Tuesday, January 26, 2021 – edition no. 3702

— TNRs included in waived Covid-19 vaccines * Secretary Lei pledges to crack down illicit promotion of mainland real estate * China pushes fringe theories on pandemic origins, virus * Photoshop: The faces

Year after lockdown, Wuhan dissident more isolated than ever

One year after lockdown, Wuhan has long since sprung back to life — but Zhu Tao remains bunkered in his 14th-floor apartment, spending his days doomscrolling through news, playing virtual

Portuguese presidential election: Turnout in the SAR more than doubles

The voter turnout for the Macau-based polling station for the current Portuguese presidential election is more than double the figure of the last presidential election, held five years ago. According to

MGTO lowers expectations for CNY tourist arrivals

Given the changeable coronavirus situation in China, the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) is expecting reduced tourist arrivals in Macau during the Lunar New Year, compared to the Christmas period. Director

Gov’t to obtain insurance for all Covid-19 jab recipients

All recipients of Covid-19 vaccines in Macau, including local residents and non-resident workers, shall be insured and the premium will be borne by the government, Secretary for Social Affairs and

Returnee from Ukraine to Zhuhai tests positive for Covid-19

A Zhuhai resident has tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 after their quarantine-upon-arrival from Ukraine, the Macau Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Center has announced. The center was notified by its Zhuhai counterpart

Pereira Coutinho, Agnes Lam against new law for hiring of TNRs

Lawmakers José Pereira Coutinho and Agnes Lam have voiced their opposition to the application of the new law for the hiring of non-resident workers (TNRs), which they consider to be

Covid-19 vaccine | Lawmakers concerned about population awareness

Lawmakers Wong Kit Cheng and Leong Sun Iok are concerned about the population’s level of awareness regarding Covid-19 vaccines, calling on authorities to strengthen the promotion of vaccination and to

Discussion on bill guaranteeing workers’ rights to participate in professional associations voted down

A bill presented by the initiative of lawmaker Sulu Sou was voted down from being discussed at the Legislative Assembly (AL) by the vast majority of lawmakers. The bill aims

Local property agents paint a grim picture for 2021

Small businesses and neighborhood shops closing; housing tenants returning their apartments due to their inability to pay rental fees – these are just some examples of what is occurring in

CCAC initiates investigation into falling tiles in economic housing

  The Commission Against Corruption (CCAC) has instigated an investigation into some departments, including the Housing Bureau and the Infrastructure Development Office, over the falling tiles at Edifício do Lago and

Gaming | Digital yuan may benefit mass and premium-mass market: Bernstein

The brokerage Sanford C. Bernstein believes that the digital yuan, if actualized in casino chip transactions, may be a boon for Macau’s mass and premium-mass market in the long term,

City’s highest award given to Chui Sai On, Zhong Nanshan

The Decoration of Honour – Grand Lotus award was given to former Chief Executive Chui Sai On, and Zhong Nanshan, the Chinese pulmonologist who has been leading China’s National Health Commission

US reaffirms Taiwan support after China sends warplanes

The U.S. has reaffirmed support for Taiwan following China’s dispatch of warplanes near the island in an apparent attempt to intimidate its democratic government and test American resolve. The State Department

This day in history | 1999 Olympic officials face bribery charges

Six members of the International Olympic Committee face expulsion following an inquiry into a corruption scandal which has deeply shaken the Olympic movement. The six were identified at the end of

Russia | 3,000 arrested at protests demanding Navalny’s release

Russian police arrested more than 3,000 people Saturday in nationwide protests demanding the release of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, the Kremlin’s most prominent foe, according to a group that counts

Diamond trade is roaring back thanks to stuck-at-home shoppers

The global diamond trade spent years in the doldrums, only to be crippled by the pandemic just as things started looking up. Now, at last, business is booming again. Factories in

WeChat-owner Tencent seeks USD6b loan after deals

Tencent Holdings Ltd., the creator of the messaging platform WeChat, is in talks with banks for a USD6 billion loan, according to people familiar with the matter. That would be the

‘Three Monks’ play performed at Broadway Theatre

Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) recently supported the Macao Association of Chinese Culture and Arts Development in organizing a performance of “Three Monks” in the Broadway Theatre at Broadway Macau by

MGM holds seminar on mainland’s consumption habits

MGM has collaborated with the University of Macau (UM) to hold the “MGM Talent Development Series Seminar – Chinese Consumer Behavior: Challenges and Trends,” attracting 200 participants. Advised by the Economic Affairs

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