Asia Today: Hong Kong increasing coronavirus testing

Hong Kong's leader says the city is ramping up testing for the coronavirus, especially for workers at the busy international airport and caregivers at homes for the elderly and disabled. Carrie

Government to monitor Covid-19 effect on crime rate

Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak said that the government is closely monitoring the impact of Covid-19 on Macau’s security situation and the crime rate. Yesterday, the security authority published a

Briefs | Government expands Zhuhai healthcare subsidy program

  The Macau SAR government has decided to expand a subsidy program in order to help more Macau residents who live in Zhuhai and want to sign up for Zhuhai’s healthcare

Different charges proposed for insurance supervision

Members of the Third Standing Committee of the Legislative Assembly (AL) have proposed that the local government charge different insurers a fee to pay for the Monetary Authority of Macao’s

DSEJ guidelines for class resumption discourage sports

The guidelines issued by the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ) to local schools for class resumption discourage sports practice during physical education (PE) classes, the head of Division for

Melco to shoulder expense of chartered flight for staff, stranded Filipinos

Melco Resorts & Entertainment is chartering a flight to the Philippines today for its workers and some stranded Filipinos wishing to return home. A source familiar with the matter told the

Hong Kong lawmakers clash as pro-Beijing camp elects chair

Clashes broke out in Hong Kong’s legislature yesterday for a second time this month as a pro-Beijing lawmaker was elected as chair of a key committee that scrutinizes bills, ending

Pompeo tells China not to interfere with US media in HK

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned China against interfering with the work of U.S. journalists in Hong Kong, and said actions impinging on freedoms there could damage diplomatic relations. “These journalists

Number of sold residential units drops 44% in April

The number of housing units sold in Macau registered a drop of 43.7% in April when compared with the same month a year earlier, data disclosed by the Financial Services

Civil Protection meets ahead of typhoon season

The members of the Civil Protection structure have assembled to start the relevant preparatory work for the typhoon season of 2020, which begins this month. The meeting, held at the Pac

CTM targets full 5G outdoor coverage by next month

Local telecom operator CTM said it is committed to further invest 2 billion patacas in continually optimizing its 5G network service, following its announcement that the firm aims to attain

US-China fight over chip kingpin rattles tech industry

Since its founding more than three decades ago, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. has built its business by working behind the scenes to make customers like Apple Inc. and Qualcomm Inc.

China announces $2 billion in virus help at WHO assembly

  China will provide $2 billion over two years to fight the coronavirus pandemic and the economic fallout from it, President Xi Jinping said last night, rallying around the World Health

Pandemic Probe | Russia, Australia join growing support for coronavirus inquiry

Australia’s foreign minister yesterday welcomed international support for an independent investigation of the coronavirus pandemic, a proposed inquiry that has been condemned by China and blamed for a bilateral trade

This Day in History | 2004 Angry dads hit Blair with purple flour

Protesters have hurled condoms full of purple flour at British Prime Minister Tony Blair as he addressed MPs in the House of Commons, prompting an urgent review of security. The PM

Trump aide accuses China of using travelers to ‘seed’ virus

  The Trump administration stepped up its campaign of blaming China for the deadly coronavirus pandemic, with a top aide suggesting Beijing sent airline passengers to spread the infection worldwide. “The virus

Brazil | Praise and push-ups for embattled Bolsonaro

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro greeted hundreds of supporters — and joined some in a series of push-ups — who gathered before the presidential offices yesterday to back his open-the-economy

Famed designer draws up plan to save restaurants through outdoor dining

The sprawling sidewalk café lifestyle is prevalent in cities around the world, from Rome to Miami. New York, not so much. But the Big Apple’s cityscape might be changing in response

Sri Lanka newlyweds cancel wedding party, help poor instead

As couples do all over the world, Darshana Kumara Wijenarayana and his fiance, Pawani Rasanga, spent months planning a grand wedding. And everything was on course for the Sri Lankan couple

The Buzz | Official: FBI finds link between Pensacola gunman, al-Qaida

The FBI has found a link between the gunman in a deadly attack at a military base last December and an al-Qaida operative, a U.S. official said yesterday. Attorney General William

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