China’s advice to stockpile sparks speculation of Taiwan war

A seemingly innocuous government recommendation for Chinese people to store necessities for an emergency quickly sparked scattered instances of panic-buying and online speculation: Is China going to war with Taiwan? The

THE CONVERSATION | Many scientists are atheists, but that doesn’t mean they are anti-religious

Distrust of atheists is strong in the United States. The General Social Survey consistently demonstrates that as a group, Americans dislike atheists more than any other religious group. According to

514 SMEs apply for financial support in scheme’s first week

A total of 514 Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) have submitted applications for assistance under the government program set up to aid companies facing severe problems due to the economic

DSAL should thoroughly review TNR import data: Lei Wai Nong

The Secretary for Economy and Finance, Lei Wai Nong, has called on the Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL) to improve procedures and “rigorously assess and approve requests for import and contract

Hengqin to simplify customs clearance for freight between Macau and Guangdong

Hengqin will accelerate the development of the Guangdong-Macau In-depth Cooperation Zone, simplifying customs clearance for goods between Macau and Guangdong province, NewsGD, a Guangdong news outlet, reported. According to the same

Briefs | Minimum temperature to drop to 15°C

  The weather is expected to be relatively warm and humid during the weekend, according to forecasts from the Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau. As a cold front reaches the South China

‘Hush! 2021’ to present 50 local bands in collaborative performances

The city’s “hush! 2021” concerts kick off this weekend, showcasing 50 local bands, musicians and artists who will participate in Macau’s annual pop music extravaganza. This year’s event is themed “musical

Gaming | Analysts warned new mainland outbreak may affect November revenues

Gaming analysts have expressed optimism for a recovery in gaming revenue this month, although the new outbreak of Covid-19 cases across mainland China is restraining the optimism of the predictions.

Applications for Economic Housing extended to the end of the month

The Housing Bureau (IH) has announced an extension to the application period for the government’s economic housing program. The application period, due to close on November 12, has been extended until

Exhibition promotes Guia Circuit

The fifth “Macau Guia Circuit to the World Heritage of UNESCO” exhibition presents to the public 40 artworks by 23 local artists. The exhibition showcases a wide range of pieces in

Pandemic, politics drive Xi’s absence from global talks

Chinese President Xi Jinping has been absent from the Group of 20 summit in Rome and this week’s global climate talks in Scotland, drawing criticism from U.S. President Joe Biden

Yahoo pulls out of China, citing ‘challenging’ environment

Yahoo Inc. said yesterday (Macau time) it has pulled out of China, citing an increasingly challenging operating environment. The withdrawal was largely symbolic, as many of the company’s services were already

China, Russia urge UNSC to end key sanctions on North Korea

China and Russia are urging the U.N. Security Council to end a host of sanctions against North Korea ranging from the export of seafood and textiles to the cap on

Philippines | Activists want Marcos son out of presidential race

Human rights groups asked the Philippine Commission on Elections to disqualify the son and namesake of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos from running for president in next year’s elections, saying he

This day in history | 1980 Reagan beats Carter in landslide

The former Hollywood actor and Republican governor of California Ronald Reagan is to be the next president of the United States. He has defeated Democrat Jimmy Carter in the US presidential

Glasgow Summit | Leaders vow to protect forests, plug methane leaks at COP26

World leaders promised to protect Earth’s forests, cut methane emissions and help South Africa wean itself off coal at the U.N. climate summit yesterday — part of a flurry

Tech | Facebook to shut down face-recognition system, delete data

Facebook said it will shut down its face-recognition system and delete the faceprints of more than 1 billion people amid growing concerns about the technology and its misuse by governments,

Melco sponsors ‘staycation learning experience’ for IFTM students

Melco Resorts & Entertainment recently supported a two-day staycation at Studio City for around 30 students from the Macao Institute for Tourism Studies (IFTM). The staycation’s objective was for students to

Sands China donates another MOP1m to tertiary institutions

Sands China Ltd. recently made its 15th consecutive donation in scholarship and fellowship funding to Macau tertiary institutions, presenting ceremonial cheques totalling MOP1.08 million to representatives of seven institutions in

Football | Champions League: Bayern, Juventus through to knockout rounds

Robert Lewandowski missed a penalty yesterday but still got a hat trick. The Poland star dominated on his 100th Champions League appearance to lead Bayern Munich into the last-16 after

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