Xi, Biden try to tamp down tension in long virtual meeting

Xi Jinping and Joe Biden's more than three-hour virtual talk concluded with the leaders of the superpowers agreeing they need to tread carefully as their nations find themselves in an

Covid-19 | Booster jabs extended to more groups

From yesterday, local health authorities extended the eligibility criteria for the third dose of the Covid-19 vaccine to more groups of people, the Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre announced. As

Economic prosperity to improve in November, December: Association

If Covid-19 infections remain stable in Macau and the mainland, the city should be revitalized and thus the Prosperity Index will rise in November and December, the Macau Economic Association

Ao Ieong: 27 agreements signed to combat poverty in Congjiang

Public services, associations, and companies in the Macau SAR led the signing of a total of 27 poverty reduction agreements to fight poverty in Congjiang of Guizhou Province. This comes after

Melco confident in city’s long-term development amid downturn

At a company event, Clarence Chung, board director of Melco Resorts and Entertainment, reiterated the company’s confidence in Macau, despite the recent negative economic atmosphere amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Chung stressed

Studio City Phase 2 to open in December 2022

Melco Resorts & Entertainment held a ceremony to celebrate the topping- out of the second phase of its Studio City development. Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, the project measures 250,000 square meters

Briefs | CE to present Policy Address today

  Today, the Chief Executive (CE), Ho Iat Seng, will deliver the Policy Address for the Fiscal Year 2022 at the Legislative Assembly (AL). The session will be held at 3

Consulate reminds community to ‘strictly’ comply with new migration law

The Philippine Consulate General in Macau reminded its community that the migration law had taken effect yesterday, reiterating the community to “strictly” follow the laws and the regulations of the

MUST holds forum on FinTech

The Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST) recently held a forum to discuss development of FinTech in Macau. Titled “Research and Policy Forum on FinTech in Guangdong- Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay

Halftone to issue first edition to promote ‘photographic expression’

A photography association, Halftone, will launch its first magazine issue tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. at the Portuguese Bookshop, aiming to promote photographic expression in Macau. According to one of the founding

Covid-19 | Dalian outbreak prompts authorities to lock down university campus

China has confined nearly 1,500 university students to their dormitories and hotels following an outbreak of COVID-19 in the northeastern city of Dalian. The order was issued Sunday after several dozen

Economy | Stock exchange for entrepreneurs launches in Beijing

A stock exchange set up in the Chinese capital to serve entrepreneurs opened trading yesterday with 81 companies amid a crackdown on tech giants that has wiped more than $1

#MeToo | WTA CEO calls for investigation of China assault allegation

The head of the women’s professional tennis tour called for a full investigation of sexual assault allegations made by a two-time Grand Slam doubles champion from China against a former

India Smog chokes Delhi as air pollution levels soar

Sky obscured by thick, gray smog. Monuments and high-rise buildings swallowed by a blanket of haze. People struggling to breathe. In the Indian capital, it is that time of the year

Myanmar | US journalist freed from jail with ex-diplomat’s aid

American journalist Danny Fenster, sentenced only days ago to 11 years hard labor in Myanmar, has been freed and is on his way home, former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N.

This day in history | 1960 TV star famed for rudeness dies

He collapsed as he was leaving the BBC’s Broadcasting House in London after a recording session. His chauffeur waiting to collect him saw him slump to the ground with a

China-US | Xi and Biden prepare for virtual 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

Markets | World shares higher ahead of talks between Xi, Biden

Shares advanced yesterday in Europe and Asia ahead of virtual talks between President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping. The encounter, due to take place this morning, could add some

Football | Serbia shocks Portugal to join Spain, Croatia at World Cup

Spain, Serbia and Croatia are heading to next year’s World Cup. Sweden, Portugal and Russia aren’t — not yet, anyway. Aleksandar Mitrovic’s 90th-minute header left Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal stunned in

The Buzz | EU to add airlines to Belarus sanctions as tensions mount

The European Union yesterday ratcheted up pressure on Belarus by agreeing to slap sanctions on airlines accused of helping President Alexander Lukashenko to wage a “hybrid attack” against the bloc

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