The Buzz | Bill and Melinda Gates announce they are getting divorced

Bill and Melinda Gates said Monday that they are divorcing but would keep working together at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, one of the largest charitable foundations in the

Asian American business leaders seek to fight discrimination

Asian American business leaders are launching a foundation to challenge discrimination through what they call the largest philanthropic commitment in history by Asian Americans geared to support members of their

World Views | Hong Kong bites the hands that care for it

It hasn’t been an edifying few days for Hong Kong. After a domestic worker from the Philippines was found late last week to have contracted a more infectious strain of Covid-19 locally, all 370,000 foreign

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 – edition no. 3765

— Hotel industry on an uptrend * Gov’t relaxes cross-border travel for foreigners * Beijing’s UN envoy warns Myanmar violence could lead to civil war * Unemployment and underemployment rates have risen during

Breaking News: Macau’s GGR increases less than expected in April

Macau’s gaming revenue rose less than analysts expected in April, the third straight month that the casino business disappointed as the gambling hub awaits the reopening of global travel. Gross gaming

Fishing suspension imposed from tomorrow

  The summer fishing moratorium in the South China Sea will commence on May 1. According to the Marine and Water Bureau (DSAMA), 120 fishing boats were in Macau yesterday. In

Anti-smoking group supports tobacco tax increase

Macau should raise its tobacco tax to 75% of the retail price for each pack of cigarettes, Brenda Chan, executive director of the Smoke-free and Healthy Life Association of Macau

Sandwich class housing | 60% agree with the definition, consultation results show

Over 60% of the public agrees with the first option for the definition of the “sandwich class,” proposed by the government, officials have claimed in the final report of the

IC ‘highly concerned’ over alleged staff breach

The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) is highly concerned with the allegations against one of its staff members on violating the duty of confidentiality, the bureau remarked in a statement. In addition,

Budget for LRT East Line not yet ready: Rosário

Although the preliminary design of the Light Rapid Transit’s (LRT) East Line has been announced, the budget is still difficult to determine, Raimundo do Rosário, Secretary for Transport and Public

May day | Police to see possible record-breaking tourist arrivals

Border checkpoints are ready for the forecasted record-breaking counts of tourist arrival – a 20% hike from the daily record since last year – Ng Kam Wa, commander-in-chief of the

2021 budget amendment approved amid criticism

Requested to be addressed by the Legislative Assembly (AL) as an urgent matter, the amendment to the 2021 Budget Law has been unanimously approved by the lawmakers during yesterday’s plenary

Au Kam San cites Mao Zedong to complain about lack of civil rights

Lawmaker Au Kam San made use of a quote from the former Chinese Communist Party Chairman and founder Mao Zedong to express dissatisfaction with the current governance style that, according

Lawmakers’ agenda

Workers in layoff: Lawmaker Lei Chan U thinks that there are ways for the government to know how many workers are currently in a situation of being laid off. Following

Melco SME Academy contributes to the sustainable development of local enterprises

Melco Resorts & Entertainment sees supporting local Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) as an integral part of the company’s business strategy. The Melco approach aims to identify and implement opportunities

Gaming | MGM China’s GGR at 40% pre-pandemic levels

The gross gaming revenue (GGR) raked in by MGM China Holdings Limited in the first quarter (Q1) of 2021 recovered to around 40% of pre-pandemic levels, or tally in the

Gaming | Melco posted narrowed net loss in Q1

Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited registered a narrowed net loss in the first quarter (Q1) of 2021, improving from a net loss of USD364 million in Q1 2020 to USD232.9

Demographics | Population grew in 2020 after report of decline

China’s population grew last year, the government said yesterday, following a news report a once-a-decade census might have found a decline, possibly adding to downward pressure on economic growth. The National

Diplomacy | Biden says China must ‘play by the same rules’, Beijing pushed back at comments

President Joe Biden spent most of his speech to Congress yesterday focused on America’s domestic priorities, from taxes to health care. But sprinkled throughout were references to China, underscoring

This day in history | 1952 Anne Frank published in English

The moving diary of Anne Frank, a Jewish victim of the Holocaust, is now available in British book shops entitled The Diary of a Young Girl. The book was first published

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