Asia Today: Abe urges Japanese to social distance more

BANGKOK - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said people haven't practiced social distancing as much as they should under the state of emergency he declared two weeks ago to fight

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Seoul sees no suspicious activity in North Korea amid Kim concerns

Seoul - The South Korean government said today (Tuesday) no unusual activity has been detected in North Korea after unconfirmed reports described leader Kim Jong Un as in fragile condition

Policy address | Macau to negotiate tourism trade with Guangdong

The Macau government plans to negotiate a resumption in the tourism trade with its counterparts in the provincial government of neighboring Guangdong. Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng said that the local

Policy address | Chief Executive hopes Hengqin becomes ‘another Macau’

With regards to the development of neighboring Hengqin Island, which falls under Zhuhai’s jurisdiction, Ho said he hopes “Hengqin will become another Macau.” It has been suggested that Macau could rent

Policy address | Administration reform, fight against Covid-19 top Ho Iat Seng’s 2020 list

The battle against the Covid-19 health crisis and its economic fallout, as well as promotion of public administration reform remained the two major priorities set out by Chief Executive Ho

Economic goals need not come at environment’s expense

In his first policy address, Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng pledged to leave a clean Macau for the next generation, even as his administration works to revive the sluggish economy.

Public to be consulted on casino concessions later this year

The Chief Executive offered little information regarding the matter of the upcoming gaming concessions negotiations yesterday, but stated that the government would launch a public consultation in the second half

Beijing donates Chinese medicine to Macau to fight Covid-19

The Central Government has donated a total of 6,800 boxes of Chinese medicine to the Macau SAR government in a bid to help the city fight Covid-19. Made through the Liaison

MUST researchers mark new breakthrough in arthritis study

A team at the Macau University of Science and Technology has made a breakthrough in arthritis research, according to a statement issued yesterday by the local tertiary education institution. Rheumatoid arthritis

Graduating UM students return to university

The University of Macau (UM) has partially resumed classes, prioritizing the return of graduating students to the classroom yesterday. All other UM students will continue to take classes online until the

Animal disease prevention law | Vet investors will not be accountable for administrative malpractice

Investors in animal medical service firms are exempt from being punished for administrative violations committed by companies under the latest amendment to the animal disease prevention law that is being

Briefs | Vessel responsible for bridge damage found

  The Marine and Water Bureau has found the vessel responsible for damaging a bridge in an incident that occured last month. At midnight on March 9, a cargo vessel deviated

China tourists seek beaches if summer travel plans proceed

Some mainland tourists expect their travel plans can proceed as normal starting as early as this July, according to a recent survey conducted by the mainland’s Sun Yat-sen University. The survey

2019: Macau’s warmest year in 67 years

2019 was the warmest year the city has recorded, since records began in 1952. According to recent data released by the Statistics and Census Service, the annual mean air temperature

Gaming | Las Vegas: Wynn Resorts calls for Nevada reopening next month

Wynn Resorts Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Matt Maddox is calling for parts of the Nevada economy to start reopening in early May, followed by the Las Vegas Strip in the

Macau records 38% drop in gaming tax revenue

The Macau SAR government recorded a total of 18.48 billion patacas ($2.3 billion) in gaming tax revenue during the first quarter of the year, down 37.6% year-on-year. According to data issued

North Korean defectors, experts question zero virus claim

As a doctor in North Korea during the SARS outbreak and flu pandemic, Choi Jung Hun didn’t have much more than a thermometer to decide who should be quarantined. Barely paid,

Dentists, hair salons, beaches: Lockdowns ease but not in US

Tattoo parlors and hair salons in Denmark. Beaches in Australia. Bookstores in Germany. Nations around the world took advantage yesterday of their flattening coronavirus infection curves to tentatively ease lockdowns,

Singapore reports a record 1,426 new cases, total near 8,000

Singapore reported a record 1,426 new coronavirus cases on Monday, mostly among foreign workers, pushing its total number of confirmed infections to 7,984. The tiny city-state now has the highest number

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