China-US | Xi and Biden prepare for meeting: It’s complicated

Joe Biden and China's Xi Jinping have slurped noodles together in Beijing. They've shared deep thoughts about the meaning of America during an exchange on the Tibetan plateau. They've gushed

Mainland, SAR to ease hengqin’s border-crossing traffic

A videoconference was recently held to discuss the administrative borderline, single-license vehicles entering Hengqin, and Macau LRT’s Hengqin extension, among other topics. The conference was held by mainland officials and SAR

MASDAW seeks community support to raise MOP1.2m

The Macau Association Stray Dogs and Animal Welfare (MASDAW) is facing the biggest challenge of its history as it celebrates its 7th anniversary. The animal rescue association is launching a

Guangdong and Macau to strengthen exchange of human resources

Guangdong and Macau recently signed three cooperation agreements on social security services, a “one test, multiple certificates” talent evaluation model, and vocational skilled talent evaluation. These agreements further strengthen exchange

MGTO to promote quality tourism amid review on tourism master plan

Promotion of quality tourism and improvements to precise marketing are areas that need refinement, as outlined by the Review Study Report on Macao Tourism Industry Development Master Plan (Master Plan). The

City stages automobiles, yachts and aircraft expos

Three expositions featuring automobiles, yachts and business aircraft opened Friday, presenting the public with a range of the latest products from home and abroad. The three-day expo for automobiles — the

Macao Orchestra cancels ‘The Song of the Earth’ concert

  The Macao Orchestra has decided to cancel the concert titled “Commemorating the 110th Anniversary of the première of Mahler’s work: The Song of the Earth - Macao Orchestra and Shanghai

Lawmakers question city’s talent acquisition policies

Lawmakers expressed concerns about talent acquisition and related policies in Macau during a parliamentary plenary late last week. Indirectly-elected lawmaker Ho Ion Sang pointed out that, although the government aims to

New commercial property loans down 20% in September

  The value of new Commercial real estate loans (CRELs) decreased by 19.7% from the previous month to MOP3.09 billion in September, according to statistics from the Monetary Authority of Macao

Suggested gov’t gaming proposal would secure economic viability: GEG

Galaxy Entertainment Group’s (GEG) Lui Che Woo expressed his belief that suggested proposals to the gaming law, if implemented, would improve the industry’s regulatory oversight, increase the sectors transparency, and

Xi-Biden set virtual summit for today to discuss tensions

President Joe Biden and China’s Xi Jinping will hold their much-anticipated virtual summit today as the two sides look to dial back tensions after a rough start to the U.S.-China

Hong Kong | Authorities deny visa to Economist journalist

Hong Kong authorities declined to renew a visa for a foreign journalist working for The Economist without any explanation, the magazine said. Sue-Lin Wong, who is Australian, was based in Hong

Italian city defies Beijing, opens exhibit by dissident artist

A provocative exhibit by dissident Chinese artist Badiucao opened this weekend in the industrial northern Italian city of Brescia despite pressure from the Chinese embassy in Rome to cancel it. A

Myanmar | Political standoff leaves economy in tatters

The military takeover in Myanmar has set its economy back years, if not decades, as political unrest and violence disrupt banking, trade and livelihoods and millions slide deeper into poverty. The

This day in history | 1951: Murder on Malay rubber estate

Anti-government rebels have ambushed and killed 11 people in an attack on a rubber plantation in Malaya. The dead include a London director visiting the area, the manager of the estate

COP26 Nations compromise on coal to strike UN climate agreement

  Almost 200 nations accepted a compromise deal yesterday aimed at keeping a key global warming target alive, but it contained a last-minute change that watered down crucial language about

Football | Australia looks to reignite WCup campaign against China

Australia is hoping to get its World Cup qualification campaign back on Tuesday in Sharjah with a win that would almost certainly end China’s slim hopes of returning to the

The Buzz | As virus surges in Eastern Europe, leaders slow to act

At the main hospital in Romania’s capital, the morgue ran out of space for the dead in recent days, and doctors in Bulgaria have suspended routine surgeries so they can

Duterte’s daughter to run for VP with ex-dictator’s son

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s daughter this weekend registered her candidacy for vice president in next year’s elections and was chosen as the running mate of Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the late

World Views | Good COP, bad COP? Takeaways from the new UN climate deal

After two years of preparation and 13 days of tough talks, did negotiators at the U.N. climate meeting in Glasgow save the planet? In short: no. But they were hardly expected to

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