Macau set for tourism rebound with expanded airport: CE

The Macau SAR government capitalized on the downtime during the Covid-19 pandemic to enhance the city’s airport infrastructure and gear itself up for the forthcoming influx of tourists in the

Gov’t to institute new department and legislation for TCM: Ao Ieong U

The SAR government is set to establish a new dedicated department and legal framework to lay the groundwork for the surveillance and manufacturing of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in Macau,

CAEAL attempts new clarification in distinguishing news reports from propaganda

The Electoral Affairs Commission for the Legislative Assembly Election (CAEAL) has said that what matters to classify a media report as electoral propaganda, is whether that report constitutes an appeal

Another jetfoil dismantled: Urzela becomes scrap metal, Pico and Guia next

Another jetfoil vessel has reportedly been dismantled at Hong Kong’s Wang Tak shipyard, the jetfoil Conservation Concern Group has said in a statement. According to the same group, the dismantled jetfoil

Wynn-sponsored sailing contest to drive economic diversification

Responding to the call by the government to promote sports and sports tourism in Macau, it was announced yesterday at a press conference that Wynn will be the title sponsor

Unified scan-by-customer mobile payment rolls out

After the consolidation of the first phase of mobile payment method, the second phase, in which customers can pay by scanning QR codes with any local mobile payment app, rolled

Ponte 16 drags Success Universe from profit to loss in 2020

The Group’s shared loss relating to Ponte 16 for 2020 was approximately HKD145.7 million, representing a sharp plunge from a profit of HKD116.8 million in 2019. The group unveiled the 2020

MICE leaders positive about business in H2 2021 

The meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions (MICE) industry is sanguine about the prospect of the MICE sector in Macau in the second half of 2021. Some leaders of the city’s MICE

Presenting ‘To the Moon’ imbues energy to keep going, says the sole performer 

As the sole performer in the upcoming play “To the Moon,” Wang Junhao, having played more than 60 shows of the namesake production, is not only emotionally moved by the

Report: Chinese loan terms hamper post-virus debt talks

China’s loans to poor countries in Africa and Asia impose unusual secrecy and repayment terms that are hurting their ability to renegotiate debts after the pandemic, a group of U.S.

BBC correspondent leaves China amid safety concerns

A veteran BBC correspondent whose coverage angered China has left the country amid concerns for his safety, the BBC and a journalist organization said. The BBC said yesterday that John Sudworth

South China Sea | Philippines hits China on vessels swarming six islands, reefs

The Philippine government said yesterday that more than 250 Chinese vessels it believes are manned by militia have been spotted near six Manila-claimed islands and reefs in the disputed South

This day in history | 1957 BBC fools the nation

The hoax Panorama programme, narrated by distinguished broadcaster Richard Dimbleby, featured a family from Ticino in Switzerland carrying out their annual spaghetti harvest. It showed women carefully plucking strands of spaghetti

WHO team urges patience after first look for origin of virus

An international team behind a long-awaited study of the possible origins of COVID-19 with Chinese colleagues yesterday called it a “first start,” while the United States and allies expressed

Pharma | Fosun says willing to supply BioNTech vaccine to Taiwan

The Chinese company with the deal to distribute BioNTech SE and Pfizer Inc.’s Covid-19 vaccine in “Greater China” says it’s willing to supply Taiwan, after the contested island suggested Beijing

Football | World Cup Qualifiers: Ronaldo scores, Belgium and Dutch earn big routs

Belgium and the Netherlands scored 15 goals combined in big routs in World Cup qualifying yesterday , while Portugal got one from Cristiano Ronaldo in its victory against a Luxembourg

The Buzz | Coffee, Ikea furniture, livestock among the Macau-bound objects stuck at the Suez Canal

Livestock and lumber. Oil and automobiles. Exercise equipment and instant coffee. Those were just some of the products that were blocked by the ship just dislodged from the Suez Canal, in a

China, US consulted on safety as their crafts headed to Mars

As their respective spacecrafts headed to Mars, China and the U.S. held consultations earlier this year in a somewhat unusual series of exchanges between the rivals. China’s National Space Agency confirmed

World Views | Can the world survive without dollar diplomacy?

The Federal Reserve’s rescue of the global financial system one year ago prevented a public health crisis from degenerating into market chaos. When histories of the Covid-19 pandemic are written,

Thursday, April 1, 2021 – edition no. 3745

— The government is set to establish a new dedicated department and legal framework to lay the groundwork for the surveillance and manufacturing of traditional Chinese medicine or TCM * Urzela

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