Clock is ticking for EU vaccine certificates as summer looms

As strict lockdowns are loosened across Europe and many EU citizens dream about holidays in the sun, the 27-nation bloc has yet to agree on how to quickly implement a

Population | China adds few babies, loses workers as its 1.4B people age

The number of working-age people in China fell over the past decade as its aging population barely grew, a census showed today (Tuesday), adding to economic challenges for Chinese leaders

Public consultation on gaming law to be launched in H2, DICJ confirms

The government is laying the groundwork for the renewal bidding process of gaming concessions, as the public consultation over the proposed amendments to gaming legislation will commence in the second

Gaming | May Golden Week GGR to reach up to 60%, JP Morgan restates

The daily run-rate of gross gaming revenue (GGR) for the May Golden Week from May 1 to 5 is projected to reach a “strong” MOP630 million per day, standing at

Two more vaccination points to come into service

It is expected that the city will soon have two more Covid-19 vaccination points; one at the University Hospital and another at the Macau Forum, Dr Tai Wah Hou, Coordinator

Half of rehabilitated prisoners employed

  57 of 120 rehabilitated prisoners have been hired by inclusive employers in the last year, as part of an initiative coined “Love Employers” by the government. The government has established

Mobile payment transactions on the rise

The number of transactions conducted via local mobile payment platforms grew by 40.9% from the previous quarter to 34.7 million in the first quarter of this year, according to data

Gov’t launches measures to waive tourism tax

The SAR Government is launching measures to reduce or exempt a range of taxes and extend the coverage of tourism tax exemption, which is expected to benefit over 370 tourism

CRIME | Woman loses over HKD5 million in investment trap

A local woman fell victim to a suspected investment scam and lost HKD5.35 million, the Judiciary Police (PJ) disclosed yesterday at its regular press briefing. The victim, who is an office

MGM pledges to make Macau a ‘cultural destination’ with new project

MGM China Holdings Limited (MGM) launched a visionary art project titled “MGM Lion IP (Intellectual Property),” — a collection of artistic tourism offerings across multiple genres. The project is expected

FORGES | MPI to host higher education forum in November

The Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) is set to host the 11th conference of FORGES (Forum of Higher Education Management in Portuguese-speaking Countries and Regions), under the theme, “Cooperation in Higher

GBA | Guangzhou office of B&R lawyers association opens doors

The Guangzhou office of the Belt and Road International Lawyers Association (BRILA) was put into use Saturday, the Guangzhou Lawyers Association has announced. With a mission of accelerating the development of

Gov’t turns down June 4 exhibition application

Lawmaker Au Kam San announced yesterday on his social media page that his group’s application to use public open-air venues to host the annual June 4 exhibition had been turned

Gov’t to draw ‘separation line’ on peak of Mount Everest

China will draw a “separation line” atop Mount Everest to prevent the coronavirus from being spread by climbers ascending Nepal’s side of the mountain, Chinese state media reported yesterday. A team

Gov’t defends handling of rocket that fell to Earth

China’s government defended its handling of a rocket booster that burned up over the Indian Ocean and said yesterday it was unfairly being held to different standards than the U.S.

China’s much-hyped digital yuan fails to impress early users

As China moves closer to rolling out the world’s first major sovereign digital currency, speculation over the global implications has reached a fever pitch. Historian Niall Ferguson is calling the digital

This day in history | 1985 Fans killed in Bradford stadium fire

At least 52 people are known to have died and many are missing after fire engulfed the Bradford City football stadium. Hundreds of people are in hospital suffering from burns. Most

Violence spreads on day Israel marks control of Jerusalem

Palestinians clashed with Israeli police on a volatile hilltop shrine in Jerusalem yesterday, as weeks of violence threatened to spiral on the day Israel celebrates its control over the contested

US trashes unwanted gear in Afghanistan, sells as scrap

The twisted remains of several all-terrain vehicles leaned precariously inside Baba Mir’s sprawling scrapyard, alongside smashed shards that were once generators, tank tracks that have been dismantled into chunks of

China to extend financial relief for SMEs

China will extend financial relief measures for small and micro businesses, the Ministry of Finance said in a statement. Provinces and regions will be encouraged to lower loan guarantee costs for these

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