Room reservations satisfactory after Shanghai promotion: MGTO

The numbers of tourist arrivals and hotel room reservations have been satisfactory since Macao Week in Shanghai, Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, director of the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO),

Free outpatient services available to Macau residents living in Hengqin

Macau residents residing in the Guangdong-Macau Intensive Cooperation Zone in Hengqin will enjoy free-of-charge outpatient medical services in the future, the local government revealed in a statement. The statement emphasized that

Gaming | Operators seek clarity from gov’t over law revisions

The city’s gaming operators and junkets are seeking clarity following the announcement of proposed changes to the SAR’s gambling laws which wiped out over USD18 billion in stock market value. Early

Dire Strait | Beijing sends 24 fighter jets toward Taiwan in show of force

China sent 24 fighter jets toward Taiwan in a large display of force yesterday, after the self-governing island announced its intention to join an 11-nation Pacific trade group that China

Property | Fears of contagion from Evergrande’s debt problems ease

Fears that a Chinese real estate developer’s possible default on multibillion-dollar debts might send shockwaves through global financial markets appeared to ease yesterday as creditors waited to see how much

Gov’t releases e-Card Pack, incorporates maximum 28 cards

The e-Card Pack, a feature of the government operated Gov.mo app, was launched yesterday with a maximum storage capacity of 28 cards issued by public organizations. Thirteen government bureaus are included

Hotel sector receipts plunge 66% in 2020, employees down by 9,000

Receipts from the hotel sector plunged 66.2% year-on-year to MOP12.93 billion in 2020 on account of a decline of 62.2 percentage points in the average occupancy rate of guest rooms

CE to lead delegation to Xi’an and Chengdu

From tomorrow until September 28, Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng will lead a local government delegation to visit the cities of Chengdu in Sichuan Province, and Xi’an in Shaanxi Province. Ho

United Nations | World leaders to attend General Assembly and face many escalating crises

World leaders will be back at the United Nations for the first time in two years today with a formidable agenda of escalating crises to tackle, including the still

EXPLAINER | Evergrande’s debt struggle rattles investors

Global investors are watching nervously as one of China’s biggest real estate developers struggles to avoid defaulting on tens of billions of dollars of debt, fueling fears of possible wider

Edmund Li Sheng | Pandemic reveals ‘uncertainty for global governance’, stalled globalization process

A sea change is silently taking place as the current Covid-19 pandemic has revealed so much uncertainty for the international community and global governance, political economy and international affairs scholar

Cooperation Zone | Gov’t assures Hengqin civil, commercial laws to align with Macau and world

Although mainland China’s civil and commercial laws will prevail in the Guangdong- Macau Intensive Cooperation Zone in Hengqin (Cooperation Zone), they will gradually “converge” with Macau and global standards, the local

Covid-19 | Gov’t to keep two-dose jab on teenagers

Teenagers in Macau getting the Covid-19 mRNA vaccine will get two doses, in contrast to the one dose being administered in Hong Kong, Dr Leong Iek Hou, coordinator for the

Watchdog investigates corruption involving UM contracts

The corruption watchdog revealed a case of corruption and document forgery involving a construction works contract of approximately MOP 220 million for the University of Macau (UM). According to the Commission

Health | Pfizer says Covid-19 vaccine works in kids ages 5 to 11

Pfizer said yesterday its COVID-19 vaccine works for children ages 5 to 11 and that it will seek U.S. authorization for this age group soon -- a key step toward

Officials inaugurate Hengqin Cooperation Zone

Officials on national and provincial levels officiated the ceremony over the weekend to inaugurate and celebrate the Guangdong-Macau In-depth Cooperation Zone in Hengqin. The session highlighted a plaque-unveiling ceremony. In his speech,

Labor | Three crucial compensations retained at existing level

The maximum monthly basic salary for the calculation of dismissal compensation shall remain at MOP21,000, the Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL) has announced. The decision was made after a review on three

National Games | Jugo Kuok wins first-ever bronze medal for Macau

Macau karate-do athlete Jugo Kuok Kin Hang has won the first bronze medal for Macau at the People’s Republic of China’s 14th National Games, taking place at the city of

Stay, Dine and See Macao | Over 200 participants on first day of local tours resumption

Following over a month of suspension due to the discovery of Delta variant cases in Macau in early August, the “Stay, Dine and See Macao” project resumed operation for local

Tourism | Visitor daily arrivals surpass 28,000

Visitor arrivals to Macau between September 10 to 16 reached a total of 201,891, according to data from Macao Government Tourism Office. The average daily visitor volume was 28,842, an increase

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