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

These Covid billionaire fortunes are fading with the vaccine rollout

In the health-care industry, the coronavirus pandemic led to big fortunes, fast. Now some of them are evaporating just as quickly. Take Seegene Inc., a maker of Covid-19 test kits, and

Golf | Analysis: Tiger Woods survives but his career might not

The sheared-off front of the wrecked SUV told part of the story, and the officers on the scene filled in the rest. Tiger Woods was lucky to be alive, they

Football | Champions League: Chelsea tops Atlético in CL with Giroud’s bicycle-kick goal

  Atletico 0, Chelsea 1 After his great overhead kick found the net to break the deadlock in a difficult match, all Olivier Giroud could do was wait. And wait and wait. Giroud’s 68th-minute

The Buzz | China ponders approving 2 more COVID-19 vaccines

China is moving ahead with two more COVID-19 vaccines in the regulatory process, one from state-owned company Sinopharm and another from a private company CanSino. Both vaccines have submitted been to

World Bank threatens to suspend vaccine funding to Lebanon

The World Bank threatened yesterday to suspend financing for coronavirus vaccines in Lebanon as it investigated suspected favoritism amid accusations that lawmakers were inoculated in parliament without prior approval. A top

Our Desk | Anxiety among Gen Z

The distressing suicides of several young people this year have come to the attention of the education and social welfare bureaus, implying the urgent need to not just raise awareness

Thursday, February 25, 2021 – edition no. 3720

— Taiwan reopens airport to Macau travelers while mainland China starts to accept visa applications by foreign residents * Gov’t to build youth camping venue at Cheoc Van beach * Hong Kong

‘Don’t worry, come forward’: Asian nations get first shots

Many nations in the Asia-Pacific region are rolling out the first shots for COVID-19 this week. Here's a look at major developments: SOUTH KOREA South Korea's top infectious disease experts warned that vaccines

Breaking News: China opens visa applications for Macau foreign residents

The Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China in Macau SAR will gradually start to accept China's mainland visa applications for

One Country, Two Systems | Scholars call to ensure only patriots govern the SARs

Speakers at a recent seminar about One Country, Two Systems have proposed that Macau evaluate whether changes to the city’s election rules to ensure that Macau is governed by patriots

Briefs | Guangdong’s plan for Foshan shortens distance to Macau

Guangdong province has drafted a 15-year plan to develop the railway transport system of Foshan. According to this plan, the future railway network will shorten the travel time between the

Australia’s Crown slip-ups offer lessons for Macau’s gaming sector, expert says

The alleged money-launching and criminal misdeeds conducted by Australia’s Crown Resorts Ltd, which was said to be associated with one of Macau’s biggest junkets, Suncity Group, may mar the reputation

Photographer-lawyer seeks to encourage locals with latest publication

Local Portuguese photographer-lawyer João Miguel Barros yesterday launched his first photo album approved by Photo London, a famous online repertoire of emerging photography masters. Having published several editions of his photo

Police say no Myanmar citizens arrested, deny media accusations

The Public Security Police Force (PSP) clarified that the department has not arrested Myanmar citizens, as was declared by online media outlet Macau Concealers. Late Monday night, the police issued a

Macau Legend aiming to own gaming concession

The Macau Legend Development Ltd (Macau Legend) is aiming to operate the casinos under the company with their own gaming concession soon, the executive director, Melinda Chan was quoted as

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