Hong Kong students form protest chains

Thousands of students formed human chains outside schools across Hong Kong yesterday to show solidarity after violent weekend clashes between police and activists pushing for democratic reforms in the semiautonomous

Alibaba’s chief talks strategy and his fondness for NBA ‘killer’

Today, Daniel Zhang, a little-known former accountant, will take over the chairman’s role at Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. from Jack Ma, the country’s most famous businessman. A full story on him and

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

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

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

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

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

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

Macau University of Science and Technology | Lunar and Planetary Sciences SKL targets world-class ranking in 5 years

The director of the Macau University of Science and Technology’s (MUST) State Key Laboratory of Lunar and Planetary Sciences says that the research lab is on its way to becoming

Palace Casino replica almost finished

Construction of the replica of the famous floating casino, the Macau Palace, appears to be nearing completion, as the Times observed from the outside of the Lisboeta Resort site that

Macau Grand Prix | BMW ready to defend GT World Cup Title this November

BMW Motorsport has announced the drivers lineup for the Guia Circuit in November to defend the title they won last year at the FIA GT World Cup in Macau. A short

Nationwide CCTV patriotic education program features Macau

The First Lesson, a nationwide patriotic education program targeting primary school students in mainland China, was broadcast on September 1 on CCTV1. Fifteen minutes of the 90-minute long program featured

Carrie Lam’s retreat fails to satisfy protesters

Carrie Lam’s move to formally withdraw a bill allowing extraditions to China may well have ended the Hong Kong unrest in June. But now protesters want a lot more, and

Wong’s office claims equal treatment to all demonstration organizers

In a reply to an interpellation by lawmaker Sulu Sou, the Office for the Secretary for Security has insisted that the police authority treats all demonstration

Macau visitors to neighboring SAR grow 32% in July

Data from Hong Kong’s Tourism Development Board shows that 32.6% more Macau residents crossed the border to the SAR in July than during the same month

Workers’ lawmakers to continue fight for livelihood issues

Lawmakers Ella Lei, Leong Sun Iok, Lam Lon Wai and Lei Chan U say they will continue to pursue better housing policies, better transportation, and improved protection of

Philippines, Malaysia to open fireworks display contest

The Philippines and Malaysia are set to open the 30th Macao International Fireworks Display Contest that will kick off at 9 p.m. this Saturday. Hosted by the

Carrie Lam scraps bill that sparked months of unrest

Hong Kong’s embattled leader, Carrie Lam, formally withdrew legislation to allow extraditions to China, a political retreat that may help ease - but not end

Commission of Audit finds problems in public recruitment

A report published yesterday by the Commission of Audit condemned failures and malpractices in the recruitment system of the Public Administration and Civil Service Bureau (SAFP). The commission

Gaming | Sands China, Galaxy retain lead in market share

Sands China and Galaxy Entertainment Group defended their top-tier positions in gaming market share during the first half of 2019, with the two retaining control of

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