Third round of stimulus package set to roll out in phases from April

The details regarding the new round of the much-anticipated stimulus packages were made public yesterday morning, but experts say that the rules for this digital voucher scheme are complicated, which

The well-intended scheme draws criticism due to ill preparation 

Though the government has injected a hefty sum of MOP29.2 billion into this round of stimulus to drive domestic spending and stabilize the local economy, it has drawn a lot

Migrant groups pleased with inclusion of TNRs in new subsidy

Migrant group associations are delighted over the announcement of the new financial relief measure yesterday, which includes non-resident workers (TNRs). This is the first time that these group of workers

Gov’t to provide up to MOP20M for company upgrade, rental

Companies will be able to get up to MOP20 million in government subsidies to upgrade their equipment and offset their rental costs, a Chief Executive Dispatch yesterday stipulated. The details announced

CE: Patriots governing Macau a social, political foundation

The Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng emphasised yesterday the determination of the SAR government to adhere to the fundamental principle of “patriots governing Macau.” In a bid to maintain Macau’s long-term

4 returnees test positive for Covid-19

  Four local residents who flew from Europe via Taipei tested positive for Covid-19, the Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre announced in a statement last night. On Sunday (March 14), a

Doors to the mainland open for blue card holders

Non-resident workers (TNRs) and other non-Macau residents in the city on legal permits are now allowed to enter mainland China and return to the Special Administrative Region under certain conditions,

Corruption watchdog receives reports on election malpractice

Reports on malpractices during election campaign have been received by the Commission Against Corruption (CCAC), commissioner Chan Tsz King recently told the press. As the Chief Executive revealed the date for

Gov’t think tank to prioritize city’s Five-Year Plan

The new director of the Policy Research and Regional Development Bureau (DSEDPR) Cheong Chok Man was officially sworn in yesterday and has announced that his leadership would focus on codeveloping

Statement | Improving electoral system: a critical step in maintaining Hong Kong’s long-term prosperity and stability

On 11 March, the fourth session of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) overwhelmingly approved the ‘Decision of the National People’s Congress On Improving the Electoral System of the Hong Kong

Hong Kong | Activists say democracy fight to continue abroad

Hong Kong democracy activists have launched a new push to continue their fight among residents living abroad in the wake of a sweeping crackdown by Beijing and changes to the

On the Road to Alaska | Two key US cabinet members visit Japan for China-focused talks

Shared worry about China’s growing influence in the Indo-Pacific region will take center stage when President Joe Biden’s defense chief and secretary of state visit Japan for their first in-person

This day in history | 1953 Marshal Tito makes historic visit to London

Marshal Josef Tito of Yugoslavia has arrived in Britain, the first Communist head of state to visit the country. The Duke of Edinburgh, Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Foreign Secretary Anthony

Myanmar | Attacks on Chinese-run factories worry Beijing

Attacks on Chinese-run factories in Myanmar’s biggest city drew demands yesterday from Beijing for protection for their property and employees, while many in Myanmar expressed outrage over China’s apparent lack

Markets | World shares mixed as China reports so-so economic data

Shares rose in Europe after a mixed session in Asia yesterday as China reported a variety of data that painted a complicated picture of its recovery from the pandemic. The passage

Corporate bits | The Parisian Macao offers Easter promotions

The Parisian Macao is offering special festive menus at the Brasserie, picnicking at Le Jardin and pampering spa treatments promotions at Le SPA’tique. The French Brasserie restaurant is offering delicious Easter lunch and dinner set menus from April

Football | Son called up for South Korea hours after injuring hamstring

Just hours after injuring a hamstring in Tottenham’s 2-1 loss to Arsenal in the Premier League, Son Heung-min was selected by South Korea to face Japan in an international friendly

The Buzz | Vatican excludes gay union blessing as God ‘can’t bless sin’

The Vatican decreed that the Catholic Church cannot bless same-sex unions since God “cannot bless sin.” The Vatican’s orthodoxy office, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, issued a formal

Australians rally at Parliament to demand justice for women

Australians rallied in the capital and other cities yesterday demanding justice for women and calling out misogyny and dangerous workplace cultures as the government reels from two rape allegations. Outside Parliament

World Views | Hong Kong’s latest Covid surge began in a gym, so it’s targeting kids

Hong Kong’s children are at the center of the city’s latest ham-handed and inconsistent response to the latest outbreak of the disease. And it’s not a good look for one of the world’s most affluent

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