Returnees stranded in Europe making Plan B for charter flights

In light of exiguous Macau-bound flight options, some edgy flyers overseas have taken it upon themselves to arrange a charter flight, hoping to return to Macau from Portugal by mid-January. A

Retailers eyeing an influx of mainland tourists to drive revenue in mid-Jan

Retailers are pinning hopes on an influx of Chinese visitors to Macau in the middle of January, most of whom are expected to come for Lunar New Year shopping activities,

Citizen of China | Majority foster sense of affinity with the motherland: survey

A record number of teenage students at the secondary school level say they have a sense of affinity with the motherland, according to a survey recently conducted by the General

ROLLOUT: Online section contributes to larger, broader audience

The biennial dance film festival in Macau, ROLLOUT, which was inaugurated in 2016, is currently hosting its third festival. This edition was the first to include a program with both online

Nam Van plan | Gov’t to proceed with controversial court house project

Only one out of 23 members of the Urban Planning Committee called for reconsideration of the recently proposed Nam Van Lake development plan, marking a landslide victory for the government

MACAU REMEMBERS | Portuguese sculptor João Cutileiro passes at 83

Portuguese sculptor João Cutileiro has died aged 83 in a hospital in Lisbon, Portugal, due to health complications related to a chronic lung condition (pulmonary emphysema). The artist had visited Macau

Briefs | Validity period of Covid-19 test certificate shortened

  The validity period of a negative Covid-19 test certificate will be shortened to three days from seven days as part of the government’s response to the worsening pandemic outbreak. The

Nam Van Plan | New Macau criticizes gov’t for ‘skipping steps’

The New Macau Association has criticized the government for “skipping steps” by using an unlegislated consultation plan to institutionalize the urban planning for Nam Van Lake. After the Urban Planning Committee

More amalgamations of gov’t departments expected from Feb

The city’s Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng has made it clear in his 2020 Policy Address that he would set the restructuring of various government departments into motion from the

EXPLAINER | Mass arrests chill democracy movement

The sudden arrest of dozens of pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong, in the most sweeping use of a new national security law to date, is a clear sign of Beijing’s

Beijing criticizes US order against dealing with Chinese apps

China’s government yesterday accused Washington of misusing national security as an excuse to hurt commercial competitors after President Donald Trump signed an order banning transactions with payment services Alipay and

Covid-19 | Dates, plans of WHO expert visit to China under negotiation

China said yesterday it was still negotiating with the World Health Organization the dates and itinerary for a visit by international experts looking into origins of COVID-19, after the head

This day in history | 1976 Iceland and Britain clash at sea

A British naval frigate has been involved in another collision with an Icelandic gunboat in the Atlantic. HMS Andromeda was dented when the gunboat, Thor, sailed close to the bow. Thor

Covid-19 | Pandemic haunts new year as virus growth outpaces vaccines

Despite growing vaccine access, January is looking grim around the globe as the coronavirus resurges and reshapes itself from Britain to Japan to California, filling hospitals and threatening livelihoods anew

Alibaba plans to sell up to $8b bonds in show of strength

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is looking to raise as much as USD8 billion selling dollar bonds as early as next week, giving global investors a chance to bet on the

Zhong Shanshan | China’s bottled water king is now richer than Warren Buffett

  Zhong Shanshan is setting new wealth records. The chairman of Nongfu Spring Co., a bottled-water company that’s ubiquitous in China, is now richer than Warren Buffett as his fortune surged $13.5

Mercedes-Benz to launch MBUX Hyperscreen

For Mercedes-Benz, 2021 marks the beginning of the next chapter in interaction between vehicle and user: the MBUX Hyperscreen takes the operation and display of infotainment, comfort and vehicle functions

Melco properties achieve health security verification

Melco Resorts & Entertainment announced that its Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star certified properties including Morpheus at City of Dreams, Star Tower at Studio City, Altira Macau and Nüwa at City

Football | Spurs beat Brentford, but will wait 110 days for cup final

Tottenham 2, Brentford 0 Jose Mourinho reached his first final as Tottenham manager after Son Heung-min and Moussa Sissoko clinched a 2-0 victory over Brentford in the League Cup yesterday . But

The Buzz | US election: Democrats on course for Senate control

The Democratic Party of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden is on the verge of taking control of the Senate as results come in from two elections in Georgia. Pastor Raphael Warnock is

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