Big Read: A surge of evangelicals in Spain, fueled by Latin Americans

When Kent Albright, a Baptist pastor from the United States, arrived as a missionary to Spain in 1996, he was unprepared for the insults and threats, or the fines from

Xinhua Focus | Chinese astronauts, students in space-Earth talk on New Year’s Day

Three Chinese astronauts in space station Tiangong held a video chat with students in Beijing, Hong Kong and Macau on the first day of 2022.

Man sustains burns, arrested for setting fire to school

A 21-year-old local man was arrested at the scene after setting fire to the door of the Xinhua School in Iao Hon. It can be seen from

Beijing to test digital yuan in Macau casinos

China authorities want to use Macau casinos to test the Chinese crypto-currency. Regulators will take the opportunity of the new concessions tender to force operators in the

Gaming closes 2021 44% up from 2020, but still 70% down from 2019

The gaming industry closed 2021 with an increase of 44% year-on-year compared with 2020, figures released by the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) show.

Resident returns from Thailand, tests positive for Delta

A 45-year-old resident who tested positive for Covid-19 after arriving from Thailand on January 1 has now been confirmed as being infected with the Delta variant, the Novel

Macau 2021 | The year of ‘big transformation’ to reflect upon in 2022 and beyond

2021 was the year when ideas concerning the diversification of Macau’s economy started to translate into actions. Several specialists and market analysts in different fields told the

Diplomacy | China opens embassy in Nicaragua for first time since 1990

China opened an embassy in Nicaragua on Friday for the first time since 1990, acting just over three weeks since President Daniel Ortega’s government broke off

Hong Kong | Citizen News site to shut; pro-Beijing lawmakers sworn in

A group of lawmakers loyal to China’s Communist Party were sworn in to Hong Kong’s Legislature yesterday following an election without opposition candidates, as yet another pro-democracy

Koreas | North Korea defector likely made rare border crossing: Seoul

A person who crossed the border from South Korea into North Korea on New Year’s Day was likely a defector who had slipped through the same heavily

Australia | Prime Minister Morrison upbeat amid virus surge

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison yesterday said his country’s health system can cope with the new wave of coronavirus infections as Victoria state reported a record

Energy | EU draft on financing nuclear and gas plants raises ire

Draft European Union plans that would allow nuclear and gas energy to remain part of the bloc’s path to a climate-friendly future came under immediate

This day in history | 1951 Communist forces to re-take Seoul

Chinese and North Korean troops are reported to be close to capturing the South Korean capital of Seoul for the second time since the war began last year. 

Football | Chelsea takes a stand, pioneers end to all-seater EPL games

Chelsea 2, Liverpool 2 Coming to watch his beloved Chelsea since the 1960s, Gary Owen has witnessed first-hand the changing matchday experience. From the

The Buzz | French burn fewer cars on New Year’s Eve due to pandemic

Hundreds of empty, parked cars go up in flames in France each New Year’s Eve, set afire by young revelers, a much lamented tradition that appeared in decline

China Daily | China cannot rest upon its laurels, the nation ‘still has a long way to go’

The New Year speech President Xi Jinping delivered on Friday sheds light on how China has emerged stronger from the harsh tests of the past 12 months, and

Tuesday, January 4, 2022 – edition no. 3925

* Gaming closes 2021 44% up * Macau 2021-22 | Experts on the ‘age of transformation’ * Three Chinese astronauts in space station Tiangong held a video chat with students in Beijing,

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