Mainland law prevails in commercial disputes on Hengqin

When commercial disputes arise in the Guangdong-Macao Intensive Cooperation Zone on Hengqin, mainland law will apply, Secretary for Economy and Finance, Lei Wai Nong, said yesterday. The government is set to

Gaming | Melco withdraws integrated resort bid in Yokohama

  Melco Resorts & Entertainment has stopped its pursuit of an integrated resort development in the city of Yokohama, the company announced in a statement yesterday. This decision comes after the opposition-backed

USJ now allowed to accept mainland post-graduates

The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) has received Beijing’s permission to admit post-graduate students from Mainland China, rector of the university, Rev. Prof. Stephen Morgan, announced in a statement. “I was

Public consultation on new gaming law; gov’t conceals intentions

For the next 45 days, the government will conduct a public consultation on the amendments to the gaming law (Law 16/2001). In a press conference hosted at the government headquarters yesterday

Low turnout in AL elections deemed as a setback for the establishment

In what was deemed a reasonably predictable election, there were still a few surprises. Aside from the lowest voter turnout since 2001, the wins and losses of some candidates have alarmed

Elections2021 | Agnes Lam attributes poor showing to low voter turnout

Former lawmaker and candidate for the Legislative Assembly elections Agnes Lam admitted that it was surprising to see a low number of votes for her list, Civil Watch, which won

CE congratulates new AL lawmakers

The Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng has congratulated all those elected to sit in the Legislative Assembly (AL), following Sunday’s election. Ho said that, looking ahead, the government will maintain good

#MeToo | Bystanders harass Chinese woman going public in court case

A Chinese woman was shoved by antagonistic bystanders as she headed to court yesterday in one of the few remaining #MeToo cases from a tamped-down movement whose legacy remains uncertain. Zhou

Diplomacy | Top China, Singapore officials meet to reaffirm ties

China’s top diplomat met yesterday in Singapore with the wealthy city-state’s prime minister, reaffirming the importance of trade and diplomatic ties between the two countries. In a Facebook post, Singapore’s Prime

Guo Wengui | Chinese tycoon’s companies pay $539M in US securities case

Three companies linked to a Chinese businessman who is a prominent critic of his country’s ruling Communist Party have agreed to pay $539 million to settle charges they conducted an

Flights restored as Typhoon Chanthu lingers off Shanghai

Transport links in the Chinese commercial hub of Shanghai were largely restored yesterday as a typhoon remained offshore. Typhoon Chanthu brought high winds and rain to the country’s largest city and

This day in history | 1964 The Sun newspaper is born

The Sun newspaper is published today for the first time. It is replacing the Mirror Group’s Daily Herald, which has been losing readers and advertising revenue for several years. The newest arrival

Analysis | Food production generates more than a third of manmade greenhouse gas emissions

Producing enough food for a growing world population is an urgent global challenge. And it’s complicated by the fact that climate change is warming the Earth and making farming harder

EDUCATION | Chinese students hit by US visa rejections amid tension

After a semester online, Wang Ziwei looked forward to meeting classmates who are returning to campus at Washington University in St. Louis. But the 23-year-old finance student said the U.S.

Football | South Africa interested in hosting FIFA’s Club World Cup

South Africa is interested in hosting FIFA’s Club World Cup in December after Japan withdrew because of COVID-19, South African Football Association president Danny Jordaan said this week. Jordaan told The

The Buzz | Covid: Dutch advise booster shots only for immune-compromised

The Dutch government’s independent medical advisory body says that booster shots of coronavirus vaccines should be given “with high priority” to people with seriously compromised immune systems. The Health Council of

Australia predicts record farm production despite challenges

Australia is forecast to reap record farm revenues this year despite pandemic challenges, a mouse plague and a trade dispute with China. Australian farmers are expected to sell 73 billion Australian

China Daily | Washington should not try Beijing’s patience on Taiwan

  Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Joe Biden had their second phone call on Friday since the latter took office in January, during which Biden reiterated his administration’s support

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 – edition no. 3858

— Public consultation on new gaming law starts today; gov’t conceals intentions * A look at the elections | A non-vote statement from pop * Melco Resorts & Entertainment abandons its pursuit

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