Obituary | Sheldon Adelson, who brought casinos to China, dies at 87

Sheldon Adelson, who built the largest casino company in the world and used his wealth to support Republican candidates and groups, has died. He was 87. Adelson died from complications related

From a small gambling center to a global powerhouse

Sheldon Adelson played a significant part in transforming the Macau SAR into a global powerhouse, building numerous landmarks that attracted millions of visitors – with his company’s properties, especially The

Succession | Experts place confidence in LVS’s solid structure

The news of the demise of Sheldon Adelson, chairman-cum-chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp (LVS) has shocked many in Macau’s casino industry. LVS issued a statement about the death

Gov’t travel advice the final straw for tourism practitioners

The government’s entreaty for locals to avoid unnecessary travel during the Spring Festival is expected to be the final straw for some beleaguered tourist guides in Macau whose finances have

SMG refutes viral online ‘weather forecast’

  The Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) remarked in a reply to the Times that a recent “weather forecast” that is going viral online is unreliable. It urges people “not to

Nüwa hotel to reopen on Feb 8

Nüwa hotel at City of Dreams Macau is slated to reopen on February 8, following refurbishment works. The renovation of the hotel kicked off in early 2020 and is again ready

Local families express difficulties in hiring mainland domestic helpers

The coronavirus is still making its impact felt this year as it causes financial distress and misfortune globally. In Macau, Covid-19 mostly left the city with a non-stop fear of economic

‘On Site’ returns to Fringe as festival-in-festival

This year, the On Site project is set to reemerge in the Macao City Fringe as the indie art festival’s ‘Crème de la Fringe’. The project sees its third year

Dozens of Malaysians repatriated by AirAsia, Consulate

Some 58 people took two special chartered flights operated by AirAsia yesterday to return to homes in either Macau or Malaysia amid travel restrictions and a lack of air transport

Survey: Consumer satisfaction in Q4 2020 rebounds by 25.39%

The latest results of the Macau Consumer Satisfaction Index show that local consumers’ confidence overall rebounded by 25.39% in the fourth quarter of last year compared to the previous quarter,

Shandong | Rescuers seek to free 22 following mine explosion

Rescuers are seeking to free 22 Chinese workers trapped underground for more than two days following an explosion at a partially built gold mine in the country’s east, state media

China expands lockdowns, political conference delayed

Lockdowns have been expanded and a major political conference postponed in a province next to Beijing that is the scene of China’s most serious recent COVID-19 outbreak. Residents of the city

Hong Kong | Leaders ‘not in a hurry’ to roll out Covid-19 vaccines

Hong Kong is in no hurry to roll out Covid-19 vaccinations, according to government advisers, preferring instead to see what happens in other, harder-hit places. “We have the luxury of a

This Day in History | 1993 Allies bomb Iraq

American, British and French fighter jets have carried out a series of bombing raids over southern Iraq. The Iraqis have repeatedly breached the “no-fly zone” set up after the Gulf War

USA | First execution of female inmate in 67 years halted

A judge has granted a stay in what was slated to be the U.S. government’s first execution of a female inmate in nearly seven decades — a Kansas woman who

Volkswagen triples electric car sales ahead of climate rules

Europe’s push into electric cars is gathering speed — despite the pandemic. Automaker Volkswagen tripled sales of battery-only cars in 2020 as its new electric compact ID.3 came on the market

Football | US soccer players hope to set positive example after riot

A day after last week’s deadly riot in the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob, players from the U.S. soccer team gathered in Bradenton, Florida, and considered what they could do

The Buzz | FBI warns: Trump supporters planning armed protests ahead of Biden inauguration

The FBI has warned of possible armed protests being held across the U.S. as Trump supporters and far-right groups call for demonstrations before Joe Biden is sworn in as president. There

US asking states to speed vaccine, not hold back second dose

The Trump administration is asking states to speed delivery of COVID-19 vaccines to people 65 and older and to others at high risk by no longer holding back the second

World Views | China’s Very Distressed Developers Are Also Very Clever

Wary of billion-dollar defaults, China does not want its daredevil real estate developers to take on any more debt. Banks have been asked to limit their housing loan exposure, while developers

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