Asia Today: India’s virus cases surpass 600,000, curve rises

NEW DELHI — India's number of coronavirus cases passed 600,000 on Thursday with the nation's infection curve rising and its testing capacity being increased. The 19,148 new cases reported in the

Gross gaming revenue touches new low after 97% plummet

Gross gaming revenue dropped 97% year-on-year in June, falling to a yearly low of just 716 million patacas. June was the fifth consecutive month that gaming revenue plummeted, according to official

Starting salary of university graduates expected to fall to MOP10,000

  The Macau Human Resources Association believes that university students set to graduate this year will have a lower starting monthly salary than those in previous years. President of the association, Choi

Briefs | Ella Lei calls for retirement of non-local cooks

  Lawmaker Ella Lei has repeated her demands to the government, asking for the protection of local workers. This time, Lei was talking specifically about cooks. Gaming companies should provide facilities

Commercial spaces that cater to domestic market growing, even as tourist shops close

Some retailers whose business comes primarily from the local market have actually expanded their commercial spaces amid the Covid-19 pandemic, contrary to the experience of those retailers who primarily serve

Macau will be cashless within five years, assures Joe Liu

Macau will become a cashless society within the next five years, according to the Director of Macau Pass, Joe Liu. “I am very confident that Macau is heading toward a cashless

Crime | Young man accused of assault and rape of girlfriend

A 24-year-old local man stands accused of crimes including aggravated assault, rape, unlawful detention and illicit possession of a weapon, the Judiciary Police (PJ) reported yesterday during a joint police

Former gov’t public relations chief given additional role

Victor Chan, the former director of the Government Information Bureau (GCS), was assigned the role of director at Macao Investment and Development Limited yesterday, following his take-up of a new

New deputy head appointed at Cultural Affairs Bureau

Cheong Lai San was appointed the new deputy director of the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) yesterday, Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Elsie Ao Ieong U announced in the Official

Scientific leaps essential to lifting border restrictions, say medical experts

The existence of an effective vaccine is a crucial condition for the lifting of border restrictions such as quarantines, Dr. Alvis Lo, medical director of the public Conde São Januário

HK quarantine extension won’t obstruct travel bubble, health authorities say

The recent extension of the Hong Kong SAR’s mandatory quarantine measures should not be seen as a total wipe-out of previous negotiations with the Macau and mainland governments, according to

Macau expresses support for HK national security law

The government of the Macau SAR has come out in staunch support of the national security legislation passed by the Central Government on the mainland (see more on p6-7). A statement

UK extends immigration rights for 3 million eligible Hong Kongers

Britain announced yesterday that it was extending residency rights to up to 3 million Hong Kongers eligible for the British National Overseas passport, stressing that it would uphold its historic

Handover march | Hong Kong police make first arrests under new security law

Hong Kong police made their first arrests yesterday under a new national security law imposed a day earlier by China’s central government, detaining ten people suspected of violating it during

52 countries welcome adoption of law on safeguarding national security in HK

Speaking at the 44th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council yesterday in Cuba on behalf of 52 countries welcomed the adoption of the law on Safeguarding National

The Law of the People’s Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region*

Contents Chapter I General Principles Chapter II The Duties and the Government Bodies of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region for Safeguarding National Security

This Day in History | 1964 President Johnson signs Civil Rights Bill

The Civil Rights Bill - one of the most important piece of legislation in American history - has become law. US President Lyndon B Johnson signed the bill creating equal rights

Calls for UN probe of China forced birth control on Uighurs, which Beijing denies

Politicians around the world have called for a United Nations probe into a Chinese government birth control campaign targeting largely Muslim minorities in the far western region of Xinjiang, even

China reopens but businesses struggle to lure back consumers

The Daronghe restaurant in Chengdu in China’s west has reopened but, with business down by half, its staff of 150 come to work on alternate days. Three months after China declared

MGM, business incubator to polish young entrepreneurs’ skills

Organized by MGM, Parafuturo de Macau (PFM Macau) and the Macao Young Entrepreneur Incubation Centre (MYEIC), the “MYEIC x MGM Young Entrepreneur Nurturing Program” was officially launched Tuesday. This two-year program

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