Asia Today: Beijing adds more measures to curb new outbreak

BEIJING — Beijing reported a slight increase in new coronavirus cases Wednesday as it fights a new outbreak with strict measures aimed at reducing human contact and the chances of

MGTO to feature 15 itineraries for local tour scheme

Each Macau resident will be sponsored with a total of MOP560 to join two tours, with MOP280 allocated to each. The 15 itineraries in the scheme are separated into two

IC to hold series of activities in celebration of 15th anniversary of World Heritage inscription

Six phases of activities will be held in July to celebrate the Historic Centre of Macao’s inscription as a World Heritage site 15 years ago, the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC)

Study shows 32% of caretakers suffer from depression

A study conducted by the Fuhong Society of Macau and the University of Macau (UM) has drawn attention to the mental health of those who care for people with a

PJ allowed to keep drugs, fake banknotes for training purposes

Under the new law that will govern the activities and competencies of the Judiciary Police (PJ), the police will be allowed to keep several items seized during police operations for

SARs still exceptions to China’s crackdown on religious freedom

The latest report from the United States Department of State on International Religious Freedom, which was published recently, still notes the Macau and Hong Kong Special Administrative Regions as exceptions

Briefs | Central bank to tighten controls on cash transactions

  China’s central bank (PBOC) is tightening the screws on cash transactions across the country, starting with pilot programs in Shenzhen, Zhejiang, and Hebei. From July 1, all cash deposits and/or

GDI receives 19 proposals up to MOP422m for Zone A

Proposals for the works to be conducted on Lot B4 of the New Urban Zone A were unveiled yesterday by the Infrastructure Development Office. The New Urban Zone A is the

Former UK Consul General to Macau appointed to key role in Beijing

Britain has appointed the former Consul General to Hong Kong and Macau as a new ambassador to China – a move that is being described as a time of “opportunities

DSSOPT receives 10 bids for Guia pedestrian tunnel

The Land, Public Works and Transport Bureau (DSSOPT) received a total of ten bids in the public tender for the design and construction of the Guia Hill pedestrian tunnel. The local

Hong Kong | Carrie Lam urges people not to ‘demonize’ security law

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said yesterday that she hopes opponents of a new national security law being imposed by China do not “demonize and stigmatize” the legislation because doing

Hong Kong | Delegate to NPC hoping for stability with security law

Hong Kong’s sole delegate to China’s top legislative body said Monday that many Hong Kong residents support a new national security law being imposed by Beijing in the hopes that

Pandemic | Beijing expands lockdowns as cases top 100 in new outbreak

Chinese authorities locked down a third neighborhood in Beijing yesterday as they rushed to prevent the spread of a new coronavirus outbreak that has infected more than 100 people in

Australia blasts China for creating ‘disinformation’ in pandemic

Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne criticized China for creating “disinformation” during the coronavirus pandemic, saying it “will cost lives.” “It is troubling that some countries are using the pandemic to undermine

This Day in History | 1980 Government announces missile sites

The locations for the first US nuclear cruise missiles to be stored on British soil have been revealed by the government. Secretary of State for Defence Francis Pym told the House

North Korea blows up inter-Korea office, raising tensions

North Korea blew up an inter-Korean liaison office building just north of the heavily armed border with South Korea yesterday in a carefully choreographed display of anger that sharply raises

Imperial College | UK begins coronavirus vaccine trial; France pledges funding

Scientists at Imperial College London will start immunizing people in Britain this week with their experimental coronavirus shot, while pharmaceutical company Sanofi and the French government announced more than 800

Soccer star Rashford takes on UK leader over meals for needy kids

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was facing pressure yesterday to make a policy U-turn as opponents and allies alike rallied behind a young soccer star’s campaign to help families struggling

The Buzz | Lawyer: Egyptian journalist detained on fake news charges

Egyptian authorities detained a prominent local journalist yesterday on charges of spreading fake news, his lawyer said, in the government’s latest crackdown on press freedom. Mohamed Monir, 65, was taken

One Good Thing Face | Masks with windows mean more than smiles to deaf people

Michael Conley felt especially isolated these past few months: A deaf man, he was prevented from reading lips by the masks people wore to prevent the spread of COVID-19. But then

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