Covid-19 | Gov’t defends uninterrupted movement with Guangdong

Director of the Health Bureau (SSM), Alvis Lo, said that due to the more effective tracing of Covid-19 cases in Guangdong, Macau has decided to retain uninterrupted interactions with the

Editorial | The Times turns 14 amidst anxiety and fear

We enter our 14th anniversary with mixed feelings. On the one hand, we rejoice for such an achievement in a place and an era so full of historical news and

China re-imposes travel curbs on province after virus cases

China yesterday re-imposed anti-coronavirus travel controls on its southern province of Guangdong, announcing anyone leaving the populous region must be tested for the virus following a spike in infections that

Most patients with fever will be tested for Covid-19 from today

Patients who have a fever, except those with whose ailment has an obvious cause not related to SARS-CoV-2, will be tested for Covid-19 when they seek medical assistance at the

Crime | Local woman claims loss of HKD3.7m on online betting scheme

A 27-year-old local woman has filed a complaint to the Judiciary Police (PJ) claiming to have lost a sum of around HKD3.7 million on an online betting website, a PJ

Crime | University student duped by phone scam involving pandemic fake news

A 22-year-old non-resident worker, studying at a higher education institution in Macau has been targeted by a phone scam, the Judiciary Police (PJ) reported. According to the PJ, although the phone

Intimidation of HK judges must be punished severely: China spokesperson for SARs

A spokesperson for the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office of the State Council on Sunday denounced the recent intimidation against a judge in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Covid-19 | BNU announces vaccination incentive scheme

BNU is launching an internal program today to encourage bank employees to take the Covid19 vaccine, providing a varied set of benefits for those who are fully vaccinated with the

IAM urges hikers to not damage distance posts

The Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM) calls on the public to not damage the panels of distance posts in hill forests. During recent inspections, IAM found that multiple panels of distance

Third Stimulus | E-voucher scheme kicks off today, 540,000 residents registered

The third round of economic stimulus, distributed through electronic consumption kicks off today. From June 1 until December 31, residents will be able to enjoy a total subsidized sum of

Merchandise export, import surge in April

The city’s total merchandise export amounted to MOP1.06 billion in April 2021, up 71.9% year-on-year, according to the latest data from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC). The latest DSEC report

Cross-border vehicular traffic soared 730% in April

In the first four months of 2021, cross-border vehicular traffic (1,430,457 trips) and gross weight of containerized cargo by land (8,489 tonnes) increased by 76.3% and 17.2% year-on-year respectively. According to

PMI | China’s manufacturing holds steady, rebound leveling off

China’s manufacturing held steady in May, a survey showed yesterday, adding to signs a post-pandemic rebound is leveling off. A monthly purchasing managers’ index issued by an industry group and the

Beijing takes its most visible measure yet to curb yuan’s gain

China forced banks to hold more foreign currencies in reserve for the first time in more than a decade, its most substantial move yet to rein the surging yuan. The nation’s

Hong Kong turns to businesses to fix foundering vaccine push

When bar and nightclub owners in Hong Kong met with city officials this month, they expected to hear how the government planned to coax more of the largely resistant population

Down Under leaders minimize China spilt, urge virus probe

The leaders of New Zealand and Australia downplayed their differences over China and urged more investigation into the origins of the coronavirus yesterday after their first face-to-face meeting in more

Yang Hengjun | Writer urges Chinese judge to reject torture-tainted evidence

  A Chinese Australian writer tried in Beijing for alleged espionage said he pleaded to a judge to reject evidence of what he had said while being tortured by interrogators. Yang Hengjun

Hong Kong | Tiananmen crackdown exhibit opens

The organizer of Hong Kong’s annual Tiananmen Square candlelight vigil has opened its yearly exhibit of photographs and paraphernalia from the bloody 1989 crackdown in Beijing on those calling for

Singapore | City-state pledges reopening as mass vaccination speeds up

Singapore pledged it would not be left behind as developed economies reopen, marking an intention to shift away from the strict containment approach that’s helped some Asian places eliminate the

Vietnam | Health authorities to test all 9m residents in largest city

Vietnam plans to test all 9 million people in its largest city for the coronavirus and imposed more restrictions yesterday to deal with a growing COVID-19 outbreak. People in Ho Chi

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