash last month, the Macau Health Code will now require users to enter their home address in order to generate a code. Dr Alvis Lo of the Novel

Briefs | 2,500 social housing applications recorded since August

  The Housing Bureau has received upwards of 2,500 applications for social housing since the introduction of a new permanent application method on August 20, 2020. Around 2,200 applications have all

CPCS: Gov’t proposes keeping minimum wage, severance pay unchanged

The government has proposed making no change to the amount of the minimum wage for local cleaners and security guards working in residential buildings, nor the compensation ceiling used to

Controversial Nam Van Lake proposals to be presented to Urban Planning Committee

Having received 138 comments in opposition to the planning conditions drafts for two Nam Van Lake land plot developments, the Land, Public Works and Transport Bureau (DSSOPT) has decided to

Registrations for universities’ unified exam open today

Registrations for students seeking to participate in the Unified Exam to access the four local university institutions open today and will remain accessible until January 20. The exam is operated jointly

Crime | Teenager accused of rape

The Judiciary Police (PJ) has remanded a local teenage boy and referred him to the prosecution authority on the charge of rape, the department reported yesterday during a joint police

Committee  suggests widening road to fit bigger buses

  Vice President of the Traffic Services Committee Wong Seng Fat suggests widening some of the city’s roads to accommodate the forthcoming bus models. These buses are bigger and will be put into

AMCM to prompt banks to offer transaction reassurance to credit cardholders

The Monetary Authority of Macao (AMCM) has pledged to prompt local financial institutions to reinforce verification measures for credit card transactions, to safeguard local customers’ entitlements. The AMCM’s announcement came in

Gaming | Deutsche Bank scales back city’s 2021 GGR forecast

  The Deutsche Bank Securities Inc has moderately rolled back its previous projection of Macau’s gross gaming revenue (GGR) for 2021 from USD26.60 billion to $26.35 billion. The latest adjustment made by

SJM to deliver ‘living subsidy’ to staff tomorrow

Macau’s gaming operator Sociedade de Jogos de Macau, S.A. (SJM) has affirmed its commitment to deliver two bonuses as part of the casino industry’s customary annual stipend, also dubbed the

Beauty products lead the increases on imports in November 2020

Beauty, cosmetic and skincare products category led the hike in imports to the MSAR by 57% from the figure registered in November last year. The personal care products were accountable for

Hong Kong | Gov’t extends school closures until Lunar New Year

Hong Kong pushed back the re-opening of classrooms for more than a month as part of government measures to stamp out the spread of the coronavirus. The suspension of in-person classes

PMI | manufacturing recovery weakens in December

China’s manufacturing activity improved in December but at its weakest rate in three months as the economy recovered from the coronavirus pandemic while its trading partners struggled with rising infections,

China Daily | China sheds light on global poverty eradication

  China has made historic achievements in eradicating absolute poverty. It was a problem that has plagued the Chinese nation for thousands of years. It is also a victory for humanity. In

Nuclear | Iran starts 20% uranium enrichment, seizes S.Korean tanker in strait

Iran yesterday began enriching uranium up to 20% at an underground facility and seized a South Korean-flagged oil tanker in the crucial Strait of Hormuz, further escalating tensions in the

Pandemic | Thailand reports record daily cases as more curbs imposed

Thailand reported 745 new coronavirus cases yesterday as a surge in infections prompted authorities to impose fresh curbs in some of the most-populous regions including capital Bangkok. The latest tally, which included 729

This day in history | 1985 Israel ends major Ethiopian rescue mission

Israel has airlifted thousands of Jewish Ethiopian refugees out of Sudan, it has emerged. Operation Moses, which has been taking place in secret since 21 November 1984, has been suspended since

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