Top court upholds police ban of June 4 vigil this year

The Court of Final Appeal (TUI) has ruled that a decision by the police to ban this year’s June 4 vigil due to the government’s Covid-19 prevention measures will be

Financial support for employees and businesses distribution expected in June

Local government may start distributing the financial relief exclusively for employees and business in June, the Secretary for Administration and Justice said during a press conference today (Friday). The Executive Council

Death of Macau’s King of Gambling gives empire reins to daughter

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 front

Macau delegation strongly endorses mainland justice

The Macau delegation of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) has endorsed mainland China’s justice system, in particular the Supreme People’s Court of China as well as the Supreme

Letter to the Editor | National Security Legislation for HKSAR: A fundamental guarantee for the long-term smooth implementation of ‘One Country, Two Systems’

On 28 May, the third session of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) of the People’s Republic of China passed the “Decision on Establishing and Improving the Legal Systems and

Research suggests luxury groups rethinking online presence post Covid-19

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus is forcing companies to rethink almost every aspect of their businesses as it becomes increasingly difficult to keep up with the effects of Covid-19. Fflur

Charities turn to web for fundraising as pandemic persists

Charity organizations in Macau have been taking steps to advance digital initiatives, including but not limited to fundraising, to help manage the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. At least three such

Crime | Police bust HK drug shipping schemes involving local teenagers

  The Judiciary Police (PJ) has cracked down on two separate drug trafficking cases this week involving local teenagers, who were sent packages containing illegal narcotics. According to the PJ, due to

‘Musical chairs’ at lawyers association hints at disharmony

Two members of the board of directors of the Macao Lawyers Association (AAM) have left the association in one stroke. Oriana Pun and Bruno Nunes requested to leave their positions

TUI late to respond to vigil cancellation appeal

The organizers of the annual June 4 vigil, headed by lawmaker Au Kam San, say that the appeal filed to the Court of Final Appeal (TUI) regarding the decision of

Sands China ensures safety and well-being of its team members amid pandemic crisis

Sands China has taken a series of preventive measures to ensure all team members have a safe working environment amid the pandemic outbreak as the group considers the 29,000 team

US Congress approves China sanctions over ethnic crackdown

Congress voted yesterday to toughen the U.S. response to a brutal Chinese crackdown on ethnic minorities, adding another factor to the increasingly stormy relationship between the two countries. The House

Meng Wanzhou | Canada judge rules Huawei CFO’s extradition case can proceed

A Canadian judge ruled yesterday the U.S. extradition case against a senior Huawei executive can proceed to the next stage, a decision that is expected to further harm relations between

Analysis | Hong Kong’s business hub status imperiled by security law

A national security law proposed by China could imperil Hong Kong’s status as one of the world’s best places to do business. The law, approved yesterday in Beijing, led Secretary of

NPC | Lawmakers endorse Hong Kong national security law

China’s legislature endorsed a national security law for Hong Kong yesterday that has strained relations with the United States and Britain and prompted new protests in the territory. The National People’s

This Day in History | 1953 Hillary and Tenzing conquer Everest

The New Zealander Edmund Hillary, and the Nepalese Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, have become the first to reach the summit of Mount Everest on the Nepal-Tibet border. They reached the top of

US death toll from coronavirus surges past 100,000 people

The U.S. surpassed a jarring milestone in the coronavirus pandemic: 100,000 deaths. That number is the best estimate and most assuredly an undercount. But it represents the stark reality that more

Trump, furious at Twitter, aims executive order at tech giants

Donald Trump has been raging against Twitter Inc. since the social media platform that helped vault him to the presidency slapped fact-check links on a pair of his tweets. Now, he’s

The Buzz | South Africa eases bans on alcohol sales, church services

The South African government says it will allow people to buy alcohol and attend church services starting Monday as part of its phased relaxation of the coronavirus lockdown. Both activities will

For launch spectators, storms more worrisome than virus

For the spectators gathered along the Space Coast for an astronaut launch, the rumbling thunder, darkening clouds and then a drenching downpour were more worrisome than any pandemic. But neither kept

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