Asia Today: India sees 83,000 new cases, but numbers falling

India reported more than 83,000 new coronavirus cases today (Wednesday), showing some decline after reaching a record a week earlier. The country has now confirmed more than 5.6 million cases. The

Local architects unhappy with exclusion from urban projects

Recently, the government released its 2020-2040 Urban Master Plan as well as a preliminary conceptual design for the future Central Library project. Both projects were commissioned to foreign companies, which

Briefs | Majority living in Iao Hon cluster buildings are not residents

  The majority of the households in the seven Iao Hon cluster buildings are not occupied by Macau residents, according to the Macau Urban Renewal company’s latest survey. Last month, the

First Macau funds donated to Lebanon

Associação Internacional de Filantropia (Macau), (also known in English as the International Philanthropy Association), is conducting a fundraising campaign to support Achrafieh2020, a Lebanese non-profit association. The initiative was started in

Macau Food Festival returns with only local caterers this year

The annual Macau Food Festival will return in November for its 20th edition, with a smaller scale and special measures amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Chan Chak Mo, president of the

Alcohol policy for minors to undergo public consultation next month

The Macau SAR government will be asking the public to voice their opinions on the possible future polices regarding alcohol control for minors, the Health Bureau (SSM) announced yesterday. In early

Q&A: Pun Weng Kun | ID to continue pursuit of better sports facilities

Having been at the helm of local sports since March 2016, the president of the Sports Bureau (ID), Pun Weng Kun, had his term extended in late February this year

Briefs | Ho Iat Seng joins video conference with Japanese lawmakers

  Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng has discussed with members of Japan’s parliament how to facilitate economic and trade cooperation and people-to-people exchange between Macau and Japan, and how to step

Hong Kong extends social distancing measures for another week

Hong Kong will extend virus-related social distancing measures for another week amid persisting signs of hidden Covid-19 transmission, Chief Executive Carrie Lam said. Despite moderating numbers, “we still have unknown cases

Gaming | Average daily revenue disappoints, even as visitor arrivals grow

Average daily gross gaming revenue at Macau casinos disappointed in September, even as visitor arrivals showed growth. That is according to analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein, which estimated that gross gaming

StarWorld’s Michelin two-star restaurant to run more promotions

After being closed during the peak period of the Covid-19 outbreak in Macau, Feng Wei Ju, a Michelin two-star Chinese restaurant at StarWorld Hotel, reopened last month and has hinted

China uproots ethnic minority villages in anti-poverty fight

Under a portrait of President Xi Jinping, Ashibusha sits in her freshly painted living room cradling her infant daughter beside a chair labeled a “gift from the government.” The mother of

Beijing: Spying allegations against NYC cop ‘pure fabrication’

China yesterday said allegations against a New York City police officer charged with being an “intelligence asset” for the Chinese government are a “pure fabrication” and part of a U.S.

Trump aims to use UN address to send strong message to China

President Donald Trump, who prefers speaking to boisterous crowds, is set to give a prerecorded address to the U.N. General Assembly as he grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, chilly relations

This Day in History | 1952 Charlie Chaplin comes home

World famous film actor and director Charlie Chaplin has returned to England for the first time in 21 years. He arrived with his wife Oona - daughter of playwright Eugene O’Neill

As rich nations struggle, Africa’s virus response is praised

At a lecture to peers this month, John Nkengasong showed images that once dogged Africa, with a magazine cover declaring it “The Hopeless Continent.” Then he quoted Ghana’s first president,

Atlantic City is leading a wave of female casino leaders

For decades, women have dealt cards or served drinks in casinos, but they rarely got the chance to run the joint. But women now run four of Atlantic City’s nine casinos

Sands China launches new internship program for recent university graduates

Sands China Ltd. launched its new “Level Up Programme” last week with a ceremony at The Parisian Macao, geared at providing career training for the company’s interns. In support of the

MGM and FAOM co-organize ink painting workshops to promote Chinese culture

As part of its effort to promote traditional Chinese culture, MGM China has presented a wide range of programs to popularize ink art in the community. The integrated resort operator recently

Olympics | Tokyo needs to convince sponsors games will really happen

The only thing more difficult than staging next year’s Tokyo Olympics in a pandemic might be convincing sponsors to keep their billions of dollars on board in the midst of

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