Politics

Guangdong-Macau cooperation fund

Macau and Guangdong to set up MOP 25.6 billion development fund

The Macau government announced in 2016 that via the Guangdong-Macau cooperation fund, Macau would invest in infrastructure and other important projects in the neighbouring province.

10 Apr, 2018

Sulu Sou and Scott Chiang trial postponed to 14 May

The judge has ordered the process to resume, and a re-run of the first hearing has been scheduled for 14 May.

9 Apr, 2018

Macau demonstrations

Amended bill requires citizens to notify the police before holding demonstrations

Groups and individuals who plan to hold an assembly or demonstration will need to inform the Public Security Police in advance instead of the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau.

4 Apr, 2018

HK$80 from Hong Kong to Zhuhai on mega bridge – exclusive bus rights go to Pansy Ho’s firm

A transport firm run by the daughter of Macau casino kingpin Stanley Ho Hung-sun looks set to be the biggest winner when the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge opens, after her company won the exclusive rights to run shuttle buses across the multibillion-dollar link, according to the South China Morning Post (SCMP) today.

31 Mar, 2018

Government-media to promote Macau’s roles in national initiatives 

The Government will work closely with the media in order to promote further Macao’s roles in the “Belt and Road” initiative, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, and in regional cooperation announced Friday the Government Spokesperson and Director of the Government Information Bureau, Chan Chi Ping.

31 Mar, 2018

Liaison chief calls for Macau to acknowledge Communist Party of China leadership

Central People’s Government Liaison Office in Macau Director Zheng Xiaosong Monday urged Macau residents to respect and acknowledge the leadership held by the Communist Party of China (CPC) over the nation.

27 Mar, 2018

Procedures for ‘localising’ national anthem law complete in April-May

Blatant insults or disrespect to a national symbol (the national flag, national emblem and national anthem) are punishable by a fine or up to three years’ imprisonment.

26 Mar, 2018

Chief Executive’s cousin awarded MOP1.15 million contract to study traffic lights

At least 40 government projects have been outsourced to the company since 2003. Last year it was awarded seven projects worth an estimated MOP23 million.

26 Mar, 2018

Central government’s overall jurisdiction and Macau’s autonomy belong together

The Constitution was the fundamental law of China as it has the highest legal status nationwide, including in Macau and Hong Kong.

23 Mar, 2018

Tam defends trip to Beijing during ‘two sessions’  

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Alexis Tam Chon Weng said Tuesday that he held talks with central government officials in Beijing earlier this month at their request.

21 Mar, 2018

Xi vows to strengthen Macau people’s patriotism  

President Xi Jinping said in Beijing that the central government will “support Hong Kong and Macau in integrating into the nation’s development strategies, strengthen the national identity and patriotism of compatriots [in the two special administrative regions] and maintain the long-term prosperity and stability of Hong Kong and Macau.”

21 Mar, 2018

Beijing visits by local officials seen as unproductive

"They [Macau officials] ended up visiting ministry and commission officials merely for the sake of doing so. The local government did not obtain concrete achievements from the visits [to the ministry and commissions]."

20 Mar, 2018

Illegal land reclamation project in Hac Sa village

Chief Executive received a report detailing an illegal land reclamation project in Hac Sa Village in Coloane.

20 Mar, 2018

Liaison vice-chief elected as NPC Standing Committee member    

Chen Sixi, a vice-director of the Central People’s Government Liaison Office in Macau, was elected as a member of the Standing Committee of the 13th National People’s Congress in Beijing.

19 Mar, 2018

Delta bridge paves foundation for B&R Initiative: chief engineer

The chief engineer of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, Su Quanke, said Thursday in Beijing that the completion of the mega-bridge project paves the foundation for the development of the country’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

16 Mar, 2018

Central govt hands over local part of delta bridge to Macau    

The State Council has authorised the official transfer of the Macau Border Checkpoint Administrative Zone of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge to the Macau government .

15 Mar, 2018

3 newcomers to CPPCC Standing Committee from Macau

Among the four elected local members of the 300-head Standing Committee of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), three are newcomers.  

15 Mar, 2018

China´s Liaison office suggest cancelation of writers presence in the Macau Literary Festival

The director of Macau Literary Festival, Ricardo Pinto, said to local newspaper Hoje Macau that the cancelation of the presence of three writers in the event was decided after an “advise” by the China´s Liaison Office in Macau.

12 Mar, 2018

Speaker Ho Iat Seng ‘doesn’t know yet’ whether to run for CE

Legislative Assembly (AL) President Ho Iat Seng says he “doesn’t know yet” whether he will run in next year’s chief executive election.

12 Mar, 2018

China to unveil plan for Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao coordinated development

China will unveil and implement the development plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, among other moves to promote coordinated regional development of the country this year, Premier Li Keqiang said Monday.

6 Mar, 2018