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Legislature allows casino smoking lounges

The Legislative Assembly has finally passed the government initiated Tobacco Prevention and Control Law's amendment bill, which allows casinos to set up smoking lounges in gaming areas.

17 Jul, 2017

Lionel Leong

Leong says won’t seek Nation People’s Congress re-election

Secretary for Economy and Finance Lionel Leong Vai Tac said that he will not seek re-election in the upcoming election for local deputies to the 13th National People's Congress (NPC).

11 Jul, 2017

Chan Meng Kam

Chan Meng Kam not running for Legislative Assembly

Lawmaker Chan Meng Kam has announced that he will not be a candidate for the next Legislative Assembly (AL) direct election.

6 Jul, 2017

Chui Sai On meets Xi Jinping

Xi praises Chui’s ‘prudent governance’ 

"The central government fully recognizes the efforts [of Macau's government]," said President Xi on his meeting with Macau SAR's Chief Executive.

3 Jul, 2017

Chui Sai On

Chui expects Great Bay Area to be ‘vibrant’ zone 

Chui Sai On says he expects the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area to be developed into a “vibrant” international region and a world-class metropolis.

3 Jul, 2017

Great Bay Area

Government collects 126 opinions on city’s participation in the Great Bay Area

The government has collected 126 opinions from residents on Macau’s participation in the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area.

30 Jun, 2017

Legislative Assembly election committee

Record 25 groups to run in direct election

A record 25 groups will stand in the upcoming direct legislative election, Legislative Assembly Electoral Affairs Committee President, Tong Hio Fong, said on Wednesday.

29 Jun, 2017

Government to release plan for 5th Macau-Taipa link at year-end

The Macau government will release its plan for a tunnel project near the old Macau-Taipa bridge – earmarked as the fifth Macau-Taipa link – at the end of this year, Ho Ion Sang, who heads the legislature’s Follow-up Committee for Land and Public Concession Affairs, quoted government officials as saying Tuesday.

28 Jun, 2017

Macau Foundation buys palace in Lisbon

The public Macau Foundation (FM) has bought a palace in Lisbon for 70 million patacas (US$ 8.75 million) from local businessman Liu Chak Wan, who is a member of its council of trustees, the Portuguese-language channel of government-owned broadcaster TDM reported Tuesday.

28 Jun, 2017

New Macau Association president barred from entering Hong Kong

The New Macau Association (ANM) president Scott Chiang was barred from entering Hong Kong Monday and was forced to return on a ferry to Macau, after an immigration officer in the neighboring Special Administrative Region told him that he had failed to meet the requirements for entry.

27 Jun, 2017

14,000 vehicles given up since January

Transport Bureau (DSAT) Director said Sunday that the registrations of about 14,000 vehicles have been cancelled since the beginning of the year, amounting to the total number of vehicles given up last year.

26 Jun, 2017

National anthem law to be implemented locally

Secretary for Administration and Justice Sonia Chan Hoi Fan said Sunday that if the central government promulgates a law on the national anthem in the future, it would also be implemented in Macau.

26 Jun, 2017

Chief Executive doesn’t worry about World Heritage listing

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On said Wednesday he does not think that the UNESCO-listed Macau Historic Centre will be removed from the UNESCO World Heritage Site listing, so he doesn’t worry about the matter.

22 Jun, 2017

Record 25 lists vie in direct election

A record 25 groups have submitted nomination signatures to stand in the upcoming direct election of 14 seats in the legislature by popular vote, while six groups have submitted nomination signatures for the indirect election whose 12 seats will be chosen by registered association representatives, official data showed Tuesday.

21 Jun, 2017

Scholar tries third time to get into legislature

Macau Civic Power (ECM) Chairwoman Agnes Lam lok Fong submitted 500 registered voters' signatures endorsing her group's candidacy in the upcoming elections to the Legislative Assembly Electoral Affairs Committee (CAEAL) Monday. The direct and indirect legislative elections will take place on Sunday, September 17.

20 Jun, 2017

Portugal fire

Chui Sai On conveys condolences to Portugal’s president

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On expressed his deep sadness and condolences over the many lives lost to wildfires in central Portugal on Monday.

20 Jun, 2017

Legislature passes sex crime bill

The Legislative Assembly (AL) has passed a government-initiated amendment bill on sex crimes listed in the Macau Penal Code, which is slated to take effect 60 days after its promulgation in' the Official Gazette (BO).

19 Jun, 2017

Macau’s base rate rises to 1.5 pct after Fed move

The Macau Monetary Authority (AMCM) said in a statement that it raised its base rate of the discount window Thursday by 25 basis points to 1.5 percent. It has been the fourth time for Macau’s quasi-central bank to raise the policy rate since December 2015

16 Jun, 2017

Record number of lists vie for seats in legislature

The number of groups who have submitted nomination signatures to the Legislative Assembly Electoral Affairs Committee (CAEAL) already exceeds the number of lists who ran in the last direct election, official data showed Wednesday.

15 Jun, 2017

Macau Greater Bay Area participation

Government collects residents’ opinions on city’s Greater Bay Area participation

The local government announced on Tuesday that it started to collect residents’ opinions on Macau’s participation in the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area.

14 Jun, 2017