Asia Today: Japan easing emergency, Wuhan starts new testing

Experts on Japan's coronavirus task force on Thursday approved a government plan to lift a state of emergency in most areas ahead of schedule except for Tokyo and several other

Crime | Online scams grow as casino crimes decline

Although crimes relating to gambling activities are on the decline, crimes involving online shopping and online relationships are continuing to grow in number, with local residents being targeted, the Judiciary

GBA authorities bust smuggling group

A group smuggling counterfeit fashion items and electronics from Asia to North America has been busted by law enforcement authorities from the Greater Bay Area, the Hong Kong Customs and

Briefs | Date for civil service exam still unknown

  The date of the civil servants’ competency examination is still unknown, according to Kou Peng Kuan, Director of the Public Administration and Civil Service Bureau (SAFP). The results of the

Lawmaker says it’s too late to appeal axing of photo exhibition

Lawmaker Au Kam San will not file a judicial appeal against the government’s decision to ban a controversial photo exhibition from being held in Senado Square. The veteran democrat told

Chinese scholar wants to relocate Forum Macao to Hengqin

All affairs relating to trade cooperation between China and Portuguese-speaking countries should involve Macau, according to Lin Guangzhi, head of the Institute for Social and Cultural Research (ISCR) at the

Amendment would lessen financial risk for employers hiring from overseas

The latest amendment proposal for the city’s non-local workers employment law could lead to some non-local workers incurring financial losses if they make trips to Macau for work while unsure

Profile | Grant Bowie’s leadership difficult to replace, say analysts, employees

One of the pioneers of Macau’s Western-style integrated resorts model, Grant Bowie, has announced he will resign from his post at MGM China. After leading one of the city’s gaming operators

Gaming | Las Vegas Sands gives up on $10 billion Japan casino project

Las Vegas Sands Corp., the world’s largest casino company, is dropping its pursuit of a license in Japan, ending a multidecade quest for what was one of the biggest prizes

Mainland entrants can be tested for Covid-19 in Macau

Mainland residents holding business, family visit or public service permits to Macau, as well as those entering Macau with mainland passports, will be allowed to undergo Covid-19 testing in Macau.

Grand Prix Museum postpones opening to second half of 2020

The renovated and expanded Macau Grand Prix Museum will not open its doors to the public during the first half of this year as previously announced by the director of

Endangered dolphin seen swimming around NAPE

A video on social media showing a white dolphin swimming off the coast of the city’s NAPE district has been authenticated by the Marine and Water Bureau. According to the bureau,

China may test all of Wuhan amid fears of virus comeback

Authorities in Wuhan, the Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic first broke out, are planning to test all 11 million residents in the next 10 days, Chinese media reported. No official

Trump: Fed retiree fund should ban Chinese investments

The Trump administration has directed the U.S. federal employee retirement fund to scrap its plan to place more than $4 billion into Chinese investments, a move that comes as the

This Day in History | 1955 Communist states sign Warsaw Pact

The Soviet Union and its Eastern Bloc allies have signed a security pact in the Polish capital, Warsaw, after a three-day conference. Announcements in Warsaw and Moscow said the Soviet Prime

Italy’s South Tyrol invokes autonomy to pry open lockdown

The blazing orange letters of fire spelled out a familiar message in Italy’s South Tyrol province, an old call to resistance repurposed for the days of the coronavirus: ‘’Los von

187-year-old Jardine faces pain in Indonesia after expansion

After political protests and the coronavirus crisis walloped its businesses in Greater China, Jardine Matheson Holdings Ltd., one of Hong Kong’s last remaining British trading houses, is facing a new

The Art of Giving | Modern Philanthropy and Legacy

Physics genius Albert Einstein once said: “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is

Drive In | A grotesque, inglorious look at Capone’s last year

Al Capone lived out his final years on a grand estate in Palm Island, Florida, with his wife, Mae, by his side and grandchildren running around the property. It sounds

The Buzz | Mexico finds 15,000 turtles in crates bound for China

Mexican authorities said yesterday they have seized a shipment of 158 wooden crates bound for China containing about 15,000 fresh-water turtles, some of them endangered. The environmental prosecutors’ office said

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