Environment | Mainland emissions standards aim to tackle air quality issue

The Environmental Protection Bureau (DSPA) is introducing mainland containment control standards for oil depots and power stations, reportedly in order to improve Macau’s air quality,

CEM prepares storm surge response

Electricity provider CEM has introduced a five-phase mechanism for power outage and restoration during a storm surge, explaining each phase at a press conference held yesterday. The

Coutinho calls for reorganization of gov’t departments

Lawmaker José Pereira Coutinho is arguing for the Secretariat for Social Affairs and Culture to be restructured, saying that its responsibilities are too broad at present.

Football | FIFA takes Macau out of World Cup for refusing to play

FIFA has removed Macau from qualifying for the 2022 World Cup, sending Sri Lanka to the next round by default. The Macau Football Association (MFA)

Mainland offers ‘unsuitable lifestyle’ for Macau residents, who won’t work, live there

A survey gauging the willingness of Macau residents to participate in the Greater Bay Area project has found that most respondents are neither willing to work nor live

Health | Exclusive subsidies to be given to Hengqin’s Macau residents

The Macau SAR government has decided to provide subsidies to Macau residents who live in Hengqin to allow them to use Zhuhai’s healthcare services, the Health

Cultural heritage site owner has legal duty of conservation, says IC

The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) said yesterday that it is required by law that the owner of a cultural heritage site conserves their protected property

Gaming | Big brother casinos can spot who’s most likely to lose big

The house always wins - and now it has artificial intelligence on its side. Some of the world’s biggest casino operators in Macau are starting to

Hong Kong | Court throws out ex-leader’s misconduct conviction

A Hong Kong court yesterday threw out former Chief Executive Donald Tsang’s conviction for misconduct relating to a property deal while in office. Tsang was released in

Koreas Seoul says US, NK in talks to set up third Trump-Kim summit

North Korean and U.S. officials are holding “behind-the-scenes talks” to arrange a third summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on

Civil Protection Bill continues to generate concern from all corners

The Civil Protection Bill, now being considered in detail by the First Standing Committee of the Legislative Assembly (AL), continues to raise concerns from all corners

Macau bested by 200 mainland cities on energy intensity

Macau is not an energy- friendly city by Chinese standards, suggests a recently released report showing the SAR was bested by more than 200 mainland cities

China to issue 2 billion renminbi in gov’t bonds

The Chinese Central Government will issue 2 billion renminbi-worth (USD290.6 million) of government bonds in Macau on July 4, according to a joint announcement yesterday by

GGCT stresses: travel alert is recommendation, not prohibition

Macau’s Tourism Crisis Management Office (GGCT) issues travel warnings to countries and regions to serve only as recommendations, the Office stressed a day after it

Hong Kong | Carrie Lam sees popularity plunge after historic protests

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam saw her approval rating plunge 9 percentage points in a month, as her bid to ease extraditions to China prompted

CRIME | Local student loses 48,000 patacas in online sex scam

A local student has fallen victim to an online scam after seeking sexual services through a social network, according to the Judiciary Police (PJ). The PJ

Anti-corruption agency slams gov’t in Ilha Verde Hill probe

Macau’s anti- corruption agency has found that two government departments violated the Urban Planning Law and the Cultural Heritage Protection Law in their conservation and planning

Education authority concerned internet corrupting youth values

The influence of the Internet on the values of Macau’s younger generation is a growing concern for officials in charge of the Education and Youth Affairs

Wynn Resorts | Thousands turn out for new Boston casino opening

Massachusetts’ third casino officially opened its doors near Boston on Sunday to thousands of patrons, including some who had lined up in the early morning hours to

Hong Kong | Protesters block gov’t building access, plan new action

Protesters fearing an erosion of Hong Kong’s legal autonomy blocked access to a government office building for nearly two hours yesterday and plan more demonstrations

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