United Nations: Xi calls for closer cooperation to address global challenges, issues

President Xi Jinping today (Monday) called on the world to increase cooperation, and work together to address the challenges and global problems facing humanity (full text below). Xi made the remarks

Sands China launches fast payment programme for local SMEs

Sands China Ltd. is launching a financial support programme for its local SME suppliers, in support of the SAR government’s relief package that includes eight measures to assist struggling SMEs

Breaking News: Amnesty International to close Hong Kong offices this year

The human rights group Amnesty International said today (Monday) it will close its two offices in Hong Kong this year, becoming the latest non-governmental organization to cease operations amid a

Charles Leong wins four in four in preparation for Macau GP

Last year’s winner of Macau Grand Prix’s (GP) first-ever Formula 4 (F4) race, Charles Leong Hon Chio, is set to race once again and repeat last year’s accomplishment under the

Insiders say Treasure Hotel to be used as a quarantine facility for arrivals from high-risk countries

Treasure Hotel will be used as a quarantine facility for those arriving from high-risk countries from mid-November, insiders told the Times. According to sources, these arrivals would only be allowed to

Drug committee member blames gov’t hospital for breaking clinical confidentiality

A 22-year-old teacher was apprehended on October 18 by the PJ following a referral from the Public Security Police Force (PSP), for consuming marijuana. PSP, according to the PJ, was

Briefs | New measure for passengers flying from mainland China

  From today, individuals wishing to travel by plane from mainland China to Macau must present a negative nucleic acid test certificate, performed in the last 48 hours from the day

Long queues over the weekend to pick up winter school uniforms

People were seen queuing across the city next to stores selling school uniforms over the weekend. These long queues are due to the need for winter uniforms ahead of classes’ resumption

Cooperation Zone | CE pledges to ‘work closely’ with Guangdong

Chief Executive (CE) Ho Iat Seng presented four pieces of advice on the development of the Guangdong-Macao Intensive Operation Zone in Guangzhou during its first administrative committee meeting on Friday. The

Tourist arrivals rebounding after downturn

Macau has recorded a steady rebound in visitor arrivals, which have been trending upward for four days in a row, registering 25,252 visitor arrivals on Friday, according to the recent

Gaming | LVS remains confident on concession renewal in Macau

Las Vegas Sands (LVS) remains confident in the gaming concessionaire renewal process, as it boasts its track record, development, and investment in the city. In its annual earnings call for the

China vows no concessions on Taiwan after Biden comments

China on Friday said there is “no room” for compromise or concessions over the issue of Taiwan, following a comment by U.S. President Joe Biden that the U.S. is committed

US intel warns China could dominate advanced technologies

U.S. officials issued new warnings Friday about China’s ambitions in artificial intelligence and a range of advanced technologies that could eventually give Beijing a decisive military edge and possible dominance

US urges N. Korea to stop missile tests and return to talks

A senior U.S. diplomat yesterday urged North Korea to refrain from additional missile tests and resume nuclear diplomacy, days after the North fired off its first underwater-launched ballistic missile in

Myanmar upset its military leader barred from regional meet

Myanmar’s military-installed government on Friday sharply challenged a pronouncement by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations barring its leader from from attending the regional bloc’s summit this week. Myanmar said the

This day in history | 1983 US troops invade Grenada

The action, which has shocked the world, was ordered by President Ronald Reagan following a bloody coup by Cuban-trained military who executed Prime Minister Maurice Bishop, and at least 13

EU unconvinced by Polish arguments on rule of law changes

Polish arguments that fundamental judicial changes the country has made would not undermine the European Union on Friday failed to convince key bloc leaders who said that the withholding of

F1 | Verstappen takes pole over Hamilton to start US Grand Prix

Lap by lap, Formula One’s best championship duel in years takes one dramatic turn after another. The U.S Grand Prix has played a role in this tense title battle between Max

The Buzz | Third bank robbed in Myanmar’s largest city in three months

Five men robbed a bank in Yangon on Friday, in at least the third major bank heist in Myanmar’s largest city in just over three months, the military-installed government said, The

Covid-19 | African effort to replicate mRNA vaccine targets disparities

In a pair of Cape Town warehouses converted into a maze of airlocked sterile rooms, young scientists are assembling and calibrating the equipment needed to reverse engineer a coronavirus vaccine

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