Asia Today: Beijing’s daily cases drop, India’s rise sharply

China's capital reported a decline in newly confirmed cases of coronavirus Thursday, with a public health expert saying a recent outbreak in the city was under control and the number

Melco suspends and revamps House of Dancing Water show

Melco Resorts & Entertainment announced its House of Dancing Water show at the City of Dreams Cotai property will be suspended starting from today (Thursday) to January next year to be

MGTO local tours receive over 3,100 registrations on first day

As of 5 p.m. yesterday, 3,135 people have signed up to participate in the “Macao Ready Go! Local Tours” scheme on its opening day, Inês Chan, an official

Stricter measures for Beijing arrivals following ‘extremely grave’ situation

Individuals who have visited Beijing in the 14 days prior to their arrival in Macau are required to undergo a 14-day period of medical observation in the city as of

Non-resident workers to face added difficulties accessing jobs in Macau

Foreign workers aiming to find jobs in Macau will soon face additional difficulties in accessing the documents that allow such work. Analysis and discussions about the bill that the government

‘Blue cards’ up hirer’s sleeve

  One of the concerns previously raised by local migrant workers associations and groups is the added difficulties or impracticability workers will encounter when attempting to have prior contact with their

Crime | Overstayers forge Macau ID to work

The Public Security Police Force (PSP) has detained two mainlanders who have been overstaying in Macau for a considerable period of time, during which they illegally worked in town. One of

Briefs | Taiwan to ease border controls for business people

  Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Centre has stated that from Monday it will accept business people coming from lower-risk areas including Hong Kong, Macau, New Zealand, Australia, Vietnam and Thailand. The

Quarantine violators to face jail

Two Macau local residents will face jail sentences for breaking their quarantine, according to a statement released by the Court of Final Appeal. The defendant in the first case returned to

CUT loses bid in Cinematheque operation

Current operator CUT Lda. has lost the bid to extend its rights to operate Cinematheque Passion, the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) unveiled yesterday. The Cinematheque is a government commissioned small independent

China’s great firewall looms over Hong Kong as surveillance grows

Hong Kong, already grappling with tightened policing to rein in widespread protests that followed last year’s proposed extradition bill, is now bracing for the prospect of stricter digital controls -- ones that would curtail

This Day in History | 1965 Drink-drive limit to be introduced

The government has announced it will introduce a blood alcohol limit for drivers. Anyone found to be driving when over the set limit will be penalised in the hope it will

China says it agrees with India to peacefully solve tensions

China said yesterday that it is seeking a a peaceful resolution to its Himalayan border dispute with India following the death of 20 Indian soldiers in the most violent confrontation

Trade | EU seeks to rein in competition from foreign rivals

The European Union unveiled plans yesterday to fight unfair competition from foreign companies backed by powerful non-EU trade rivals amid China’s growing influence in the bloc’s single market. With its project,

Netflix CEO to donate $120M to historically black colleges

  Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and his wife, Patty Quillin, are donating $120 million toward student scholarships at historically black colleges and universities. The couple is giving $40 million to each of

MGM Cotai receives accolade from TTG China

Hubert Wang, president of MGM China Holdings Limited, said, “Innovation is at the core of MGM Cotai’s meeting and convention facilities, and is complemented by our team’s extensive experience in

GEG sponsors Children’s Day event

Galaxy Entertainment Group title sponsored the Sheng Kung Hui Macau Social Services Coordination Office (SKH) in organizing the “GEG Presents: International Children’s Day ‘Smile behind the Mask’ Photo Sharing” event. By

Horce Racing | Tiz the Law is class of Belmont field, Triple Crown favorite

While there won’t be school buses of fans hoping to see a New York-bred horse make Belmont history, there is a busload of Triple Crown expectations heading into Saturday’s race. Seventeen

The Buzz | North Korea says it’s sending soldiers to joint border sites

North Korea said yesterday that it will send soldiers to now-shuttered inter-Korean cooperation sites in its territory and reinstall guard posts and resume military exercises at front-line areas, nullifying tension-reducing

China wants banks to cap their profit gains to single digits

China’s financial regulators are asking banks to keep profit growth below 10% this year as they direct the nation’s lenders to support an economy facing its worst slump in four

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