Hong Kong police arrests 53 activists under national security law

Hong Kong police arrested 53 former lawmakers and democracy proponents today (Wednesday) for allegedly violating the new national security law by participating in unofficial election primaries for the territory's legislature

Visitor arrivals hit record high on New Year’s Eve

The year of 2020, which was marked by narratives of illness, unemployment and grief, had finally turned the tide and culminated with a record daily number of 30,747 visitor arrivals

Gaming | Studio City’s GGR up 146% in Oct-Nov, pursues senior notes

The aggregate gross gaming revenue (GGR) of Studio City’s casino from October to November 2020 surged by 146% when compared to the third quarter of last year, according to a report released

Amsterdam-Tokyo flight opens way for SAR residents in Europe to return

  A flight to Macau from Tokyo via Air Macau is set to transpire on January 21, making it possible to accommodate stranded residents in Europe who wish to return to

Mainland routes will increase to accommodate CNY travelers

Macau International Airport (MIA) has scheduled more flights to and from mainland China to accommodate passengers traveling during the upcoming Chinese New Year holiday. Yesterday, the MIA issued a statement announcing

Simple Pay | AMCM to launch integrated platform to boost convenience of payments

The Monetary Authority of Macao (AMCM) is collaborating with financial institutions to launch an integrated online payment platform, dubbed “Simply Pay,” to boost local businesses, according to the official announcement

Local issues and Covid-19 piqued interest: survey

Statistics show that apart from Covid-19, news readers in Macau have a significant focus on their homeland as well, Chinese newspaper Cheng Pou reports. As the calendar year ended, the local

Pereira Coutinho calls for public works contracts to be given to local engineering companies

  Lawmaker José Pereira Coutinho wants the government to give more public construction contracts to local engineering companies instead of mainland-based ones, he said in a written inquiry to the government

Lawmakers’ agenda

Monitoring of public assets: Lawmaker Wong Kit Cheng has written an interpellation to the government asking about department coordination for the monitoring of public assets. In March, the Commission of Audit

Finances show internal stability in November 2020, external loans drop

According to statistics released yesterday by the Monetary Authority of Macao (AMCM), broad money supply rebounded in November last year with a stable share of patacas. The broad money supply indicator

IIM promotes Macau’s anniversary to diaspora with new documentary film

The International Institute of Macau (IIM) has launched a series of activities aiming to promote Macau’s 20th handover anniversary worldwide, namely in the Macanese diaspora. These activities have been launched

MGM clarifies it did not engage in suspected third-party copyright infringement

Asia Star TV held the worldwide final of the Miss Asia Pageant 2020 at the MGM Cotai theater on January 3. However, it has come to light that certain copyright infringements

Hengqin opens law service center for foreign legal affairs

The Hengqin government has opened a law service center specifically for legal affairs involving non-mainlanders, according to a statement released by China (Guangdong) Pilot Free Trade Zone. Recently, the Zhuhai-Hong Kong-Macau

Xinhua urges end to long work hours in tech

China’s official Xinhua News Agency is calling for shorter work hours in the country’s tech sector following the sudden death last week of a young employee at a leading e-commerce

Hong Kong | Top judge cautious on calls for judicial reform

Hong Kong’s outgoing top judge said yesterday that calls for reform of the city’s judiciary cannot be based on dissatisfaction with court rulings, as pro-Beijing figures and state-owned media step

This day in history | 2000 Flu outbreak stretches NHS resources

Hospitals around the UK are feeling the strain of the current flu outbreak even though it has not been classed as an epidemic. In Scotland latest figures show that the number

Ladbrokes owner Entain rejects MGM’s $11b takeover

Gambling company Entain Plc has dismissed an 8.1 billion-pound ($11.1 billion) takeover attempt from MGM Resorts International saying the bid undervalues the U.K. company that’s benefiting from a surge in

UK freight shipping costs quadruple after Brexit and Covid-19

  The cost of moving freight from France to the U.K. surged to more than four times the usual level last week after Brexit and a virulent new strain of the

MGM wins 28 HR accolades in 2020

MGM has won 28 international and regional HR accolades solely in 2020, the gaming operator announced in a statement. In the future, MGM pledged that it will continue to pursue innovation

WTT Macau 2020 among CCTV’s top ten international sports news: GEG

The World Table Tennis (WTT) Macau 2020 was the city’s only international sports event to be ranked in the top ten international sports news in 2020 by China Central Radio

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