Breaking News: China easing birth limits further to cope with aging society

China's ruling Communist Party said today (Monday) it will ease birth limits to allow all couples to have three children instead of two in hopes of slowing the rapid aging

Former IPIM chief Jackson Chang to be tried again

Former president of the Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute, Jackson Chang, will be tried again for the crimes of corruption, money laundering and abuse of power, according to TDM

DSSOPT promises Conditional Permit no longer operational

Issuance of Conditional Permit to applicants for technical registration is no longer happening, Chan Pou Ha, Land, Transport and Public Works Bureau (DSSOPT), has said in response to the accusation

Biologist who discovered Macau tiny ant named Nat Geo Emerging Explorer

Locally born and raised biologist Danny Leong Chi Man has recently be named one of this year’s 15 National Geographic Emerging Explorers, and is also the only Asian person this

Economy | GPD records milder contraction in Q1

The Macau SAR’s gross domestic product (GDP) dropped by 0.9% year-on-year in real terms in the first quarter of 2021, a milder contraction compared to the previous quarter (-45.9%). Exports of

Underemployment steady at 4.8%

Macau’s underemployment rate held steady at 4.8%, while both the general unemployment rate (3.0%) and the unemployment rate of local residents (4.1%) for February to April 2021 increased by 0.1

Asian SMEs see only half income last year

Overall income made by small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) across Asia has shrunk to 50%, Li Yong, director general of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has recently

Gov’t to plan how to handle returning students

The government has set up a special taskforce that meet today to discuss contingencies in handling returning students, Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture, Elsie Ao Ieong, disclosed over the

Covid-19 | Health authorities urge citizens to boost prevention measures

Local health authorities are calling on the population to be vigilant and redouble their enforcement of all Covid-19 prevention measures. The call comes after the report of new cases of the

Briefs | Gov’t card to be digitized, gathered on unified app

  The government has plans to launch a card section in its central service app, which will include some of the most popular government-issued cards, featuring the healthcare “Gold Card”, the

Guangzhou Covid-19 center orders lockdown in five streets in Liwan district

Guangzhou health authorities have ordered a mandatory lockdown for all residents in five streets located in the Liwan district, the local Command Center for Covid-19 Control and Prevention notified on

Gov’t never interferes with media operations: Inês Chan

The director of the Government Information Bureau (GCS), Inês Chan, said that the government has “always respected the principles of press freedom and editorial autonomy and never participated in

June 4 organizer files judicial appeal

With lawmaker and member Au Kam San as representative, the Macau Union for Democratic Development has filed an appeal with the top court against the police’s ban of the June

Australia says citizen is in arbitrary detention in China

Australia considers the incarceration of a Chinese Australian writer who has been tried in Beijing for alleged espionage a case of arbitrary detention, the foreign minister said. Yang Hengjun faced a

Covid-19 | Pfizer’s vaccine gets caught in the middle of China-Taiwan Fight

Taiwan’s government faces mounting pressure to work with China to obtain Covid-19 vaccines, a politically unpalatable option for officials in Taipei struggling with an outbreak that risks disrupting tech supply

Agency launches cargo rocket with supplies for space station

A rocket carrying supplies for China’s new space station blasted off Saturday from an island in the South China Sea. A Long March 7 rocket carrying the automated Tianzhou-2 spacecraft took

This day in history | 1973 US Senate stops Cambodia bombing

The US Senate has voted to cut off funds for the bombing of Cambodia. The move is a serious blow to President Richard Nixon’s South-East Asia policy and follows a similar

Covid-19 | Vietnam finds new virus variant, hybrid of India, UK strains

Vietnam has discovered a new coronavirus variant that’s a hybrid of strains first found in India and the U.K., the Vietnamese health minister said Saturday. Nguyen Thanh Long said scientists examined

China taps support from Poland, Serbia after frozen EU deal

China and the European Union are partners, not competitors, and cooperation will help both sides, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his Polish counterpart as the Asian nation seeks support

Boxing | Haney keeps WBC lightweight title, beats Linares by decision

Devin Haney said he wanted Jorge Linares’ best when the two met for the WBC world lightweight title, so there would be no excuses after a win. As it turned out,

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