Politics

Government to launch measures to control housing market

The Government planned shortly to launch mortgage- and tax-related measures designed to control the price of Macau housing, in order to promote a healthy development of the market, announced Saturday the Chief Executive, Chui Sai On after a four-day duty visit to Beijing.

17 Dec, 2017

President Xi calls on Macau to keep advancing ‘one country, two systems’ policy

Chinese President Xi Jinping met Friday with Chui Sai On, chief executive of Macau that is in Beijing to report on his work to the central government.

16 Dec, 2017

Lawmaker’s disobedience trial to start next month

The Court of First Instance (TJB) has scheduled the start of the trial of directly-elected lawmaker Sulu Sou Ka Hou for alleged aggravated disobedience for January 9, the Court of Final Appeal (TUI) said in a statement Tuesday.

13 Dec, 2017

Chui vows to remove Macau from EU ‘tax haven’ list

The Macau government will thoroughly study the European Union’s official documentation on its recent decision to include Macau on its controversial list of 17 “non-cooperative tax jurisdictions”, Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On said Tuesday, stressing the aim was to convince Brussels to remove Macau from the list.

13 Dec, 2017

Chief prosecutor: no political motive behind Sulu Sou’s prosecution

Public Prosecutor-General Ip Son Sang said Sunday there was no political motive behind the decision of the Public Prosecution Office (MP) to prosecute directly-elected lawmaker Sulu Sou Ka Hou earlier this year of alleged aggravated disobedience.

11 Dec, 2017

Macau NPC members

15 Macau residents compete for 12 National People’s Congress seats

A total of 15 local residents have submitted their nominations that they obtained from electors to run in the upcoming election of 12 local deputies to the 13th National People’s Congress.

7 Dec, 2017

Govt rejects Macau’s ‘biased’ tax haven label by EU

The Macau government Tuesday rejected the European Union’s “unilateral and biased” decision to include Macau in a blacklist of 17 tax havens.

6 Dec, 2017

Macau and Hong Kong ink judicial mutual service deal

Macau and Hong Kong signed Tuesday an arrangement for mutual service of judicial documents in civil and commercial cases.

6 Dec, 2017

Lawmakers suspend peer Sulu Sou to stand trial for disobedience

Some 85 percent of the members of the Legislative Assembly (AL) voted Monday for the suspension of directly-elected lawmaker Sulu Sou Ka Hou from the legislature so that he can stand trial for alleged aggravated disobedience.

5 Dec, 2017

Constitution is ‘mother law’, Basic Law is ‘sub-law”: Liaison Office vice-directo

Chen Sixi, a vice-director of the Central People’s Government Liaison Office in Macau, said Sunday that the Constitution of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the Macau Basic Law are not functioning parallel to each other but, instead, the Constitution is the “mother law” and the Basic Law is a “sub-law”.

4 Dec, 2017

Taipa LRT to be completed on time and within budget

Secretary for Transport and Public Works Raimundo do Rosário said he was confident that the Taipa section of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) project will not run further over budget - i.e. the total cost of the project will not exceed 11 billion patacas (US$1.375 billion).

30 Nov, 2017

Government to require non-criminal record for workers from 6 countries

Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak said in the legislature's hemicycle Tuesday that the government will require nationals from six countries to submit a certificate of non-criminal record when applying to work in Macau.

29 Nov, 2017

Local NPC deputies’ election slated for Dec 17

The Conference for Electing Deputies of the Macau Special Administrative Region (MSAR) to the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) convened its first plenary session on Friday in preparation for electing 12 local NPC deputies.

27 Nov, 2017

Chui Sai On launches disciplinary process against ex-weather chief over Typhoon Hato

The Chief Executive has initiated disciplinary procedures against the former director of the Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau Fong Soi Kun, and Florence Leong Ka Cheng, the bureau’s current vice-director.

22 Nov, 2017

Sulu Sou trial

Macau court decides to postpone Sulu Sou’s trial

The Court of First Instance said that it has decided to reschedule the proposed November 28 trial of directly-elected lawmaker Sulu Sou Ka Hou for alleged aggravated disobedience.

20 Nov, 2017

macau reclamation area

Macau government plans 2 more links between Zone A and the peninsula

The government is planning to build two more links between the land reclamation area known as Zone A and the peninsula, in addition to the previously-planned link which is slated to be completed by the end of the year.

17 Nov, 2017

Macau chief executive policy address

Macau chief executive vows to enhance disaster prevention

In Chui Sai On's 2018 Policy Address, he said that the government will establish a long-term mechanism for disaster prevention and mitigation.

15 Nov, 2017

Sulu Sou suspension as lawmaker

Sulu Sou facing possible suspension as lawmaker for “aggravated disobedience”

Legislative Assembly President Ho Iat Seng said that the House Rules Committee will study and announce its decision by next Monday on a request to suspend directly-elected lawmaker Sulu Sou Ka Hou from the legislature so that he can be tried by the court for alleged aggravated disobedience.

14 Nov, 2017

Government vows to ‘localise’ national anthem law

The government will draft related local legislation as the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) on Saturday passed decisions to include the National Anthem Law in the Macau Basic Law’s Annex 3, the Secretariat for Administration and Justice said in a statement on Saturday.

6 Nov, 2017

Government to draft local legislation for national anthem law

Secretary for Administration and Justice Sonia Chan Hoi Fan said Wednesday that the Macau government will need to draft related local legislation after the National Anthem Law is included in the Macau Basic Law’s Annex 3 in the future.

2 Nov, 2017