GMA quoted in GGB News

GMA quoted in GGB News

‘Zero-Tolerance’ Ambushes Macau’s Golden Week

By Marjorie Preston

It was a one-two punch followed by a haymaker.  In Macau, a handful of new Covid-19 infections at the end of September effectively ended hopes for a tourism revival during Golden Week.

The annual celebration (October 1-7), kicking it off with Chinese National Day, commemorates the 1949 founding of the People’s Republic of China.  In a normal year, Golden Week is prime time for tourism in Macau.  And this year, following 18 months of unprecedented challenges due to Covid-19 – as well as increasing crackdowns by Beijing – the city needed one in the win column.

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