Seoul mayor’s death prompts sympathy, questions of his acts

SEOUL — The sudden death of Seoul's mayor, reportedly implicated in a sexual harassment complaint, has prompted an outpouring of public sympathy even as it has raised questions about a

Late King of Gambling Stanley Ho draws tributes from Xi Jinping, Hong Kong bigwigs

Hong Kong’s biggest names came out to say goodbye to Stanley Ho, the King of Gambling, marking the end of an era. But the most powerful presence at the funeral

Macau officials quarantined after attending Stanley Ho funeral in Hong Kong

Edmund Ho, Vice-Chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, and Lei Wai Nong, Secretary for Economy and Finance, will both be undergoing mandatory quarantine for 14 days when they

Asia Today: Australia’s Victoria state has record 288 cases

— Australia: Victoria state on Friday reported the new daily record of 288 coronavirus cases, which also reflects a record number of tests exceeding 37,500. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said

Big Read: After lobbying, Catholic Church won $1.4 billion in virus aid

By REESE DUNKLIN & MICHAEL REZENDES, NEW YORK The U.S. Roman Catholic Church used a special and unprecedented exemption from federal rules to amass at least $1.4 billion in taxpayer-backed coronavirus

Retaining talent crucial for emerging industries: researcher

Macau should strive to retain its talent while attracting more non-resident talent to the region, Lau Veng Seng, convener of Human Resources Policy Research Group of the Economic

Briefs | Another man arrested for possession of child pornography

  A retired local 65-year-old man, surnamed Tam, has been found by the Judiciary Police to be in possession of hundreds of sexual videos and images, the majority of which depict

Ho Iat Seng: Greater Bay project offers diversity opportunity

In his opening speech at yesterday’s Economic Development Committee annual plenary, Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng reiterated that Macau should “utilize its institutional advantages underlying the ‘One Country,


Gov’t seen to tighten issuing of blue cards

The government may impose stricter measures on the issuing of Non-Resident Worker’s Permits, commonly known as blue cards, in order to protect local workers amid the recent rise in unemployment. Official

Courts | IPIM: Defense lawyers protest use of WeChat voice messages, appeal denied

  The high-profile criminal trial against the former leaders of the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) and their alleged affiliates continued yesterday, with defense lawyers protesting the

Wynn celebrates Micro-Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day and champions local SMEs

The United Nations has designated 27 June as the official Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day to recognize the vital contributions made by MSMEs to both their home

Macau implements stricter entry measures following HK’s new wave

A set of stringent infection control rules has been implemented at all border crossing checkpoints for the Macau SAR, as the city remains vigilant following a third wave of Covid-19

Personalities, top officials gather for Stanley Ho funeral

Macau’s Secretary for Economy and Finance Lei Wai Nong and former Chief Executive Edmund Ho were among the Macau delegation attending the vigil for casino legend Stanley Ho, held yesterday

Inês Chan explains recent closed-door inaugurations

The new director of the Government Information Bureau, Inês Chan, explained yesterday that journalists had not been invited to recent government events, such as her own inauguration ceremony,

Hong Kong | TikTok gone from app stores as china law bites

ByteDance Ltd.’s TikTok is no longer available to download for either iPhones or Android devices in Hong Kong, exiting the market just days after the passage of a new national

HKD peg defense tops $13 billion as demand surges

Demand for Hong Kong dollars is intensifying in the face of an increasingly politicized environment, with mainland buying helping to buoy both the pegged currency and local stock

This Day in History | 2000 UK tidal wave of web users

One in four British homes is now using the internet according to figures released by the government. A new survey by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimates that

Australia ends Hong Kong extradition treaty, extends visas

Australia suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong and extended visas for Hong Kong residents in response to China’s imposition of a tough national security law on the semi-autonomous territory,

Day 577 in China cell: Ex-envoy’s wife fights in Huawei standoff

In one of Michael Kovrig’s letters, the former Canadian diplomat describes life in a Chinese prison as a “gray, grinding monotony.” Confined to a windowless concrete cell, ten

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