The Chief Executive stated that the media plays a significant role in connecting the government and the public by providing information on policies and social issues. He added that the contributions of the media toward the development of Macau are widely recognized by the community. Mr Chui made the comments during a lunch which he hosted for representatives of local news outlets that report in Portuguese and English. “The government strictly upholds the freedom of the press and freedom of publishing,” he declared.
Victor Chan’s position as government spokesperson has been also renewed. According to a notice published in the Official Gazette on Wednesday, Mr Chan will continue his role as the spokesperson until February 22, 2018. U Man Fong will also continue as the deputy spokesperson. Victor Chan also holds the position of Government Information Bureau (GCS) director.