Politics

Chui Sai On pledges new public housing application round

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On has told the legislature that he expects the government to launch a new application round for public housing flats during his last term that ends in December 2019.   Chui made the remarks during a Q&A session in the legislature’s hemicycle on Friday.   Chui attended the session to … Continue reading "Chui Sai On pledges new public housing application round"

24 Apr, 2017

Hong Kong lawmaker Kenneth Leung denied entry to Macau

Hong Kong lawmaker Kenneth Leung denied entry to Macau

Leung, who was planning a holiday with his family in Macau was unconvinced by the reason offered by immigration officers that he would be a threat to the city’s internal security.

18 Apr, 2017

Macau's law on Exchange of Information on Tax Matters

Law on Exchange of Information on Tax Matters passed at the Legislative Assembly

The amendment of the current Law on Exchange of Information on Tax Matters was passed at the Legislative Assembly on Tuesday with the support of 24 members.

12 Apr, 2017

São Tomé and Príncipe Prime Minister

São Tomé and Príncipe Prime Minister starts visit to China 11th April

The prime minister of São Tomé and Príncipe is due to travel to the People’s Republic of China on April 11 for a visit “during which cooperation agreements will be signed in the economic, cultural and scientific fields."

10 Apr, 2017

committee to reform Macau´s public administration

Macau government sets up body to reform administration

The government has established a committee to coordinate the implementation of measures to reform the city’s public administration system, according to an announcement in the Official Gazette (BO) on Tuesday.

5 Apr, 2017

Sao Tome and Principe enters the Forum Macau

Exclusive interview with Patrice Emery Trovoada, Prime Minister of São Tomé and Príncipe

Our shift in allegiance is a matter of political domain: twenty years ago, the reality was very different. Today, the world is different, the options are different.

30 Mar, 2017

São Tomé and Príncipe joins Forum Macau

São Tomé and Príncipe joins Forum Macau

The Atlantic two-island nation of São Tomé and Príncipe has formally joined the Forum for Trade and Economic Cooperation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries.

30 Mar, 2017

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam

Chui congratulates new Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On congratulated Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor on Sunday on winning the election of the fifth-term chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).

27 Mar, 2017

Macau's coastal waters

Government sets up committee to develop Macau’s coastal waters

The government has established a committee with the aim of promoting the development and improvement of the management of the city’s coastal waters, according to an announcement in the Official Gazette on Monday.

21 Mar, 2017

Macau Customs regulations

Macau to control entry of cash in the borders starting from November

From 1st November 2017, new regulations mandating that any cash or other negotiable monetary instrument over US$ 15,000 (MOP 120,000) passing through Macau Customs authorities have to be declared, according to local television broadcaster TDM.

17 Mar, 2017

smoking lounges in macau casinos

Revised bill allows smoking lounges in Macau casinos

By 2019, according to Chan, if casinos cannot set up qualified smoking lounges, then customers will not be permitted to smoke inside the premises. Next week, the committee will invite government representatives to attend its meeting on discussions of the bill’s amendment.

15 Mar, 2017

Ho Chio Meng trial

Ho Chio Meng’s new lawyer expects ‘complex’ trial

Ex-chief prosecutor Ho Chio Meng’s new lawyer says she is readying herself for a “complex and lengthy” trial, the Portuguese-language Jornal Tribuna de Macau reported on Tuesday.

15 Mar, 2017

Macau's legislative ballot scheduled for September 17

Chief Executive schedules Macau legislative ballot for September 17

The direct and indirect Legislative Assembly elections have been scheduled for September 17, according to an order by Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On published in the Official Gazette on Monday.

14 Mar, 2017

Infrastructure Development Office

Government extends GDI, sets up OBOR office

The operation of the Infrastructure Development Office (GDI) will be extended for another two years, to June 30 2019, according to an announcement published in the Official Gazette (BO) on Monday. The government announced in 2015 that the operation of the office will be extended to June 30, 2017. The office was set up in … Continue reading "Government extends GDI, sets up OBOR office"

7 Mar, 2017

Hong Kong independence

Calls for Hong Kong independence ‘will lead nowhere’ says Premier Li

Premier Li Keqiang underlined on Sunday that the central government’s determination to oppose pro-independence forces in Hong Kong, stressing that calls for Hong Kong independence “will lead nowhere”.

6 Mar, 2017

Report

Government rejects ‘irresponsible” US report

The Macau government described on Sunday the Macau section of the US State Department’s 2016 Country Report on Human Rights Practices as “ignoring facts and making irresponsible comments about the Macau Special Administrative Region [MSAR], which is an internal affair of China.” The statement also said that the MSAR government “strongly rejects” the US report, … Continue reading "Government rejects ‘irresponsible” US report"

5 Mar, 2017

One Belt, One Road

“Belt and Road” to complement Macau and Guangdong ties

Macau´s Chief Executive, Chui Sai On, said on Friday that participating in the development of the “Belt and Road” initiative would complement Macau and Guangdong ties.

27 Feb, 2017

Macau One Belt, One Road

Macau and Fujian take part in the “One Belt, One Road” initiative

The Macau Chief Executive Chui Sai On and the Governor of Fujian Province Yu Weiguo said they planned to take part in the “One Belt, One Road” national initiative and expressed confidence in further development of bilateral cooperation.

24 Feb, 2017

Macau legislative Assembly

Election candidates must declare all campaign activities

Election candidates must declare all their campaign activities, such as travelling and hosting luncheons and dinners during the campaign period, to the Legislative Assembly Electoral Affairs Committee, the committee’s President Tong Hio Fong said on Thursday.

23 Feb, 2017

GCS facebook

Government Information Bureau to join Facebook and Instagram

The Government Information Bureau (GCS) plans to provide information about the government on Facebook and Instagram, Victor Chan Chi Ping, who heads both the Government Information Bureau (GCS) and the Government Spokesperson’s Office, said on Tuesday.

22 Feb, 2017