China sets this year’s economic growth target at ‘around 5%’

China's government announced plans for a consumer-led revival of the struggling economy as its legislature opened a session yesterday that will tighten President Xi Jinping’s control over

GDP plunges 27% in 2022

The economy of Macau declined by 26.8% year-on-year in real terms in 2022, data from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) showed. In 2022,

Financial institutions thriving in Macau, eight new additions in 2022

The number of financial institutions that receive approval to operate in the local market has been growing significantly. In 2022 eight new such entities commenced operation

MGTO, Madame Tussauds jointly presents wax statues at GP Museum

Eight wax statues crafted by Madame Tussauds’ team in Hong Kong will be on display at the Macao Grand Prix Museum from the end of

Progress made in work related to HK, Macau, Taiwan: Report

China has made fresh progress in work related to its Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan over the past five years, according to a government work report

Crime could increase again this year after drop in 2022, Security Chief says

The Covid-19 pandemic and related border restrictions that kept Macau from the world caused a sharp decrease in crimes reported over the last three years and,

Gov’t expects 14,000 MICE viewers to visit city in March, April

Annual meetings and academic forums to be held in Macau over the next two months will attract over 14,000 participants from outside of Macau, the

Use of current consumption subsidy ends June 30

The government reminds eligible residents the current round of consumption subsidy, valued at MOP8,000, will end on June 30. Those who have signed up for the last

Studio City’s Phase 2 to open in Q2, op seeing rebound

The construction of Studio City Phase 2 is complete, the gaming operator has announced. The first stage of opening is targeted for the second

Police stop activists from joining women’s march

A The League of Social Democrats said police questioned four of its members on Friday and warned them not to participate in the march that

MGM Theater Presented “The Rebirth of Dance in China: Performance & Exchange Series”

MGM Theater presented “The Rebirth of Dance in China” 2023 Performance & Exchange Series: When Dance Meets Digital Art – “Non-numerical Series: Contrast” by TAO Dance Theater”

Crisis over suspected Iran schoolgirl poisonings escalates

A crisis over suspected poisonings targeting Iranian schoolgirls escalated Sunday as authorities acknowledged over 50 schools were struck in a wave of possible cases. The poisonings have

1987 Hundreds trapped as car ferry capsizes

Forty-nine people have been confirmed dead - and dozens are missing - after a car ferry capsized just outside the Belgian port of Zeebrugge. Rescuers say

Organizers of next year’s Paris Olympics promised relatively modest prices and egalitarian access to events, thanks to an online system meant to revolutionize ticket sales and

Jon Jones returns to win UFC heavyweight title in first round

Jon Jones ended a three-year sabbatical from the UFC, moved up to its highest weight class and then left no doubt Saturday night about his place

Year after the slap, Chris Rock punches back in new special

A year after Will Smith smacked him on the Academy Awards stage, Chris Rock finally gave his rebuttal in a forceful stand-up special, streamed live on Netflix,

Hong Kong court convicts activists behind Tiananmen vigil

Three Hong Kong activists from a now-defunct group that organized annual vigils commemorating China’s 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests were convicted on Saturday for failing to provide authorities

Defense budget increase restrained despite complex security challenges

In stark contrast to many major countries around the world that have hiked their defense spending by a big margin in recent years, China’s defense budget will grow

Monday, March 6, 2023 – edition no. 4200

— China sets this year’s economic growth target at ‘around 5%’, while central gov’t pledges to support Hong Kong and Macau in growing their economies * Economyv | Macau’s GDP dips

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