THE CONVERSATION | Evidence shows that, yes, masks prevent Covid-19 – and surgical masks are the way to go

Do masks work? And if so, should you reach for an N95, a surgical mask, a cloth mask or a gaiter? Over the past year and a half, researchers have produced

Room reservations satisfactory after Shanghai promotion: MGTO

The numbers of tourist arrivals and hotel room reservations have been satisfactory since Macao Week in Shanghai, Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, director of the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO),

Travel agent receipts shrink 76%

The number of people employed in travel agencies dropped by 931 year-on-year to 3,743 in 2020, with receipts falling to MOP2.01 billion at the same time, a drop of 75.7%

Free outpatient services available to Macau residents living in Hengqin

Macau residents residing in the Guangdong-Macau Intensive Cooperation Zone in Hengqin will enjoy free-of-charge outpatient medical services in the future, the local government revealed in a statement. The statement emphasized that

Covid-19 | Tai denies new workplace restrictions violate disease control law

A new measure restricting workers’ access to their workplace unless they have been vaccinated or undertake frequent Covid-19 tests is not a violation of disease control laws, according to neurosurgeon

Three new lawmakers among seven appointed by CE

The Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng has appointed seven members to the seventh Legislative Assembly, three of whom are new faces in the parliament.Published in the Official Gazette yesterday, the

Monetary authority to lead automated coin collection

The AMCM noted that it had encouraged Macau’s two note-issuing banks to implement the plan. The first phase of the trial is expected to commence in the fourth quarter of

Gaming | Operators seek clarity from gov’t over law revisions

The city’s gaming operators and junkets are seeking clarity following the announcement of proposed changes to the SAR’s gambling laws which wiped out over USD18 billion in stock market value. Early

CHINA DAILY | Xi’s proposals point way for world to stand on right side of history

  The world is once again at a historical crossroad. But if countries are convinced that the trends of the times are irresistible, they will be able to choose the path

Dire Strait | Beijing sends 24 fighter jets toward Taiwan in show of force

China sent 24 fighter jets toward Taiwan in a large display of force yesterday, after the self-governing island announced its intention to join an 11-nation Pacific trade group that China

Property | Fears of contagion from Evergrande’s debt problems ease

Fears that a Chinese real estate developer’s possible default on multibillion-dollar debts might send shockwaves through global financial markets appeared to ease yesterday as creditors waited to see how much

FINTECH | Ant Group shares credit data with central bank

China’s central bank will soon have access to private credit information of hundreds of millions of users of Ant Group’s online credit service, in a move signaling more regulatory oversight

This day in history | 1975 First Britons conquer Everest

Dougal Haston and Doug Scott have become the first Britons to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain. The men arrived at the top of Mount Everest via the previously

Analysis | A ‘United’ Nations, navigating a fractured world

When the United Nations rose from World War II’s rubble, its birth reflected a widespread aspiration that humanity could be lifted up and dispatched down a positive path — if

Drive In | Dealing torture and guilt in ‘The Card Counter’

You would have to shuffle a lot of movie ideas to come up with one that pairs a card sharp with the horrors of Abu Ghraib. But writer-director Paul Schrader has

TASTE OF EDESIA | Negroni Variations

Negroni aficionados can now discover new Negroni concoctions at St. Regis Bar. In 1919, onte Camillo Negroni at Caffe Casoni in Florence requested the bartender to strengthen his favorite cocktail, the

FASHION | Strikingly cool

The timepiece stands out not only with its groundbreaking technology but by a design and craftsmanship that set it apart from every other watch: The movement’s black plate guilloche pattern was

The Buzz | Boeing to build military aircraft drones in Australian city

Chicago-based aerospace giant Boeing has announced plans to build a new type of drone military aircraft in Australia. Boeing said yesterday it has selected Toowoomba city in Queensland state as

Business group says China’s tech self-reliance plans hurt growth

The ruling Communist Party’s campaign to tighten control over China’s industries and use less foreign technology is slashing economic growth, a foreign business group warned yesterday. The European Union Chamber of

Animal Farm | The Callow Catalogue

How is it possible that the Government of Macau produces such a biased ‘pamphlet’ for the consideration of Macau residents? A document that should be neutral, technically moderate, modern – and

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