Suspected 17th child of Stanley Ho identified

A man named Ho Yau Pong has been listed as Stanley Ho’s son in his official newspaper obituary, published yesterday. This relative of Stanley has previously been unknown to the

Anima president to step down

  Albano Martins, founder and president of Anima Macau, will be stepping down from his position at the animal rights group this July. In an announcement made on social media, Martins revealed

Unemployment rate reaches highest point since 2011

The general unemployment rate for March-May 2020 stood at 2.4%, the highest figure since 2011, amid the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The unemployment rate among local residents was 3.4%, up

Gov’t plans to freeze wage increase of public servants

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng has disclosed plans to freeze the salary increases of civil servants, noting that the standard increase may prove unpopular with the public as many private

Typhoon drill carried out amid special Covid-19 context

The Civil Protection Structure carried out its annual typhoon drill on Saturday, involving the participation of thousands of people across the city and in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic. Codenamed

Briefs | Gov’t receives 37,000 subsidized housing applications

  About 37,000 submissions to the government have been made for the latest phase of subsidized housing applications, which ended on June 26. Of these, 85% or about 31,800 applications were

US State Department downgrades Macau in human trafficking report

The U.S. State Department has downgraded the Macau SAR in its most recent global report on human trafficking, expressing particular concern over what it sees as the local government’s failure

Sands China continues partnership with Red Cross in providing emergency kits

Sands China Ltd. has a joint initiative with the Macau Red Cross for the second consecutive year, an on-going effort of the company to help enhance the Macau community’s precautionary

Taiwan celebrates Pride Month with world’s only public parade

Taipei will be the only city in the world to celebrate Pride Month with a march Sunday, highlighting Taiwan’s success in keeping the coronavirus outbreak largely under control. The parade is

HK police ban July 1 march amid tension over security law

Hong Kong police have declined to permit one of the city’s largest annual marches as Chinese lawmakers finalize a sweeping national security law for the former British colony. The march planned

South China Sea | ASEAN takes position vs China’s vast historical claims

Southeast Asian leaders said a 1982 U.N. oceans treaty should be the basis of sovereign rights and entitlements in the South China Sea, in one of their strongest remarks opposing

This Day in History | 1995 US shuttle docks with Russian space station

American and Russian spacecraft have successfully docked in orbit for the first time in 20 years. The US shuttle Atlantis delivered a relief crew of two cosmonauts to the Russian Mir

China virus cases stabilize as Italy sees drop in deaths

China has extended COVID-19 tests to newly reopened salons amid a drop in cases, while South Korea continues to face new infections after it eased social distancing rules to lift

Real Estate | Fleeing Chinese buyers leave Hong Kong’s office market lifeless

Hong Kong’s distinctive Lippo Centre - twin glass-fronted octagonal towers whose facade some say resembles koala bears climbing a tree - has long been a gauge for the health of

The Buzz | Storms leave 3 dead, 12 missing in southwest China

Three people died and 12 are missing after overnight rainstorms in southwestern China, authorities said Saturday. Two vehicles fell into a river, killing two people and leaving three others unaccounted for,

Summer may decide fate of leading shots in vaccine race

People on six continents already are getting jabs in the arm as the race for a COVID-19 vaccine enters a defining summer, with even bigger studies poised to prove if

World Views | Make masks accessories, not annoyances

  Why all the fuss about masks? Why won’t people just wear them? “Masking has become controversial. It shouldn’t be,” former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said on “Face the

Monday, June 29, 2020 – edition no. 3564

— Unemployment has climbed to its highest point since 2011 * A new case of coronavirus after 78 days in the clear * Thousands join ‘Crystal Fish’ drill held in exceptional circumstances *

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