Macau GP may include TCR Asia ‘season finale’

The 68th edition of the Macau Grand Prix (GP) will likely include the season finale races from the Touring Car Racing (TCR) Asia Series racing category, the organizers of the

Public asset gatekeeper conducts study on dedicated law

A preliminary study of the legal system monitoring public capital enterprises is now in progress, Sonia Chan, director of the Public Assets Supervising Planning Office (GPSAP), has stated in reply

Immigration law | Illegal entrants face much longer detention periods pre-deportation

Foreigners who enter Macau illegally may be put in detention for a time in excess of 60 days, according to Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak. On the sidelines of yesterday’s

Court rejects claims against USJ by Eric Sautedé

The Court of First Instance (TJB) has reached a verdict and rejected all claims filed by Eric Sautedé, a former senior lecturer at the University of Saint Joseph (USJ), who

Briefs | Citigroup lowers Macau Jan GGR estimate to MOP7.25 billion

  The international investment bank and financial services corporation Citigroup has scaled down its previous forecast of Macau’s January gross gaming revenue (GGR) from MOP7.5 billion to MOP7.25 billion according to

Fire safety law | Government given power to confiscate forfeitable assets

The city’s latest approved amendment of the fire safety law will give the government authority the power to confiscate forfeitable assets. Some members of the Second Standing Committee of the

Melco postpones Nüwa’s reopening

The reopening of the Nüwa hotel, which is currently undergoing refurbishment and is one of the four accommodations at the City of Dreams (CoD) casino resort on the Cotai Strip,

Two group infections of non-Covid diseases reported

  One group case of influenza-like disease and one group case of gastroenteritis infections have been recorded recently in two separate schools, the Health Bureau (SSM) has announced. Both notifications were received

Macau Famine event remains 2021 core of World Vision

The Macau office of international charity body World Vision yesterday announced its series of events for 2021, which will revolve around the Macau Famine. The Macau Famine is derived from the

Trade war | Under Biden, Beijing faces renewed pressure

The U.S.-Chinese trade war isn’t going away under President Joe Biden. Biden won’t confront Beijing right away, economists say, because he wants to focus on the coronavirus and the economy. But

Vietnam’s Communists look to Biden to offset growing Chinese power

As officials in Vietnam’s Communist Party jockey for position during a twice-a-decade meeting to refresh the leadership ranks, they largely agree on one thing: Closer ties with the U.S. are

Davos | Xi calls for unity in fighting virus, climate change

Countries must cooperate more closely in fighting the challenges of the pandemic and climate change and in supporting a sustainable global economic recovery, Chinese President Xi Jinping said this week

This Day in History | 1995 Cantona banned over attack on fan

Manchester United’s Eric Cantona has been fined £20,000 and banned from playing football over his kung fu-style attack on a fan. The club has relegated the French star striker to the

Covid-19 variant brings new dimension to Europe’s pandemic

In the first week of December, Portugal’s prime minister gave his pandemic-weary people an early Christmas gift: restrictions on gatherings and travel due to COVID-19 would be lifted from Dec.

Markets | Tencent shares tumble after approaching $1 trillion valuation

Tencent Holdings Ltd. slumped after a world-beating surge in the stock pushed its market value to the cusp of $1 trillion for the first time. The Chinese Internet behemoth lost 6.3%

Bally’s, Caesars Entertainment add daily fantasy sport deals

Two major casino companies announced deals with daily fantasy sports providers as they seek to expand their reach and integrate different forms of fan engagement with professional sports into their

The Buzz | China offers flight refunds to curb travel

Chinese airlines are offering refunded tickets as the coronavirus continues to spread in the country’s northeast. The offer yesterday from the government’s aviation authority comes amid a push to prevent people

Hong Kong | China arrivals to offset exodus to UK, aide says

Hong Kong is unlikely to see an exodus under a U.K. visa program for holders of special British passports, a top government adviser said, predicting that some would be offset

World Views | China gets a message that Taiwan is a bipartisan US issue

China flew a significant force of bombers and fighters near the Taiwan Strait over the weekend, one of the largest in an escalation of nerves over several months but more important as a

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 – edition no. 3703

— President Joe Biden won’t confront Beijing right away because he wants to focus on the coronavirus and the economy * Macau GP to tentatively include TCR Asia ‘season finale’ * A

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