Facemasks dissolved in incineration enough to destroy virus 

Incinerating disposed facemasks is sufficient to destroy the virus, according to information released during today’s (Friday's) Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Center. Alvis Lo Iek Long, a clinical director of the

Macau elites applause NPC’s HK national security proposal

Macau members of the National People’s Congress (NPC) have commended China’s proposal to establish a national security organization in Hong Kong. Earlier this week, the NPC submitted a draft decision to

Hong Kong opposition slams China national security law move

HONG KONG — Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers sharply criticized China's move to take over long-stalled efforts to enact national security legislation in the semi-autonomous territory, saying it goes against the

Asia Today: India’s cases surge again, China opens Congress

India reported its biggest single-day spike in virus cases Friday ahead of a resumption of domestic flights after a two-month halt. The 6,088 new cases reported in the last 24 hours

China boosts spending for virus-hit economy, takes up HK law

Beijing - China's No. 2 leader today (Friday) promised higher spending to revive its pandemic-stricken economy and curb surging job losses but avoided launching a massive stimulus on the scale

Key points about China’s legislative session

BEIJING — Thousands of delegates from across China are in Beijing for this year's annual session of the country's rubber-stamp legislature and its advisory body, meetings delayed by more than

Health authorities report minor changes to latest mask supply round

As the 13th round of the centralized mask supply scheme begins today, a child’s ID will now allow the buyer to purchase a maximum of 10 children’s masks, the Health

Briefs | Zhuhai withdraws five people’s quarantine exemption privileges

  The Zhuhai government has suspended the quarantine exemptions of five people who violated regulations. The group of five includes a businessman who needed to travel between Macau and Zhuhai for

China expected to tighten grip on Hong Kong with security law

Chinese authorities were planning to write a new national security law into Hong Kong’s charter, local media reported, in what would be a dramatic escalation of Beijing’s efforts to rein

CCAC report: Fraud associated with gov’t subsidy schemes

The 2019 Annual Report of the Commission Against Corruption (CCAC) published this week uncovered a high number of incidents connected to several government subsidy schemes, namely the Environmental Protection and

IPIM ex-president’s trial postponed again for same reason

The trial of Jackson Chang, former president of the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM), was due to commence yesterday before it was postponed for the second time. The first

June 4 vigil organizer submits judicial appeal

Lawmaker Au Kam San, head of the organizing body for the annual June 4 vigil in Macau, yesterday submitted an official appeal against the banning of this year’s event by

Melco Deploying Volunteers – Simple Acts of Kindness

Melco’s Simple Acts of Kindness philosophy is based on the principle that little things have a big impact, and each person can do something to touch people’s hearts. Lawrence Ho,

Grand Prix to proceed without one, maybe two, of its headliners

The 67th Macau Grand Prix is likely to be less glittery than previous years, due to the many changes occurring across the worldwide motorsports calendar. Although the Macau Grand Prix Organizing

Macau Airport renews environmental accreditation

The Macau International Airport (MIA) has recently had its annual Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) renewed for one year. A statement issued by the Macau Airport Company noted that the airport had

April tourist arrivals lowest level in over a decade

The tightening of quarantine measures for arrivals in Macau starting in late March 2020 has caused the number of visitor arrivals in April to tumble 99.7% year-on-year to just 11,041. The

Macau proves popular with young adult demographic

Young adults were the largest age group of visitors to Macau last year, accounting for nearly a quarter of all arrivals, new research from Morgan Stanley All-Asia Research shows. People aged

China kicks off key political event delayed by pandemic

China began its most important political event of the year yesterday after a two-month delay because of the coronavirus pandemic. The opening of the annual session of the Chinese People’s Political

This Day in History | 1972 President Nixon arrives in Moscow

America’s President Richard Nixon has arrived in Moscow for talks with Soviet leaders. He was given a modest welcome as he stepped off the plane at Vnukovo airport with his wife

White House report blasts Chinese ‘malign activities’

Beyond its hard-hitting rhetoric against China over its handling of the coronavirus, the White House has issued a broad-scale attack on Beijing’s predatory economic policies, military buildup, disinformation campaigns and

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