First case of coronavirus infection confirmed in Macau

A visitor from Wuhan was yesterday confirmed as the first case of the novel coronavirus in Macau. Yesterday, the local government held a press conference to

Transport operators instructed to guard against pneumonia

Additional hygiene measures, including regular disinfection and ventilation, have been introduced to local public transport operators as a means of controlling the potential spread of

Health authorities to distribute 20 million masks to handle shortage

Health authorities will distribute 20 million surgical face masks and restrict the conditions of their sale in order to handle a shortage that has affected nearly

Commentator: lack of political roadmap makes gov’t manifesto implausible

Political commentator Eric Sautedé said yesterday that the electoral platform of Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng mostly closely resembles a “shopping list” in that it is

Macau youth might turn to streets in ‘5 to 10 years’

A public administration professor from the Macao Polytechnic Institute (IPM) says that local youngsters might turn to the streets in “5 to 10 years” to demand more

Gov’t hopes to revitalize Inner Harbor area with Wanzai ferry route

The reopening of the ferry route between the Inner Harbor and the Wanzai Port in Zhuhai, set to take place today, is expected to help revitalize

Melco: catalyzing Christmas and Lunar New Year opportunities for Macau’s local SMEs

Supporting local Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) businesses through various events for the Christmas holiday season and Chinese New Year, Melco Resorts and Entertainment continues contributing to the sustainable

Australia | Lawrence Ho, James Packer to appear in casino inquisition

Local casino operator Lawrence Ho and his ex-business partner, Australian James Packer, have been subpoenaed by an Australian court to be witnesses in a wide-ranking “casino

Japan | Scandal may delay policy for selecting casino cities

The formation of a policy for selecting casino resort cities in Japan may be delayed following the arrest of a ruling party lawmaker on suspicion of

Macau casino profit seen to fall as Xi’s visit crimped arrivals

Macau casino operators are expected to show quarterly profit declining about 2.5% when they start reporting results this month, according to analysts’ forecast. Three out of

Briefs | Macau hotels popular during CNY, say analysts

High room prices and full bookings across many Cotai hotels and resorts is an indicator that the territory will welcome a large number of visitors this Chinese Lunar

Hong Kong | Burberry becomes latest victim of political protests

Burberry Group Plc became the latest victim of the Hong Kong protests as sales in that market dropped in half over the Christmas quarter, while

Hong Kong | Mainland buyers cool on property following protests

Mainland Chinese, once the driving force behind Hong Kong’s stratospheric home prices, are now shunning the city after months of protests. Inquiries for Hong Kong

World Economic Forum | Xi Jinping isn’t tightening China’s grip on HK, according to Carrie Lam

Chinese President Xi Jinping offered personal assurances that he wouldn’t use protests in Hong Kong as an excuse to increase Beijing’s control over the city, Chief

EU gives governments scope for bans on some 5G suppliers

The European Union will advise member states to consider banning some suppliers from parts of their 5G networks, in a policy document that may give

Tencent offers 27% premium to take over game maker Funcom

Chinese giant Tencent Holdings Ltd. offered to buy Funcom NV in an all-cash offer that values the Norwegian game developer at 1.33 billion kroner ($148 million)

HK broadcaster TVB soars as chairman to resign, sell stake

Television Broadcasts Ltd., Hong Kong’s dominant broadcaster, gained the most in almost three years after saying its chairman would quit and sell his stake in Young

Taiwan urges China to release all information on new virus

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen urged China yesterday to release all information about the outbreak of a new virus and work with Taiwan on curbing its spread. At China’s insistence, Taiwan is

Tour agencies: N. Korea bans foreign tourists over new virus

North Korea has banned foreign tourists to guard against the spread of a new virus from China, tour operators in China said. Foreign travel to North Korea has been temporarily suspended

Huawei’s CEO dismisses looming threat of a US escalation

Huawei Technologies Co. founder Ren Zhengfei shrugged off the threat the U.S. will impose even stricter sanctions against his company, saying he was confident China’s largest tech company can survive

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