UK scraps public health body amid criticized virus response

The British government announced today (Tuesday) it is scrapping a public health agency that has taken blame for the country's uneven response to the coronavirus. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the

China considers imposing tariffs on Australian wine

China today (Tuesday) launched an investigation into whether Australia is exporting wine at improperly low prices in a new dispute between major trading partners that could reduce access to the

People stranded on rooftops by rain, flooding in China

Authorities deployed helicopters in western China today ( Tuesday) to rescue people stranded by flooding as heavy rain swelled the Yangtze and other rivers to dangerous levels, state media reported. Landslides

Bank Association head unsure why demand for yuan spiking

Recently, demand for the yuan, the official currency of the People’s Republic of China, has lifted. But Ip Sio Kai, president of The Macau Association of Banks (ABM) and incumbent

25% rise in visitor arrivals over the weekend

Macau saw a rise in visitors arrivals over the weekend after authorities resumed issuing visas under the Individual Visit Scheme. According to the available data, the SAR welcomed about 25%

New Hengqin Port opens to public

The new Hengqin border checkpoint officially opened to the public yesterday after an opening ceremony organized by the Macau SAR government and the Zhuhai government. Named Hengqin Port, the checkpoint has

China’s National Health Commission pledges to help local economy recover

The director of China’s National Health Commission director, Ma Xiaowei, has expressed his support for a gradual increase in circulation between the mainland and Macau to accelerate economic recovery and

China says US damaging global trade with Huawei sanctions

China accused Washington of damaging global trade with sanctions that threaten to cripple tech giant Huawei and said today (Tuesday) it will protect Chinese companies but gave no indication

North Korea to hold key party meeting amid economic woes

North Korea will open a high-profile political conference today to discuss unspecified "crucial" issues as it struggles to keep afloat a sanctions-ravaged economy hit further by its anti-virus efforts and

Macau expected to raise signal 8 for tropical storm Higos

The civil protection structure and the Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) have issued warnings to the population to prepare for the passage of the tropical storm Higos. The warnings come shortly

Asia Today: Philippine capital’s virus lockdown to be eased

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has decided to ease a mild coronavirus lockdown in the capital and four outlying provinces to further reopen the country's battered economy despite having the most

Environment | Macau bans several types of waste paper

The Macau SAR government is banning the importation of several types of waste paper, according to a decree signed by Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng. Yesterday, the government published the decree

State agency pledges to promote SAR-Hengqin collaboration

China’s National Development and Reform Commission has pledged to press ahead with work relating to the joint development of Macau and Hengqin, in a bid to introduce new dynamics into

Crime | Senior man secretly recorded domestic helpers in bathroom

A 69-year-old Macau man has been accused of surreptitiously recording his domestic helper while she used the bathroom, the Public Security Police Force (PSP) said during the joint police press

Crime | Gambling-addict abuses wife and two young children

  A 57-year-old local man has been charged with domestic violence against his wife and children, the Judiciary Police (PJ) reported yesterday. This is the second time within a year that the

Health Bureau needs more time to decide on blood tests

More time is required before Macau considers using blood tests to detect the Covid-19 infection, according to Dr Leong Iek Hou from the Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Center, who

Macau sees little risk in new virus cases in Guangdong

The new Covid-19 cases reported in Shenzhen and Shanwei, Guangdong Province, should not pose significant risks to Macau amid the resumption of travel endorsements for Macau approved across the border,

Briefs | Three new bus stops ready for Hengqin port

  In order to facilitate the opening of the new Hengqin port, the Transport Bureau (DSAT) will open three new bus stops. These stops, are closely grouped along Estrada Flor de

Gaming | Wynn’s revenue suffers in difficult first half of 2020

  Wynn Macau has recorded an operating revenue decrease of 79.2% to HKD3.97 billion in the first half of the year, attributing the drop to the adverse effects of the Covid-19

Future Bright records HKD110 million in losses

  Future Bright Holdings Limited has reported that, for the first half of the year, the company recorded some HKD110 million in losses. The food and beverage firm of lawmaker Chan

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