Domestic violence law | Gov’t: Evaluation of prosecution effectiveness difficult

More judicial prosecution is needed to determine whether the Domestic Violence Law has been effective in punishing lawbreakers, Hon Wai, president of the Social Welfare Bureau (IAS) has said in

Education | MUST research on smart Covid diagnosis published in renowned journal

A research team at the Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST) has made significant progress on its research on smart diagnosis of Covid-19, and subsequently published the concerned paper

Registered substance takers plunge 36% last year

A government database recorded 219 registered illicit substance users last year, a 36% drop from 2019, the Drug Control Committee announced yesterday. Of the users, 70% generally engage in this behavior

President Xi urged unity and denounced ‘decoupling’ at Boao Forum

Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for a concerted effort from all countries in Asia and beyond to combat the pandemic and drive post-Covid economic recovery, and also warned against

Tourism | MGTO expects a record high tourist arrivals in Golden Week

The Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) is anticipating a the highest tally of tourist arrivals to Macau since the pandemic in the coming May Golden Week Holiday (also known as

No approved residency applications for ‘major investment’ category in 2020

  The Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) has not approved any residence applications based on the ‘major investment’ category last year. According to a statement, citing temporary residency statistics for

Crime | Young couple detained over document forgery, fraud

A young local couple was yesterday detained by police on suspicion of having committed multiple crimes including document forgery and fraud, the Judiciary Police (PJ) revealed yesterday at a specially-called

Budget execution rate hits record high

The budgetary execution rate of the Macau government’s Investment and Development Expenditure Plan (PIDDA) for the fourth quarter of 2020 reached nearly 96%, hitting record high. The committee for the Follow-up of Public Finance

Climate | 2020 a cooler, dryer year in town, statistics show

Last year, Macau registered lower temperatures than in 2019 as well as a significant drop in rainfall levels, environmental statistics released by the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) reveal. According to

Gaming | Mid-month GGR projected to hit 35% of pre-pandemic levels

Macau’s gross gaming revenue (GGR) for the first 18 days of April is forecast to hit MOP5.5 billion, or MOP280 million per day, according to the latest prognosis released by

Police detect 79 suspected illegal workers

The Public Security Police Force (PSP) detected a total of 79 people suspected of working illegally in Macau last month, according to statistics just released. This represents a significant increase from

Gov’t rejects accusations of abuses in Xinjiang

China’s government yesterday rejected accusations of abuses in the Xinjiang region after a human rights group appealed for a U.N. investigation into possible crimes against humanity. Accusations of forced labor or

Spain dismantles Chinese gang selling cannabis across Europe

Police in Spain said yesterday they have dismantled one of the largest criminal gangs growing cannabis in the country and trafficking it across Europe. At least 65 people, most of them

Chinese military seen behind Japan cyberattacks, NHK Says

China’s military is thought to have instructed a hacker group to conduct cyberattacks on nearly 200 Japanese research institutions and firms, public broadcaster NHK reported, citing unidentified people in a police

Covid-19 | Gov’t expected to approve BioNTech vaccine in June, AmCham says

China is expected to approve BioNTech SE’s Covid-19 vaccine in June, according to the head of American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, Ker Gibbs. The Shanghai government has told the group,

This day in history | 1945 Red Army enters outskirts of Berlin

Russian troops have captured some outlying suburbs of Berlin at the beginning of what promises to be a bitter battle for control of the city. The Red Army approached the German

Military says that Chad’s president killed on battlefield

Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno, who ruled the central African nation for more than three decades, died yesterday of wounds suffered on the battlefield during a fight against rebels, the

Italy targets mid-May opening for tourism in bid to save sector

Italy is aiming to open the country to tourists in mid-May, pledging a range of measures to protect visitors from the coronavirus as it scrambles to rescue a sector devastated by lockdowns and

Automobile | Tesla disquiet in China mounts after embarrassing driver protest

Tesla Inc. looks to be coming under increasing pressure in China with two government entities firing off missives about the company’s behavior and treatment of its customers in a single

MGM holds the 11th ‘Health Day for Senior Buddies’

MGM recently held the annual “Haircut and Health Day for Senior Buddies” at MGM Cotai’s Ballroom, providing complimentary health consultation and haircut service to more than 300 senior citizens. In addition to

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