Big read: Myanmar military uses systematic torture across country

The soldiers in rural Myanmar twisted the young man's skin with pliers and kicked him in the chest until he couldn't breathe. Then they taunted him about his family until his heart ached, too: "Your mom," they

THE CONVERSATION | A quick guide to climate change jargon

As a major U.N. climate conference gets underway on Oct. 31, 2021, you’ll be hearing a lot of technical terms tossed around: mitigation, carbon neutral, sustainable development. The language can

Islands Hospital to diversify services aiming at medical tourism

Expected to commence operations in 2023, the Islands District Medical Complex, also known as the Islands Hospital, will aim to provide dual services. It will function as a public hospital

Peking Union Medical College to take the helm of Islands Hospital

As expected, the Peking Union Medical College Hospital has been announced as the entity that will partner with the government to manage the Islands District Medical Complex (also known as

ExCo: Over 500 tuition facilities to be supervised under new law

More than 500 extracurricular tuition facilities will be placed under the supervision of a future law which is currently on its way to the parliament, André Cheong, spokesperson of the

Briefs | UM, Peking University hold accounting conference

  The University of Macau (UM) and Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management jointly held an online conference on auditing and public policy in China. The event was held in preparation

Crime | Health voucher fraud suspected in collusion between clinic and traditional pharmacy

A medical clinic and traditional Chinese pharmacy in Areia Preta were suspected of fraudulently using government health vouchers amounting to MOP8.5 million between 2019 and June 2021, the Judiciary Police

Sands China head optimistic on Grand Prix tourism

Sands China Ltd. (SCL) is confident on tourism during the upcoming Grand Prix period in November, Wilfred Wong, president of the casino concessionaire, said yesterday on the sidelines of a

JP Morgan: Gaming concessions may be extended up to 12 months

  It will not come as a surprise if the government chooses to extend casino licenses by between six to 12 months after their expiration in June next year, according to

Diplomacy | Chinese, Greek foreign ministers discuss economic ties

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Greek officials yesterday during a visit to Athens expected to focus on furthering Chinese investments in Greece. Greece recently emerged from a brutal decade-long

War of Words | US, China sparring over Taiwan heats up anew

The United States and China are stepping up their war of words over Taiwan in a long-simmering dispute that has significant implications for the power dynamic in the Indo-Pacific and

Beijing confirms strict ‘closed loop’ for Winter Olympics

Chinese organizers have confirmed participants in next year’s Winter Olympics will be strictly isolated from the general population and could face expulsion for violating COVID-19 restrictions. Vice mayor and Beijing 2022

Washington orders Chinese phone carrier out of US market

U.S. regulators are expelling a unit of China Telecom Ltd., one of the country’s three major state-owned carriers, from the American market as a national security threat amid rising tension

This day in history | 1962 World relief as Cuban missile crisis ends

The world has breathed a collective sigh of relief after the superpowers reached an agreement ending the immediate threat of nuclear war. Russian leader Nikita Khrushchev has agreed to dismantle all

ASEAN | US, China, Russia join Asia summit amid regional disputes

President Joe Biden and China’s Premier Li Keqiang join an annual summit of 18 Asia-Pacific nations by video in a region where the world powers have dueled over trade, Taiwan,

Xinhua Economic Watch | ‘First-store economy’ drives retail consumption in China

Eyeing for the wide consumer market and the increasing demand for quality life in China, more and more international and domestic brands have set up their first stores in the

Tech | Microsoft profit up 24% in quarter, driven by cloud growth

Growth in Microsoft’s cloud computing business helped push its profit up 24% in the July-September quarter over the same time last year. The Redmond, Washington-based tech company reported quarterly profit of

Grand Lisboa Palace extends operation hours of Mesa

Grand Lisboa Palace Resort Macau announced that Mesa, a contemporary Portuguese restaurant, has extended its service for lunch hours with exquisite dishes, and has launched night time promotions to. The two-

Sands China hosts seminar on 14th Five-Year Plan

A group of Sands China team members got an overview of the nation’s 14th Five-Year Plan Tuesday at The Parisian Macao, at a seminar delivered by Kevin Ho King Lun, local

Tennis | Trading shots: Lawmakers differ on Aussie Open vaccinations

The back-and-forth debate over unvaccinated tennis players being allowed to contest the Australian Open in January heightened yesterday with the prime minister and a state political leader trading shots on

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