Asia Today: China’s university exam begins after virus delay

BEIJING — Almost 11 million students began taking China's university entrance exam Tuesday after a delay as the country worked to bring down coronavirus infections. The grueling four-day exam known as

Australia warns of ‘arbitrary detention’ risk in China

CANBERRA — Australia on Tuesday warned its citizens that they may be at risk of "arbitrary detention" if they visit China. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said in an

Alvis Lo says no standard guidelines for facemasks

The guidelines on wearing masks, issued by the Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Center, do not stipulate which types of mask are mandatory for places that require their use, Dr

Briefs | Macau counts Portuguese traditions as cultural heritage

  The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) said it has added 55 more items to its list of the intangible cultural heritage of the city, including several Portuguese traditions. The institute said

Sulu Sou urges gov’t to protect freedom of the press

Lawmaker Sulu Sou has submitted a statement to the government urging it to “revive interaction with the press and take real actions to safeguard freedom of the press.” Recently, Chinese-language newspaper

Courts | IPIM: Prosecutors find shell company at center of allegedly illegal residency scheme

Hunan (Macao) Engineering Equipment Installation Company Limited became the focus of yesterday’s court session in the high-profile case against the former leaders of the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute

‘Worst quarter ever’ for gaming sector, predict analysts

American banking firm Morgan Stanley has predicted that the casino operators’ quarterly earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) for the second quarter of this year will be the

Macau rises up list of most expensive cities for expats

Macau’s rank among the most expensive locations for expatriates in Asia has climbed to the 15th spot, 10 places up from a previous ranking, according to a study conducted by

2020 Sports Day for Disabled held with ‘lively atmosphere’

The 2020 Macau Sports Day for the Disabled was held on Sunday “with a lively and harmonious atmosphere,” according to its three organizers, the Macau-China Paralympic Committee & Macau-China Recreation

Migrant worker unlikely to have contracted virus in the SAR

A migrant worker from the Philippines who tested positive for Covid-19 is unlikely to have contracted the virus in Macau given the safe conditions of the city, according to Dr

Association slammed for allegedly retracting donation

The owners of Sin Fong Garden, a residential building in Patane District that collapsed in 2012, has accused the Jiangmen Communal Society of retracting a promised donation of 100 million

Local association requests dog-walking area in Seac Pai Van

For hygiene reasons, a dog- walking area should be designated at the Seac Pai Van Park, the Macau United Citizens Association has argued. According to the association, the number of dog

Suspected food poisoning at Jockey Club restaurant

A Chinese restaurant located at the Macau Jockey Club is being investigated for allegedly giving food poisoning to 26 people from nine family groups, the Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM) has

Inner Mongolia region reports bubonic plague case

While China appears to have reduced coronavirus cases to near zero, other infectious threats remain, with local health authorities announcing a suspected bubonic plague case in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous

Bucking China pressure, Taiwan, Somaliland establish ties

Taiwan has scored a rare diplomatic victory in establishing relations with the independent region of Somaliland. Intense pressure from China has reduced self-governing, democratic Taiwan to having just 15 diplomatic allies

This Day in History | 2001 Two stabbed in Bradford race riots

Two people have been stabbed and many more injured in running battles between white and Asian gangs in Bradford. Violence broke out in the city centre at 1630 BST after crowds

BlackRock favors Asia markets closely tied to China’s recovery

The world’s biggest asset manager is betting that some of the Asian markets that are closely tied to China’s recovery and have policy headroom will outperform peers over the next

UK set to start Huawei 5G phase-out

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is preparing to begin phasing out the use of Huawei Technologies Co. equipment in the U.K.’s 5G telecoms network as soon as this year, a person

Football | Refereeing criticism increases as Madrid nears Spanish title

The closer Real Madrid gets to the Spanish league title, the stronger the accusations it is benefiting from the referees. Its opponents are not holding back, and Madrid has heard enough. “I’m

Olympics | Tokyo games seek Covid-19 defenses, but what exactly?

As the president of the Tokyo Olympics, Yoshiro Mori knows that experts will have to come up with defenses against COVID-19 for the the postponed games to open a year

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