Schools to normally restart, universities can enforce in-person classes from Sept. 6

Local schools will be able to start the new academic year without any significant disruption, Education and Youth Development Bureau (DSEDJ) deputy director, Kong Chi Meng, announced yesterday during the

NAT validity back to seven days for Guangdong

The validity of the nucleic acid tests (NAT) undertaken to be eligible to cross the border have been restored to seven days for all locations within the Guangdong province, the

Gov’t has no plans to mimic Hong Kong’s reopening for vaccinated domestic workers

Despite the Hong Kong government approving foreign domestic helpers to enter the city from as early as September, Macau has no similar plans. Considering countries such as the Philippines, Vietnam and

Crime | Men arrested for buying and pimping underage sex

Two men have been separately arrested for allegedly buying and controlling underage sex services, the Judiciary Police (PJ) announced yesterday. Surnamed Fan, the individual who is accused of buying sex is

Sichuan state-owned firm lists USD400m senior notes on dual listing bond

Sichuan Development Holding Co., Ltd. (SDH) recently listed USD400 million senior unsecured notes on both the local Macau and overseas Luxemborg bond markets, representing the first dual listing bonds. This comes

European banking awards conferred to BOC Macau

Four accolades, conferred by financial magazine The European, were won by Bank of China, Macau Branch (BOC Macau), the bank recently announced in a statement. The four awards are: Best SME

Dreams to compete at Tokyo Paralympics shattered for Macau athletes

The Paralympics is the only Olympic-level competition in which Macau has the right to compete, but this year, the city’s residents will not see its athletes at the mega-event. Due to

Avian influenza H5N6 reported in Guangzhou

  Guangdong reported one new case of human infection with avian influenza H5N6 in Guanzhou Province, the Health Bureau (SSM) announced in a statement last night. The 52-year-old female, resident of

Digital yuan debuts in futures transaction

China’s digital fiat currency, or the e-CNY, has been used for the first time for transactions in the domestic futures market, the China Securities Journal reported yesterday. The e-CNY has been

Taiwan | Tsai receives domestically developed vaccine

The vaccine, made by Medigen Vaccine Biologics Corp., was given emergency approval by regulators in July using a shortcut that prompted fierce opposition from parts of Taiwan’s

Diplomacy | Harris meets with Singapore officials to begin Asia visit

The White House yesterday announced a series of new agreements with Singapore aimed at combating cyberthreats, tackling climate change, addressing the COVID-19 pandemic and alleviating supply chain issues. The announcements

Afghanistan | Biden warns of IS threat to Kabul evacuation

President Joe Biden is raising concerns that the Islamic State poses a threat as American troops seek to evacuate thousands of U.S. citizens and Afghan allies from Afghanistan. Biden in remarks

This day in history | 1967 Penguins cool off in heat wave

Two penguins from Chessington Zoo have been taken on a day trip to a local ice-rink to cool off during London’s sweltering temperatures. As temperatures in the London area reached nearly

Diplomacy | Biden’s special envoy urges North Korea to return to talks

U.S. President Joe Biden’s special envoy for North Korea said yesterday he’s ready to meet his North Korean counterparts “anywhere and at any time” as he held discussions with South

Analysis | How to bounce back when your income drops

Losing income is never easy, but it’s become increasingly common over the last year and a half: According to the Pew Research Center, 44 percent of U.S. adults say their

Pfizer to pay USD2.26b for cancer treatment developer Trillium

Pfizer is spending more than $2 billion in cash to buy a drugmaker focused on cancer treatments. Pfizer will pay $18.50 for each share of Trillium Therapeutics Inc., or more than

Football | Lukaku marks Chelsea return with goal, Kane back for Spurs

Arsenal 0, Chelsea 2 Romelu Lukaku and Harry Kane, two of the world’s best strikers, were back in action in the Premier League yesterday after some time away. Lukaku made the

The Buzz | Vietnam’s largest city tightens lockdown

Vietnam’s largest metropolis, Ho Chi Minh City, has begun a tightened lockdown to battle the coronavirus, a day ahead of U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris’s visit to the capital, Hanoi. Police

China’s Weibo shuts accounts defending Kris Wu allegations

China’s microblogging platform Sina Weibo yesterday closed 145 accounts, some of which had defended pop star Kris Wu over his rape allegations, for publishing what it called “information harmful for

World Views | Schools can reopen safely – an epidemiologist describes what works and what’s not worth the effort

  Just when schools were getting ready to reopen for the new school year, cases of COVID-19 started surging in the United States, driven in large part by the more contagious

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