Five-Year Plan | Economic diversification a priority for gov’t

The government has pledged that it will prioritize economic diversification in the second Five-Year Plan. According to Cheong Chok Man, director of the Policy Studies and Regional Development Bureau, the government

Secretaries shed more light on ‘new neighborhood’ in Hengqin

The new initiative aiming for both sides of the border to jointly develop Hengqin was the centerpiece of a session presented by the Secretary for Administration and Justice, André Cheong,

CE expresses condolences on the death of former Portuguese president

The Chief Executive (CE) Ho Iat Seng has expressed condolences on the news that former Portuguese President Jorge Sampaio has died. In a letter to current Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de

Covid-19 | Workers must now choose between vaccine or frequent NATs

A new guideline issued by the Health Bureau (SSM) requires the majority of workers in the city to either get a Covid-19 vaccine or obtain a negative polymerase chain reaction

AGTech Holdings set to buy Macau Pass

Technology conglomerate AGTech Holdings is aiming to acquire Macau’s mobile payment provider Macau Pass Holding, according to a statement from Macau Pass. The deal is subject to regulatory approval since AGTech

Elections2021 | Democrat calls on gov’t to address reasons behind high number of spoiled ballots

The government should conduct reviews and reflect on the reasons behind the 5,000 or so spoiled ballots in this Legislative Assembly (AL) election, former lawmaker Paul Chan Wai Chi told

Briefs | Visitor restrictions lifted at Grand Prix Museum

  The restrictions on visitors at the Macau Grand Prix Museum and Ritz Building will be adjusted, raising the number of allowed visitors from 550 back to 1,100 visitors per day

Beijing says AL elections implemented ‘patriots administering Macau’ principle

The seventh Legislative Assembly (AL) election in Macau has fully implemented the fundamental principle of “patriots administering Macau,” according to a spokesperson from the Liaison Office of the Central People’s

UNU Macau research finds local organizations struggle with cybersecurity risks

A new study conducted by the United Nations University Institute in Macau (UNU Macau) has found that local civil society organizations (CSOs) lack the resources, expertise, capability, and influence to

Diplomacy | Japan candidate for premier singles out China threat

Japan’s former top diplomat and candidate to head its ruling party said yesterday that he supports boosting Tokyo’s defense budget amid China’s growing assertiveness in the region. Ex-foreign minister Fumio Kishida

China ranks ninth in global fatigue study

\China ranked ninth on a global fatigue index list, Sleepseeker, a United Kingdom-based company, said in a study published recently. A total of 16 countries were ranked in the study, with

Shanghai cuts transport as Typhoon Chanthu moves up coast

Flights and train service were being canceled in Shanghai, China’s largest city, as Typhoon Chanthu moved up the mainland coast yesterday after bringing heavy rain and wind to Taiwan. Local media

Malaysia | PM signs landmark pact with opposition lawmakers

Barely a month in office, Malaysia’s new leader has won opposition support to shore up his fragile government in exchange for a slew of reforms as Parliament reopened yesterday. Prime Minister

Vietnam | Hanoi speeds up vaccine drive; 1M jabs over weekend

Vietnam is speeding up its vaccination program in an effort to loosen coronavirus lockdown restrictions in major cities by the end of the month, the government said yesterday. Health workers administered

Thailand | Fire damages Pattaya nightclub popular with Indian tourists

A fire in Pattaya, the Thai seaside resort city southeast of Bangkok known for its racy nightlife, has badly damaged a large nightclub catering to Indian tourists, officials said yesterday. There

This day in history | 1981 Queen’s ‘fantasy assassin’ jailed

The Queen was startled when 17-year-old Marcus Sarjeant fired several shots in her direction as she was riding in a parade down the Mall in June, but was unharmed. Lord Chief

North Korea says it tested new long-range cruise missiles

North Korea said yesterday that it successfully tested newly developed long-range cruise missiles over the weekend, the first known testing activity in months, underscoring how the country continues to expand

Defense | Israeli firm unveils armed robot to patrol volatile borders

An Israeli defense contractor unveiled a remote-controlled armed robot it says can patrol battle zones, track infiltrators and open fire. The unmanned vehicle is the latest addition to the world

Rugby | Recalled Cooper kicks Australia to upset win over Springboks

South Africa 26, Australia 28 After four years in the international rugby wilderness, Quade Cooper had to question himself before he stepped up to take the penalty that secured Australia’s upset

The Buzz | Dutch court: Uber drivers covered by taxi labor agreement

A court in Amsterdam ruled yesterday that Uber drivers fall under the Dutch taxi drivers’ collective labor agreement — meaning they are entitled to the same employment benefits as taxi

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