Politics

Lawmakers pass 2nd budget amendment bill

The Legislative Assembly (AL) passed on Thursday the government’s second budget amendment bill.

24 Apr, 2020

Xinhua says Ho’s 2020 policy address focused on social welfare, job creation, reform

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng’s 2020 Policy Address on Monday focused on social welfare, job creation and institutional reform.

21 Apr, 2020

Ho rules out tax cut for casino operators (Update)

While the Chief Executive reaffirmed that the government will not lower Macau’s gaming tax rate of 35%, they will also launch a public consultation on amendments to the city’s current gaming industry law in the second half of this year.

21 Apr, 2020

Ho wishes Hengqin to become ‘2nd Macau’ (Update)

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng said on Monday he wishes that Hengqin Island could become the “second Macau”.

21 Apr, 2020

Ho rules out tax cut for casino operators 

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng today ruled out a tax cut for Macau's gaming operators. 

20 Apr, 2020

Ho to consider re-opening borders for mainland tourists

Depending on the COVID-19 epidemic situation, Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng would consider gradually opening Macau's borders again to tourists from the Chinese mainland from the end of this month.

20 Apr, 2020

Chief Executive said Hengqin could become ‘Second Macau’

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng expressed his hope that the adjacent island of Hengqin could become "the second Macau".

20 Apr, 2020

Ho says COVID-19 epidemic ‘basically under control’

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng said today that the novel coronavirus epidemic in Macau "is basically under control", thanks to the special administrative region's efficient measures against the disease. 

20 Apr, 2020

Ho to deliver 2020 Policy Address today

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng will deliver his 2020 Policy Address in the hemicycle of the Legislative Assembly (AL) Monday afternoon.

20 Apr, 2020

Government to change secretariats for some bureaus, offices

The Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) will move from the government’s Social Affairs and Culture secretariat to the one of Economy and Finance.

17 Apr, 2020

Ho stresses biosecurity in National Security Education Day speech

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng underlines the importance of biosecurity in his National Security Education Day address.

15 Apr, 2020

Ho Iat Seng to deliver policy address next Monday

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng will deliver his 2020 policy address in the legislature's hemicycle next Monday.

13 Apr, 2020

Macau announces exemptions from Guangdong quarantine

Macau's public security chief announced today a raft of exemptions from Guangdong's 14-day mandatory quarantine for arrivals from Macau.

27 Mar, 2020

Liaison Office in Macau gets new vice-director

The Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Macau Special Administrative Region announced the appointment of Yan Zhichan as one of its four vice-directors.

27 Mar, 2020

Guangdong imposes quarantine & nucleic acid tests for all overseas arrivals including Macau

Guangdong Province has demanded all arrivals from overseas, including Macau, to undergo concentrated quarantine and nucleic acid testing (NAT) starting from 6:00 a.m. Friday (March 27).

26 Mar, 2020

Ho meets Macau’s NPC deputies, CPPCC members

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng has met with Macau's deputies to the National People's Congress (NPC) and members of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) to hear their opinions and suggestions on the special administrative region's development and drafting of the local government's policy programme for this year.

21 Mar, 2020

China’s FM office in Macau comments on local media association’s remarks

A spokesperson for the Office of the Commissioner of China's FM in Macau commented Thursday on recent remarks by a local media association on China's countermeasures against measures by the US against Chinese media organisations in the US.

20 Mar, 2020

Legislature passes joint Hengqin checkpoint bill

The Legislative Assembly (AL) on Monday passed a government-initiated bill enabling Macau’s Lotus Flower border checkpoint to be relocated to the new Hengqin border checkpoint building.

17 Mar, 2020

Lawmakers reject trade union bill for 11th time

The Legislative Assembly (AL) rejected on Monday for the 11th time a trade union bill.

17 Mar, 2020

A meeting regarding an overall plan for Guangdong-Macau intensive cooperation zone is held in Macau

The meeting focused on cooperation between Macau and Guangdong, with special emphasis on the joint development of Hengqin Island and further collaboration in the Greater Bay Area.

16 Mar, 2020