China denounces people’s tribunal on alleged Xinjiang abuses

China yesterday denounced plans for a people’s tribunal in Britain on allegations of genocide against Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslim people in Xinjiang region. The spokesman for the northwestern region’s government,

Hong Kong | ‘Life goes on:’ Lam says SAR still good for businesses

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam yesterday defended Hong Kong as an attractive place for businesses, after a recent survey found foreigners were considering leaving the longtime Asian business hub. Hong Kong

This day in history | 1998 Veterans reject Japanese ‘sorrow’

Emperor Akihito of Japan has spoken of his “deep sorrow and pain” over the suffering inflicted by his country during World War II, but did not apologise for the treatment

Myanmar | UN envoy warns of possible civil war, seeks talks

The U.N. special envoy for Myanmar warned yesterday of possible civil war in the country, saying people are arming themselves against the military junta and protesters have started shifting

Gaming | US Judge says Saipan casino builder must pay seven ex-workers USD5.4m

  A judge on the U.S. Pacific island of Saipan yesterday ordered a Hong Kong company to pay seven Chinese construction workers a total of $5.4 million for forcing them

Markets | China stocks jump most since July amid record foreign purchases

China’s equity benchmark rallied by the most since July as investors piled into stocks amid attempts by policymakers to contain commodity prices. The yuan also advanced to its strongest since 2018. The

Starbucks to launch summer menus

Starbucks Hong Kong and Macau will present its “Feel Good, Live Well!” vibe this summer as it launches a series of in-store and online activities and promotions to nurture body,

Galaxy launches fund to support Portuguese culture promotion

Galaxy Entertainment Group Foundation launched the “GEG Cultural & Academic Fund” early this year to support the Portuguese Institute of the Orient (IPOR) in organizing activities to promote Portuguese language

On the road to Euro 2020 | Virus poses financial, logistical challenges

A tournament intended to be a celebration of European soccer will instead reflect many of the uncertainties that have beset the sport during the coronavirus pandemic. Just completing the European Championship

The Buzz | Bitcoin slips below $38,000 in a retreat from Monday’s rally

Bitcoin traded lower yesterday as prices pulled back from a double-digit percentage rally, stoked by Elon Musk’s effort to bolster the token’s green credentials on Twitter. The largest digital currency slipped 4% to

Malaysia’s worsening Covid-19 outbreak spills over into Thailand

An worsening coronavirus outbreak in Malaysia has sparked alarm and is spilling over into neighboring Thailand, which recently discovered a more infectious variant in its south believed to have come

China Daily | Intl’ trade fairs, expos reaffirm China’s determination to wider opening-up

Under strict epidemic prevention and control protocols, China has recently held a series of international trade fairs and expos as a gesture to the world that the country will walk

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 – edition no. 3779

— The government banned the June 4 vigil – this time, citing as reasons, offense against public power and Covid-19 control * The Court of Second Instance reverts decision in lawyer

Covid-19 | MGM debuts casino outreach Covid vaccination action

The Health Bureau (SSM) is operating a two-day outreach vaccination action at the MGM Cotai yesterday and today as part of the former’s Covid-19 vaccination program. The resort operator revealed that

MGM expects growth in tourist arrivals during Summer Holiday

There will likely be a further increase in the tourist arrival count from the average 30,000 to 40,000 daily arrivals during the Summer Holiday, Kenneth Feng, president-cum-Chief Strategic and Financial

Tourism | April’s visitors slightly rose to 795,000

There was a rise in April visitor arrivals of 5.3% month-to-month to 794,819, totaling 2,533,247 tourist arrivals in the first four months of the year. According to data from the Statistics

Covid-19 | SSM director urges the population to ‘raise the guard’ once again

The director of the Health Bureau (SSM), Dr. Alvis Lo, has urged the population to return to high alert mode and “raise the guard once more” against Covid-19. The appeal was

Briefs | Security secretary admits Health Code hack investigation ‘difficult’

  While discussing the cyberattack on the Macau Health Code, Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak admitted yesterday that the investigation is facing difficulties, as most attacks were conducted using foreign

TDM rejects alteration to editorial guidelines

Public broadcaster TDM has clarified that it will not alter its editorial guidelines, which had earlier stirred public controversy. In a reply to lawmaker Sulu Sou, the TDM Executive Committee confirmed

Architecture exhibition in Italy showcases Macau’s urban life

The “17th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia – Exhibits from Macau, China” has launched in Venice, presenting a picture of cross-border life in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area. In

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