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

Speaker urges govt to improve submission of tax bills

Legislative Assembly (AL) President Ho Iat Seng said Tuesday that the legislature would study with the government ways to improve the latter’s submission of urgent taxation bills to the legislature as well as their debate and voting procedures.

28 Feb, 2018

Delta bridge Macau car park to have 3,000 spaces for HK cars

The East Car Park at the border checkpoint of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau (HKZM) Bridge will have a capacity of 3,000 spaces for Macau-bound drivers of Hong Kong-registered cars.

22 Feb, 2018

Macau's meteorological and geophysical bureau vice-director

Meteorological bureau’s vice-director quits

Termination of her appointment as the bureau’s vice-director will be effective from March 1 though the announcement did not say why Leong tendered her resignation.

15 Feb, 2018

Liaison chief says his office will cooperate with anyone ‘acknowledging the nation’

Central People’s Government Liaison Office Director Zheng Xiaosong told a Spring Festival reception Thursday that his office will cooperate with any Macau people as long as they “acknowledge the nation” and respect the powers held by the central government in accordance with the nation’s Constitution and the Macau Basic Law.

9 Feb, 2018

Developer possibly victim of Coloane plot fraud: anti-graft chief

Commissioner Against Corruption (CCAC) Andre Cheong Weng Chon said Wednesday that the developer of a -currently suspended- highrise residential building project on a plot at the bottom of Coloane Hill is possibly a victim of a fraud case surrounding the plot that was revealed by the CCAC earlier this week.

8 Feb, 2018

Lawmakers pass stamp duty bill

The legislature Wednesday passed a government-initiated bill according to which an additional stamp duty will be levied on all those who buy residential units in addition to their first one.

8 Feb, 2018