UK sanctuary offer for Hong Kong activists is great if you can afford it

In August 2019, Sophia’s hip was broken in clashes with Hong Kong police during a protest against China’s encroaching control over the city. In December that year she was beaten

Gov’t to build youth camping and activities venue at Cheoc Van beach

The government plans to build a youth camping and activities complex at Cheoc Van beach in Coloane. The urban condition plan (PCU) was discussed and approved yesterday afternoon during a meeting

Urban planning | CPU members raise questions about IC’s opinion swing

Several members of the Urban Planning Committee (CPU) have raised questions relating to an apparent “mood swing” of the binding opinions issued by the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) on several

Briefs | Over 9,200 complete Covid-19 jabs

  A total of 25,462 residents have made appointments for a Covid-19 vaccination as of yesterday at 9 p.m., of which 9,284 have completed the jab, the Novel Coronavirus Infection Response

Taiwan eases air traffic restrictions paving way for Macau residents to travel

Macau residents who are currently outside of mainland China or the city and wish to return home may now consider taking a stopover at Taiwan’s Taoyuan International Airport, as the

Public Financial Affairs | Gov’t aims to prevent single entities from receiving multiple subsidies

The Macau SAR government is considering introducing regulations to prevent one person or an organization from receiving multiple subsidies from different public funds. The media learnt about this potential plan

Galaxy’s new event facility to open in H2 2021, stimulating ‘Tourism+MICE’ incentives

With its construction progress hamstrung by the pandemic, the Galaxy International Convention Center (GICC) is slated to launch in the second half of 2021. It is believed the project will

Crime | 4 people claim loss of RMB2.4M in online fraud

The Judiciary Police (PJ) received a report of fraud in which the alleged victims claimed they lost RMB2.4 million to fake online gambling. During yesterday’s joint police press conference, the PJ

JP Morgan: ‘no surprises’ about SJM’s negative EDITBA for Q4

Macau casino licensee SJM Holdings Ltd (SJM) registered a negative figure of HKD2.09 billion in adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) for the full year of 2020,

Macau sees new high in financial reserve ROI

Macau’s return on investment (ROI) of its financial reserve for fiscal year 2020 amounted to MOP31 billion, topping the list of years as far as monetary amount is concerned, the

Hong Kong | Gov’t to launch HKD5,000 e-voucher scheme

The Hong Kong SAR government is set to hand out HKD5,000 in e-vouchers in installments to each permanent resident of Hong Kong aged 18 or above to stimulate domestic spending,

Briefs | Spotify to begin streaming in Macau

  Audio streaming service Spotify has recently announced that it will soon start serving the Macau market, although it did not specify when. The company added that it is rolling out

Hong Kong to spend HKD120B to stabilize virus-ravaged economy

Hong Kong will introduce 120 billion Hong Kong dollars ($15.4 billion) in fiscal measures to help businesses and residents impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, as it looks towards economic growth

China’s Mars craft enters parking orbit before landing rover

China says its Tianwen-1 spacecraft has entered a temporary parking orbit around Mars in anticipation of landing a rover on the red planet in the coming months. The China National Space

Official calls for ‘joint efforts’ in China-US trade

China’s commerce minister appealed to Washington for “joint efforts” to revive trade but gave no indication yesterday when tariff war talks might resume or whether Beijing might offer concessions. “Cooperation is

Iran nuclear issue at ‘critical point’: Beijing

Developments surrounding Iran’s nuclear program are at a “critical point” and lifting sanctions on the country is key to breaking the deadlock, China’s Foreign Ministry said yesterday. Spokesperson Wang Wenbin’s comments

Government launches operation to capture fugitive grafters

China yesterday launched its anti-corruption operation for this year to capture fugitive graft suspects overseas and recover their illicit assets, Xinhua has reported. Codenamed “Sky Net 2021,” the operation will focus

China says Japan-US security treaty a product of Cold War

China yesterday called the Japan-U.S. mutual security pact a product of the Cold War following U.S. criticism of the presence of Chinese coast guard vessels in Japanese-claimed territorial waters over

This day in history | 1986 Corazon Aquino is Philippines president

The new Philippines president Corazon Aquino is sworn in today, bringing to an end years of dictatorship under Ferdinand Marcos. Former leader Mr Marcos, who changed the constitution in 1973 to

Covid-19 | Ghana is first nation in world to receive COVAX vaccines

Ghana has become the first country in the world to receive vaccines acquired through the United Nations-backed COVAX initiative with a delivery of 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine made

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