MUST vaccine expected to be free for Macau residents

The Covid-19 candidate vaccine currently being researched by a team led by the Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST) is expected to be distributed free of charge for Macau

Urgency to bear witness grows for last Hiroshima victims

HIROSHIMA — For nearly 70 years, until he turned 85, Lee Jong-keun hid his past as an atomic bomb survivor, fearful of the widespread discrimination against blast victims that has

Analysis| Irksome in Iceland, brusque in Britain? US envoys draw ire

In Iceland, a nation so safe its president runs errands on a bicycle, U.S. Ambassador Jeffery Ross Gunter has left locals aghast with his request to hire armed bodyguards. Gunter has

Asia Today: Manila back under lockdown as virus cases surge

MANILA — Commuter trains, buses and other public vehicles stayed off the main roads of the Philippine capital today (Tuesday) and police were again staffing checkpoints to restrict public travel

MUST to take breakthrough vaccine to human trials shortly

The medical breakthrough announced by Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST) researchers this week could prove a major step forward in the development of a viable Covid-19 vaccine, according

Briefs | Latest weather guidelines released for school activities

  The Macau SAR government has publicized the details of the guidelines for school arrangements under extreme weather conditions. When a typhoon signal is hoisted and is changed from Signal No.

Tightened restrictions among new travel policies

The Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Center has implemented stricter measures on entrants from, or having visited in the preceding 14 days, Hong Kong, Urumqi of Xinjiang Province and Dalian

Wynn closes Yokohama office, remains keen on Japan long term

Wynn Resorts Ltd. said it closed its Yokohama office after plans for Japan to award casino licenses were delayed but remains interested in the project. “The pandemic is having an unprecedented

MGM China reports 95% revenue decline in second quarter

Casino operator MGM China reported a 95% decline in net revenue in the second quarter of this year, as the Hong Kong-listed firm struggled to cope with the collapse of

Crime Man accused of exposing genitals to passers-by

A mainland man is accused of sexually harassing three women, in some cases indecently exposing his genitals in front of them. The Public Security Police Force (PSP) reported this case during

Ex-lawmaker does not want HK security law mirrored in Macau

Describing the stipulations of Hong Kong’s National Security Law as tougher than the ones in Macau, retired lawmaker Kwan Tsui Hang disagrees with directly copying Hong Kong’s version, should the

Briefs | First taxi surveillance devices already operating

  Forty-six taxis have registered to have audio-visual recording devices for surveillance purposes installed this month. The first device was installed yesterday. These devices are now part of the requirement stipulated

Transport authority clarifies speed traps and limits

The Transport Bureau (DSAT) has clarified to the Times that reports of motorists being “flashed” by speeding cameras even when obeying the speed limit is due to the different limits

Macau garrison of PLA celebrates 93rd anniversary

The Macau garrison of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) held a flag-raising ceremony to celebrate the 93rd anniversary of the army’s founding. The troops stationed in Macau as well as in

Criticism of LegCo election decision callous

The Hong Kong Special Administration Region government had no choice but to postpone the 2020 Legislative Council election in the face of the surge in novel coronavirus infections. Those trying

Hong Kong denies mass Chinese virus tests are bid to harvest DNA

Hong Kong denied plans to harvest residents’ DNA as part of a China-backed coronavirus-testing blitz, as deep political mistrust further complicates the city’s efforts to contain its worst outbreak ever. The

German laser tech company says gov’t blocks exports to China

A German company that specializes in laser communication says it is pulling out of uncompleted deals in China after the German government barred it from delivering hardware to the country. Mynaric

Beijing accuses US of harassing Chinese students, researchers

China yesterday accused the United States of “monitoring, harassing and willfully detaining” Chinese students and researchers in the U.S. Foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin’s comments follow the denial of a bail

South Korea and Japan flap could hit Trump’s plans on China

A South Korean court is set to start liquidating assets of a Japanese company to compensate Koreans conscripted to work during colonial occupation, straining ties between two key U.S. partners

This Day in History | 1964 Three civil rights activists found dead

The bodies of three civil rights workers missing for six weeks have been found buried in a partially constructed dam near Philadelphia, Mississippi. Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation found

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