Asia Today: Victoria adds 21 deaths, Singapore clears dorms

The Australian state of Victoria today (Wednesday) reported a record 21 virus deaths and 410 new cases from an outbreak in the city of Melbourne that has prompted a strict

Macau’s fiscal reserves investments performing worse than other regions’

The Macau SAR government’s fiscal reserves investments are not performing well when compared to other jurisdictions, according to the Follow-Up Committee for Public Finance Affairs of the Legislative Assembly (AL). The

Chief Executive to discuss Hengqin collaboration in Beijing

Discussions about an in-depth collaboration between Macau and Hengqin will be conducted in Beijing when Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng visits the capital city from today until next Monday. The collaboration

Secretary Lei Wai Nong praises MICE sector resilience

The Committee for the Development of Conventions and Exhibitions held its first plenary meeting of this year on Monday, where Secretary for Economy and Finance Lei Wai Nong praised the

All China provinces to restart travel visas to Macau in September

The National Immigration Administration of China has set a date for the general resumption of tourist visas for traveling to the Macau SAR. From September 23, any resident of the

Tourism sector abuzz after visa resumption in time for Golden Week

The tourism industry is abuzz following Monday’s news of travel restrictions being relaxed between Macau and mainland China, Wu Keng Kuong, president of the Travel Industry Council of Macau, told

Courts | IPIM: Prosecutors said to muster only ‘irrelevant and circumstantial’ evidence

The defense lawyers for 26 people allegedly connected to an unlawful residency application scheme at the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) agree on one aspect of the case

Appreciating nature through music | Macao Orchestra performs Beethoven’s symphony at MGM COTAI’s Spectacle to celebrate Earth Day

This Summer, MGM is bringing you a whole new orchestral experience for music lovers! Partnering with the renowned Macao Orchestra, you will be able to immerse yourself in the Pastorale

Briefs |New Hengqin Port to open on August 18

  The new Hengqin Port in Zhuhai will open to the public from August 18, completing the relocation of the Lotus Flower Bridge Checkpoint to the area under Macau jurisdiction. Inbound

EVA Air monitors travel demand for Macau-European routes

EVA Air said it is monitoring passenger travel demand from the Macau SAR to European countries and making necessary adjustments to its flight schedules. Last week, the Macao Government Tourism Office

Oxfam, Orbis run charity sales in Macau

At least two international charities are conducting charity sales to raise funds for their respective initiatives. The Macau office of international sight-saving organization Orbis International, which owns a MD-11 aircraft that

Hong Kong Residents defend free press as China cracks down

Last year, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of Hong Kong to demand full democracy, many egged on by a tabloid newspaper critical of China’s ruling Communist

This Day in History | 2003 Gilligan: language ‘wasn’t perfect’

The journalist at the centre of the controversy surrounding the death of weapons expert Dr David Kelly has admitted that his language “wasn’t perfect” when he reported the government had

Five years after devaluation, China has the yuan it wanted

Compared with the global market turmoil China’s currency devaluation in 2015 triggered, the more gentle but steady depreciation since is spurring less concern. Five years ago to the day, the central

Football | Portugal ready for Champions League after subduing virus

Seen as an example for the rest of Europe, Portugal successfully controlled the coronavirus pandemic — and earned the right to host the world’s most important club soccer tournament. Portugal will

The Buzz | Pompeo opens anti-China, anti-Russia tour in Czech Republic

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in the Czech Republic at the start of a four-nation tour of central and eastern Europe expected to focus on threats to the

Taiwan says virus aid sent quietly to avoid Beijing protests

Taiwan sent COVID-19 assistance to foreign countries surreptitiously to avoid protests from China, its foreign minister said yesterday during a meeting with the highest-level American official to visit the island

World Views | Russia doesn’t really know whether its Covid vaccine works

  Russia is prematurely declaring victory in the race for a vaccine against Covid-19, with potentially dangerous consequences for the Russian population. President Vladimir Putin says his government has approved a vaccine and will

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 – edition no. 3596

— China to restart outbound tourism in time for Golden Week giving hope for Macau gaming, economy recovery * Russia clears virus vaccine despite scientific skepticism — Russia became the first country

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