Census 2021 concludes with high response rate; over 70% completed online

The data collection for the 2021 Population Census concluded over the weekend with a preliminary overall response rate of 83.3%, the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) announced in a statement. According

ECONOMY | GDP rebounds 69.5% in Q2

Macau’s gross domestic product (GDP) rebounded by 69.5% year-on-year in real terms in the second quarter of 2021, the special administrative region’s (SAR) statistics department said last week. The latest report

Employment | 3,000 fewer workers in Macau between May and July

A recent survey from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) found that, in the three month period of May to July this year, there was a registered drop of 3,000

Briefs | Macau politics reach Portugal’s Socialist Party congress

  Sociologist Paulo Godinho warned yesterday at the 23rd Socialist Party (PS) congress that cases of violations of freedoms and breaches of the Sino-Portuguese Joint Declaration are multiplying in Macau and

Property | Toi San residential estate entrances blocked by parked cars

Some residents living in the Cidade Nova de Toi San have complained that the estate’s management company have extortionately increased the number of parking spaces, some of which are now

Tourism industry confident about National Games 2025

The local tourism industry is eagerly awaiting the improvements to the city’s image that will follow the National Games in 2025. Last week, the Chinese government in Beijing announced that the

Elections | Two-week campaign period kicks off

The two week-long campaign period for the upcoming parliamentary election commenced over the weekend, with an obviously inhibited energy level, in part due to the disease control measures. Another possible reason

DSEDJ issues recommendations for parents to prepare new school year

In preparation for the start of the new school year, the Education and Youth Development Bureau (DSEDJ) has issued a series of recommendations for parents, urging them to pay attention

China lodges serious protest over report

China has made serious protests to the United States over the COVID-19 origins tracing report submitted by the US intelligence community to US President Joe Biden, according to Vice-Foreign Minister

Covid-19 | US intelligence still divided on origins of coronavirus

U.S. intelligence agencies remain divided on the origins of the coronavirus but believe China’s leaders did not know about the virus before the start of the global pandemic, according to

China protests US Navy, Coast Guard ships in Taiwan Strait

China’s defense ministry protested this weekend the passage of a U.S. Navy warship and Coast Guard cutter through the waters between China and Taiwan, a self-governing island claimed by China. A

Chinese regulators to exercise more control over algorithms

Chinese regulators will exercise greater control over the algorithms used by Chinese technology firms to personalize and recommend content, the latest move in a regulation spree across the internet sector. China’s

Covid-19 | Abu Dhabi mandates booster shot for Sinopharm recipients

The capital of the United Arab Emirates yesterday ordered all residents who received the Chinese state-backed Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine over six months ago to get a booster shot by September

Asian tourism sees ups, downs in second year of pandemic

From the Great Wall to the picturesque Kashmir valley, Asia’s tourist destinations are looking to domestic visitors to get them through the COVID-19 pandemic’s second year. With international travel heavily restricted,

Thailand | Protest on wheels in Bangkok seeks government’s ouster

A long line of cars, trucks and motorbikes wended its way yesterday through the Thai capital Bangkok in a mobile protest against the government of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha. The

This day in history | 1976 Notting Hill Carnival ends in riot

More than 100 police officers had to be taken to hospital after clashes at the Notting Hill Carnival in west London. Most were released after treatment but at least 26 have

Afghanistan | Taliban executes folk singer in restive province; 180 die in airport massacre

A Taliban fighter shot dead an Afghan folk singer in a restive mountain province under unclear circumstances, his family said yesterday. The killing reignited concerns among activists that the insurgents

Biden to pay respects to US troops killed in Kabul

President Joe Biden is embarking on a solemn journey to honor and mourn the 13 U.S. troops killed in the suicide attack near the Kabul airport as their remains return

Football | Ronaldo makes sensational return to Man United

Cristiano Ronaldo is heading back to Manchester United, the team that turned him into a global superstar. In a fast-moving deal that stunned the world of soccer, Ronaldo secured a return

The Buzz | Hurricane Ida winds hit 150 mph ahead of Louisiana strike

Hurricane Ida rapidly grew in strength yesterday, becoming a dangerous Category 4 hurricane just hours before hitting the Louisiana coast as emergency officials in the region grappled with opening shelters

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