Here’s what you need to see and do this Christmas season

The pandemic has made life hard for everyone in Macau and abroad, but it cannot keep Christmas joy away from the city’s residents, who live in this haven free from

Official events to be held in celebration of Handover Anniversary

The government will hold several events on and around December 20, in celebration of the 21st anniversary of the establishment of the Macau SAR. The annual flag-raising ceremony will be held

Briefs | Grand Lisboa cancels countdown event

The Sociedade de Jogos de Macau, S.A. (SJM) has announced that their annual New Year’s Eve event and countdown to the year 2021 will be canceled this year. In a

Military Club art exhibition highlights club’s 150-year history

This year’s Macau Artists’ Salon, held by the Macau Military Club annually, will showcase the club’s a-century-and-a-half history, presented in photos and documents. Five years into this annual art exhibition, the

Community-supermarket partnership to offer stranded workers sustenance

Christmas is around the corner, but not everyone in Macau will be blessed enough to rejoice this festive season, especially for hard-up non-resident workers who were dismissed and have been

Education | Non-teaching civil servants may be allowed to work as temporary teachers

The Macau SAR government has proposed allowing civil servants who are not teachers to work in public schools as lecturers, according to the Third Standing Committee of Legislative Assembly (AL). Yesterday,

Lobo Vilela resigns from government

Lawyer and legal expert on gaming, António Lobo Vilela, 48, will leave the government by the end of the year of his own volition. Vilela tendered his resignation on September 26

Additional Secretary of Security powers approved unanimously without remarks

The Legislative Assembly (AL) plenary has approved, unanimously and without any remarks, amendments to two laws which the government suggested improving to make them consistent with the new Civil Protection

Crime | Police crack down on fake employment arrangements

The Judiciary Police (PJ) have cracked down a large fake employment operation, apprehending a total of 17 suspects, according to a report by TDM. In total, there are eight local suspects,

TUI dismisses final appeal for Nam Van land plots

The Court of Final Appeal (TUI) has decided to dismiss all the appeals submitted from former concessionaires of nine land plots located at the “Closing of the Nam Van Bay”

Club D2 to close doors at end of year

Club D2 at Fisherman’s Wharf will close its doors at the end of this year, Portuguese language newspaper Hoje Macau reported, citing the owner of the venue, Francisco Coelho. According to

Japanese retailer Don Quijote slated for 2021 Macau debut

Japanese discount mega chain store Don Quijote will open its first Macau establishment in the Fai Chi Kei District, Japanese newspaper The Macau Shimbun recently reported. A source close to the

Space Chinese capsule returns to Earth carrying moon rocks

A Chinese lunar capsule returned to Earth yesterday with the first fresh rock samples from the moon in more than 40 years, offering the possibility of new insights into the

Luckin Coffee to pay $180 million fine in fraud case

China’s Luckin Coffee has agreed to pay a $180 million penalty to settle accounting fraud charges, the Securities and Exchange Commission says. The SEC charged the company with defrauding investors by

Hong Kong | Financial authorities unveil plan for climate disclosures, stress tests

Hong Kong’s two main financial authorities outlined a plan for increased climate disclosures and stepped up management of risks linked to climate change for banks and fund managers in the

Tan Weiwei | Forceful lyrics on domestic violence strike chord in China

Quarrel, rape, adultery. Tricky, greedy, sycophantic. Chinese singer Tan Weiwei chants each word methodically in a two-line string of vulgarities and insults. The 16 words in her new song share something

Afghanistan | US Joint Chiefs chairman meets with Taliban on peace talks

The top U.S. general held unannounced talks with Taliban peace negotiators in the Persian Gulf to urge a reduction in violence across Afghanistan, even as senior American officials in Kabul

Pandemic | India seeks to mend Bangladesh ties with vaccine diplomacy

India reassured Bangladesh it will prioritize the supply of Covid-19 shots to its South Asian neighbor, part of its vaccine outreach to counter China’s rising influence in the region. India’s Prime

Pandemic | World shares climb on hopes US to finally get more stimulus

World shares were mostly higher yesterday, buoyed by hopes the U.S. Congress may finally deliver fresh aid to help American businesses and families weather the pandemic. Benchmarks rose in Paris, London,

Editorial | Be bold to live

The secret of enjoying life to the full is to “get out of the comfort zone,” Jolian, a young Macau entrepreneur and skater told the Times yesterday in a captivating

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