Report | Population expansion continued to slow in 2018

China’s population growth rate continued to slow in 2018, spelling possible trouble ahead as a swelling number of retirees pushes up against a shrinking labor pool. Numbers released yesterday

Genetics | Investigators say doctor behind gene-edited babies acted on his own

Chinese investigators have determined that the doctor behind the reported birth of two babies whose genes had been edited in hopes of making them resistant to the

Motorcycle rider dies in Ferry Bridge crash with taxi

A motorcycle rider, Ms San, aged 52, who was a Macau Daily Times staffer for over 11 years, died on Friday around 5:46 a.m. due to an accident at

Education | USJ renews hopes to have mainland students

The University of Saint Joseph is looking forward to becoming accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC), as well as obtaining the Chinese government’s approval to

Filipino Catholics hail ‘Viva Pit Señor!’ to celebrate festival

A large group of Filipino Catholics gathered at the Sai Van Lake Square to celebrate the region’s annual cultural and religious festival that celebrates Santo Niño - the

Hong Kong | Property prices drop by 10pct since August

Home buyers in the world’s most-expensive property market may finally have something to cheer about - Hong Kong’s housing market is officially in correction territory.

Mexico | Death toll reaches 79 in fuel pipeline fire horror

They were warned to stay away from the geyser of gasoline gushing from the illegally tapped pipeline in central Mexico, but Gerardo Perez says he and

Occupy Central leader rejected entry to Macau

Yvonne Leung, a student leader in Hong Kong’s 2014 Umbrella Movement and former president of the Hong Kong University Students’ Union (HKUSU), was barred from entering

Association aims to promote aikido events

A group of aikido enthusiasts is set to host a seminar tomorrow, aiming to promote the modern Japanese martial art in the SAR. The goal of aikido is

More than 10m tourists visit Hong Kong via cross-border rail link, bridge

More than 10 million tourists have visited Hong Kong via the Hong Kong section of Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge since

Taiwan holds live-fire exercises following threats

Taiwan held live-fire exercises along its east coast yesterday amid renewed threats from China to bring the island under its control by force if deemed necessary.

Japan | BOJ warns country faces new risks as population shrinks

Japan faces unforeseen risks in guiding economic policy as its population of about 126 million ages and declines, the governor of its central bank said yesterday.

Air Macau | Exclusive concession not extended

The Civil Aviation Authority (AACM) announced yesterday that Air Macau’s 25-year concession agreement, set to expire in November 2020, will not be renewed. In a

Doctors say influenza did not cause child death

A 4-year-old child died at the Conde S. Januário Hospital yesterday morning after it was discovered she was suffering from heart disease and hyperthyroidism. While receiving treatment at the

MGTO announces Lunar Year celebrations

The Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) will present the celebrations of the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the MSAR – Parade for Celebration of the

‘Essence of the problem of illegal hostels’ must be found, Wong says

Alluding to the recent controversy related to illegal hostels, the Secretary for Security, Wong Sio Chak said that the “essence of the problem must be found.”

UK | May faces no-confidence vote after historic Brexit defeat

British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a no-confidence vote today , a day after Parliament rejected her Brexit deal by a historic margin. May is battling

Increase of 8 percent in fire cases reported

The Fire Services Bureau (CB) was called less often to respond to several types of incidents over 2018. The 1.3 percent drop was reported yesterday to

Gaming | Analysts offer gloomy January outlook

Brokerage Sanford C. Bernstein has warned that January gross gaming revenue could contract by as much as between 8 and 12 percent year-on-year. If correct, the

Legislative Assembly | Gov’t plans regulations to watch public companies’ finances

The government has revealed to lawmakers that it has plans to establish new regulations to monitor public companies’ financial situations, according to lawmaker Chan Chak Mo.

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