Briefs | Close contact of confirmed Covid-19 case under medical observation

  The health authorities in Guangzhou have notified the Health Bureau that an individual in Macau has been in close secondary contact with a Covid-19 patient in the city of Hangzhou,

Policy Address | Economy chief points the way to recovery – ‘Tourism +’

Broader horizons in targeting new visitors to Macau, keeping the city a safe place for tourism, and, above all, exploring the advantages of “Tourism+” are the priorities identified by the

Police arrest junket mogul, 10 others amid allegations of illicit gambling

Macau police has detained the head of Suncity Group, Alvin Chau, and others after Chinese authorities issued an arrest warrant for them over accusations that they ran an illegal cross-border

Local residents’ unemployment rate 3.8%

  Total employment in the region was 376,400 and the number of employed residents totalled 280,300, up by 800 and 1,100 respectively from the previous period. According to the Statistics and Census

Commissioner Liu says Third Resolution upholds ‘One- country, two-systems’ policy

At a press briefing last Friday, the Commissioner of the Foreign Affairs Ministry in Macau Liu Xianfa highlighted the fundamental principles, directives and goals introduced by the “third resolution,” which

City’s public orchestras to change business models

The city’s two public orchestras will be privatized in the future to allow for swifter adjustment and reaction to market demands, Mok Ian Ian, president of the Cultural Affairs Bureau

Gaming | Already-troubled casinos in ‘state of limbo’ as tendering process remain opaque: SVA

THE Chief Executive’s (CE) reticence in his recent Policy Address regarding the upcoming expiration of the gaming licenses has added uncertainty to the already troubled sector, as it clearly illustrated

US lawmakers visit Taiwan; China conducts military patrols

Five U.S. lawmakers met with Taiwanese leader Tsai Ing-wen on Friday in a surprise one-day visit intended to reaffirm America’s “rock-solid” support for the self-governing island that is claimed by

#MeToo | WTA remains ‘concerned’ about Peng’s ability to speak freely

Steve Simon, the head of the WTA, says he remains “deeply concerned” about the whereabouts of Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai and her ability to “communicate freely, openly and directly”

Widow of South Korean dictator issues apology over brutal rule

The widow of South Korea’s last military dictator issued a brief apology over the “pains and scars” caused by her husband’s brutal rule as dozens of relatives and former aides

Japan PM vows to step up defense amid China, North Korea threats

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, at his first troop review Saturday, renewed his pledge to consider “all options,” including acquiring enemy base strike capability, and vowed to create a stronger

This day in history | 1975 Graham Hill killed in air crash

One of Britain’s greatest motor racing drivers has been killed in a plane crash in south-east England. Graham Hill, 46, who retired from the sport in July 1975, was killed instantly

Covid variant spreads to more countries as world on alert

The new potentially more contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus popped up in more European countries on Saturday, just days after being identified in South Africa, leaving governments around the

Six more positive Covid-19 cases at Leipzig, nine in quarantine

German soccer club Leipzig reported six more positive coronavirus cases on Friday following its Champions League game in Belgium against Brugge. Defender Willi Orban, forwards Yussuf Poulsen and Hugo Novoa, and

IIHF meets to review Olympic eligibility of Chinese players

The International Ice Hockey Federation council held a call Friday to review the Olympic eligibility of Chinese men’s national team players, though no decisions were made about the host country’s

The Buzz | Hong Kong drama bags nominations at Golden Horse Awards

Taiwan’s annual Golden Horse Awards kicked off Saturday with a Hong Kong drama receiving the most nominations for the Asian equivalent of the Academy Awards. The Golden Horse Awards, which began

Swiss vote on Covid law amid sharp rise in infections

Swiss voters were having their say in a referendum yesteday on legislation which imposed the use of a special COVID-19 certificate that lets only people who have been vaccinated, recovered

China Daily | ‘Democracy summit’ a wimpy show of US, Taiwan island

  The US Department of State released on Tuesday evening the list of 110 “participants” to the “Summit for Democracy.” What caught the immediate attention of worldwide media were, first, the island

Monday, November 29, 2021 – edition no. 3904

  * Jeopardizing junkets — Junket mogul Alvin Chau arrested for mainland illicit gambling; JP Morgan anticipates ‘immediate’ contraction of gaming VIP revenues in response * Economy chief points the way to recovery

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