Tourism | 291,000 cross-border travelers over Easter, Ching Ming holidays

The number of cross-border travelers during the Easter holiday and the Ching Ming Festival amounted to over 291,000 as of 9 p.m. yesterday, according to the Public Security Police Force.

Shops on Rua do Cunha see 30% more business during holiday period

Some retailers on Taipa’s main district, Rua do Cunha, saw a 30% rise in business performance during the past long weekend, but restaurateurs reported otherwise, blaming the weather. The past five

New Macau hosts first authorized public protest since pandemic onset

Last Saturday, the New Macau Association (ANM) held the first public protest green-lighted by local authorities since the Covid-19 pandemic started. The protest, held at the door of local public broadcaster

Olympics | North Korea says it won’t participate in Tokyo games

North Korea became the first country to drop out of the Tokyo Olympics because of coronavirus fears, a decision that underscores the challenges facing Japan as it struggles to stage

BioNTech vaccination expected to start next week

A shipment of 20,000 BioNTech-produced mRNA Covid-19 vaccines is set to arrive in Macau within days and the mRNA vaccination will re-commence next week at the earliest, the new director of the Health

March GGR hits record high since pandemic, boding well for future recovery

Macau’s gross gaming revenue (GGR) in March is music to the ears - it totals MOP8.31 billion, a record monthly high since the Covid-19 outbreak. The figure “bodes well for

Gov’t uncommon hardline stance to US may be counter-productive: Law expert

The Macau Government’s uncompromising reply to the U.S.’s 2020 Human Rights Report was a “stark contrast to its previous approaches.” This suggests that “it was very likely the reply was

Motorsport calendars hint F3 and F4 races for 2021 GP

The Macau Grand Prix (GP) is likely to return this year to its original 4-day format. Several recently released motorsport calendars have indicated its return, during which Macau would host

Analysis | Hong Kong tycoons emerge as losers from Xi’s election revamp

When China regained control of Hong Kong more than two decades ago, the Communist Party entrusted the city’s wealthiest tycoons with enormous influence over local politics. This week President Xi Jinping

Gov’t to institute new department and legislation for TCM: Ao Ieong U

The SAR government is set to establish a new dedicated department and legal framework to lay the groundwork for the surveillance and manufacturing of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in Macau,

CAEAL attempts new clarification in distinguishing news reports from propaganda

The Electoral Affairs Commission for the Legislative Assembly Election (CAEAL) has said that what matters to classify a media report as electoral propaganda, is whether that report constitutes an appeal

Another jetfoil dismantled: Urzela becomes scrap metal, Pico and Guia next

Another jetfoil vessel has reportedly been dismantled at Hong Kong’s Wang Tak shipyard, the jetfoil Conservation Concern Group has said in a statement. According to the same group, the dismantled jetfoil

MICE leaders positive about business in H2 2021 

The meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions (MICE) industry is sanguine about the prospect of the MICE sector in Macau in the second half of 2021. Some leaders of the city’s MICE

Presenting ‘To the Moon’ imbues energy to keep going, says the sole performer 

As the sole performer in the upcoming play “To the Moon,” Wang Junhao, having played more than 60 shows of the namesake production, is not only emotionally moved by the

WHO team urges patience after first look for origin of virus

An international team behind a long-awaited study of the possible origins of COVID-19 with Chinese colleagues yesterday called it a “first start,” while the United States and allies expressed

Education officials receive briefing on youth apps

Macau’s education officials, among other social icons, have been briefed about which mobile apps are currently popular among the younger generations, officials from the Education and Youth Development Bureau (DSEDJ)

MGTO to partner with local enterprises to foster tourism

The Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) is intending to forge a tighter partnership with local enterprises and co-create a diverse range of tourism offerings and products to augment Macau’s overall

China sharply reduces elected seats in Hong Kong legislature

China has sharply reduced the number of directly elected seats in Hong Kong’s legislature in a setback for the territory’s already beleaguered democracy movement. The changes were announced yesterday after a

CE reiterates importance of safe election this year

The government must ensure that the Legislative Assembly (AL) elections, scheduled for September this year, will run smoothly, Chief Executive (CE) Ho Iat Seng reiterated during the first plenary of

Hengqin as solution to Macau’s limited space: Economy chief

The lack of land resources in Macau is curtailing Macau’s economic development, the Secretary for Economy and Finance, Lei Wai Nong, said in a reply to a lawmaker inquiry at

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