Asia Today: South Korea to require masks on transit, flights

South Koreans will be required to wear masks when using public transportation and taxis nationwide starting Tuesday as health authorities look for more ways to slow the spread of the

Head of lawyers association ‘saddened’ by Beijing bill

Jorge Neto Valente, head of the Macau Lawyers Association, expressed his sadness about Beijing’s move to make national security legislation at the level of the National People’s Congress, rather than

Hong Kong protests back after China tightens grip on city

Hong Kong protesters battled with riot police in busy downtown areas yesterday, showing their opposition toward China’s dramatic move to crack down on dissent in the biggest demonstration since the

Sands China continues investment amid pandemic

Sands China is continuing with its investment in the SAR despite the economic fallout from Covid-19. The casino operator is aiming to finish its USD2.2 billion project by the end

Gaming | Nevada governor targets June 4 date for reopening casinos

Casino operators and employees in the largest U.S. gambling market got some welcome news at the start of the Memorial Day weekend: a June 4 target date for reopening. Nevada Governor

Spanish retail giant halts operation of three brands

International brands in the Macau SAR have seen their business affected by the pandemic, and some have decided to close their business here. A Spanish clothing company that owns several brands

Briefs | Drunk driver crashes Macau Red Cross minibus

  A minibus belonging to the Macau Red Cross was crashed into the fence of the Mong-ha Sport Pavilion construction site early Saturday morning. A man in his 30’s, whom the

Muslims celebrate major holiday amid curfews, virus fears

Muslims around the world on Sunday began celebrating Eid al-Fitr, a normally festive holiday marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, with millions under strict stay-at-home orders and

Britain | Johnson aide faces more pressure as lockdown reports persist

Boris Johnson’s chief adviser faced further calls to resign, hours after a minister said he had the full support of the prime minister, as fresh reports suggested he broke the

This Day in History | 1963 African states unite against white rule

Leaders of 32 African nations have set up an organisation that will give them a united voice for the first time in Africa’s history. The African summit conference ended today in

Wuhan lab head calls virus leak claims ‘pure fabrication’

Claims promoted by the Trump administration that the global coronavirus pandemic originated at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in the central Chinese city are a “pure fabrication,” the institute’s director

Author Murakami DJs ‘Stay Home’ radio show to lift spirits

Acclaimed Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami, hosting a special radio show from home, painted a brighter side of the world with his favorite music, and said the fight against the coronavirus

The Buzz | Macau warns of toxic mold in fruit juice

A brand of bottled fruit juice made in Hong Kong has been contaminated by patulin, a toxin produced by mold, the Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM) of Macau has warned. The

SpaceX’s 1st astronaut launch breaking new ground for style

The first astronauts launched by SpaceX are breaking new ground for style with hip spacesuits, gull-wing Teslas and a sleek rocketship — all of it white with black trim. The color

World Views | NASA should beware of viruses from outer space

  This summer, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration will launch a rover designed to collect samples of the Martian surface and store them until they can eventually be brought back

Monday, May 25, 2020 – edition no. 3540

  * Roaring back — Hong Kong opposition forces ended weeks of social distancing to mount their latest display of resistance, this time against their greatest threat yet * Macau elites report Beijing’s

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