Macau, China, 02 Mar – Macau’s Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On said Monday that the government would "review" its investment immigration policy based on the current needs of civil society. The investment immigration policy was originally launched by the local Portuguese administration before the establishment of the Macau Special Administrative Region (MSAR) in December … Continue reading "Macau’s Chief Executive plans to ‘review’ investment immigration policy"
2 Mar, 2010
Macau, China, 02 Mar – The new head of the Cultural Affairs Bureau (ICM) Guilherme Ung Vai Meng said Monday that culture is an important component of Macau’s sense of belonging and identity. Ung Vai Meng, that substitute Heidi Ho Lai Chun da Luz, was sworn in Monday in a cerimony attended by Secretary for … Continue reading "Ung sworn in as new head of Macau’s Cultural Affairs Bureau"
2 Mar, 2010
Macau, China, 01 Mar – Macau and Sichuan signed the third phase reconstruction agreement in the Chinese province on Saturday with an estimated budget of 1.03 billion patacas ( US$ 125 million). Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture and chairman of the Macau supporting committee for the reconstruction work in Sichuan, Cheong U, led an … Continue reading "Macau government gave another US$ 125 million for Sichuan’s reconstruction"
1 Mar, 2010
Beijing, China, 01 Mar – The Standing Committee of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) chose Sunday former Macau chief executive Edmund Ho Hau Wah as a member of the advisory body. The Macau Post Daily writes today that Edmund Ho, 54 years, is in line to be promoted to … Continue reading "Edmund Ho set for CPPCC vice chairman post"
1 Mar, 2010
Macau, China 26 Feb. – Macau’s second public hospital will be built near the Macau Dome in Cotai in the second half of next year, Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Cheong U said Thursday. Cheong made the announcement on the sidelines of his site visit to an area near the Macau Dome where the … Continue reading "A new public hospital to be built in Macau in 2011"
26 Feb, 2010
Macau recorded 2.04 million visitor arrivals in January, an increase of 6.8 percent on the same month of 2009, the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) announced Wednesday. Month-to-month, the number of visitor arrivals was up 0.5 percent. The daily average of visitor arrivals stood at 66,018. Mainlanders accounted for 55.3 percent of all arrivals. The … Continue reading "Macau received 2 million visitors in January"
25 Feb, 2010
Macau, China, 25 Feb – Alexis Tam Chon Weng, chief-of-cabinet of Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On, has been appointed as top government spokesperson, according to the Official Gazette (BO) promulgated Wednesday. The executive order also announced that Victor Chan Chi Peng, director of the Government Information Bureau (GCS), has become the assistant spokesperson. The … Continue reading "Alexis Tam appointed spokesperson of the Macau government"
25 Feb, 2010
Macau, China, 24 Feb – The Macau government plans to revitalize the surrounding area of the Ruins of St. Paul to give to tourists new attractions and improve the quality of life of residents in the area. The Land, Public Works and Transport Bureau (DSSOPT), the Transport Bureau (DSAT), the Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) … Continue reading "Macau government to revamp the area of the Ruins of Saint Paul"
24 Feb, 2010
Macau, China, 11 Feb – The Macau government signed Wednesday a bilateral air service agreement with Japan, under which local carrier Air Macau will launch a new route to Tokyo in March. The agreement was signed by Secretary for Transport and Public Works Lau Si Io and Consul-General of Japan to Hong Kong and Macau … Continue reading "Air Macau carrier will start flights to Tokyo in March"
11 Feb, 2010
Macau, China, 11 Feb – The government said yesterday that following a damaging report by the Committee of Audit (CA) it decided to fire Finance Services Bureau (DSF) Director Orieta Lau Ioc Ip for having "damaged the prestige of the Public Administration" and the public’s confidence placed in her. According to an order signed by … Continue reading "Macau government fired finance chief for damaging prestige of public administration"
11 Feb, 2010
Macau, China, 08 Feb – Secretary for Economy and Finance Francis Tam Pak Yuen said Friday in Guangzhou the Macau government will push forward this year regional cooperation with Guangdong and Hong Kong. Speaking during the Third Liaison and Coordinating Meeting of "The Outline of the Plan for the Reform and Development of the Pearl … Continue reading "Macau will push forward cooperation in the Pearl River Delta with Guangdong and Hong Kong"
8 Feb, 2010
Macau, China, 05 Feb – The number of crimes reported in Macau in 2009 stood at 12,406, down by 1,458 or 10.5 percent compared to 2008, said Thursday the Secretary for Security Cheong Kuoc Va. The secretary said in a press conference that overall crime rate dropped by 10.5 percent including significant decreases in violent … Continue reading "Crimes fall 10.5 percent last year in Macau"
5 Feb, 2010
Macau, China, 02 Feb – The director of the Department of Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau Affairs under the Ministry of Commerce, Tang Wei said Monday that the last two years of activities of the Macau Forum for Economic and Commercial Cooperation between China and the Portuguese-speaking countries were a success. "We review the Forum … Continue reading "China said that performance of the Macau Forum in the last two years were a success"
2 Feb, 2010
Macau, China 29 Jan – The Judiciary Police (PJ) hopes to increase its number of employees to about 1,600, which is almost double its current number of staff, PJ Director Wong Sio Chak said Thursday. According to Wong, the Judiciary Police currently employs 835 people. He stressed that the PJ staff numbers have been increased … Continue reading "Macau Judiciary Police chief wants to double staff"
29 Jan, 2010
Macau, China 29 Jan – A total of 101,298 people in Macau – nearly one fifth of the population – had been inoculated against swine flu until Thursday, the Health Bureau (SSM) announced. At the end of the third quarter of last year, Macau had 541,200 inhabitants – the latest available demographics. Since June 18 … Continue reading "Nearly 1/5 of population inoculated against swine flu"
29 Jan, 2010
Macau, China, 27 Jan – Cheong Chou Weng was appointed today as president of the Board of Directors of Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) replacing Lee Peng Hong that headed the institute since 1999. The appointment was gazetted today and will take effect from 1st February. Cheng Chou Weng, alias Jackson Chang, is … Continue reading "Jackson Chang appointed president of IPIM"
27 Jan, 2010
Macau, China, 27 Jan – More then 50 representatives of the Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) around the world started Tuesday a meeting in Macau to discuss "strategies and tactics" to promote the Special Administrative Region abroad and attract more visitors. The Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Cheong U said in a meeting with … Continue reading "Macau Tourist representations abroad meet to study future strategies to attract more visitors"
27 Jan, 2010
Macau, China 25 Jan – Macau receive 21.7 million visitors last year, a decrease of 5.1 percent on 2008, the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) has announced. Mainlanders, Hongkongers and Taiwanese accounted for 50.5 percent, 30.9 percent and 5.9 percent of all visitor arrivals last year, respectively. The number of Hong Kong visitor arrivals – … Continue reading "Visitors to Macau drop 5 pct to 21.7 million last year"
25 Jan, 2010
Macau, China, 22 Jan – The Macao Science Center (MSC) designed by famous US-Chinese architect Ieoh Ming Pei and his two sons’ Pei Partnership Architects will be open next Monday after more than 4 years of work. At a cost of 337 million patacas (US$ 42.13 million) the MSC is located at the waterfront next … Continue reading "Macao Science Center to open next Monday"
22 Jan, 2010
Macau, China, 20 Jan – Budget airline Viva Macau received a government bailout loan package of 200 million patacas (US$ 25 million) to ensure their operations in the wake of last year financial crisis. The loan facility was issued by the government’s Industry Development Fund and is secured against the airline’s shares and assets, Secretary … Continue reading "Viva Macau takes US$ 25 million government loan amid financial crisis"
20 Jan, 2010