Jimmy Lay: Hong Kong media tycoon relieved he wasn’t sent to China

Jimmy Lai had just finished his morning exercise and was catching up on the news when the police arrived. "There were 15, 20 policemen there, and they said I was under

Crime | Three victims of nude chat fraud include two students

Three young people, including two students, have come forward as victims of blackmail from nude video chats with strangers, the Judiciary Police (PJ) said during yesterday’s joint police press conference. All

Briefs | IC to host additional concerts for HUSH!! summer festival

  The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) has decided to host two additional concerts for HUSH!! Full Music 2020 due to what the authority has called an “overwhelming response” to the summer

NPC allows Macau, HK lawyers to work in Greater Bay cities

Macau and Hong Kong legal practitioners have been approved to work as attorneys in Guangdong province on a trial basis after acquiring mainland legal practice qualifications. On Tuesday, the Standing Committee

DSAL performs 393 inspections at construction sites

The Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL) carried out 393 spot inspections at construction sites between July 7 and 15. According to a statement released by the DSAL, the bureau issued 146 recommendations

UN adopts ‘progressive’ stance on Macau’s human rights issues

The United Nations (UN) Human Rights Committee is taking a progressive approach to the issues discussed in several reports by local associations and groups, the representative of the Macau Research

Human rights activist sends warning to Macau press

A representative of the Macau Research Group, Jason Chao, has told Portuguese and English-language media outlets that the press freedoms they have enjoyed until now may not last. Speaking during a

Chief Executive says Macau not compelled to update National Security Law

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng said yesterday Macau will not be compelled to “act in a particular way just because Hong Kong has made its own National Security Law.” Before leaving

Six more days before first Macau visa is issued in Zhuhai

The Times has learned from Zhuhai residents that the city’s police authority is not immediately issuing travel endorsements for visiting Macau. Rather, according to information disclosed by immigration officials, this

WeChat ban could hurt US casino operators: reports

  The Trump administration’s WeChat ban may hamper the operations of American gaming operations in the Macau SAR, as a significant percentage of their patrons are from mainland China, reports the

Gov’t disapproves of fixed ratio for non-local employees

The local government has clearly stated that it is unsuitable for Macau to set a fixed ratio for the number of local and non-local employees working for gaming operators. The confirmation

Ho Iat Seng | Macau must convince tourists we take health safety seriously

Macau must work hard to convince its main visitor source market that it is a safe city to travel to, Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng said yesterday, warning that the

Gov’t mulls ‘circuit-breaker’ contingency response

  Macau is considering the option of district-level quarantines should the resumption of tourism activity trigger new cases in the territory. Yesterday, Dr Leong Iek Hou of the Novel Coronavirus Response and

Swallowed swabs do not indicate malpractice, says doctor

A review into the two recent cases of children swallowing part of a swab during the specimen collection for the Covid-19 test has been concluded showing no evidence of medical

Beijing blasts US for Taiwan visit while virus spreads at home

A Chinese official lashed out at U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar yesterday for visiting Taiwan amid an ongoing pandemic back home, accusing him of putting politics ahead

In Europe, Pompeo warns of China, Russia authoritarianism

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned early yesterday of a rise in authoritarianism led by Russia, China and Iran that threatens freedoms around the world. Opening a four-nation tour

China banks act to comply with Trump sanctions on Hong Kong

China’s largest state-run banks operating in Hong Kong are taking tentative steps to comply with U.S. sanctions imposed on officials in the city, seeking to safeguard their access to crucial

Shake Shack shrugs off trade war, opens outlet in Beijing

Antagonisms between China and the United States didn’t stop Beijing’s burger lovers from standing in line for hours for a bite of Shake Shack’s snacks. The New York burger brand opened

This Day in History | 1966 China announces Cultural Revolution

China has announced plans for a “new leap forward” after the first meeting in four years of the Communist Party’s Central Committee. The blueprint unveiled by the committee shows Peking’s determination

USA | Kamala Harris’ selection as VP resonates with Black women

China Cochran met Kamala Harris at a campaign event in Detroit last year and was swept away by her ambition, charisma and leadership. She hoped the California senator would advance

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