WHO team arrives in Wuhan to investigate pandemic origins

A global team of researchers arrived today (Thursday) in the Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic was first detected to conduct a politically sensitive investigation into its origins amid uncertainty

Adelson’s empire passes to widow, lieutenant in charge

Robert Goldstein had just been offered a good job to run a casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, when Sheldon Adelson called to pitch him on a new opportunity. Over Chinese

Higher odds for Sands to venture into online gambling

Las Vegas Sands Corp (LVS), the parent company of Sands China Ltd, may venture into sports betting — an arena its founder and CEO Sheldon Adelson who passed away at

Esports unregulated due to ‘fear of the unknown’

Activities involving esports and consequently betting on esports lack regulatory frameworks in many jurisdictions mostly due to “fear of the unknown,” said Chris Kissack, head of esports for Digital Isle

Real estate | JLL optimistic about 2021 market despite unemployment rate

International real property management firm and agency JLL’s Macau office announced at a press conference yesterday that its outlook for the city’s recovery is positive, despite estimating that about half

Crime | PJ arrests four for counterfeit casino chip scam

Four local men were arrested by the Judiciary Police (PJ) and are suspected of being involved in a scam that involves HKD1.5 million in counterfeit casino chips, a PJ spokesperson

Macau, Zhuhai collaborate to defend rights of property-buyers from SAR

  Consumer rights groups in Macau and Zhuhai have come to a consensus about building a joint prevention and control mechanism for Macau residents purchasing real properties in Zhuhai. The Consumer Council

MGTO lowers tourist arrival expectations following mainland travel warnings

The local government has adjusted its predictions for tourist arrival numbers during the upcoming Chinese New Year holiday as a result of mainland China issuing travel warnings to its citizens. Yesterday,

Expert forecasts fresh wave of business shutdowns in 2021

Macau may see a fresh wave of business shutdowns in 2021, Lei Cheok Kuan, the president of the Industry and Commerce Federation of Macau Central and Southern District, told Chinese

Ocean Gardens reports ‘suspicious’ cat deaths

The bodies of five cats, which are suspected to have died after falling at Ocean Gardens in Taipa, were reported on a notice. The notice was dated January 11 and

US cancels ambassador’s controversial trip to Taiwan

The U.S. State Department canceled the planned Taiwan visit by its U.N. ambassador that has drawn strong opposition and a warning from China. The department announced it was canceling all senior-level

Beijing says will defend self over UK Xinjiang labor measures

China said yesterday that it would defend itself against a British government demand that companies ensure their supply chains are free from forced labor linked to the northwestern Chinese region

Pandemic control goes rural ahead of Lunar New Year

China is concentrating its pandemic prevention efforts in the rural areas as officials urge people to not travel home for the Lunar New Year festival while the country combats its

This day in history | 1994 Duchess of Kent joins Catholic church

The Duchess of Kent has become the first member of the Royal Family to convert to Catholicism for more than 300 years. The duchess was received into the Catholic church in

Russia | Kremlin foe Navalny says he will fly home despite threats

Top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny says he plans to go home to Russia next weekend despite the authorities’ threats to put him once again behind bars. Navalny, who has been convalescing

USA | Trump on verge of second impeachment after Capitol siege

President Donald Trump is on the verge of being impeached for a second time in an unprecedented House vote today , a week after he encouraged a mob of loyalists

Amazon starts $1.20 mobile video plan to target India’s millions

Amazon.com Inc. is starting its first mobile-only Prime Video plan, targeting the hundreds of millions of entertainment-hungry smartphone users in India as the country’s streaming market surges. The single-user plan is

IPhone assembler Foxconn sets up auto arm as Apple Car looms

Apple Inc.’s Taiwanese manufacturing partner Foxconn Technology Group is setting up a car venture, strengthening its automotive capabilities at a time when technology companies including its California ally are looking

Wynn properties present series of CNY dishes

Wynn Macau and Wynn Palace Cotai present a series of specially crafted Chinese New Year dishes to usher in the Year of the Ox. The Michelin two-starred Wing Lei restaurant

The Ritz-Carlton offers CNY promotions

Dining destinations at The Ritz-Carlton, Macau have curated a range of Chinese New Year promotions to welcome the Year of the Golden Ox, in addition to a staycation package to

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