China fights economic slump, sticks to costly ‘zero Covid’

China's leaders are struggling to reverse an economic slump without giving up anti-virus tactics that shut down Shanghai and other cities, adding to challenges for President Xi Jinping. The ruling Communist

Cardinal Zen, a fiery critic of Beijing, freed on bail

Cardinal Joseph Zen, the 90-year-old Catholic cleric arrested by Hong Kong police on national security charges, has long been a fiery critic of Beijing's control of religion and political monopoly,

Wynn Macau losses USD98.3m in Q1 amid tourism drought

As Macau’s market continued to experience decreased visitor numbers during the first quarter, particularly in the second half of the quarter, Wynn Macau recorded a

Citing Xi, CE instructs youth to remain patriotic

At a seminar recounting Chinese president Xi Jinping’s recent speech, Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng instructed local youth to retain a patriotic sentiment, among other advice.

Education bureau to closely monitor weather impact in coming few days

Mainland weather forecasters are gearing up for bad weather and Zhuhai is facing floods over extensive areas. In response to these threats Director Kong Chi Meng of

SSM reaffirms position on zero-Covid target

Zero-Covid policy is the “best option for Macau and should be continued,” pulmonologist Alvis Lo, director of the Health Bureau (SSM), said yesterday on a TDM radio show.

Trampoline Gymnastics Championship 2022 to be held this Sunday

The Macau Trampoline Gymnastics Championship is once again moving forward this year. Scheduled for this Sunday (May 15), the championship, organized by the Trampoline and

Masseuse sexually assaulted by customer

A 43-year-old woman has allegedly been a victim of sexual assault at her workplace, a Judiciary Police (PJ) spokesperson said yesterday during the regular press conference

Experts advocate de-stressing, seeking help amid rise in domestic violence

Living conditions across the region have fluctuated significantly and frequently, causing prolonged stress for many people, according to surveys recently conducted in the region. Knowing how

Population decrease still attributable to decline in non-resident workers

The total population as at end-March 2022 decreased by 1,500 quarter-to-quarter to 681,700, mainly attributable to a drop in the number of non-resident workers living

Marcos Jr. presidency complicates US efforts to counter China

Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s landslide victory in the Philippine presidential election is raising immediate concerns about a further erosion of democracy in Asia and could complicate American efforts

Ukraine cuts Russia gas at one hub, underlining risk to supply

Ukraine stopped the flow of Russian natural gas yesterday through one of the hubs that feed Western European homes and industry, while a Kremlin-installed official

1967 Stansted to become London’s third airport

The British Government has given the green light to plans to convert Stansted into London’s third airport. President of the Board of Trade Douglas Jay told the House Of

Asian stocks mixed, China gains ahead of US price data

Shares were mixed in Asia yesterday with Chinese benchmarks pressing higher after a rally in technology companies helped reverse most of an early slide on

Nadal bounces back from loss to Alcaraz, beats Isner in Rome

Once is enough when it comes to beating Rafael Nadal on a clay court. Throughout his career, Nadal has never lost consecutive matches on his

Finnish PM says joining NATO will strengthen security

Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin said the possibility of her country joining NATO was for the security of its citizens and called for the international community to unite

Nucleic acid testing for people’s own good

The fight against the novel coronavirus in Beijing continues, with the capital reporting 50 new confirmed cases on Monday. To cut the chain of transmission of the more

Thursday, May 12, 2022 – edition no. 4008

  * Zero-Covid strategy ‘best option’ for Macau: Gov’t * Gaming | Wynn Resorts’ CEO optimistic on Macau despite heavy losses * Crime | Masseuse sexually assaulted by customer * Psychotherapists advocate de-stressing, seeking

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