Asia Today: Hong Kong, Tokyo see record spikes feed fears of Asia second wave

— Hong Kong will tighten its social-distancing measures again after reporting 42 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, sparking fears of a new wave of infections. Of the 42 cases, 34

Sin Fong owners insist: MOP100m was in fact a donation

The management committee of the collapsed Sin Fong Garden has issued an open letter to state once again that the reconstruction fund of MOP100 million was indeed a donation made

Briefs | Limited access to Guia Tunnel in mid-July

  Residents will have limited access to the Guia Tunnel, as well as two other streets, in mid-July due to a regular cleaning project. On July 20, the tunnel will be

Crime | Filipino man arrested for possession of child sex abuse material

A Filipino national has been arrested by the Judiciary Police (PJ) on the charge of disseminating and possessing indecent materials depicting minors. He told the PJ that he worked as

AL committee studies security forces compensation bill

Following its unanimous passage in general terms last month, the amendment bill on the compensation for security forces is now being studied by the First Standing Committee of the Legislative

Macau family quarantined after helper diagnosed with Covid-19 in the Philippines

After a domestic helper of Philippine nationality was diagnosed with Covid-19 in her home country, her Macau employer contacted the Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Center for assistance, the Center

Gaming revenue shows improvement in first week of July: analyst

Gross gaming revenue (GGR) recorded a significant increase during the first week of July compared to the past two months, despite the ongoing travel and border restrictions imposed by the

The state of our heritage 15 years after UNESCO listing

Macau is currently celebrating the 15th anniversary of the inscription of its Historic Centre on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The listing includes a collection of over twenty locations representing

Earrings go to auction to support football’s rise to UNESCO

Football is a global sport enjoyed by hundreds of millions of people. But for football ambassador Princess Rani Vanouska T. Modely (formerly known as Vanessa Modely), the beautiful game deserves

The peg | US threat on HK dollar ‘self-defeating,’ economists say

The threat of U.S. action to undermine Hong Kong’s longstanding U.S. dollar peg is highly unlikely to become reality given the practical difficulties of pursing such a path and the damage it

Beijing threatens visa restrictions on US officials over Tibet

China said yesterday it will impose visa restrictions on U.S. individuals following the Trump administration’s imposition of travel bans on Chinese officials it accuses of restricting foreigners’ access to Tibet. Chinese

Hong Kong inaugurates Beijing’s national security office

Beijing’s national security office was inaugurated in Hong Kong yesterday, just over a week after China’s central government imposed a tough new law on the city that critics view as

China dismisses Australian warning of arbitrary detention

The Chinese Embassy yesterday dismissed Australia’s warning to travelers of arbitrary detention in China as “ridiculous” and “disinformation” in the latest diplomatic spat to mar a deteriorating relationship. Australia’s Department of

This Day in History | 1973 Bahamas’ sun sets on British Empire

Prince Charles has enjoyed the Bahamas’ last day as a British colony. He hosted a formal reception at Government House, Nassau, last night for dignitaries from 52 countries overseeing the end

USA | Mary Trump’s book offers scathing portrayal of president

President Donald Trump’s niece offers a scathing portrayal of her uncle in a new book, blaming a toxic family for raising a narcissistic, damaged man who poses an immediate danger

Foreign firms surrendering more Hong Kong office space

Multinational companies surrendered more office space in Hong Kong last quarter as the economy deteriorated amid the pandemic, pushing the city’s vacancy rate to the highest in 15 years, according

The Art of Giving | MODERN PHILANTHROPY: Wisdom and the Art of Giving

2020: the “new normal,” the “new now…” What comes next? What about tomorrow? International intelligence agencies are all spreading the word: there will and must be many changes in the ways our

South Korea | Seoul urges officials to sell second homes as prices fuel anger

Moon Jae-in’s government has ramped up pressure on top government officials to unload their second homes in the high-priced capital Seoul, as the South Korean president faces increased pressure to

Motorsports | Fernando Alonso returning to F1 next season with Renault

Fernando Alonso will return to Formula One next season with the Renault team. The French manufacturer said in a statement Wednesday that the 38-year-old Alonso will replace Daniel Ricciardo, who is

The Buzz | US envoy issues rare public criticism of N. Korean official

The top U.S. official on North Korea accused a senior North Korean nuclear negotiator of being “locked in an old way of thinking,” days after the negotiator said Pyongyang won’t

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