China’s mutant pigs could help save nation from pork apocalypse

Inside a fortress-like megafarm on the outskirts of Beijing, dozens of pink-and- black pigs forage and snooze, unfazed by the chilly spring air. These experimentally bred hogs are fortified with

AP Exclusive | 629 Pakistani girls sold as brides to China

Page after page, the names stack up: 629 girls and women from across Pakistan who were sold as brides to Chinese men and taken to China. The list, obtained by

UK | Trump joins NATO leaders as impeachment inquiry resumes

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This Day in history | 1991 Maxwell business empire faces bankruptcy

Administrators have been called in to try to salvage the Maxwell business empire, which is at least £1bn in debt. At 1100 GMT two sons of the late business tycoon Robert

Offbeat | ‘Unicorn puppy’ will stay with Missouri rescue mission

The beagle-mix puppy, named Narwhal the Little Magical Furry Unicorn, was rescued in November by Mac’s Mission in southeast Missouri. He drew international attention when his picture hit social media,

Charges against Remy Ma are dropped

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Obamas’ publisher makes new pledge to education organization

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Drake is Spotify’s most-streamed artist of the decade

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New Chinese Cinema section brings us a collection of seven thoughtful and touching movies produced this year, which are being premiered at the Macao

Special Presentation shows ‘A City Called Macau’

The Special Presentation segment of IFFAM will screen nine films this year. This year’s line-up includes The Captain by Director Andrew Lau, a cinematic portrayal of one of


Talent Ambassadors   She was awarded the Best Actress at the Osaka Asian Film Festival for her role in Bends

Boxing | Joshua out to regain aura, belts in rematch

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The Buzz | France creates anti-hate crime office amid anti-Semitic wave

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EU climate leadership in doubt as bloc set to miss 2030 goal

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World Briefs

CHINA Tech-giant Huawei’s reputation has been repeatedly attacked by the United States and others over allegations of Communist Party control. Now its vaunted status at home has taken a blow

The stranger | In a man’s world

The Secretaries who will compose Ho Iat Seng’s incoming administration have been revealed this week. Among the familiar and less-known heads, one in particular came as a surprise. Ao Ieong

Thursday, December 5, 2019 – edition no. 3431

  * China-US clash over HK, Xinjiang bills * Runaway cow sets rare sight in the city * Juliette Binoche, the international talent ambassador of IFFAM * University of Macau professor wants funding autonomy

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