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Hundreds protest in Macau against columbaria in residential buildings

Macau, China, 23 Aug – A total of about 500 Areia Preta residents staged two separate demonstrations Sunday to protest against the setting-up of columbaria – places for the public storage of urns holding cremated remains – and similar facilities in residential buildings. According to the Macau Post Daily the protesters demanded that the government … Continue reading "Hundreds protest in Macau against columbaria in residential buildings"

23 Aug, 2010

Corruption cases in Macau increases during election year

Macau, China, 19 Aug – Last year saw the number of corruption and other crime cases registered with the Commission Against Corruption of Macau (CCAC) increase by 16 percent, reaching a total of 923 cases, in a trend that seems to emerge during election years, according to The Macau Post Daily. Similar increases could be … Continue reading "Corruption cases in Macau increases during election year"

19 Aug, 2010

New Macau jail to be operational in 2014

Macau, China, 19 Aug – Macau’s new prison is to be operational in 2014, the Lands, Public Works and Transport Bureau (DSSOPT) announced Wednesday. DSSOPT Deputy Director Daniel Low Shin Chung made the announcement on the sidelines of the project’s ground-breaking ceremony in Ka Ho, in Coloane island. Prison Director Lee Kam Cheong told reporters … Continue reading "New Macau jail to be operational in 2014"

19 Aug, 2010

Airlines voice concerns over stronger passenger protections in Macau

Macau, China, 18 Aug – Airline carriers flying to Macau Tuesday voiced concerns over a draft by-law which would force them to provide hotel rooms and meals to passengers stranded because of flight delays and cancellations, as well as refunds and rerouting options in certain cases. In a consultation session on the draft held Tuesday … Continue reading "Airlines voice concerns over stronger passenger protections in Macau"

18 Aug, 2010

Beijing bars Portuguese navy ship “Sagres” from Macau

Macau, China, 18 Aug – The central government of China has declined a request by the authorities in Lisbon to allow the Portuguese navy’s school ship Sagres to drop anchor in Macau, Portuguese media reported Tuesday. According to the reports, the vessel planned to stop over in Macau on her way to East Timor’s capital … Continue reading "Beijing bars Portuguese navy ship “Sagres” from Macau"

18 Aug, 2010

Fewer hotel guests in Macau in June

Macau, China, 17 Aug -Macau logged 603,004 guests in June, a decrease of 7.3 percent from the previous month, according to figures released by the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) last week. In May, the number of hotel guests stood at 650,849. However, the number of hotel guests in June rose 35.3 percent from the … Continue reading "Fewer hotel guests in Macau in June"

17 Aug, 2010

Macau observes national day of mourning for Gansu victims

Macau, China, 16 Aug – All government-organised entertainment and sports events were cancelled and all national and regional flags flew at half-mast Sunday, as Macau observed a national day of mourning for the devastating number of casualties from the recent mudslides in Zhouqu county in Gansu province. Government House, the Liaison Office of the Central … Continue reading "Macau observes national day of mourning for Gansu victims"

17 Aug, 2010

Macau donates over US$ 7 million for Gansu mudslide relief

Macau, China, 13 Aug – The government of Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR) Thursday announced its decision to allocate 50 million yuan (7.37 million U.S. dollars) for the relief effort in Northwest China’s Gansu province. Torrential rain prompted an avalanche of sludge and debris to crash down on the county seat of Zhouqu, Gansu, early … Continue reading "Macau donates over US$ 7 million for Gansu mudslide relief"

13 Aug, 2010

New law on social security system passed by Macau legislature

Macau, China, 12 Aug – The law for the revised social security system in Macau was passed by the legislature in a plenary meeting Wednesday, requiring beneficiaries of the scheme to stay in Macau for at least 183 days in the year before joining the scheme. According to the revised social security system, all local … Continue reading "New law on social security system passed by Macau legislature"

12 Aug, 2010

Macau to conduct population Census in August 2011

Macau, China, 12 Aug – Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) Director Vanessa Kong Pek Fong announced Wednesday that a pilot survey begins Friday to prepare for the 2011 population census in August next year. In order to prepare for the big-scale census to be carried out on August 12 next year, a pilot survey that … Continue reading "Macau to conduct population Census in August 2011"

12 Aug, 2010

Volleyball championships may move to Macau Dome in Cotai

Macau, China, 11 Aug – Macau Sports Development Board (IDM) Vice-President Jose Tavares said Tuesday he hoped that the finals for the annual Women’s World Volleyball championship could be moved to the Macau East Asian Games Dome in Cotai next year, and the format would be altered to include more teams. "We are working towards … Continue reading "Volleyball championships may move to Macau Dome in Cotai"

11 Aug, 2010

Macau population rises to 544,600 – 18,461 per sq km

Macau, China, 11 Aug – Macau’s estimated population rose by 2,200 from the end of March to 544,600 at the end of June, the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) announced Tuesday. Compared with a year ago, Macau’s population was up by 300 at the end of June. Macau’s population peaked at 557,300 at the end … Continue reading "Macau population rises to 544,600 – 18,461 per sq km"

11 Aug, 2010

Macau government commissions study for media bill

Macau, China, 10 Aug – The Macau Government Information Bureau (GCS) announced Monday that the private Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST) will be tasked with carrying out a study comparing several regions and countries’ press and broadcasting laws, which will be used as a reference for amending Macau’s outdated press and broadcasting laws. … Continue reading "Macau government commissions study for media bill"

10 Aug, 2010

Managing authority for Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge to be formed in August

Hong Kong, China, 4 Aug – The governments of Guangdong Province and the Hong Kong and Macau special administrative regions are expected to set up the managing authority for the massive Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge this month to manage the structure, the HKSAR government said on Tuesday. The project was discussed at the Hong Kong-Guangdong Co- … Continue reading "Managing authority for Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge to be formed in August"

4 Aug, 2010

Ferry firm set to start Tuen Mun-Macau service

Macau, China, 4 Aug – Ferry operator Hong Kong North West Express is poised to launch a service between Tuen Mun and Macau seven years after taking over management of part of the Tuen Mun ferry pier that will operate cross-border trips. The firm would be the second new operator to enter the Hong Kong-Macau … Continue reading "Ferry firm set to start Tuen Mun-Macau service"

4 Aug, 2010

Nearly two thirds of Macau’s citizens wish to see universal suffrage for election of Chief Executive

Macau, China,  2 Aug – Nearly two thirds of Macau’s citizens wish to see universal suffrage for the election of the chief executive (CE) and more members of the Legislative Assembly (AL), according to the findings of a survey released by the New Vision of Macau Association (NVM) and the Macau New Chinese Youth Association … Continue reading "Nearly two thirds of Macau’s citizens wish to see universal suffrage for election of Chief Executive"

2 Aug, 2010

Third Hong Kong Macau Co-operation high level meeting

Hong Kong, China, 29 Jul – Secretary for Economy and Finance of the Macau Special Administrative Region, Tam Pak Yuen, and Hong Kong Financial Secretary John Tsang, co-chaired Wednesday, in Macau,  the Third Hong Kong Macau Co-operation High Level Meeting  to discuss the latest progress and future direction of co-operation between the two places. Since … Continue reading "Third Hong Kong Macau Co-operation high level meeting"

29 Jul, 2010

Macau’s June visitor number falls to lowest this year

Macau, China, 26 Jul – Macau’s number of visitor arrivals in June fell to its lowest monthly figure so far this year, according to figures released by the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) last Friday. A total of 1.90 million visitors arrived in Macau last month, a decrease of 9.2 percent from the previous month … Continue reading "Macau’s June visitor number falls to lowest this year"

26 Jul, 2010

Macau University of Science and Technology gets US$ 9.7 million from Macau Foundation

Macau, China, 22 Jul – The private Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST) Foundation has obtained a total of 77,538,805 patacas (US$ 9.7 million)  from the public Macau Foundation (FM) and the government’s Science and Technology Development Fund (FDCT) in the second quarter of this year, according to data published in the Official Gazette … Continue reading "Macau University of Science and Technology gets US$ 9.7 million from Macau Foundation"

22 Jul, 2010

Macau to hold international fireworks display contest in September

Macau, China, 19 Jul – Macau International Fireworks Display Contest will be held in September this year, which will feature teams from 10 nations and regions, the Tourist Office of Macau announced on Friday. Organized by the Tourist Office, the contest will be held respectively on September 11, 18, 22, 25 and October 1 at … Continue reading "Macau to hold international fireworks display contest in September"

19 Jul, 2010