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Chui vows local development to ‘join hands’ with BRI

Chief Executive On pledgedthat the local government will “actively” participate in the national development strategy, “actively” cooperate with the central government’s initiatives, and “organically combine” the local government’s 5-year-plan with the BRI and the GBA project.

10 Jul, 2019

Offences by cabbies drop ‘hugely’ after new taxi law takes effect: police

The number of regulatory breaches by taxi drivers recorded last month decreased “hugely” by 77 percent from the previous month of May, following the new taxi law coming into force on June 3.

10 Jul, 2019

Suncity denies running online gaming business

Macau’s top junket operator Suncity said in a paid advertisement published in the Chinese-language Macao Daily News Tuesday that it didn’t operate any online gaming business and that all its operations were permitted under local government regulations.

10 Jul, 2019

Ho and 2 other Chief Executive pre-candidates pick up nomination forms

The nomination period for the 5th chief executive election runs until July 23 and three potential candidates, former Legislative Assembly president Ho Iat Seng, the owner of the Macao Iao Kei Motor Air-conditioning & Engineering Company, Chan Weng Fu, and unemployed resident Lei Oi Chi picked up their nomination forms Monday, the first day for the forms to be handed out.

9 Jul, 2019

Lawmakers pass overall minimum wage bill

The Legislative Assembly (AL) Monday passed the outline of a government-initiated bill on the implementation of a statutory minimum wage for all workers except domestic helpers and employees with disabilities.

9 Jul, 2019

Macau offers the Greater Bay Area its privileged relationship with Portuguese-speaking countries

The diversification of Macau’s economy centred on relations with Portuguese-speaking countries is essential if the territory is to find its place in the Greater Bay Area, said the chief executive of Banco Nacional Ultramarino (BNU).

8 Jul, 2019

Ho Iat Seng leaves legislature, urging it to meet residents’ expectations

Chief executive candidate Ho Iat Seng bade farewell to lawmakers on Friday following his resignation from the Legislative Assembly (AL), saying that as he has decided to run for Macau’s top post, he chose to quit the legislature instead of merely suspending his seat.

8 Jul, 2019

RMB sovereign bonds mark new phase of Macau’s financial services: Chui

The central government started issuing its first renminbi (RMB) sovereign bonds in Macau on Friday, and Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On said that the issuing marked a new phase of development for the city’s financial services.

8 Jul, 2019

Survey suggests three-digit tourist tax: MGTO deputy

Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) Deputy Director Ricky Hoi Io Meng said Sunday that the provisional findings of a survey on the possible implementation of a tourist tax show that the majority of the opinions collected suggest that the amount of the tourist tax should be in three digits.

8 Jul, 2019

EWTN to be broadcasted in Macau

Macau Cable Television Company Limited (MCTV) and Eternal World Television Network (EWTN) will announce today the beginning of EWTN broadcast in Macau.

8 Jul, 2019

Former IPIM president remains in custody after CCAC accuses him of committing several crimes

The investigation into the criminal case involving the former president of IPIM Jackson Chang has been completed and the case has been transferred to the judicial agency, says the CCAC.

6 Jul, 2019

Jackson Chang, the former President of Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute, is detained

The Commission Against Corruption (CCAC) arrested the former president of the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) Jackson Chang on Wednesday, judicial sources told Lusa-Portuguese News Agency.

5 Jul, 2019

Qingmao checkpoint’s budget rises to 4 billion patacas: lawmaker

The latest budget for the Qingmao border checkpoint project – which will consist of the Macau checkpoint building and the Zhuhai checkpoint building – now stands at four billion patacas, but the amount does not include the purchase and installation of border clearing equipment and the construction of the Zhuhai-side building.

5 Jul, 2019

China’s Ministry of Finance issues public debt in Macau

China’s Ministry of Finance on Thursday issued debt securities in the amount of 2 billion renminbi, “in order to support the development of the territory’s bond market.”

5 Jul, 2019

Study shows 4 ‘excellent’ events in 2018 have ‘positive’ impact: MGTO

The Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) said in a statement Wednesday that according to its recent study of the Macau Tourism Branding and Media Effectiveness Evaluation of Mega Events of 2018 all of the four major events held last year reached “an above-average level of satisfaction and a high level of public awareness,

4 Jul, 2019

Dead dolphin found off Taipa, 2nd case in 5 days

A dolphin was found dead floating in the sea off Ocean Gardens in Taipa Wednesday, the Marine and Water Bureau (DSAMA) said in a statement.

4 Jul, 2019

More Eva Air flights cancelled as strike continues

At least 100 more Eva Air flights between Macau and Taiwan have been cancelled as the strike initiated by the airline’s flight attendants on June 20 continues.

4 Jul, 2019

Taxi driver to pay 70,000 patacas for assaulting passenger

The Court of Second Instance (TSI) has ordered a taxi driver who physically assaulted his female passenger to pay MOP 70,000 in compensation to the victim.

4 Jul, 2019

Policy research bureau condemns ‘slanderous’ letter sent to CCAC

The Policy Research and Regional Development Bureau (DSEPDR) has condemned the “false accusations, defamations, slander and personal attacks” in an anonymous letter from “staff members” of the bureau complaining about its director Mi Jian.

3 Jul, 2019

Guangdong, Macau mull reciprocity on professional qualifications

Guangdong province and Macau Special Administrative Region are studying the possibility of recognizing each other's professional qualification certificates between the two regions in the months to come.

3 Jul, 2019