Lawmaker resumes seat after suspension

Previously suspended lawmaker Sulu Sou Ka Hou resumed his seat in the Legislative Assembly (AL) Tuesday after the legislature had finally received a notification from the Court of First Instance (TJB) confirming that last month’s judgement which imposed a fine on him for illegal assembly and demonstration has become legally binding.

4 Jul, 2018

Govt proposes CE can close casinos during catastrophes  

The government Thursday launched a 45-day public consultation on the drafting of a new civil protection framework bill, with the aim of allowing the government to better respond to “unforeseen public incidents” – such as typhoons, other natural disasters and major accidents.

29 Jun, 2018

Suspended lawmaker withdraws appeal

Suspended directly-elected lawmaker Sulu Sou Ka Hou said in a statement Wednesday that he will withdraw his appeal – which he submitted on Monday – against last month’s ruling by the Court of First Instance (TJB) which found him guilty of illegal assembly and demonstration, adding that he will pay the fine imposed by the court so that he can resume his legislative duties as early as possible.

28 Jun, 2018

Suspended lawmaker, fellow activist appeal sentences

Suspended directly-elected lawmaker Sulu Sou Ka Hou and fellow non-establishment activist Scott Chiang Meng Hin have each filed an appeal against last month’s ruling by the Court of First Instance (TJB) which found the duo guilty of illegal assembly and demonstration, the Court of Final Appeal (TUI) said in a statement Tuesday.

27 Jun, 2018

Liaison Office in Macau gets new vice-director

The State Council appointed Zhang Rongshun as a vice-director of the Central People’s Government Liaison Office in Macau. The Macau liaison office has four vice-directors.

26 Jun, 2018

Government proposes moving Lotus checkpoint to Hengqin

The Macau government recently proposed to the central government that Macau’s Lotus Flower Bridge border checkpoint be moved from Cotai to Hengqin Island in Zhuhai.

25 Jun, 2018

Chief Executive to visit cities in Greater Bay Area Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao

From Thursday the Chief Executive Chui Sai On heads an official delegation from the Macau government on a tour of cities in the Greater Bay Area  Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao.

20 Jun, 2018

Taiwan mulls more flexibility for Macau people’s passports  

Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) official Carol Duh Chia-fen, who heads the council’s Department of Hong Kong and Macau Affairs, said Thursday that the government-appointed council is currently in talks with the island’s immigration department to give Macau residents the choice whether to use their Portuguese or Macau Special Administrative Region (MSAR) passports to enter Taiwan.

15 Jun, 2018

Foreign Ministry spokesman briefs local officials  

Well-known Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang briefed local government officials Thursday on his work and the central government’s approach towards diplomacy and international relations.

15 Jun, 2018

Macau people working in HK can apply for delta bridge car permit

The Macau government announced Wednesday that Macau permanent residents who are gainfully employed or running a company in Hong Kong can apply for a permit to drive their cars into the neighbouring city via the Hong-Kong-Zhuhai-Macau (HKZM) Bridge

14 Jun, 2018

Portugal praises Macau for the opportunities given to its nationals

The Portuguese Secretary of State for Tax Affairs, António Mendonça Mendes, the representative of the Portuguese government for the ceremonies of June 10 praised the government of Macau for the opportunity given to Portuguese nationals to live and work in the region.

11 Jun, 2018

Chief Executive vows to support BRI with local advantages

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On said Wednesday that the local government will continue to support the building of “Belt and Road Initiative” (BRI), adding that in building the BRI, the central government had given Macau enormous support, and it was also Macau's responsibility to contribute.

7 Jun, 2018

Macau June 4 vigil turnout rises but participants still low

The annual June 4 vigil was held Monday night in Senado Square attracting approximately 200 attendees as the weather improved later into the evening.

5 Jun, 2018

Macau News_Sulu Sou and Scott Chiang sentenced to fines and no jail time

Sulu Sou and Scott Chiang sentenced to fines and no jail time

The court of first Appeal sentenced Sulu Sou to a fine of MOP 40,800 and Scott Chiang to a fine of MOP 27,600 today, according to Radio Macau. If Sou or Chiang do not pay the fines, they will be subject to spending 80 days in jail.

29 May, 2018

Chief Executive Chui Sai On called Monday for open-minded and innovative forms of cooperation between Macau and Beijing, particularly in terms of how to advance Macau’s participation in the central government’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and in the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area (GBA).

29 May, 2018

UM holds its 1st flag-raising ceremony

The University of Macau (UM) on Saturday held its first flag-raising ceremony to celebrate its congregation day, becoming the first public university in Macau to have held a flag-raising ceremony on campus.

28 May, 2018

Auditor slams ‘chaotic’ management of public libraries  

The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) has failed to properly carry out processing tasks for its purchased books – such as their registration in its library catalogue system, sorting and cataloguing – so that a large number of books are still not on the bookshelves in its libraries for residents to use despite being purchased many years ago, the Commission of Audit (CA) said in a hard-hitting report Wednesday.

24 May, 2018

United Front vice-chief stresses Macau’s national development integration

The deputy director of the United Front Work Department (UFWD) of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, Tan Tianxing, Monday stressed the importance of Macau’s integration into the nation’s development, according to a statement released by the Macau Government Information Bureau (GCS).  

22 May, 2018

Govt to submit judiciary amendment bill to legislature next month

Secretary for Administration and Justice Sonia Chan Hoi Fan said last week that the government aims to submit a bill amending the Judicial Organisation Framework Law to the legislature next month, which proposes that all principal officials charged with a criminal offence will be tried by the Court of Second Instance (TSI).  

21 May, 2018

Prosecutor demands jail for lawmaker, fellow activist for disobedience

The prosecution demanded Tuesday that prison terms be imposed on suspended directly-elected lawmaker Sulu Sou Ka Hou and fellow non-establishment activist Scott Chiang Meng Hin for alleged aggravated disobedience.

16 May, 2018