THE CONVERSATION | Moon Festival: the immortal above

With the arrival of September and hints of cooler temperatures also comes one of most important traditional festivals in the Chinese calendar, the Mid-Autumn Festival, or Zhongqiu jie 中秋節, also

Gov’t releases e-Card Pack, incorporates maximum 28 cards

The e-Card Pack, a feature of the government operated app, was launched yesterday with a maximum storage capacity of 28 cards issued by public organizations. Thirteen government bureaus are included

Hotel sector receipts plunge 66% in 2020, employees down by 9,000

Receipts from the hotel sector plunged 66.2% year-on-year to MOP12.93 billion in 2020 on account of a decline of 62.2 percentage points in the average occupancy rate of guest rooms

Straw ban well-supported by trade: DSPA

The catering industry has expressed “positivity, acceptance and willingness” on the previously announced ban on single-use plastic straws, said Tam Wai Man, director of the Environmental Protection Bureau (DSPA), at

Briefs | In’tl music festival offers seven activities

  The “Macau International Music Festival – Music October” will offer seven outreach activities in a total of 15 sessions, including master classes, workshops, pre-show talks, exhibitions, outdoor performances and charity

CE to lead delegation to Xi’an and Chengdu

From tomorrow until September 28, Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng will lead a local government delegation to visit the cities of Chengdu in Sichuan Province, and Xi’an in Shaanxi Province. Ho

Int’l marathon offers 12,000 slots

A total of 12,000 places are open in the upcoming 2021 Galaxy Entertainment Macao International Marathon to take place on December 5. In a press conference held yesterday, organizers announced that

August visitor arrivals plunge

  Visitor arrivals fell 48.2% month-on-month in August to 409,207 due to temporarily tightened entry and exit requirements after authorities discovered four Delta variant cases of the coronavirus, according to data

China keeps virus at bay at high cost ahead of Olympics

The Beizhong International Travel Agency in the eastern city of Tianjin has had only one customer since coronavirus outbreaks that began in July prompted Chinese leaders to renew city lockdowns

This day in history | 2001 Simpson smuggled into Afghanistan

The BBC’s world affairs editor has become the only television reporter to broadcast from Taleban-held Afghanistan as the country prepares for an American attack. John Simpson and a cameraman were smuggled

United Nations | World leaders to attend General Assembly and face many escalating crises

World leaders will be back at the United Nations for the first time in two years today with a formidable agenda of escalating crises to tackle, including the still

EXPLAINER | Evergrande’s debt struggle rattles investors

Global investors are watching nervously as one of China’s biggest real estate developers struggles to avoid defaulting on tens of billions of dollars of debt, fueling fears of possible wider

GEG hosts movie session in celebration of Mid-Autumn Festival

With the approach of the Mid-Autumn Festival, Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) invited members and clients of local organizations to the “Mid-Autumn Fun – ‘Zero to Hero’ Movie Screening and Sharing

Sands Cares celebrates Mid-Autumn Festival with elderly

Sands Cares Ambassadors celebrated an early Mid-Autumn Festival with members of the public last week, hosting over 100 elderly persons with dementia and their caregivers from Lar de Cuidados “Sol Nascente” da Areia Preta

Rugby | South Africa beats Kenya, trashes Spain for Vancouver sevens title

South Africa 38, Kenya 5 Winger Angelo Davids two tries in the opening five minutes to lead South Africa to a 38-5 win over Kenya and the Vancouver Sevens men’s title. The

Football | Australian ref to become first overseas official in EPL game

Australian referee Jarred Gillett will become the first overseas official to take charge of a game in the English Premier League on Saturday. Gillett will referee the match between Watford and

The Buzz | Pakistan says no rush to recognize Taliban gov’t

Pakistan’s foreign minister says Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers should understand that if they want recognition and assistance in rebuilding the war-battered country “they have to be more sensitive and more

Thailand urged not to deport trans woman charged in Malaysia

A human rights group urged Thailand not to deport a transgender businesswoman to her home country of Malaysia, where she is charged under Islamic laws for insulting Islam by cross-dressing. Malaysian

China Daily | Climate change is a burning issue on which China, US can cooperate

  With the opening of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly today , hopes are high that concrete measures will be forthcoming to address such pressing global issues

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 – edition no. 3863

— Chinese builder Evergrande’s debt struggle rattles investors, pushing the property giant’s stock to new lows * Personal data safe | Gov’t releases e-Card Pack, incorporates 28 cards * Hotel sector receipts

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