Asia Today: Beijing’s outbreak appears to be firmly waning

BEIJING — New virus cases declined Wednesday in China and in the capital Beijing, where a roughly two-week spike appears to be firmly on the wane. A total of 12 cases

Courts | Lawyers shocked after witness in IPIM trial resorts to PowerPoint presentation

Investigators from the Commission Against Corruption (CCAC) gave their testimony at yesterday’s court hearing in the corruption case involving the former president of the Investment and Trade Promotion

Briefs | 78-year-old senior citizen dies in flat

A 78-year-old senior citizen was found dead in a flat located on Rua de Francisco Xavier Pereira, according to a report by the Judiciary Police (PJ). On January 22,

Gov’t presents bill to improve security officers’ overtime pay

Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak said that the revision to the Law on Additional Remuneration for Security Forces, presented during yesterday’s Legislative Assembly plenary

Coutinho accuses casino employers of forcibly checking staff phones

Lawmaker Pereira Coutinho used a part of his pre-agenda speech to accuse casino management staff of invading the privacy of some workers by forcibly checking

Gaming | Suncity’s Hoiana project open for preview Sunday

The Hoiana integrated resort project is set to open for preview on Sunday. Dubbed Vietnam’s first integrated resort, the project is partly owned by the Hong Kong-based Suncity Group Holdings, together

Telecom operator CTM still waiting for 5G license green light

Local telecom operator CTM is waiting for the government to approve its license to release the 5G network to the public, with the network otherwise ready for

Mangroves plan for Areia Preta coastline dropped for budgetary reasons

The Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM) has dropped its plans to plant mangroves along the coast of Areia Preta, according to the bureau’s reply to lawmaker

Guangzhou most favorite city for college grads    in China

Guangzhou, South China’s Guangdong province, has become university graduates’ most favorite city in China. China’s financial center Shanghai and capital Beijing have become the graduates’ second and third choices

Hong Kong | Carrie Lam says she still hasn’t seen draft security law

Hong Kong’s leader acknowledged that she still hasn’t seen a full draft of China’s pending national security legislation, even though the measure could be handed down

US moves to restrict Chinese media outlets as ‘propaganda’

The Trump administration added four Chinese media outlets yesterday to a list of organizations that should be considered “foreign missions” because of their ties to the

Saudi Arabia | Hajj will see at most ‘thousands’ due to virus

A Saudi official said yesterday that the hajj pilgrimage, which usually draws up to 2.5 million Muslims from all over the world, will only see at the most a

Germany | Lockdown placed area with slaughterhouse outbreak

New lockdown measures are being imposed for one week in a German region that has seen a large increase in coronavirus infections linked to a slaughterhouse, officials

This Day in History | 1983 US astronaut Sally Ride returns

America’s first woman in space has returned safely to Earth in the Challenger space shuttle after a successful six-day flight. Sally Ride, aged 32, captured the media’s attention

Trump orders freeze on many work visas through end of year

President Donald Trump signed an order Monday temporarily halting access to several employment-based visas, affecting hundreds of thousands of people seeking to work in the U.S.

Mastercard offers exclusive discount promotions to cardholders

Mastercard is offering exclusive hotel accommodation, dining, entertainment and shopping promotions for Mastercard cardholders, starting with 10% off bed and breakfast packages at Conrad Macao - Cotai Central,

Local NGOs support Sands China’s responsible gaming training

A total of 440 Sands China employees recently participated in a new responsible gaming training initiative, delivered by the Macao Gaming Industry Employees Home Integrated Services Centre, the

Melco launches ‘Giving Stores’ initiative to distribute donated goods

Casino operator Melco Resorts & Entertainment launched the ‘Melco & Colleagues Giving Stores’ last weekend, in partnership with Macao Federation of Trade Unions (FAOM) and the Fu Hong Society

Football | Virus-hit Dybala still dangerous for title-chasing Juventus

Paulo Dybala remains as dangerous as ever despite nearly 50 days with the coronavirus. Cristiano Ronaldo had already given Juventus an early advantage by converting a penalty when

The Buzz | China, India agree to disengage forces after deadly clash

Chinese and Indian military commanders have agreed to disengage their forces in a disputed area of the Himalayas following a clash that left at least 20 soldiers dead, both

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