Politics

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

Ho Iat Seng

Hot Iat Seng is confident all bills will be voted on before end of term

Legislative Assembly (AL) President Ho Iat Seng said on Wednesday that he was confident that the bills which are being reviewed in the legislature’s standing committees can be resubmitted to the legislature’s plenum for their final article-by-article votes.

15 Feb, 2017

Legislative Assembly

Allegiance details to be announced later says Macau election committee

Legislative Assembly Electoral Affairs Committee President Tong Hio Fong said yesterday his committee would announce how to determine whether candidates are “sincere” about upholding the Macau Basic Law and have “true” allegiance to the Macau Special Administrative Region (MSAR) after the issue has been discussed in future committee meetings.

27 Jan, 2017

Macau government sets up legislative election committee

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai appointed on Wednesday Court of Second Instance (TSI) Judge Tong Hio Fong as the president of the Legislative Assembly Electoral Affairs Committee (CAEAL) for this autumn’s direct and indirect legislative elections, according to yesterday's Official Gazette (BO).

26 Jan, 2017

Macau lawmakers pass Soares condolence motion

Lawmakers passed on Tuesday a motion by lawmaker-cum-unionist Jose Pereira Coutinho to express the legislature’s deep sorrow over the demise of former Portuguese president Mário Soares who passed away in Lisbon on January 7, aged 92.

18 Jan, 2017

Macau lawmaker calls for timetable to amend labour law

The government should come up with a timetable to amend the Labour Relations Law concerning employees’ holiday entitlements and paternity leave, lawmaker-cum-unionist Ella Lei Cheng I said on Sunday. Lei made the remarks on the sidelines of a two-month 2017 Union Day campaign, which started on sunday, organised by the Macau Federation of Trade Unions, at Macau Kung Luen Vocational & Technical Middle School.

16 Jan, 2017

Macau’s Chief Executive mourns death of Portugal’s ex-leader Soares

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On expressed on Sunday his deep sorrow over the passing of former Portuguese president Mário Soares.

9 Jan, 2017

Echo Chan Keng Hong re-appointed as Deputy Secretary General of the Forum Macau

Economist Echo Chan Keng Hong has been re-appointed as Deputy Secretary General of the Forum Macau representing the Macau government, according to an official government statement.

7 Jan, 2017

President of Macau Cultural Affairs Bureau Ung Vai Meng resigns

Ung Vai Meng has announced today that he is resigning as President of the Macau Cultural Affairs Bureau (ICM).

7 Jan, 2017

Macau lawmakers pass sex crime bill

A plenary session of the legislature on Wednesday passed the outline of an amendment bill on sex crimes listed in the Macau Penal Code. The government-initiated bill suggests a separate category for sexual harassment with the offence being listed as a semi-public crime. A total of 29 lawmakers cast their votes, all of which were … Continue reading "Macau lawmakers pass sex crime bill"

5 Jan, 2017

Chief Executive vows Macau will follow Xi’s guidelines

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On promised in his New Year address on Saturday that Macau will follow the guidelines laid out by President Xi Jinping and fine-tune Macau’s role as “a centre and a platform” with the central government’s Belt & Road Initiative.

3 Jan, 2017

Macau government will work to maintain prosperity and stability says Liaison Office chief

Central People’s Government Liaison Office Director Wang Zhimin said in his New Year address on Sunday his office believed that the local government will plan and carry out its work in line with the central government’s overall national strategy and with the objective of maintaining the prosperity and stability of Macau, based on President Xi Jinping’s guidelines.

3 Jan, 2017

President Xi appreciates Macau’s Chief Executive work

President Xi Jinping met Macau Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On in Beijing on Friday.

28 Dec, 2016

Macau lawmakers pass tougher anti-drug bill

The Legislative Assembly (AL) passed on Thursday a government-initiated amendment will which toughens the anti-drug law, slated to take effect 30 days after its promulgation in the Official Gazette (BO).

16 Dec, 2016

Councillors urge government to create more specific strategic development plan

About a dozen members of the government-appointed Urban Planning Committee urged the government on Wednesday to come up with a more specific strategic development plan for Macau covering the 2016-2030 period.

15 Dec, 2016

Macau’s reclamation zone A sand supply to resume on Friday

Addressing a Q& A session in the legislature’s hemicycle on Tuesday, Secretary for Transport and Public Works Raimundo do Rosario said that the supply of sand from the mainland for the land reclamation project off the north-eastern coast of the peninsula would resume on Friday. Rosario made the remarks on the last of a two-day Q&A session about his portfolio’s policy guide-lines for next … Continue reading "Macau’s reclamation zone A sand supply to resume on Friday"

7 Dec, 2016

Macau government proposes cash declaration

Executive Council spokesman Leong Heng Teng said on Thursday  that the government was proposing that cash and bearer negotiable instruments of 120,000 patacas (about US$15,000) or more should be declared to customs officers.

2 Dec, 2016

“Health, education and social welfare” Alexis Tam’s priorities

he Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture, Alexis Tam, said on Thursday that “health, education and social welfare are the priorities” for the government. During the first day of the Policy Address presentation by Tam, questions on tourism development, education and healthcare topped lawmakers’ concerns.

2 Dec, 2016