André Cheong: China’s UN seat crucial to Macau’s handover

The People’s Republic of China (PRC) seat at the UN was crucial to the change of sovereignty in both Macau and Hong Kong, André Cheong, Secretary for Administration and Justice

Briefs | Emperor Cinema to make Macau debut on Monday

Emperor Cinemas is coming to Lisboeta Macau next Monday, the cinema firm has announced on its social media page. Further announcements are expected to be made on its website. Recently,

PSP denies rumors of forced vaccination of officers

The Public Security Police Force (PSP) has denied rumors claiming that police officers were being forcibly vaccinated against Covid-19. Ma Chio Hong, representative of PSP issued the denial yesterday at

Q3 hotel occupancy rate at 51%

In the first three quarters of 2021, the average occupancy rate of guest rooms was 50.6%, up by 27.8 percentage points year-on-year, according to data from the Statistics and Census

Second sector-specific Five-year Plan consultation session focused on tourism

Cultural tourism was the focus of a recent sector-specific consultation session on the government’s 2nd Five-year Plan on the city, the Policy Study and Regional Development Bureau (DSEDPR) has revealed. The

Lusofonia Festival to be integrated into ‘Encounter in Macau’

The 24th Lusofonia Festival will be held between December 10 and 12 this year, the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) confirmed yesterday. The festival will be integrated into the 3rd “Encounter in

Crime | TUI rejects appeal from two defendants in ‘Hotel Lisboa’ prostitution case

The Court of Final Appeal (TUI) has rejected the appeals made by two out of the three defendants in the exploitation of prostitution case also known as the “Hotel Lisboa

Nearly all schools equipped with lockers, drinking fountains

The Education and Youth Development Bureau (DSEDJ) has announced that almost 96% of local schools have installed lockers, and 97% have installed drinking fountains, in the hopes of making school

Economic diversification | Melco contributes to the sustainable development of local enterprises

Melco Resorts & Entertainment sees supporting local Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) as an integral part of its business strategy. Their approach aims to identify and implement opportunities to enhance

Strait Tension | Taiwan minister says island must defend itself

Taiwan’s defense minister said yesterday that the island must defend itself and not depend entirely on others for help if China were to launch an attack, even as Taiwan’s president

ASEAN | Biden calls out China’s Taiwan actions as ‘coercive’

President Joe Biden told leaders at the East Asia Summit yesterday that China’s recent actions in the Taiwan Straits are “coercive” and undermined peace and stability in the region. The

This day in history | 1975 Franco’s 36-year reign ends

The move comes as a result of the general’s continuing illness. He has suffered a massive series of heart attacks and internal bleeding in the last three weeks. The 37-year-old prince

Portugal | Election likely after Socialist govt defeat in budget vote

Portugal’s parliament early yesterday rejected the minority Socialist government’s proposed state budget for 2022, a move expected to trigger an early election and put a brake on the country’s

EU | Regulators investigate Nvidia’s purchase of chip designer Arm

European Union regulators opened an investigation this week into graphics chipmaker Nvidia’s $40 billion purchase of chip designer Arm over concerns it would limit competition, adding to global scrutiny of

Drive in | Oddball safecracker charms in ‘Army of Thieves’

One of the unlikeliest heroes to emerge from Zack Snyder’s horror-action flick “Army of the Dead” earlier this year was an oddball safecracker named Dieter. Part nerdy Eurotrash, part pretentious busybody,

tTunes | Elton John taps some talented friends for new album

It’s been more than 35 years since Elton John recorded with Stevie Wonder and that’s clearly way, way too long. But the wait is over: The legends join on the

FASHION | In the mood for white and pink gold

Each of the 40 brilliant-cut gemstones adorning the gold bezel has been meticulously chosen to offer a smooth and harmonious gradation. The stones have been individually cut and polished to

TASTE OF EDESIA | A first-class cocktail journey

  His professional demeanor and in-depth knowledge has led him to mentor many aspiring bartenders. My mission is to introduce the fun part of concocting cocktails and to leave a little memento

The Buzz | Report: Myanmar military uses systematic torture across country

Since its takeover of the government in February, the Myanmar military has been torturing detainees across the country in a methodical and systemic way, The Associated Press has found in interviews

Sudan military leader fires six diplomats who criticized coup

Sudan’s strongman fired at least six ambassadors, including the envoys to the U.S., the European Union and France, after they condemned the military’s takeover of the country, a military official

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