Golden Week arrivals dip in blow to city

The just-concluded week-long National Day holiday often dubbed Golden Week was an extraordinary one for the Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR) – a city highly dependent on tourism — due

Taiwan rejects China’s ‘path’ amid show of military force

Taiwan’s leader yesterday vowed to defend the island from China’s rising pressure for reunification, after a week of unprecedented tensions with Beijing. Speaking at the island regime’s founding celebrations, a rare

Elections | S. Korea’s ruling party nominates maverick politician in race

South Korea’s ruling liberal party yesterday nominated its candidate for next year’s presidential elections, selecting a maverick politician known for his outspoken views who is likely to be the race’s

India | Police detain hundreds amid violence in Kashmir

Government forces have detained at least 500 people in a sweeping crackdown in Indian-controlled Kashmir, local officials said yesterday, following a string of suspected militant attacks and targeted killings in

This day in history | 1976 China’s ‘Gang of Four’ arrested

The new chairman of China’s Communist Party, Hua Guofeng, has ordered the arrest of four leading radicals in Peking. It is a sign that China is changing political direction following the

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to journalists Ressa and Muratov

Journalists Maria Ressa of the Philippines and Dmitry Muratov of Russia won the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for their fight for freedom of expression in countries where reporters

Tennis | Top-seeds Medvedev, Pliskova roll to wins at Indian Wells

Top seeds Daniil Medvedev and Karolina Pliskova rolled to straight-set victories at the BNP Paribas Open on Saturday, when several lower-seeded players were knocked out. Medvedev beat American Mackenzie McDonald 6-4,

The Buzz | Congo confirms new case of Ebola in country’s east

A case of Ebola has been confirmed in eastern Congo, according to the country’s Health Ministry and the National Institute of Biomedical Research, about five months after the country declared

Iraqis vote for new parliament hoping for change

Iraq closed its airspace and scrambled its air force yesterday as voters headed to the polls to elect a parliament that, despite widespread skepticism, some Iraqis hope will deliver reforms

China Daily | Taiwan’s future lies in reunification

On Saturday President Xi Jinping delivered a speech at a gathering to mark the 110th anniversary of the Revolution of 1911. One hundred and ten years ago, revolutionaries led by

Monday, October 11, 2021 – edition no. 3873

— Macau saw its longest T8 over the weekend, which was hoisted for 20 hours, putting the city to a standstill as it also recorded two new Covid-19 cases on

THE CONVERSATION | Facebook’s scandals and outage test users’ frenemy relationship

When Facebook was down for most of the day on Oct. 4, 2021, did you miss it, were you relieved or some of both? Social scientists have compiled an expansive

Covid-19 | New inbound flight policy for Macau will not affect quarantine time

Firmer requirements introduced by local health authorities yesterday for those intending to fly into Macau will not result in any changes to the length of the quarantine period on arrival

LVS to bring in David Green as key witness in multi-billion dollar case

Another hearing of the Las Vegas Sands (LVS) lawsuit regarding a potential USD12 billion damages payout will be held today at the Court of First Instance. The plaintiff, Taiwanese mogul Marshall

MICE receipts tumble 54%

With a decline of over 70% in MICE events amid the pandemic, receipts of conference and exhibition organising services shrank 53.7% year-on-year to MOP288 million, according to data from the

Briefs | CTM, China Telecom to provide free data to stranded students

  Local telecom service providers CTM and China Telecom have each announced that they will provide 30GB of free cellular data to every cross-border student stranded in Macau, following the sudden

Covid-19 | PSP to follow up on potential illegalities by patients 74 and 75

The Public Security Police Force (PSP) will follow up on suspicions of illegal activity related to patients number 74 and 75, chief of PSP’s Department of Planning and Operations Ma

Covid-19 | Zhuhai’s Doumen identifies Macau as high-risk region

A public notice by Zhuhai’s Doumen District government announced that Macau has been categorized as a region with mid-to-high Covid-19 risk. At Tuesday’s regular health press conference, neurosurgeon Tai Wa Hou

Online classes to resume next week

Starting from next week, according to the actual school-based situations, schools can launch the home learning programme gradually in accordance with the relevant guidelines on teaching during class suspension in

Macau Pass suspends payment functions of unregistered cards

  Macau Pass yesterday suspended some passengers’ cards in order to identify those who had possibly boarded the same buses as confirmed Covid-19 patients, due to the potential risk of infection. In

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