Social Affairs

Top court gets new judge

Court of Second Instance judge José Maria Dias Azedo has been elevated to the Court of Final Appeal.

3 Dec, 2019

Government launches new round of HOS applications, 1st since 2013

New round of applications for 3,011 subsidised home-ownership scheme flats launched for land reclamation area Zone A.

28 Nov, 2019

Locals’ jobless rate dips to 2.4%

Local residents’ unemployment rate stood at 2.4% in the August-October employment survey period.

28 Nov, 2019

Drones banned for 9 days around MSAR anniversary: government

The government will ban all drone activities for nine days around the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Macau Special Administrative Region.

28 Nov, 2019

All government apps to become one

All apps written for public and semi-public entities are expected to be consolidated into one, named “Macau in Pocket”.

27 Nov, 2019

President Xi Jinping to arrive on December 18, government sources say

President Xi Jinping will visit Macau between December 18 and 20.

26 Nov, 2019

Website launched to mark 20th anniversary of MSAR

A website launched by the government aims to give the public easier access to information on the 20th anniversary of the Macau SAR.

26 Nov, 2019

Groups hold carnival to raise children’s rights awareness

Hundreds of people joined a carnival on Saturday to raise awareness of children’s rights, with the goal of building an open, respectful and appropriate growth environment for children in Macau.

25 Nov, 2019

Delta bridge airport bus service to start next month: government

The Hong Kong government has told its local counterpart that it is aiming for a bus service between the Macau checkpoint of the Hong-Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge and Hong Kong’s airport to come into service in the middle of next month.

22 Nov, 2019

Cybersecurity commission to start on Dec 22

The government has drafted a by-law on the composition and operation of the government’s Cybersecurity Commission and Cybersecurity Incidents Alert and Response Centre, which will both start operating on December 22.

21 Nov, 2019

So vows IFCE will enhance nation’s commitment to Paris pact

Ambrose So Shu Fai of the International Forum on Clean Energy (Macau) and SJM Holdings, said that the IFCE would “enhance the international community’s confidence in China’s commitment to the Paris Agreement”.

21 Nov, 2019

CTM launches new cloud service powered by Tencent tech

CTM launched a new version of its cloud service that is powered by Shenzhen-based Tencent’s technology.

20 Nov, 2019

Leaking UM tunnel to be repaired: government

A project to renovate the undersea tunnel connecting Cotai with the University of Macau campus and improve the electromechanical equipment in the tunnel was slated to get off the ground in the first quarter of next year.

20 Nov, 2019

Ho says Macau will become example of nation’s reunification

Chief Executive-designate Ho Iat Seng said in an interview that Macau would become an example of the nation’s reunification.

19 Nov, 2019

Plastic bag charge scheme starts ‘smoothly’: government

The Environmental Protection Bureau's inspectors did not find any shops violating the government’s plastic carrier bag charge scheme for retail businesses which came into force on Monday.

19 Nov, 2019

Court rejects son’s request for father to pay child support until completion of master’s course

The Court of Second Instance has rejected an appeal by a young local who requested his father pay him child support until the completion of his master’s degree course.

15 Nov, 2019

Higher education chief urges Macau students in HK to stay away from violence

Macau residents enrolled in universities in Hong Kong urged to stay away from “violent incidents” and remain in their halls of residence, privately rented accommodation or any other safe place.

14 Nov, 2019

Government vows to ensure Friendship Bridge safety

The government has been constantly carrying out “regular and necessary” maintenance and repairs on the Macau-Taipa Friendship Bridge, including the ongoing repairs to the support pedestals of the bridge.

12 Nov, 2019

Beijing announces 15 new steps to support Macau’s GBA role

The central government has announced 15 new steps – policies and measures – to support Macau’s role in the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau GBA.

8 Nov, 2019

Facial recognition only for crime probes: police

Facial recognition technology to be added to the police forces’ citywide CCTV camera system next year will only be used when the police investigate crime cases.

8 Nov, 2019