Asia Today: India cases surge, Beijing petition offices shut

NEW DELHI — India recorded its biggest single-day surge in coronavirus cases on Monday, attributed largely to migrant workers returning home after losing their jobs in India's population centers. The 5,242

Could 2020 Be a Stabilizing Year for Bitcoin in Asia?

Bitcoin tends to be the source of much disagreement. Speculation varies greatly about its true value, its long-term potential, and really, its place in the world. If there’s one thing

Thailand removes Macau from high risk list, but flights still suspended

The Macau SAR is one of four territories that Thailand has removed from its list of dangerous disease zones, which means that visitors from the SAR will be treated with

Macau health authorities ask Zhuhai to investigate reports of fraudulent Covid-19 certificates

Claims on the internet that it is possible to acquire fake medical certificates in Zhuhai attesting to negative Covid-19 results has raised concerns from health authorities in Macau. Yesterday, during the

‘Carnival’ kicks off six weekends of SME business opportunities

Organized by Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) and the Macao Chamber of Commerce (MCC), the “Healthy and Fun Carnival” kicked off on Saturday for six consecutive weekends of sales and business

IFTM updates web domain with university’s new acronym

The Macao Institute for Tourism Studies (IFTM) is introducing a new internet domain name which will apply to both their institutional website as well as electronic-mail addresses. The new domains add

MGTO’s mega-events account for 30% of tourism media coverage

  Four-large scale cultural events organized by Macau’s tourism board accounted for over 30% of all media coverage on Macau tourism last year, according to an annual evaluation report. Dubbed tourism “mega-events”,

CC continues to investigate supermarket prices

The Consumer Council (CC) said yesterday that it is continuing to investigate prices in supermarkets following complaints earlier this month of price hikes at some retailers. In a statement issued yesterday,

Gaming | US: Wynn will reopen without poker in concession to new pandemic era

When Wynn Resorts Ltd. gets the go-ahead to reopen casinos in Las Vegas and Boston, one of gambling’s most iconic games won’t be offered: poker. It also won’t be as

Gaming | Vietnam: Suncity’s joint venture project granted casino license

Hong Kong-listed Suncity Group Holdings Ltd has announced that the $4 billion (about 32 billion patacas) casino project in Hoiana, Vietnam, was last week granted an operating license valid until

Local woman damages equipment during Covid-19 testing outburst

  A local woman’s outrage resulted in the temporary suspension of Covid-19 testing services at the Taipa Ferry Terminal. On Friday, the woman physically struck nucleic acid test devices while complaining

Hong Kong police watchdog upholds actions against protesters

A long-awaited report from an official Hong Kong police watchdog group issued Friday said officers used force only in response to threats to their safety during months of anti-government protests

Greater Bay Area | China unveils financial support to tie cities closer

China’s financial regulators unveiled a sweeping plan to facilitate cross-border transactions and investments between Hong Kong, Macau and cities in southern China as part of the government’s ambition to transform

Hong Kong handouts may be received in July

Hong Kong’s cash handout included in a host of relief measures promised by the government could be received by eligible recipients as early as July, Financial Secretary Paul Chan said. The

This Day in History | 1950 US and Europe agree Nato aims

Almost exactly a year after signing the North Atlantic Treaty, 12 nations have agreed a permanent organisation for the defence of the United States and Europe. The final meeting of the

China faces angry world at key WHO meeting

At the first meeting of the World Health Organization’s governing body since Covid-19 stormed the globe, China is set to be challenged on two of its most sensitive issues: The

Europe’s broken tourism industry struggles to save the summer

On the Greek island of Mykonos, Mayor Kostas Koukas is desperately trying to revive the tourism that is the life blood of the local economy. Koukas, and his counterparts in towns

The Buzz | Officials: Chinese ambassador to Israel found dead in home

The Chinese ambassador to Israel was found dead in his home north of Tel Aviv yesterday, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said. No cause of death was given and Israeli police said it

Hong Kong shop offers ‘tear gas’ flavor ice cream

Tear gas is among the new flavors at a Hong Kong ice cream shop. The main ingredient is black peppercorns, a reminder of the pungent, peppery rounds fired by police on

World Views | The coronavirus isn’t the end of your career

  For the hotel chef who can’t afford his nine prescriptions, losing a job could be a matter of life and death. Even among the employed, fear of what’s around the

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