Politics

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

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