Asia Today: Virus cases jump again in South Korea, India

SEOUL — South Korea on Thursday reported its biggest jump in coronavirus cases in more than 50 days, a resurgence that health officials warn is getting harder to track and

Death of King of Gambling gives empire reins to daughter Pansy

About an hour after the death of Stanley Ho, the billionaire who built the Chinese territory of Macau into the world’s biggest gambling hub, his large clan gathered in

New IPIM chief takes helm for one-year term

Lau Wai Meng, the new president of the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM), officially stepped into office yesterday, according to the executive order published in the Official Gazette. Secretary

MGM China obtains HKD2.34 billion revolving credit facility

A new HKD2.34 billion revolving credit facility was granted to casino operator MGM China Holdings Ltd. This also includes “an increase option” which allows the gaming operator to increase the

Survey shows significant drop in retail, supermarkets the exception

Retail sales in Macau registered a significant drop during the first three months of 2020 owing to the Covid-19-related restrictions imposed on visitor entries, a Statistics and Census Service (DSEC)

UM receives maximum exam exemptions from ACCA

The University of Macau (UM) is entitled to the highest numbers of exam exemptions with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), according to a recent statement from the university.

Gov’t prepares to receive some 400 overseas students

The government is finding ways to help some 400 overseas Macau students return home when they finish the school year, Inês Chan, an official from the Macao Government Tourism Office

Talents Committee to launch subsidies for postgrad programs in Portugal

The Talents Development Committee (CDT) will be launching three subsidy schemes in June. The schemes will provide monetary support to those aiming to enroll in postgraduate studies at Portuguese universities,

Briefs | Government repossesses land plot in ZAPE

  The government has finally taken possession of a land plot of around 6,500 square meters located in the center of the ZAPE area, the Land, Public Works and Transport Bureau

Student’s research finds migrant workers in tourism sector face discrimination

A student research study has shown that migrant workers in the Macau SAR continue to face discrimination in the tourism sector. The study, titled “Coming, Living And Working In Macau-How Does

Macau’s food souvenirs prove unanimously popular in student survey

All of the tourists who bought traditional food souvenirs while in Macau were satisfied with their purchases, according to one study recently conducted by Liang Ziyang, a student at the

Crime | Two individuals concealed wealth to get social housing units

The Public Security Police Force (PSP) has reported two cases involving two individuals who presented false declarations of their wealth in order to be admitted to social housing. During yesterday’s joint

Briefs | Paramedics help woman deliver baby on the street

  A paramedics team from the Fire Services Bureau helped a woman deliver her baby on the street at 4 a.m. on May 21. The incident occurred on Avenida da Longevidade

Security chief renews rights of 601 surveillance cameras

  The Secretary for Security, Wong Sio Chak has granted the Public Security Police Force (PSP) a renewal of the rights of usage of 601 surveillance cameras installed in Macau’s public

HK police overwhelm protesters now crying ‘independence’

In the first major test of Hong Kong’s protest movement in 2020, it became clear that demonstrators face a more formidable challenge in reigniting the street power that humbled China

India and China move in more troops as border tensions rise

India has moved additional troops along its northern border as it prepares for an extended conflict with neighbor China, after several rounds of talks failed to ease tensions between the

Huawei CFO Meng to find out if her fraud case will proceed

A top executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei is scheduled to learn today if a U.S extradition case against her can proceed. Canada arrested Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of Huawei’s

This Day in History | 1951 Glasgow powers up for the Festival

Her Royal Highness, Princess Elizabeth, has formally opened the Exhibition of Industrial Power in Glasgow, the latest show in the Festival of Britain. The exhibition tells the story of industrial power

Rubio warns of foreign actors amplifying virus conspiracies

Sen. Marco Rubio, the new Republican chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, is warning that foreign actors will seek to amplify conspiracy theories about the coronavirus and find new ways

Shanghai Stock Exchange mulls first revamp of benchmark in 30 years

The Shanghai Stock Exchange is considering the first overhaul of its benchmark index in three decades so that it better reflects China’s increasingly high-tech economy, according to people familiar with

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