Tourism board acknowledges 2020 arrivals may tumble over 90%

The city’s tourism board is expecting a decline of over 90% in tourist arrivals for the whole of 2020. The SAR government is not expected to relax its current entry

Gaming analyst turns cautious on Macau recovery timeline

Gaming advisory firm Union Gaming has turned cautious on the Macau casino sector after failing to see signs of recovery. “Currently, there’s too much friction for a large-scale recovery in visitation,”

Latin American Festival adjusts to pandemic by suspending food festival

The 8th Latin American Cultural Festival in Macau kicked off yesterday with a ceremony held at the Macau Tower. This year, the festival was forced to adjust its format, suspending the

Tropical storm Saudel not expected to directly impact Macau

The weather system that has recently strengthened and been named tropical storm Saudel is not likely hit the Pearl River Estuary directly, the Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) forecasts, alongside

Analysis | ‘Xi Thought’ is touching everything from Chinese sci-fi to company filings

What sort of science fiction does Xi Jinping like? How can China’s weathermen use the president’s political philosophy to improve their forecasts? In what ways can “Xi Thought” help prepare

Another typhoon threatens to affect Macau later this week

A tropical depression currently developing to the east of the Philippines will enter the South China Sea in the next few days and intensify later in the week, according to

Hengqin’s Golden Week visitors outnumbered Macau’s 3 to 1

  The Hengqin district of Zhuhai received nearly three times as many visitors as Macau during Golden Week this year, totaling 450,000, up 36% compared to the same period last year. The

Youngster accused of profiting from prostitution

A local 22-year-old male has been arrested by the Public Security Police Force (PSP) under suspicion of aiding and profiting from the work of at least two mainland prostitutes, the

Taiwanese diplomat hurt in scuffle with China officials in Fiji

Chinese diplomats injured one of their Taiwanese counterparts during a scuffle in Fiji earlier this month, a senior Taiwanese official said, highlighting rising concerns over Beijing’s aggressive tactics as part

China’s economy plows on as world’s only major growth engine

China’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic continued in the third quarter and showed signs of broadening in September as consumer spending accelerated, keeping the economy on track to be the

Anti-drug law adds 10 new banned narcotics to gov’t list

During Friday’s Legislative Assembly (AL) plenary meeting, an amendment to law No. 17/2009 “Prohibition of Unlawful Production, Trafficking and Consuming of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances” was passed by lawmakers. During

Teams informed 54th Motorcycle GP officially canceled

The 54th Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix initially scheduled to take place in November during the Macau Grand Prix has been canceled, participants told the Times. According to some of the participants

China rapidly expands use of experimental Covid-19 vaccines

China is rapidly increasing the number of people receiving its experimental coronavirus vaccines, with a city offering one to the general public and a biotech company providing another free to

G2E Asia | Not granting US gaming concessions an ‘act of self-harm,’ gaming expert says

The denial of new licenses for the U.S.-owned gaming concessionaires operating in Macau in the upcoming tender would be an “act of self-harm,” said the CEO and owner of Global

Crime | Smugglers lurking at Qingmao Port to enter the SAR

The Judiciary Police (PJ) intercepted a group of three mainland residents trying to illegally enter Macau, the department said yesterday during a special press conference. Zhuhai’s police department shared intelligence with

CCAC investigates two cases of alleged wrongdoing at Labour Affairs Bureau

An individual allegedly bribed a training course invigilator from Labour Affairs Bureau, promising to give the government worker a sum of 2,000 patacas in return for helping him to pass

Lawmaker report | Agnes Lam: gov’t measures show ‘double standards’

Some government measures have “recently begun to show double standards, and public opinion has rebounded,” said lawmaker Agnes Lam during a press conference held yesterday, where she reported on her

Hong Kong-Singapore travel bubble to reopen financial hub links

Singapore and Hong Kong will open their borders to one another for the first time in almost seven months, exempting people in both cities from compulsory quarantine in an agreement

Judicial year opening | Ho Iat Seng commits to improving rule of law

In his speech to mark the opening of this judicial year yesterday, Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng assured the public that the rule of law is a core value in

Xi Jinping wants Macau, HK youngsters to move to China

President Xi Jinping called for new measures to encourage young people from Macau and Hong Kong to move to China, part of measures to integrate the semi-autonomous territory with the

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