Analysis | Macau casinos might be fertile ground for digital yuan

Macau might have an important role to play in the launch of China’s digital yuan if the city’s casinos adopt the currency instead of the Hong Kong dollar, according to

Education | DSES: Growing number of students interested in mainland universities

Some 33.3% of final year high school students were interested in choosing mainland universities last year, 2.4% more compared with the previous year, according to statistics revealed by the Higher

IMF forecasts economy to shrink by 52.3%

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has updated its forecast of the performance of Macau’s economy this year. According to the IMF’s World Economic Outlook for Macau, the local economy is likely

Xi urges higher-quality growth in swing through China’s south

President Xi Jinping urged a greater focus on quality to overcome increased global uncertainty, as he began a sweep through China’s southern manufacturing powerhouse of Guangdong. The Chinese leader made his latest pitch

Weather bureau to lower signal to T3 at 7pm

The Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) will lower the current typhoon Signal No. 8 to Signal No. 3 at 7 p.m. tonight, after nearly 12 hours of hoisting the higher

Acting CE sees Nangka as ‘real test’ for Civil Protection Structure

Acting Chief Executive André Cheong said today that this typhoon is the “real test” for the Civil Protection Structure. This issuance of Typhoon Signal No. 8 is the first after the

Typhoon Signal No. 3 to be hoisted only ‘in the evening’

The Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) will only

Gov’t starts consultation to define ‘sandwich class’

  Today sees the commencement of the public consultation which will attempt to define the “sandwich class” of population in Macau, an interdepartmental panel told a press conference yesterday. “Sandwich class” is

Xi to meet with SARs’ top officials in visit to Shenzhen

President Xi Jinping is set to visit Shenzhen this week to shore up plans to make southern China a global technology hub, prompting Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to delay

Exclusion of TNRs in new Hac Sa BBQ rules trigger public criticism

The announcement by the Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM) of the rules that will regulate the reopening of the barbecue (BBQ) facilities at the Hac Sa Beach Park in Coloane has

Gov’t tightens measures to Qingdao in response to an outbreak

Macau will not allow people arriving from Qingdao in Shandong province to enter the city without undergoing medical observation and a 14-day quarantine from today onwards, local health authorities informed

Crime | Man overstayed in town for nearly 20 years without being caught

The Public Security Police (PSP) recently found a Hong Kong man who had been overstaying in Macau for nearly 20 years without having his illegal status discovered, the department reported

Flores | World’s first jetfoil may be dismantled soon

The Jetfoil Conservation Concern Group is “highly concerned about the fate of the world’s first Boeing Jetfoil Flores,” the group said in a note sent yesterday to the Times. The vessel

Typhoon signal No. 8 to be hoisted at 7:30am

Typhoon signal no.3 was hoisted at 8 p.m. Monday. According to the weather bureau, the tropical storm Nangka located in the northern part of the South China Sea is moving west-northwest

Hotel occupancy scores low for supposedly busy period

Macau welcomed over 156,000 visitors during the Golden Week this year, marking a year-on-year fall of 86.0% in average daily visitor arrivals during the national holiday. Some 145,000 visitors came from

Customs authority arrests seven mainlanders in dramatic maritime chase

The customs authority has apprehended seven mainland men believed to be running a smuggling operation off Taipa’s northeast coast. A dramatic speedboat chase in which the smuggler’s boat briefly evaded capture

BNU, BOC to continue issuing the pataca for a decade

The Macau Special Administrative Region Government has recently signed a new currency issuing contract with the city’s two currency issuing banks. Unlike many other jurisdictions, the legal tender of Macau is

Singapore’s cruises to nowhere to start in November

Two cruise ships will start sailing from Singapore from next month into the open seas and back as the city-state aims to give residents some outlet for their wanderlust amid

Court: Jackson Chang convicted of leaking information, but not bribery

The former president of the Macau Investment Trade Promotion Institute (IPIM) has not been convicted of bribery but was found guilty of leaking confidential information to third parties. The court

Macao Orchestra allegedly running on 13 musicians down

  Despite a new music season starting, the Macao Orchestra (OM) is running with at least 13 musicians fewer than normal, some of whom are orchestra principals, with the rest on

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