Macau Badminton Open canceled due to Covid-19 restrictions

The 2021 Macau Badminton Open has officially been canceled by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). In a statement, the international governing body of the sport announced that the local event, together

Mandatory quarantine constitutes ‘justified leave’: DSAL

Workers living in red or yellow zones who are in mandatory quarantine should be considered as being on justified leave, Chan Chon U, vice director of the Labour Affairs Bureau

Covid-19 | Man faces up to two years imprisonment for spreading rumors

The local resident who spread fake information on social media could face a sentence of up to two years in prison, according to the Public Prosecutions Office (MP). Last week, the

Covid-19 | Coming week the ‘critical juncture’: SSM

The coming week is considered the “critical juncture”: the moment that will determine whether Macau can pull through the current wave of Covid-19, Tai Wa Hou, coordinator of the Health

Briefs | Macau records MOP659b in financial reserves

  As of June this year, the city has recorded a total of MOP658.9 billion in financial reserves. Of this sum, the city has MOP309 billion in deposits and current accounts.

Crime | ‘Goalkeeper man’ who blocked police motorcycle apprehended

The “goalkeeper man” who allegedly lay in front of a police motorcycle in an attempt to prevent the police officer from leaving the scene of an accident has been apprehended

Cyclones moving east to west not unheard of, says weather bureau

Tropical cyclones with a movement path from the west coast to the east coast of the Guangdong Province are not unheard of, the Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) suggested in

AL Committee pushes for opening of gaming consultation

The Legislative Assembly’s (AL) Follow-up Committee for Land and Public Concession is pushing the government to launch the public consultation on amendments to gaming legislation as early as possible. The committee

Court sentences Canadian to 11 years in case tied to Huawei

A Canadian entrepreneur was sentenced to 11 years in prison yesterday in a spy case linked to Beijing’s effort to push his country to release an executive of tech giant

China boosts efforts to hit green targets

China is bolstering efforts to tackle climate change by proactively promoting low-carbon projects as drivers of economic growth and reining in sectors with high energy consumption and emissions, experts said. In

China market turns frosty for Taiwan books, as tensions rise

Taiwanese author Iris Chiang hardly seems like the type whose work would be banned from publication in China. Yet four years after being sold to a Chinese publisher, her book

This day in history | 2003 Gilligan: language ‘wasn’t perfect’

Andrew Gilligan, defence correspondent for the BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, was giving evidence to the Hutton Inquiry on its second day. He stood by the main thrust of his report

Iran | Slow vaccinations fuel anger in unending pandemic

Iranians are suffering through yet another surge in the coronavirus pandemic — their country’s worst yet — and anger is growing at images of vaccinated Westerners without face masks on

Aviation | Dubai’s busy airport sees passenger traffic drop 40% in 2021

Dubai International Airport, the world’s busiest airport for international travel, handled some 40% less passenger traffic in the first half of 2021, compared to the same period last year, its

China’s foreign trade growth rate hits 10-year high

The volume of China’s foreign trade, exports and imports all hit record highs in the first seven months of 2021, while their year-on-year growth rates set 10-year highs compared with

Football | Lionel Messi eyes Champions League trophy with PSG

Lionel Messi said he’s “in the right place” to win another Champions League trophy and cited a reunion with Neymar as a key factor in his decision to sign with

The Buzz | Chinese outbreak traced to mahjong, testing site

State media said one of China’s most serious recent outbreaks of COVID-19 partly stemmed from people gathered at mahjong parlors and at a virus testing site. The city of Yangzhou in

Gaming | In-person gamblers lifting US casino market to its best year

Gamblers anxious to hit the slot machines and table games in person after a year of coronavirus restrictions are lifting the U.S. casino industry to its best year ever. But the

China Daily | Booming trade reflects steady recovery

In a sign that China’s economy is recovering well from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the country’s total foreign trade, exports and imports all hit record highs in the

Thursday, August 12, 2021 – edition no. 3834

  * Hurry tender — AL Committee pushes for gaming consultation kick-start * China | Foreign trade growth rate on 10-year high signals ‘steady recovery’ * Workers on mandatory quarantine due to residences being

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