Asia Today: New Zealand has no new cases for 2nd day

New Zealand reported zero new cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday, the second day in a row without any new cases and the fourth day since early last week. Director-General of

Opinion | As Macau bans annual Tiananmen Massacre exhibition, Hong Kong should be wary of China exporting censorship

China’s Communist Party is continuing to export its repression of free speech. After more than 20 years of photographic exhibitions and vigils recounting the 4 June 1989 Tiananmen Massacre in

Cheong: cancellation of Tiananmen exhibition not for political reasons

Secretary for Administration and Justice, André Cheong Weng Chon, said that the cancellation of the photo exhibition that showcases the history of the 1989 Democracy Movement and the June 4th incident was

CE appoints Portuguese judges to lower courts

The Chief Executive has appointed two judges to the lower two courts; the Court of First Instance (TJB) and the Court of Second Instance (TSI). An inauguration ceremony was held

DICJ leadership to change hands

The office of the Secretary for Economy and Finance has confirmed that Paulo Martins Chan will leave his post as director of the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) at

Briefs | Man charged for stealing Macau Pass card

  The Public Security Police Force (PSP) charged one man for appropriating a Macau Pass electronic payment card, the PSP reported yesterday. The case took place in February, when the owner

Zhuhai policy mistake inconveniences Macau workers across the border

On Monday, Zhuhai residents who work in Macau but reside in Zhuhai were finally able to return to Macau for work. These residents were told they only required four documents in

Population increase mainly due to TNRs

  The total population as of end-March 2020 rose by 16,500 quarter-to-quarter to 696,100, driven by an increased number of non-resident workers living in the city. Due to entry restrictions imposed by

Macau’s F3 World Cup, not season finale this year

Rumors previously anticipated what several teams have now confirmed: the FIA Formula 3 World Cup will not be held this year as the season finale, but instead the F3 championship

Macau emergency medical team to help in Algeria

The China International Emergency Medical Team (Macao) is deploying five members to Algeria to assist in a 15-day Covid-19 response mission, the Health Bureau (SSM) announced yesterday at its daily

12th round of government’s facemask distribution kicks off

The 12th round of the centralized facemask supply scheme initiated by the government has begun and will last until May 21. According to information previously presented by health authorities, this

US Senate joins calls for Taiwan to regain WHO status

The U.S. Senate unanimously approved a bill seeking the restoration of Taiwan’s observer status with the World Health Organization, escalating an international campaign to push back against Chinese efforts to

China and Taiwan at odds amid pandemic

U.S.-China relations have never been worse. Verbal sparring between a Trump administration determined to find someone to blame for the pandemic and China’s aggressive diplomats pushing conspiracy theories has exacerbated tensions

This Day in History | 1981 Thousands see Pope shot in Rome

The Pope has been shot four times as he blessed the crowds in St Peter’s Square in Rome. Surgeons have performed a five-hour operation and say they hope he will make

Foretaste of Brexit | Virus cuts off much of UK farm labor

Britain’s fruit and vegetable farmers have long dreaded their country’s exit from the European Union, worrying that it would keep out the tens of thousands of Eastern European workers who

Macau gambling exec linked to $1 billion Cohiba cigar deal

The buyers of Imperial Brands Plc’s premium cigar business, including world-renowned Cohiba, have been shrouded in a smoky veil of secrecy. But one group of investors is being fronted by

Retirees, isolated by virus, become DJs for new radio hour

Tucked away inside his room at a senior care facility, Bob Coleman knew he couldn’t go out into the world with the coronavirus raging. But he could share with the

The Buzz | Coronavirus: Wuhan draws up ‘10-day battle’ plan to test all 11 million residents

Wuhan is drawing up plans to test its entire population of 11 million people for Covid-19, state media report. The plan appears to be in its early stages, with all districts

Hong Kong to prioritize passing of contentious anthem bill

Hong Kong’s government will give “priority” to a contentious bill that seeks to criminalize abuse of the Chinese national anthem, the city’s leader said yesterday, days after a pro-Beijing lawmaker

World Views | Students can’t afford to take the whole summer off

  Having slogged through weeks of unevenly administered distance learning, schools in the U.S. are preparing to shut down for the summer. Amid the stress of the pandemic, students, teachers and

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