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Macau, Guangdong ink cooperation pact to boost ties

Macau, China, 7 Mar – Macau and Guangdong signed a framework cooperation agreement in Beijing Sunday in a ceremony wit-nessed by Vice-President Xi Jinping who oversees Macau and Hong Kong affairs for the central government. Guangdong Governor Huang Huahua said that the pact was creating the foundation and setting the principles and targets for bilateral … Continue reading "Macau, Guangdong ink cooperation pact to boost ties"

7 Mar, 2011

Macau to ink co-operation deal with Guangdong on Sunday in Beijing

Macau, China, 3 Mar – A regional co-operation framework agreement between Macau and Guangdong is scheduled to be signed by the two sides in Beijing on Sunday, the Macau government announced Wednesday. The signing ceremony, which will be organised by Guangdong provincial government, will be attended by Vice President Xi Jinping. Guangdong Governor Huang Huahua … Continue reading "Macau to ink co-operation deal with Guangdong on Sunday in Beijing"

3 Mar, 2011

Ten billion patacas in 10 years to upgrade medical services in Macau

Macau, china, 1 Mar – The government plans to spend about 10 billion patacas ( US$ 1.25 billion) within the next 10 years to improve medical services, including a new public hospital on the Cotai Strip with construction due to start in 2013 and fully operational in 2020, Health Bureau (SSM) Director Lei Chin Ion … Continue reading "Ten billion patacas in 10 years to upgrade medical services in Macau"

1 Mar, 2011

Activists launch ‘Jasmine rally’ on main square

Macau, China, 28 Feb -Three local netizens yesterday launched a so-called "Jasmine rally" on the city’s main square, Largo do Senado, to push for democratic development in the mainland. The campaign, called "Tribute to Jasmine – A Stroll for Democracy in China", was launched last week by Jason Chao Teng Hei, Scott Chiang Meng Hin … Continue reading "Activists launch ‘Jasmine rally’ on main square"

28 Feb, 2011

Top court rejects Bombardier’s injunction against rail tender

Macau, China, 25 Feb – The Court of Second Instance (TSI) has rejected a temporary injunction lodged by Canada ‘s Bombardier Transportation who lost out in a tender for the government’s Light Rail Transit (LRT) system, according to a statement by the Transportation Infrastructure Office (GIT) on Thursday. The statement said that the court notified … Continue reading "Top court rejects Bombardier’s injunction against rail tender"

25 Feb, 2011

Macau logs 2 million visitors in Jan, up 1.4 pct

Macau, China, 24 Feb – Macau recorded 2.07 million visitor arrivals in January, an increase of just 1.4 percent over the same month last year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced on Wednesday. However, compared to the previous month, January’s figure was down 8.6 percent, The Macau Post Daily pointed out. Visitors from Asia … Continue reading "Macau logs 2 million visitors in Jan, up 1.4 pct"

24 Feb, 2011

Macau logs 7.7 million hotel guests in 2010

Macau, China, 17 Feb – Macau, which has around 550,000 residents, logged a record 7.75 million hotel guests last year, an increase of 15.5 percent on 2009, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) has announced. Hotel guests accounted for 31 percent of last year’s total number of visitor arrivals, which reached a record 24.96 million, … Continue reading "Macau logs 7.7 million hotel guests in 2010"

17 Feb, 2011

Crimes drop 6.1 pct in Macau in 2010

Macau, China, 16 Feb – The number of reported crimes dropped 6.1 percent to 11,648 last year on 2009, Secretary for Security Cheong Kuoc Va announced on Tuesday. Cheong announced last year’s crime statistics in a press conference. Macau’s top security official said that the decreasing number of crimes for the second consecutive year reflected … Continue reading "Crimes drop 6.1 pct in Macau in 2010"

16 Feb, 2011

FM commissioner stresses Macau’s role as hub for ties with Lusophone nations

Macau, China, 15 Feb – Foreign Ministry Commissioner Lu Shumin on Monday underlined Macau’s "strengthened" role as a hub for China’s economic and trade ties with Portuguese-speaking countries. Lu made the remark in a speech addressing a Lunar New Year reception at the Foreign Ministry Commission in Zape for Macau’s Chinese, English and Portuguese-language media … Continue reading "FM commissioner stresses Macau’s role as hub for ties with Lusophone nations"

15 Feb, 2011

Macau receives over 800,000 visitors during Lunar New Year

Macau, China, 10 Feb – Macau received 805,289 tourists during the Chinese New Year holidays, between February 2 and 8, according to the Immigration Department. Acccording to the department the number of visitors arrivals grew 8.58 percent over the same periodo of last year. Most of those tourists (477,252) came from mainland China, a 14 … Continue reading "Macau receives over 800,000 visitors during Lunar New Year"

10 Feb, 2011

Macau’s exports drop, imports rise in 2010

Macau, China, 7 Feb – Macau recorded falling exports and rising imports last year, resulting in an external merchandise trade deficit of 37.16 billion patacas (US$4.64 billion), according to the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC). The trade deficit rose 27.1 percent year on year. Total exports – comprising domestic and re-exports – dropped 9.3 percent … Continue reading "Macau’s exports drop, imports rise in 2010"

7 Feb, 2011

Macau police expect 2.4 million Lunar New Year border crossings

Macau, China, 2 Feb – Macau’s Immigration Department expects about 2.4 million people to cross Macau’s borders during the Lunar New Year holiday over the next seven days. Tommy Wong Kim Hong, chief inspector of the Public Security Police (PSP) that runs Macau’s immigration service, said Tuesday that the border crossings were expected to peak … Continue reading "Macau police expect 2.4 million Lunar New Year border crossings"

2 Feb, 2011

Macau police expect 2.4 million Lunar New Year border crossings

Macau, China, 2 Feb – Macau’s Immigration Department expects about 2.4 million people to cross Macau’s borders during the Lunar New Year holiday over the next seven days. Tommy Wong Kim Hong, chief inspector of the Public Security Police (PSP) that runs Macau’s immigration service, said Tuesday that the border crossings were expected to peak … Continue reading "Macau police expect 2.4 million Lunar New Year border crossings"

2 Feb, 2011

Edmund Ho receives top Macau medal

Macau, China, 31 Jan – Macau’s former chief executive Edmund Ho Hau Wah has been awarded the Grand Lotus Medal of Honour – the highest decoration granted by the Macau Special Administrative Region (MSAR). Ho, who headed the local government between December 1999 and 2009, received the medal from his successor Fernando Chui Sai On … Continue reading "Edmund Ho receives top Macau medal"

31 Jan, 2011

Macau, Chinese mainland ink cooperation agreement in aeronautical safety

Macau, China, 25 Jan – Civil aviation authorities of Macau and Chinese mainland signed Monday a cooperation agreement for civil aviation safety, in an effort to share resources, acquire mutual support and achieve cooperative development between the two sides according to Xinhua News Agency. The signing ceremony, held in the Civil Aviation Authority of Macau … Continue reading "Macau, Chinese mainland ink cooperation agreement in aeronautical safety"

25 Jan, 2011

Macau records nearly 25 million visitor arrivals last year

Macau, China, 20 Jan -Macau recorded close to 25 million visitor arrivals last year, representing an increase of 15 percent over 2009, Director of Macau Government Tourist Office Joao Manuel Costa Antunes said on Wednesday. Antunes made the announcement at the MGTO Annual Press Conference at the Macao Tower Convention and Entertainment Center, where media … Continue reading "Macau records nearly 25 million visitor arrivals last year"

20 Jan, 2011

Chui sees Singapore as ‘guiding example’ to Macau

Macau, China, 13 Jan – Chui Sai On said in Singapore Wednesday that he regarded the Lion City not as a model but as a "guiding example" for Macau as far as concrete policy solutions were concerned, according to a statement by the Macau Govern-ment Information Bureau (GCS). Chui made the remark after paying a … Continue reading "Chui sees Singapore as ‘guiding example’ to Macau"

13 Jan, 2011

澳门特区政府将于本月开始派钱

  中国澳门1月12日电-澳门特区政府新闻局周二在一份公报中称,澳门特区政府将于本月(比去年提前6个月)开始向54.95万名居民支付2011年现金分享款项。   据该公报,行政会完成讨论《2011年度现金分享计划》行政法规草案,并建议政府本月开始派钱,以舒缓居民的生活压力。   据该公报,“现金分享计划”总开支为23.4亿澳门元(2.92亿美元)。 这笔开支占2011年总预算(796.1亿澳门元)的2.9%。   前澳门特区行政长官何厚铧2008年启动了“现金分享计划”。   据《澳门邮报》称,今年的“现金分享计划”对永久性居民仅有4000澳门元,非永久性居民为2400澳门元,比去年下降了三分之一。   这是澳门特区政府连续第四年实行“现金分享计划”。 2009年和2010年,永久性居民和非获发放的现金额分别为6000澳门元和3600澳门元。 2008年分别为5000澳门元和3000澳门元。   澳门特区行政长官崔世安在去年11月宣布2011年施政报告时公布了今年的现金分享数额。   (MacauNews)   

12 Jan, 2011

Govt to start paying 2.34 billions patacas in lower cash handout this month

Macau, China, 12 Jan – The Macau government will start paying its 2011 cash handout to around 549,500 residents this month, six months earlier than last year, the Government Information Bureau (GCS) said in a statement Tuesday. According to the statement, the Executive Council – the government’s top advisory body – has finshed discussing the … Continue reading "Govt to start paying 2.34 billions patacas in lower cash handout this month"

12 Jan, 2011

Macau chief executive to make official visit to S’pore

Macau, China, 10 Jan – Macau’s Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On will make an official visit to Singapore from January 10-13 at the invitation of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Singapore’s Foreign Affairs Ministry said during the visit, Chui will meet with PM Lee, Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong, Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew, … Continue reading "Macau chief executive to make official visit to S’pore"

10 Jan, 2011