Social Affairs

Zhang Dejiang University of Macau

Zhang encourages students with ‘3 hopes’

National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee Chairman Zhang Dejiang urged Macau’s young people to nurture “three hopes”, urging them to link their goals to the nation’s development, learn more about the country’s history and achievements, and be the inheritors of the “one country, two systems” principle.

11 May, 2017

Six policeman in prison

Six rogue cops get up to 15 years behind bars

Six Public Security Police (PSP) officers were sentenced to between 21 months and 15 years in prison on Friday for a range of crimes such as offering banned travellers illegal entries, stays and exits in Macau for cash.

8 May, 2017

Macau's population

Macau’s population rises 17.8 percent in 5 years

Macau had a population of around 650,000 last year, a 17.8 percent increase over five years, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) has announced.

8 May, 2017

Macau's mortgage rules

Macau tightens mortgage rules

The government had decided to tighten its mortgage rules from today, lowering the percentage of mortgage available to all except local first-time buyers, in order to ensure stability in the local housing market, Government Information Bureau (GCS) Director Victor Chan Chi Ping, said Thursday.

5 May, 2017

bobo bear

Government wants to move Bobo to new home ‘to enjoy old age’

The Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) is considering transferring ageing Asian black bear Bobo to Seac Pai Van Park in Coloane in order to allow him to enjoy his old age said IACM President Jose Fonseca Tavares.

4 May, 2017

May Day visitors in Macau

May Day visitors rise 6.7 percent to 375,000

Macau recorded over 375,000 visitor arrivals during the mainland’s three-day May Day holidays, the Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) said in a statement.

4 May, 2017

old battery collection

Councillor urges government to promote old battery collection

Jiang Xuchun, a member of the Taipa and Coloane Community Service Consultative Council urged the government to promote the collection and recycling of old batteries.

4 May, 2017

live poultry banned

Government bans live poultry sales from today

The government has decided to impose a permanent ban on the import and sale of live poultry in Macau from today, according to a statement by the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM).

2 May, 2017

pan-democrat lawmaker barred macau

Second Hong Kong pan-democrat lawmaker barred from Macau

Democratic Party legislator Andrew Wan Siu-kin has been denied entry to Macau, making him the second lawmaker to be barred from the city in a month.

2 May, 2017

baby found in rubbish pile Macau

Parents of baby found in rubbish pile arrested

The Judiciary Police (PJ) have identified the parents of a newborn baby boy found near a trash collection point located at the junction of Avenida do Dr Francisco Vieira Machado with Travessa 1º de Maio on Areia Preta.

28 Apr, 2017

Labour Day tourists

Macau Tourism Office expects crowds on Labor Day

The Macao Government Tourism Office released a statement informing the public about their preparations for the upcoming Labor Day holidays, which will take place from April 29 to May 1. The Labor Day holidays are expected to bring many visitors from mainland China to Macau.

28 Apr, 2017


Jobless rate stays unchanged at 2 percent

Macau’s general unemployment rate in the first quarter of the year stood at 2 percent and the median earnings of employed residents amounted to 19,000 patacas a month, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced on Thursday. The jobless rate remained unchanged from the previous employment survey (December 2016-February 2017). According to the DSEC statement, … Continue reading "Jobless rate stays unchanged at 2 percent"

28 Apr, 2017

Alexis Tam

Former and current culture chiefs face disciplinary action

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Alexis Tam Chon Weng said on Thursday that the government has decided that the former and current chiefs of the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) will have to subject themselves to disciplinary proceedings – including ex-president Guilherme Ung Vai Meng. Tam made the remarks while speaking to reporters after attending … Continue reading "Former and current culture chiefs face disciplinary action"

28 Apr, 2017

baby found in rubbish pile Macau

Newborn boy found inside backpack in rubbish pile

A newborn Asian boy was discovered inside a zipped blue backpack amid a pile of rubbish in Areia Preta district early Wednesday morning.

27 Apr, 2017


Taipa ferry terminal finally to open by July

Marine and Water Bureau (DSAMA) Director Susanna Wong Soi Man said she expected the Pac On Ferry Terminal in Taipa to be finally operational by the end of this quarter.

26 Apr, 2017

Nacky Kuan

Seac Pai Van water treatment plant to start this year

Macao Water Executive Director Nacky Kuan Sio Peng said she expected that the construction of the Seac Pai Van water treatment plan in Coloane to get off the ground within this year, adding that the facility was slated to be operational in 2019.

26 Apr, 2017

82 irregularly recruited staff will be terminated by IC

The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) will terminate employment contracts with 82 of its irregularly recruited staff, as stated in a report released by the Commission Against Corruption.

25 Apr, 2017

Macau legionnaires’ disease

Sands co-operates with govt on legionnaires’ disease

Three Hong Kong men who caught the potentially fatal disease were found to have stayed at The Parisian separately between December and early this month.

24 Apr, 2017

Macau's inflation in March

Macau’s inflation up 0.72% in March

Year-on-year inflation in March increased by 0.72%, higher than in February (+0.37%) mainly due to an increase in the prices of meals outside the home, school fees and gasoline, according to the Statistics and Census Bureau.

22 Apr, 2017

Macau veterinarian clinics

Vet bill won’t ban surgery in Macau veterinary clinics

The Animal Disease Prevention and Veterinarian Bill will not ban pet clinics from performing operations, but will not allow hospitalisations unless there is at least one vet standing by at the facility 24 hours a day.

21 Apr, 2017