Privatizing city’s orchestras leave musicians in limbo

The two orchestras in the city are currently in limbo as musicians await information on the future of the organizations following leaks that several staff

Economy Macau to fully recover only in 2025: IMF

The level of the SAR’s gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to surpass its precrisis level only in 2025, given the depth of the economic losses

IMF affirms city’s new financial infrastructure

The International Monetary Fund Mission welcomed the initiatives of the SAR’s Monetary Authority in launching new financial infrastructure to promote the development of modern financial services. 

Sands China honors local suppliers, launches book to highlight SMEs

Sands China Ltd. recently honoured some of its outstanding suppliers, recognized local SMEs graduating from its procurement training programme, and launched a book highlighting the success

Gaming law | Satellite casino makes the core of amendment’s first reading

Similar to many members of the public, most lawmakers were concerned with the termination of “satellite casinos” in the first reading of the Gambling Law amendment.

Ron Lam vetoes bill

Citing the Financial Secretary’s insufficient disclosure on key information, lawmaker Ron Lam voted no on the Bill’s first reading at the parliament. More an expression

Mong Ha Sports Center opens more facilities

Mong-Ha Sports Centre is opening more sports facilities for public from tomorrow, such as futsal court and squash court and volleyball court, the Sports Bureau said in a

CTM to launch price reduction from Feb. 1

Telecom operator CTM is set to reduce prices and enhance speeds from February 1. The new pricing scheme will cover customers of residential, ordinary business Internet service and Direct

Dire Strait Beijing sends 39 warplanes toward Taiwan, largest in new year

China flew 39 warplanes toward Taiwan in its largest such sortie of the new year, amid tensions over the self-ruled island’s future and as the U.S. pushes

Covid-19 | China tests 2M in Beijing, lifts lockdown in Xi’an

A fresh outbreak in Beijing has prompted authorities to test millions and impose new measures two weeks ahead of the opening of the Winter Olympics, even as

Australia | Prime minister Morrison loses control of WeChat account

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has lost control of his account on the Chinese-owned social media platform WeChat and a lawmaker yesterday accused China’s leaders of

Tonga | Four Japanese planes fly more aid after volcanic blast

Four Japanese aircraft left Australia yesterday to deliver more vital aid to Tonga as the Pacific nation deals with the aftermath of a volcanic eruption and tsunami. The

Ukraine crisis | NATO sends ships, jets east as Ireland rejects Russia drills

NATO said yesterday that it’s putting extra forces on standby and sending more ships and fighter jets to eastern Europe, as Ireland warned that new Russian

This day in history | 1971 Idi Amin ousts Uganda president

General Idi Amin has seized power from President Milton Obote, the man who led Uganda to independence in 1962. The general led a military coup while the president was

Fashion | Kenzo returns to Japanese roots in history-making moment

It was a fashion history-making moment in Paris for Kenzo yesterday as it unveiled the debut for its first Japanese designer since house founder Kenzo

Tennis | Go Canada: Auger-Aliassime joins Shapovalov in quarterfinals

Felix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov are enjoying quite a run in the Australian sun. For the first time, two Canadian men have reached the Australian Open

Football | Missed penalty, injury and burglary on same day for Benzema

A missed penalty kick. An injury. A burglary. It wasn’t the type of day Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema had hoped for.  Benzema had

UK to probe lawmaker’s claim she was fired over Muslim faith

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday ordered an investigation into a Conservative lawmaker’s claim that she was fired from a government job in part because of

The Buzz | UAE bans flying of recreational drones after fatal attack

The United Arab Emirates has banned the flying of drones in the country for recreation after Yemen’s Houthi rebels claimed a fatal drone attack on an oil facility

China Daily | EU Parliament too big for its boots

Some in the European Parliament are clearly too big for their breeches. Pointing their fingers at China’s Hong Kong, they have cajoled the EP into adopting a

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