Chinese tourist hot spot Sanya imposes Covid-19 lockdown, shuts public transport

SHANGHAI (REUTERS) – The southern Chinese beach holiday city of Sanya imposed a lockdown on Saturday (Aug 6) and shut its public transport system to try to stop a Covid-19 outbreak during its peak tourist season. Authorities announced the curbs would start at 6am (2200 GMT), saying the Covid-19 situation was “very severe” and people’s […]

Hiroshima prays for peace, fears new arms race on atomic bombing 77th anniversary

TOKYO (REUTERS) – Bells tolled in Hiroshima on Saturday (Aug 6) as the city marked the 77th anniversary of the world’s first atomic bombing, with officials including the United Nations chief warning of a new arms race following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb 24, and, shortly after, Russian President Vladimir Putin […]

Over 460 ancient tombs discovered in north China’s Hebei

SHIJIAZHUANG (Xinhua) – A total of 463 ancient tombs have been discovered during a comprehensive archaeological excavation in north China’s Hebei Province, local authorities said on Saturday (July 23). The fresh excavation started in January 2021 at the Houbaijiabei Cemetery in the city of Handan, said the provincial institute of cultural relics and archaeology. Jointly […]

China locks down a city for three days on one Covid-19 case; others in partial lockdown

BEIJING (BLOOMBERG, NYTIMES) – A city in one of China’s steel hubs is being shut down for three days after a single Covid-19 infection was found there. Wugang in Henan province announced a citywide lockdown starting July 11, making it the latest Chinese city to enact strict mobility curbs amid the country’s ongoing Covid flare-up. […]

OKX becomes Training Kit Partner of Premier League Champions Manchester City

The new agreement will see OKX become Official Training Kit partner for the 2022/23 season. To celebrate the announcement, OKX has commissioned renowned street artist Akse P19 and Global Street Art Agency to create artworks featuring Manchester City players Haaland, Grealish, Cancelo and Stones, across four locations in Manchester. Last week, OKX were also announced […]

After backlash, Beijing drops Covid-19 vaccination mandate for crowded venues

BEIJING (REUTERS) – Beijing’s city government has dropped plans to allow only vaccinated people to enter crowded venues such as libraries, cinemas and gyms from Monday (July 11), following a strong online backlash to the measure announced earlier this week. The mandatory requirement would have marked a rare move in China, where the central government […]

Studio City International Holdings Limited Announces Extension of Gaming Concessions in Macau to December 31, 2022

MACAU, June 23, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via — Studio City International Holdings Limited (NYSE: MSC) (“Studio City” or the “Company”), a world-class integrated resort located in Cotai, Macau, today announces that Melco Resorts (Macau) Limited, a subsidiary of Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited and the operator of the Studio City Casino (“Gaming Operator”), entered into […]

Melco Announces Extension of Macau Gaming Subconcession to December 31, 2022

MACAU, June 23, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via — Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited (Nasdaq: MLCO), a developer, owner and operator of integrated resort facilities in Asia and Europe, today announces that on June 23, 2022, Melco Resorts (Macau) Limited (“Melco Resorts Macau”), a subsidiary of the Company, and Wynn Resorts (Macau) Limited (“Wynn Resorts […]