Actor John Cena faces backlash in China over Taiwan comment

Actor and professional wrestler John Cena has apologized to fans in China after he called Taiwan a country in a promotional interview for his upcoming film and became the latest

Hong Kong | Legislature due to approve curbs on public vote

Hong Kong’s legislature is expected to change electoral laws to drastically reduce the public’s ability to vote for lawmakers and increase the number of pro-Beijing lawmakers making decisions for the

Shift in fortunes | Old-school tycoons of Hong Kong are losing to China’s moguls

The prediction was vintage Jack Ma, as provocative as it was prescient. “This is the era of the internet,” the Chinese billionaire proclaimed in October 2013, just weeks after his plan

Tokyo Games | Major Japan newspaper Asahi calls for Olympic cancellation

Japan’s Asahi Shimbun newspaper yesterday called for the Tokyo Olympics to be canceled with the games set to open in less than two months. It is the first of Japan’s major

The Buzz | Portugal backtracks on capital-focused vaccines

Portuguese authorities say they are speeding up their COVID-19 vaccination drive nationwide after prompting an outcry by saying inoculations would be accelerated only in the Lisbon region. The Lisbon and Tagus

WHO asked to review spiked Italy report, whistleblower case

Whistleblower protection groups urged the World Health Organization yesterday to launch an independent review into the case of an Italian researcher who reported being pressured to falsify data in a

China Daily | Pandemic calls for unprecedented unity

  Although the sporadic locally transmitted cases appearing each day over the past two weeks might appear inconsequential in comparison to the situation in many other countries, the extreme vigilance the

Thursday, May 27, 2021 – edition no. 3780

— In a domino effect, Macau gaming operators or investors dropped plans to bid for IRs in the industry’s so-called new frontier citing pandemic and economic reasons, but MDT went

Police ban June 4 vigil on grounds of libel, defamation

In his capacity as a member of the Macau Union of Democratic Development, lawmaker António Ng Kuok Cheong announced that the Public Security Police Force (PSP) has banned the group’s

Labor bureau investigator sentenced for corruption

The Court of Second Instance (TSI) has decided to uphold the judgment made previously by the Court of First Instance (TJB) to sentence a then-investigator with the Labour Affairs Bureau

TSI amends decision on the attack upon lawyer Jorge Menezes

The Court of Second Instance (TSI) has ruled on an appeal filed by the assault victim, lawyer Jorge Menezes, amending a previous decision by the Court of First Instance (TJB)

Third Stimulus | Gov’t reminds retailers to maintain price stability on e-voucher launch

The SAR government reminds the business sector to abide by the regulations of the consumption subsidy scheme set to roll out on June 1. Recently, the Economic and Technological Development Bureau

Retail sales almost MOP19b in Q1

The value of the SAR’s retail sales for the first quarter totaled MOP18.75 billion, up 68% year-on-year, the region’s statistics department revealed yesterday. The latest report from the Statistics and Census

PJ finds three dead bodies, two at home

The Judiciary Police (PJ) has been called to investigate the discovery of three dead bodies in Macau in just over 24 hours, the PJ reported. According to the reports, two bodies

Number of admitted hospital patients decrease

The number of in-patients in local hospitals fell by 13.0% year-on-year to 54,000, according to data from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC). With an increase in the number of in-patient

Briefs | Gov’t to study allowing anchored yacht off from Hac-Sa coast

  The Marine and Water Bureau (DSAMA) has agreed to study the possibility of allowing yachts to anchor off Hac-Sa Beach for leisure purposes. Director of the bureau, Wong Soi Man,

IC to host China Cultural and Natural Heritage Day activities 

The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) will host a series of activities as part of the “China Cultural and Natural Heritage Day” which will be held on June 12. The highlight of

G2E Asia | AI can improve experience for gaming guests, expert says

The combination of facial recognition cameras and Edge Artificial Intelligence (Edge AI) applications can help Integrated Resorts (IRs) better understand their guests and help them provide a service that caters

Distribution of cash subsidy wraps up

  The distribution work of 2021 Wealth Partaking Scheme has concluded five weeks earlier than it did last year. The distribution of the annual cash handout started on April 12 and concluded

Factory boss defiant as sanctions bite in Xinjiang

A backlash against reports of forced labor and other abuses of the largely Muslim Uyghur ethnic group in Xinjiang is taking a toll on China’s cotton industry, but it’s unclear

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