Maria Ressa: Philippine journalist convicted of libel, given 6-year term

An award-winning journalist critical of the Philippine president was convicted of libel and sentenced to jail Monday in a decision called a major blow to press freedom in an Asian

Asia Today: Beijing reinstates virus controls as cases rise, Seoul traces new infections

BEIJING — China reported 49 new coronavirus cases on Monday as the capital Beijing reinstated measures to contain a resurgence. Of the new cases, 36 were reported in Beijing, traced to

The real reason to pull down Churchill’s statue

Danny Boyle’s opening ceremony for the 2012 London Olympics briefly united the world in Anglophilia. The Britain celebrated there seemed amused, multicultural, cool — the Britain of the Beatles, the

Youths found responsible for series of unlawful conduct

Two police departments have reported the discovery of different groups of local students engaging in unlawful behavior. During the joint police press conference on Friday, the Judiciary Police (PJ) and the

Briefs | Lifestyle supermarket to open in Taipa

  Taste, a supermarket brand owned by Hong Kong’s supermarket chain ParknShop, opens a store today at the new Nova Mall. The mall is owned and managed by Shun Tak Holdings

Whistleblower alleges teacher’s sex offences

Media outlets have recently received an email from an apparent whistleblower, who alleges that a physical education teacher at the Workers’ Children High School has committed a sex offence against

SSM tightens inspection on travelers from Beijing

The Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Center has decided to tighten inspections on travelers who arrive from the capital city after it has received a notification from the National Health

Waiver applications for Zhuhai quarantine suspended again

The applications for waivers for Macau residents from quarantine in Zhuhai have been suspended again, the Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Center has announced, due to the popular turnout. The Center

PSP responds to the ban of recycling activity

Public Security Police Force (PSP) offered a “cryptic” explanation for its recent ban on recycling activities. Lei Tak Fai, spokesperson for the PSP during Friday’s press conference, responded to the

IC says billboard celebrating national security law may be illegal

A billboard printed in red, hung on and covering the wall of a building in Praia Grande within the World Heritage buffer zone, may be in violation of the law,

No irregularity in high-rise Guia residential project

  Mok Ian Ian, director of the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) said that the proposed 90-meter residential building project complies with the city’s height limits, noting that the bureau does not

Gov’t admits difficulties in tendering process for public jobs

SECRETARY for Administration and Justice André Cheong admited that the centralized system for hiring public service staff has flaws, and that the need to follow a lot of bureaucracy can

Lawmakers call gov’t to demand more from Air Macau contract

The service of Macau’s air carrier, Air Macau, was the target of much criticism by the lawmakers at Legislative Assembly (AL) last Friday. Legislators urged the government to take the opportunity

Analysis | China’s efforts to win hearts and minds with aid and investment may make all the difference if there’s a cold war with the US

U.S.-China relations are the worst they’ve been in decades – at least since the Tiananmen Square crackdown in June 1989, which led to almost complete international isolation of China. Some officials and observers have even publicly fretted that

Hong Kong | Democrats fear disqualifications ahead of key election

As the leader of one of the largest pro-democracy parties in Hong Kong’s legislature, Alvin Yeung could make history if the city’s opposition wins an unprecedented majority in September elections.

This Day in History | 1974 Man dies in race rally clashes

A march through central London has left one person dead and many more injured as rival demonstrators clashed with police and each other. One man died at the scene while up

AstraZeneca agrees to make Covid-19 vaccine for Europe

Drugmaker AstraZeneca struck a deal yesterday to supply up to 400 million doses of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine to European Union countries, the latest in a series of agreements

Australia ‘disheartened’ by death sentence in China

Australia yesterday described as “deeply disheartening” a death sentence China imposed on an Australian man accused of drug smuggling, and the trade minister said it shouldn’t be linked to ongoing

MGM holds blessing ceremony for dragon boat team

MGM held the annual blessing ceremony for its Dragon Boat Team at the Nam Van Lake Nautical Center, led by a team of the Company’s senior executives, the gaming operator

The St. Regis Macao receives accolade from TTG China Awards

The St. Regis Macao, Cotai Strip has been awarded the Best Luxury Hotel in Macau from the 13th TTG China Travel Awards 2020, the hotel announced in a statement. “It is a great

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