Asia Today: Another spike brings India past 900,000 cases

India's number of coronavirus cases jumped by another 28,000 on Tuesday and are fast approaching 1 million. The 28,498 cases reported in the past 24 hours took the national total to

Higher Education | Macau students may lose university offers after IB algorithm delivers shock results

The Times has learned that some students in Macau may lose their university placement offers abroad because of a new grading algorithm employed by the International Baccalaureate (IB), which some

Hong Kong’s resilient dollar looks more shakey after decline

The Hong Kong dollar is suddenly appearing more vulnerable, after weeks of trading at the strong end of its band against the greenback. Late on Friday, the currency weakened in its

Up to half of working population on reduced paid leave

A survey with 936 valid responses shows that half of its respondents are on unpaid leave, semi-paid leave, underemployed, or have had their pay cut. The survey conducted by the General

Construction workers demand employment continue at Galaxy Phase 4

Some 350 local workers gathered at the site of an under-construction integrated resort yesterday morning to demand their employment with construction sub-contractors continue amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The integrated

Alvin Chau dubs allegations ‘extremely absurd and unreasonable’

Tycoon Alvin Chau has condemned rumors that Suncity Group has been subsidizing Hong Kong rioters, disclosing information on VIP customers to mainland Chinese authorities, and failing to cover

Courts | Prosecution lists more ‘front companies’ used to wrongfully acquire residence cards

In the trial of the case involving 26 total defendants, several of which are former high-ranked officials from the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM), yesterday the

Briefs | Education regulator warns about fake background check calls

  Several residents have reported calls made in English by people claiming to be officers of the education authority attempting to collect data with regard to scholarship or subsidy applications, or

Sands China supports local SME to improve products, service standards

A Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) rooted in the Macau SAR for more than 50 years is continually innovating its products and services with the assistance of Sands

Briefs | All casino patrons need to take nucleic acid tests

  After yesterday’s announcement that people from Hubei Province will now be allowed to visit Macau’s casinos again, the SAR government has signaled it will require additional health checks to be

Quarantine lifted for all mainland China provinces

The entire mainland is now off Macau’s list of highly infected zones, meaning that entrants from the north of the country will no longer need to be quarantined upon arrival,

Negative Covid-19 test required for outbound passengers

  Starting from 6 p.m. today, all passengers leaving the Macau SAR via air or ferry services will be required to present a negative Covid-19 nucleic acid test before being allowed

China sanctions Rubio, Cruz, Smith, Brownback for criticism

China said yesterday it will impose sanctions on three U.S. lawmakers and one ambassador in response to similar actions taken by the U.S. last week against Chinese officials over alleged

Hong Kong | Organizers of Tiananmen vigil appear in court

The organizers of a vigil commemorating China’s bloody 1989 crackdown in Tiananmen Square appeared in a Hong Kong court on Monday on charges of inciting others to participate in an

Hong Kong | 600,000 vote in pro-democracy primaries

Hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong residents turned up over the weekend to vote in an unofficial primary election held by the city’s pro-democracy camp as it gears

This Day in History | 1989 Paris in 200-year-old revolutionary fervour

About 500 people have been involved in scuffles in the Place de la Bastille in Paris. Hundreds of thousands of revellers took to the streets of the French capital last night

Look out, Mars: Here we come with a fleet of spacecraft

Mars is about to be invaded by planet Earth — big time. Three countries — the United States, China and the United Arab Emirates — are sending unmanned spacecraft

Johnson urged to ban Huawei in UK 5G networks by end-2021

Boris Johnson is under pressure to announce a ban on telecoms companies from installing new equipment made by Huawei Technologies Co in Britain’s fifth-generation mobile networks from as

Washington’s NFL team drops ‘Redskins’ name after 87 years

The Washington NFL franchise announced yesterday it is dropping the “Redskins” name and Indian head logo, bowing to recent pressure from sponsors and decades of criticism that they are offensive

The Buzz | Hong Kong increases social distancing measures

Hong Kong has banned public gatherings of more than four and required face coverings on public transport as the city battles an increase in COVID-19 cases. Restaurants won’t be allowed to

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