Politics

An additional 800 video surveillance cameras to be installed across the city from today onwards

Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak has said that video surveillance and facial recognition technology will be reinforced in the coming years.

6 Aug, 2020

Lawmakers pass civil protection bill, but 4 oppose ‘rumour’ article

The Legislative Assembly passed a government-initiated bill regulating its civil protection work, according to which those spreading rumours when “unforeseen public incidents” will face a prison term of up to three years.

5 Aug, 2020

Shen promoted to vice-minister of International Department of CPC Central Committee

Shen Beili, after heading the Foreign Ministry Commission in Macao for two years, took up her new post as a vice-minister of the International Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee (IDCPC) this month

30 Jul, 2020

Hong Kong Legco election could be delayed for a year

Sources told public broadcaster RTHK today that the local government is studying the possibility of postponing the Legislative Council election for a year, with little hope that the COVID-19 outbreak will be brought under control by September.

29 Jul, 2020

Government opens tender for construction of the Seac Pai Van metro line

The Macao government opened today a public tender for the main construction of the Seac Pai Van Line of the light rail.

29 Jul, 2020

IPIM division chief placed under investigation after testimony

The current chief of the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) Residency Application and Legal Affairs Division, Tyler Ian, now faces investigation by the Public Prosecutions Office (MP) after his testimony in court late last week.

28 Jul, 2020

Macao Liaison Office ‘appreciates’ Sands’ COVID-19 relief efforts

The Central People’s Government Liaison Office in Macao Administrative presented a certificate of appreciation to Sands China for its support of COVID-19 relief efforts

17 Jul, 2020

Macao officials quarantined after attending Stanley Ho funeral ceremonies in Hong Kong

Ho Hau Wah and Lei Wai Nong will both be undergoing mandatory quarantine for 14 days when they return from Hong Kong where they attended the late Stanley Ho's funeral ceremonies.

10 Jul, 2020

Ho says COVID-19 impact exposes city’s overdependence on gaming, pledges active GBA participation

COVID-19's adverse impact on Macao’s economy exposed its over-dependence on the gaming industry. Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng pledges his government will push ahead with economic diversification.

10 Jul, 2020

Special corridor between Macao and HKIA will not be extended after 16 July

Lau Fong Chi also explained that on 16 July, the last vessel to Macao will depart at 11pm from the HKIA and the last ferry to the HKIA will leave Taipa's Maritime Passenger Terminal at 7 pm.

8 Jul, 2020

COVID-19 quarantine waiver extended to 8 more GBA cities  (Update)

The Macao government said in a statement today that from 8 am Monday (6 July) Macao residents entering Zhuhai can visit the eight other mainland cities in the GBA.

5 Jul, 2020

Macao ‘firmly supports’ Beijing’s national security legislation for Hong Kong

The Macao government said in a statement on Tuesday that it “firmly supports” the central government’s national security legislation for Hong Kong. 

1 Jul, 2020

Taiwan allow international travellers to transit through the island

Taiwan allow from Thursday international travellers – including from Hong Kong and Macau – to transit through the island.

26 Jun, 2020

Inês Chan Lou confirmed as director of GCS from July 1

Inês Chan Lou holds two degrees, one in engineering and another in the sciences. She also has a masters degree in Public Administration specialising in international relations.

24 Jun, 2020

Lawmakers pass bill preventing tourists from getting ‘blue card’

The Legislative Assembly (AL) on Tuesday unanimously passed a government-initiated bill that aims to prevent visitors who come to Macao on tourist visas from seeking a job here during their stay and eventually getting a non-resident work permit, colloquially known as a “blue card”.

24 Jun, 2020

Hong Kong security chief meets Macao CE to learn about national security

Hong Kong's Secretary for Security u visited Macao Friday for a meeting with Chief Executive to learn about the city's work in safeguarding national security and its latest development.

20 Jun, 2020

Inês Chan Lou to Head Macao Government Information Bureau (GCS)

Inês Chan Lou, who heads the Licensing and Inspection Department of the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), will be appointed as the director of the Macao Government Information Bureau (GCS).

18 Jun, 2020

New IAS president and vice president appointed

The Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Elsie Ao Ieong U has appointed Hon Wai as president and Tang Yuk Wa as vice president of the Social Welfare Bureau (IAS). Their new appointments will take effect this coming Saturday, June 20.

17 Jun, 2020

Difficult to find officials in Macao for senior positions

Secretary for Transport and Public Works Raimundo do Rosário said on Tuesday that he has decided to appointed Cheong Sio Kei, who was acquitted of a power abuse charge by the Court of First Instance (TJB) last week, as the deputy director of the Mapping and Land Registry Bureau (DSCC), after considering that it’s difficult to find an official in Macao for senior positions.

17 Jun, 2020

Government mulls fees for civil service admission exams

Secretary for Administration and Justice André Cheong Weng Chon said on Thursday the government would consider charging fees for civil service admission examinations.

12 Jun, 2020