Chongqing announces resumption of visa issuance to SARs

Mainland China has resumed processing both Individual Visit Scheme (IVS) and group tour travel visas to the SARs, according to an official announcement issued by the police department of Chongqing. Chongqing

MGM reshuffles after Bowie retirement announcement

MGM China will undergo a leadership restructure with the reshuffling of several positions, including that of Co-Chairperson Pansy Ho, whose role will shift from executive director to managing director. The reshuffle

Democrat association appeals police objection on its vigil

Democrat group New Macau Association (ANM) submitted an appeal to the court in the hopes of reversing the Public Security Police Force’s (PSP) decision to decline its vigil that was

IAM pledges to keep Portuguese cobblestone pavement

The Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM) has pledged to keep the traditional Portuguese cobblestone pavement in the public spaces of Macau, the bureau said in an official statement. The statement reversed last

Scholar discusses solutions to make cities more permeable

The increase of the impermeability of our cities and its influence on the habitat fragmentation and degradation of the ecosystems was the topic of a talk hosted by the University

China delayed releasing coronavirus info, frustrating WHO

THROUGHOUT January, the World Health Organization publicly praised China for what it called a speedy response to the new coronavirus and thanked the Chinese government for sharing the genetic map

Asia Today: South Korea clamps down again as virus rebounds

Areas around the South Korean capital moved to curb large gatherings Tuesday and officials urged churchgoers and some health care workers to avoid crowds as the number of new coronavirus

Gaming revenue plummets for 8th month straight

Macau gaming revenue has plummeted again in May, recording a drop of 93.2% from a year earlier, a figure that was slightly better than the median analyst estimate of 95%. Data

Briefs | Applications for education loan interest subsidy starts

The government has officially opened applications for the education loan interest subsidy program for local students yesterday. The application period will run until December 31 this year. The subsidy aims

Cross-border traffic drops 90% in April

  The restrictions imposed over Covid-19 quarantine measures have caused the cross-border traffic in and out of Macau to drop by 89.5% in April this year when compared with the same

HK to adopt Health Code system to open borders to Macau and Guangdong

The authorities of Hong Kong are preparing to adopt the Health Code system currently in use in Macau and the Guangdong province to reopen their borders to travelers from these

Non-resident workers down 7,900

The number of non-local residents working in the SAR is down by 7,900 as of April, compared to the end of 2019, according to Chan Un Tong, deputy director of

Gov’t to allow reopening of daycare centers

Elderly daycare centers and rehabilitation facilities will be allowed to reopen in phases, announced the Social Welfare Bureau (IAS) at the Health Bureau’s (SSM) press conference yesterday. Even so, these facilities

Briefs | AAM calls on members to report difficulties on the job

  The Macau Lawyers Association (AAM) is calling on its members to immediately report any difficulties they face with accessing information, documentation, or others while performing their legal duties. The information comes

PJ charges restaurant worker for embezzlement

The Judiciary Police (PJ) has forwarded one man to the prosecution authority under the charge of embezzlement, officials revealed during yesterday’s joint police press conference. The suspect, surnamed Chan, is a

IFFAM joins online global film festival with 5 movies

The International Film Festival and Awards Macao (IFFAM) is joining the online global film festival “We Are One,” organized by Tribeca Enterprises and YouTube. Macau’s international film festival will be represented

Asia Today: Philippines sees traffic jams as lockdown eases

Traffic jams and crowds of commuters returned to the Philippine capital on Monday, as the metropolis relaxed antivirus measures in a high-stakes gamble to slowly reopen the economy while fighting

Gaming revenue plummets for 8th straight month

Macau gaming revenue has plunged again in May, recording a drop of 93.2% from a year earlier, a figure that was slightly better compared to the median analyst estimate of

Economy shrinks by 49% during first quarter of 2020

Macau’s economy posted a deep contraction in the first quarter as lockdown measures introduced to contain the virus outbreak hit revenue from gambling, hotels and tourism. Gross domestic product in Macau

Briefs | Additional medical subsidy starts today

  An extra phase of the medical subsidy for this year has come into effect today, the government announced. Each eligible Macau ID holder is entitled to an annual medical subsidy,

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