Harris: US to provide Vietnam 1 million more vaccine doses

The United States will provide an additional 1 million coronavirus vaccine doses to Vietnam, Vice President Kamala Harris announced today (Wednesday), offering additional aid to a country currently grappling with

Analysis | Poison or cure? Traditional Chinese medicine shows that context can make all the difference

Poisons today typically evoke notions of harm and danger – the opposite of medicines for healing. Yet traditional Chinese medicine, which has been in practice for over two millennia, used

FAOM lawmakers review AL work, economic crisis accounts for soaring labor disputes

The economic crisis triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic which resulted in border restrictions and a significant decline in most economic activities in Macau, accounts for the soaring number of labor

Group calls for investigation on TNR drivers

Local group Macau People Power has handed a letter to the Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL) requesting an investigation of non-residents working as professional drivers. According to the group, some job agencies

Retail sales reach MOP21b in Q2

The value of retail sales leapt by 200.0% year-on-year to MOP20.70 billion in the second quarter (Q2) of 2021, and the sales volume index soared by 219.0% after the effects

UM to resume in-person classes from Sept. 15

  The University of Macau (UM) will resume face-to-face classes on September 15 with the current mode of online teaching to continue until September 14. Regarding the arrangements for returning students,

Gov’t says 5G will accelerate tech advancement of local companies

Director of the Macao Post and Telecommunications Bureau (CTT), Derby Lau, has said that the establishment of the 5G network in Macau as well as the continued optimization of the

BOC to turn Macau Branch to subsidiary with MOP13b investment

A total of MOP13 billion will be invested to facilitate the move, the BOC announced in a filing dated August 23, 2021. It will not involve external financing as all funds

Gov’t attributes containment of Covid-19 to ‘luck’ and use of facemasks

The local health authorities have attributed the successful Covid-19 containment and avoidance of a community outbreak to both “luck” and the promotion of the use of facemasks. The remarks were made

Airport recorded nearly 680,000 passengers in H1

Despite the apparently worsening pandemic situation in the region, the Macau International Airport (MIA) handled about 678,000 passengers in the first half of the year (H1), data from the Macau

Elections 2021 |CAEAL reminds voters to be mindful of mask colors on Sept. 12

The Legislative Assembly Electoral Affairs Commission (CAEAL) has reminded voters to select their masks carefully on election day in order to avoid accidental legal infringements. The CAEAL has previously announced that

Hong Kong to amend law to step up film censorship

Hong Kong authorities yesterday said they plan to amend a film censorship law to forbid screenings of movies deemed contrary to national security. The proposed changes to Hong Kong’s Film Censorship

SINGAPORE | Harris rebukes China in major speech on Indo-Pacific

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris delivered a sharp rebuke to China for its incursions in the South China Sea, warning its actions there amount to “coercion” and “intimidation” and affirming

Indonesia | Afghans protest Taliban, demand resettlement

Hundreds of Afghan refugees living in Indonesia, mostly members of the Hazara ethnic minority, held a rally yesterday decrying the Taliban’s takeover of their country and calling for resettlement in

This day in history | 1944 Paris is liberated as Germans surrender

After four years under German occupation, Paris is now free. Last night, the French 2nd Armoured Division under General Philippe Leclerc was the first Allied force to enter the city, greeted

G-7 grapples with Afghanistan, an afterthought not long ago

Two months ago, the leaders of the world’s seven major industrialized democracies met at the height of summer on England’s southwest coast. It was a happy occasion: the first in-person

Jobs for the boys | Gig apps for a pandemic economy: Part time, no commitment

For months, Gabrielle Walker had been looking for a part-time job. She applied to restaurant chains and retailers like Nando’s and Primark, and she scoured the job search site Indeed. Nothing. Then

Sands China honors long-serving elderly team members

Sands China Ltd. has recently honored a group of more than 180 long-serving elderly team members in the company’s popular Golden Age Programme at a Golden Age Navigation Ceremony held

Churchill’s Table offers ‘creative menus’

The Londoner Macao’s British-themed Churchill’s Table Dessert Tasting Journey continues to offer “creative evening menus,” each of which is presented in an entertaining theatrical performance beside the table. An executive lunch

Analysis | Boxing: Even Manny Pacquiao finds Father Time undefeated

Manny Pacquiao’s story is so remarkable that anyone familiar with it can’t help but root that it doesn’t come with a bad ending. Fighting his way out of abject poverty in

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