Subsidy | New 4-pronged stimulus package set to roll out in phases from April

The details regarding a new round of the much-anticipated stimulus packages were made this morning, but experts said the byzantine rules applied to this time’s digital voucher scheme, may attenuate

Unemployed local construction workers protest at DSAL

A meeting with the Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL), convened by lawmaker José Maria Pereira Coutinho and several local unemployed construction workers to discuss the far-reaching unemployment situation faced by over

New blue cards to feature real-time validity

Residence permit cards of non-resident workers, colloquially known as blue cards, will now allow authorities to conduct a real-time check on the permit’s expiry date via the QR code on

China eases visa rules for foreigners who get Sinopharm jabs

Non-resident workers (TNRs) can apply for a visa to enter mainland China on the condition that they are vaccinated with the Sinopharm inactivated virus vaccine, according to Rádio Macau, The implication

Group foresees Chinese religious events to remain small

Crowd gathering is not part of the agenda of Chinese religious events this year, Ip Tat, president of Macau Temple Festival Cultural Promotion Association, said at the sidelines of a

City’s first pump track to open for trial tomorrow

The city’s first pump track at Flora Park will open to the public for a trial run tomorrow, following the reopening of the children’s cycling, scooter field and plant maze

Briefs | 9 Immunization Incidents reported within 24 hours

  Between 4 p.m. on March 12 and 4 p.m. on March 13, nine adverse events following immunization (AEFI) for the Covid-19 vaccine have been recorded by the Health Bureau, with

Press association decries implications for press freedom over broadcaster’s policy

The Macau Portuguese and English Press Association (AIPIM) has expressed solidarity with Portuguese and English journalists following the alleged implementation of new editorial guidelines for the public broadcasters’ newsroom, which if not followed,

Regulation to foster educational exchange with Guangdong Province takes effect

  The Executive Council (ExCo) has completed the discussions on two draft administrative regulations, which stipulate the particulars in the “Allowance for Macau’s students enrolled in schools in Guangdong Province” and “Medical

Serious adverse effect experienced by elderly not linked to mRNA vaccine

The Health Bureau (SSM) confirmed that symptoms of acute coronary syndrome in a 67-year-old man following the mRNA vaccination is not linked to the vaccine itself. The incident, SSM reaffirmed, is

Gov’t commits to cultivating local filmmaking industry

The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) will continue to beef up efforts on driving the growth of Macau’s film industry and encouraging local talents engaging in the filmmaking sector. Over the past

PSP urged to step up efforts on investigation assault cases against animals

The New Macau Association (AMN), together with several animal rights associations, convened a meeting with the Public Security Police Force (PSP) earlier to address the city’s surging cases of cruelty

Analysis | China, North Korea loom as Blinken, Austin head to Asia

Threats from China and North Korea will loom large over the Biden administration’s first Cabinet-level trip abroad, part of a larger effort to bolster U.S. influence and calm concerns about

Beijing hits back at US criticism of Hong Kong election change

A Chinese official hit back at U.S. criticism of planned election law changes in Hong Kong, noting the chaos surrounding the recent American presidential election. Semi-autonomous Hong Kong is an internal

China voices firm opposition to UK, G7 statements over Hong Kong

The Chinese government expresses its strong condemnation of and firm opposition to “groundless slanders at China” and blatant interference in China’s internal affairs by some politicians, a spokesperson for the

China Daily | Cherry blossom season brings nationwide medics back to Wuhan

  Over a year ago, Fang Yafang made a decision to go to Wuhan where the country’s first cluster of COVID-19 cases was reported. The 27-year-old nurse from Xiamen, east China’s

This day in history | 1990 Observer journalist executed in Iraq

Britain has strongly condemned the Iraqi authorities over the execution of The Observer journalist Farzad Bazoft in Baghdad. Mr Bazoft - who came to live in Britain from Iran in the

Still recovering, Japan marks 10 years since tsunami hit

Japan fell quiet at 2:46 p.m. last week Thursday to mark the minute that an earthquake began 10 years ago, setting off a tsunami and nuclear crisis that devastated the

Rugby | Six Nations: England topples France to redeem woeful title defense

England redeemed a woeful Six Nations title defense by beating trophy favorite France 23-20 thanks to a dramatic Maro Itoje try in an empty Twickenham yesterday . England was heading to

The Buzz | Japan to tighten border control against variants

Transportation minister Kazuyoshi Akaba says Japan will tighten border controls and limit the number of entrants to up to 2,000 per day to guard against the more contagious variants of

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