Daily wrap: 5/29/2020

Lawyers change: Two members of the board of directors of the Macao Lawyers Association (AAM) have left the association: Oriana Pun and Bruno Nunes. The requests were accepted by the General Assembly, which has already co-opted Wong Pou Ngai and Luís Cavaleiro Ferreira as replacements, the president of the board of directors, Jorge Neto Valente […]

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Daily wrap: 5/28/2020

Mass mistake: Focusing too much on development of the mass gaming market is not the best direction for Macau to take in a post-COVID world, with the city set to rely more heavily than before on VIP, according to Director of Macao Games and Entertainment Mediators Association, Lam Kai Kuong. IAG Vietnam easier: Travel to […]

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Daily wrap: 5/27/2020

Hong Kong crisis: US senators have proposed a bill that would allow for sanctions against anyone with a role in violating “China’s obligations to Hong Kong under the [Sino-British] Joint Declaration and the Basic Law”, and on banks who do business with them. President Donald Trump has not yet weighed in on the specifics of […]

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Daily wrap: 5/26/2020

RIP, Stanley Ho: Stanley Ho passed away today at the Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital, aged 98. Muhammad Cohen pays tribute to the “father of modern Macau” in an extensive obituary (IAG). Tributes were flowing almost immediately, including from Hong Kong CE Carrie Lam (GGRA and SCMP), while analysts were quick to point out that […]

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Daily wrap: 5/25/2020

Launderers beware: The Public Prosecutions Office has called for the government to study the feasibility of fresh steps – possibly including specific legislation – to counter unauthorized money exchange practices, which the office says are a particular issue in the city’s casinos or their surroundings. GGRA Big fight: Macau could be set to host its most […]

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Daily wrap: 5/22/2020

NPC begins: Premier Li Keqiang opened the National People’s Congress 2020 session today with bold comments about providing national-security controls over the two SARs of Hong Kong and Macau. SCMP. Macau listens: Twelve NPC deputies and 37 CPPCC members representing Macau have arrived in Beijing for the two sessions. During the weeklong “Two sessions” period, […]

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Daily wrap: 5/21/2020

Tech plan: The central government is planning to pump more than US$1.4 trillion from now until 2025 into the economy through the roll-out of “new infrastructure” – which includes a wide range of technology, from next-generation wireless networks to artificial intelligence (AI). The master plan, which will be endorsed by the NPC this weekend, calls […]

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Daily wrap: 5/20/2020

New insight: Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture, Ao Ieong U, has said that health officials and other government staff gained “new insight” from the opening session of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) 73rd World Health Assembly on ways to enhance the territory’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Four local officials attended the opening session […]

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Daily wrap: 5/19/2020

Boss in Beijing: Ho Iat Seng will attend the opening of the third session of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) on Friday in Beijing. During his absence, the Secretary for Administration and Justice, André Cheong Weng Chon, will take the role of Acting Chief Executive. GOV Border delays? Health Bureau officials said on Monday […]

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