Gaming | Sands China posts 91% increase in net revenue for H1

Sands China Ltd. raked in aggregate net revenue of HKD12.58 billion in the first half (H1) of 2021, representing a remarkable 91% increase compared to HKD6.57 billion in the first

Briefs | Lawmaker calls for clear plan to reopen entertainment venues

  Following the government-ordered shutdown of certain entertainment and leisure venues amid the city’s latest four cases of Covid-19 infection, lawmaker Ho Ion Sang called for details about reopening, such as

CE pushes for strengthened efforts against cyberattacks

The government must commit itself to fortifying efforts against cyberattacks to ensure national security amidst the increasingly intense digital threats facing the world, according to the city’s Chief Executive Ho

Taiwan-Macau gay marriage sparks thrill, reflection on local progress

News of the legal marriage of Taiwanese man Ting Tse-yan and Macau’s Guzifer Leong in Taiwan late last week has sparked joy and feelings of hope locally, local LGBT rights

Hong Kong official backs sanctions law as NPC talks on national laws for SARs approach

In his blog, Chan wrote that the anti-sanctions law is aimed at “restoring the normal order of the market and protecting the development interests of normally operating enterprises.” The Secretary said

Speedboat with alleged illegal immigrants invades Cheoc Van Beach

A speedboat carrying alleged illegal immigrants “berthed” riskily yesterday at Cheoc Van Beach after a marine chase with the mainland coastal authorities, Macao Customs Service announced. Upon the boat’s arrival in

DSEDJ calls on students, teachers to return to Macau earlier

The Education and Youth Development Bureau (DSEDJ) has called on all non-higher education students and teachers to return to Macau earlier, ahead of the start of the new academic year. The

PJ confirms completion of Covid patient’s itinerary

The Judiciary Police (PJ) has confirmed that the brother in the family recently diagnosed with Covid-19 has made a complete disclosure of his pre-diagnosis itinerary, Dr Leong Iek Hou, doctor

Over 80,000 households complete census questionnaire

By August 14, over 80,000 households in Macau had completed and submitted the census questionnaire, accounting for about 38.5% of total households. More than 90% of these households completed the census

Economic association predicts recovery to slow amid new cases

Following the latest round of disease control and prevention measures across the city, the Macau Economic Association predicts that the economic revival will be slower than in previous stages. According to

Elections 2021 | CAEAL disqualifies some voters in representation of associations

The Legislative Assembly Electoral Affairs Commission (CAEAL) has published the list of those who are legally recognized as voters in the representation of associations and groups in the September 12

Police detain two in Alibaba sexual assault case

Two men were detained this weekend on suspicion of sexual assault in a case that shook Alibaba Group, the world’s biggest e-commerce company, Chinese police announced. The men, identified by the

Hong Kong | Democracy group behind massive protests disbands

A pro-democracy group that organized some of the biggest protests during months of political upheaval in Hong Kong in 2019 is dissolving, the group said yesterday. The Hong Kong Civil Human

Flooded coal mine in Qinghai kills one, 19 trapped

A team of 200 Chinese police, emergency workers and experts yesterday were trying to reach 19 coal miners trapped in a flooded mine in the northwestern Qinghai province. Rescuers have retrieved

This day in history | 1977 Rock and roll ‘king’ Presley dies

Presley, 42, was discovered slumped in a bathroom at his mansion in Memphis, Tennessee on Tuesday. He was rushed to the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis but was pronounced dead on

Afghanistan | Taliban enter Kabul, await ‘peaceful transfer’ of power

Taliban fighters entered Kabul yesterday and sought the unconditional surrender of the central government, officials said, as Afghans and foreigners alike raced for the exit, signaling the end of a

Boxing | Ali’s grandson wins in pro debut

Nico Ali Walsh made a successful pro debut yesterday (Macau time) inning in the first round and then paying homage to his grandfather, Muhammad Ali. Wearing trunks made for his grandfather,

Football | Goal feast for fans as Man U, Liverpool, Chelsea win in EPL

The return of near-capacity crowds fueled a barrage of goals and a bunch of home wins on the first Saturday of the English Premier League season. Fans at Old Trafford particularly

The Buzz | China to release two coders who built virus news archive

Two amateur Chinese computer coders who were jailed after archiving deleted news articles about the pandemic’s initial outbreak are set to be released next week after more than a year

Japan marks 76th anniversary of WWII defeat; no Suga apology

Japan marked the 76th anniversary of its World War II surrender yesterday with a somber ceremony in which Prime Minister Yosihide Suga pledged for the tragedy of war to never

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