Asia Today: South Korea has virus jump before holiday period

South Korea has reported 113 new cases of COVID-19, its first daily increase over 100 in five days, as the country entered a holiday break that officials fear would possibly

Former school heads accused of MOP20 million fraud

A former principal and former vice-principal of a private school institution located on the Macau peninsula are being accused of allegedly conspiring with a construction company to defraud the government

Another 12 people suspected of spreading child pornography

The Judiciary Police (PJ) has apprehended 12 Nepali nationals who are suspected of distributing videos of child pornography, according to the police department. Yesterday, the PJ held a press conference on

Briefs | Six injured in Guia Hill tunnel traffic accident

  Yesterday morning, six people were injured in a series of car accidents at the Guia Hill tunnel, according to the Public Security Police Force (PSP). The first accident was reported

IAM ‘has never, at any time, ruled out liability’ regarding washstand incident

The Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM) has not ruled out liability regarding a recent incident in which tiles fell from a washstand, injuring one local resident. In a statement sent to the

China’s luxury shoppers may opt for Hainan, Macau over Europe destinations

Luxury shoppers from the mainland are likely to fly to Hainan or Macau during the Golden Week holiday that starts tomorrow instead of flying abroad, according to a report by

Travel agency receipts, expenditure plunge in 2019

  The travel agency industry’s receipts and expenditure amounted to MOP8.29 billion and MOP7.79 billion respectively in 2019, representing decreases of 9.5% and 11.0% year-on-year, according to data from the Statistics

IC cancels int’l parade due to epidemic prevention measures

The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) has decided to cancel the “2020 Macao International Parade” scheduled for December this year as the format of the event is not suitable for the

Macau GP health measures to inflate hotel occupancy rates

  The preventive measures enforced by local health authorities are creating more changes than were initially expected to the organization of Macau’s largest annual event, the Macau Grand Prix. According to a

Sands China ties up local SMEs during Covid-19

Demand for procurement of some local goods and services has declined during the epidemic, and suppliers – including local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) – are adjusting their business strategies

Macau housing market said to face competition from Hengqin

Macau’s residential property sales are being overshadowed by the competition created in the nearby Hengqin Island, under the administration of Zhuhai, according to the Centaline Property (Macau) real estate company. Yesterday,

Briefs | Activities marking 71st National Day to proceed tomorrow

  The Macau government will host a series of activities tomorrow for the October 1 holiday, including a flag raising ceremony and a reception, to celebrate the 71st anniversary of the

Military Club inaugurates 5th edition of Lusophone Painters Exhibition

The opening ceremony for the fifth “Meeting Bridges” series of exhibitions was held at the Macau Military Club (Clube Militar de Macau) yesterday. Similar to previous events, the exhibition features the

Interview | US ambassador Branstad defends tough approach to China

The departing U.S. ambassador yesterday defended a tough approach to China that has riled relations between the world’s two largest economies, saying the Trump administration has made progress on trade

Huawei | Lawyer for Meng Wanzhou says US evidence misleading

Lawyers for a senior executive for Chinese technology giant Huawei Technologies argued in a Canadian courtroom yesterday that U.S. authorities used a misleading summary that “cherry picks” evidence in

This Day in History | 1955 James Dean killed in car smash

The Hollywood film star James Dean has been killed in a road accident in California, USA. The 24-year-old actor was behind the wheel of his German-made Porsche sports car when it

Amnesty Int’l halts India operations, citing gov’t reprisals

Human rights watchdog Amnesty International said yesterday that it was halting its operation in India, citing reprisals from the government and the freezing of its bank accounts by Indian authorities. Amnesty

China’s too-big-to-fail real estate giant pulls back from brink

China Evergrande Group took a major step toward avoiding a cash crunch that had threatened to roil the nation’s $50 trillion financial system and reverberate across global markets. After a turbulent

Tennis | Runaway train: Serena wins French Open opener; Nadal, too

No matter how much success they’ve had over the years, and to this day, Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal both profess to deal with doubts. Both began this French Open with

The Buzz | Majority of Hong Kong democrats plan to remain in office

A majority of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy lawmakers plan to remain in office after China’s decision to extend their terms without a planned election. Sixteen of 23 sitting opposition lawmakers will keep

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