MUST Medical School welcomes inaugural student cohort

The Faculty of Medicine of the Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST) will begin teaching its Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree this academic year, becoming the

Ask the Vet | Canine Distemper Virus 

Feline weight loss is essential for obese and overweight cats. An overweight cat presents numerous health risks, including heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure and a shorter lifespan. Body Condition

Education authority wants to nurture critical thinking in schools

The Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ) aims to develop “critical thinking” in local schools and is against the idea of teachers bringing any “ideology” into schools, DSEJ director Lou

Briefs | PJ officer arrested for leaking information

A chief investigator at the Judiciary Police (PJ) has been arrested and charged with accepting bribes and leaking confidential police information, the PJ revealed. The 36-year-old, who started serving at

Fireworks Carnival lit Saturday night sky

The Fireworks Carnival and the fourth Macau International Lantern Festival kicked off on Saturday, along with the 30th Macao International Fireworks Display Contest themed “Duo Celebrations for Macau.” The Fireworks Carnival

Aviation | Macau route approved for new Taiwan airline

Starlux Airlines, a new airline based in Taiwan, has received the green light to operate flights between Macau and the island. Its maiden flight is expected to be on January 23

Courts | Decision on domestic violence case expected next month

The Court of First Instance’s (TJB) decision on the case of Lao Mong Ieng, a woman who was severely injured by her husband during a domestic dispute, will be made

‘Y Show’ returns to Regency Art Hotel for fourth year

Organized by the Chiu Yeng Cultural and Creative Industry Association, the fourth “Y Show” held its opening ceremony at Regency Art Hotel on Friday. The Y Show took place at Regency

Pansy Ho expected to defend Hong Kong at UN

Macau tycoon Pansy Ho will deliver a speech tomorrow at the United Nations (UN), defending the way the Hong Kong SAR has handled the protests. Ho, who will represent the Hong

DSAMA suggests new waters be used for household supply

The Marine and Water Bureau (DSAMA) is hoping to find a good use for the 85 square kilometers of maritime area now placed under Macau’s jurisdiction, according to Susana Wong,

Secretary Leong highlights economic opportunities with Guangxi, Sichuan

Secretary for Economy and Finance Lionel Leong was in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region last week to meet with officials from the region and their counterparts from Sichuan province, in a

Briefs | Joshua Wong confirms arrest at airport

Prominent Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong was arrested at the city’s airport for breaching bail conditions, he said in a statement through his legal representative. Wong said he was being

Marchers ask Trump to ‘liberate’ Hong Kong, as clashes erupt

Thousands of demonstrators in Hong Kong urged President Donald Trump to “liberate” the semiautonomous Chinese territory during a peaceful march to the U.S. Consulate yesterday, but violence broke out later

Hong Kong | Airport’s plea to protesters: spare our passengers

Hong Kong’s airport used a newspaper advertisement to appeal to protesters, asking them not to target the transport hub ahead of another weekend of anti-China demonstrations in the city. Groups of

Fitch downgrades HK for first time since 1995

Fitch Ratings Inc. downgraded Hong Kong as an issuer of long-term, foreign currency debt for the first time since 1995, saying that the territory’s recent political turmoil raises doubts about

Bali beaches, Thai temples go quiet as Chinese stay at home

  From quiet beaches in Bali to empty rooms in Hanoi’s hotels, pangs from China’s economic malaise and weakening yuan are being felt across Southeast Asia’s vacation belt. A boom in Chinese

Merkel has made a U-turn on China but it may be too late

Wolfgang Ischinger had unique insight into Germany’s friendly approach to Beijing. “Our China policy had one key component: how can we sell the largest possible number of German automobiles in China,”

Trade | China’s trade with US shrinks as tariff war worsens

China’s trade with the United States is falling as the two sides prepare for negotiations with no signs of progress toward ending a tariff war that threatens global economic growth. Imports

Nissan’s chief investigator into CEO’s pay is resigning

The senior manager at Nissan Motor Co. who led the probe into excess compensation for Chief Executive Officer Hiroto Saikawa and other executives is resigning, people with knowledge of the

Typhoon kills 5 in North Korea, 3 in South Korea

One of the most powerful typhoons to ever hit the Korean Peninsula has left five people dead and three injured in North Korea, state media reported Sunday, in its first

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