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Macau, Shenzhen ink tourism co-operation pact

Macau, China, 20 Jan – The tourism associations of Macau and Shenzhen signed a tourism co-operation agreement Thursday that aims to raise the quality of tour services in Macau The Macau Post Daily reports today. The signing ceremony, which was witnessed by Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) Director João Manuel Costa Antunes, was held in … Continue reading "Macau, Shenzhen ink tourism co-operation pact"

20 Jan, 2012

Macau government expects further improvement in Taiwan-Macau ties after Ma´s re-election

Macau, China, 17 Jan – The government expects that Taiwan-Macau ties will be further improved after the island’s leader Ma Ying-jeou was re-elected for a second term on Saturday. Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a Spring Festival cocktail reception hosted by the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in Macau to celebrate … Continue reading "Macau government expects further improvement in Taiwan-Macau ties after Ma´s re-election"

17 Jan, 2012

Govt says HOS estate ready in 4th Q to move in

Macau, China, 12 Jan – Housing Bureau (IH) Director Tam Kuong Man said Wednesday that the government would try its best to ensure that people could take up residence in its home-ownership scheme (HOS) Lakeside Building in Taipa in the last quarter of this year. Lakeside Building, comprises five 48-storey blocks and one 46-storey block, … Continue reading "Govt says HOS estate ready in 4th Q to move in"

12 Jan, 2012

Macau’s Chief Executive meets EU President

Brussels, Belgium, 12 Jan – Macau’s Chief Executive, Chui Sai On, met Tuesday with the President of the European Commission (EU) , Durão Barroso, at the Headquarter of the EU and both agreed to step up co-operation in a wide range of areas. Chui told the press after the meeting that both sides had reviewed … Continue reading "Macau’s Chief Executive meets EU President"

12 Jan, 2012

Macau tourism chief admits ‘still much to do’ to raise quality of local tourism

Macau, China, 11 Jan – Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) Director Joao Costa Antunes acknowledged Tuesday that there was “still much to do” to raise the quality of the local tourism industry. Costa Antunes made the  remark on the sidelines of a press conference at Macau Tower about the industry’s developments last year and MGTO’s … Continue reading "Macau tourism chief admits ‘still much to do’ to raise quality of local tourism"

11 Jan, 2012

Chief Executive to meet EU and Belgium officials

Macau, China, 9 Jan – Macau’s Chief Executive, Chui Sai On, started Sunday a six-day visit to Brussels and the European Union according to a  statement by Government Spokesperson Office. Chui and his delegation are scheduled to make courtesy calls on the President of the European Union,  José Manuel Durão Barroso, and the Vice President … Continue reading "Chief Executive to meet EU and Belgium officials"

9 Jan, 2012

Former public prosecutor sworn in as Macau’s first top female judge

Macau, China, 5 Jan – Former public prosecutor Song Man Lei  Wednesday was sworn in as Macau’s first female judge of Macau ’s Court of Final Appeal (TUI), The Macau Post Daily reports today. Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On, Legislative Assembly President Lau Cheok Va and about a hundred judiciary and government officials attended … Continue reading "Former public prosecutor sworn in as Macau’s first top female judge"

5 Jan, 2012

National People’s Congress rules on Macau poll reform

Macau, China, 3 Dec – Beijing will retain the final say on Macau’s electoral reform, the National People’s Congress (NPC) ruled Saturday, after the Macau government  made its first request for an interpretation of its Basic Law. Any changes to electoral rules will first need to be cleared by a two-thirds majority of the Macau’s … Continue reading "National People’s Congress rules on Macau poll reform"

3 Jan, 2012

Chui pledges ‘harmonious development’

Macau, China, 3 Dec -Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On has promised in his New Year’s speech that his government will continue to promote “harmonious development between civil society and the economy.” Chui also said in his address that his government would continue to strive to diversify Macau ’s economy and do its best to … Continue reading "Chui pledges ‘harmonious development’"

3 Jan, 2012

Macau census results hint at ageing population problem

Macau, China, 30 Dec – Macau’s dwindling youth population accounts for just 11.9 percent of its total population, in addition to the rising number of middle-aged inhabitants, a low birth rate and longer life expectancy are factors that suggest the city will have to cope with an increasingly ageing population in the next 10 years. … Continue reading "Macau census results hint at ageing population problem"

30 Dec, 2011

Macau skyline’s ‘visual impact’ ranks 20th globally

Macau, China, 30 Dec – Macau’s skyline was ranked 20th in a list of 100 cities all over the world that was released by Emporis, a Frankfurt-based global provider of building-related information, this week, The Macau Post Daily reports today. According to the listing, Macau has 564 high-rise buildings, with a total of 5,211 points. … Continue reading "Macau skyline’s ‘visual impact’ ranks 20th globally"

30 Dec, 2011

Jobless rate dips to lowest since MSAR establishment

Macau, China, 29 Dec – Macau’s officially estimated unemployment rate fell 0.5 of a percentage point to 2.3 percent in the September-November employment survey period, the lowest rate since the establishment of the Macau Special Administrative Region (MSAR) in December 1999, according to official statistics cited by The Macau Post Daily today. The rate was … Continue reading "Jobless rate dips to lowest since MSAR establishment"

29 Dec, 2011

Macau’s Chief Executive meet President and Premier of China

Beijing, China, 27 Dec – The Macau Chief Executive, Chui Sai On met President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao and said that Macau has been taking measures to became a world tourism and leisure centre and a business and trading service platform for the relations between China and the Portuguese-speaking countries. According to the … Continue reading "Macau’s Chief Executive meet President and Premier of China"

27 Dec, 2011

Macau office in Taiwan will begin operations in January

Taipei, Taiwan, 27 Dec -The Taiwan offices of Macau and Hong Kong will begin operations in January and March, respectively, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said Monday. The Macau Economic and Cultural Office and the Hong Kong Economic, Trade and Cultural Office opened in Taipei on Dec. 2 and 19, respectively. The quasi-official representative offices … Continue reading "Macau office in Taiwan will begin operations in January"

27 Dec, 2011

Macau celebrates 12th anniversary of the Special Administrative Region

Macau, China, 21 Dec – Macau celebrates Tuesday the 12th anniversary of the Special Administrative Region with a  Latin City parade through Macau organized by the Cultural Affairs Bureau. The parade with artists and groups from the Latin world, along with a number local talents, started at the  Ruins of St. Paul’s and cross the … Continue reading "Macau celebrates 12th anniversary of the Special Administrative Region"

21 Dec, 2011

Beijing to deliberate on a bill concerning the Chief Executive selection method and Assembly

Beijing, China, 19 Dec – China ‘ s   top   legislature   will   deliberate   an   expository   bill   of   the   Macau   Basic   Law   as well   as   other   draft   laws   and   amendments   in   a   bimonthly   session   scheduled   for   later   this   month , a   statement   said . The   National   People ‘ s   Congress  ( NPC )  Standing   Committee   will   convene   … Continue reading "Beijing to deliberate on a bill concerning the Chief Executive selection method and Assembly"

19 Dec, 2011

Macau lawmakers approve tobacco tax hike

Macau, China, 16 Dec – Legislators Thursday approved unanimously a government-drafted consumption tax amendment bill that will raise the city’s tobacco tax from four to 10 patacas for a packet of 20 cigarettes, a growth of 150 percent, The Macau Post Daily reports today. Secretary for Economy and Finance Francis Tam Pak Yuen attended the … Continue reading "Macau lawmakers approve tobacco tax hike"

16 Dec, 2011

Macau publish room rate on permanent basis for visitors

Macau, China, 16 Dec – Rates of different hotels and guesthouses room categories are published on official website on a permanent basis as a reference for residents and visitors ,Macau Government Tourist Office ( MGTO ) announced . Starting from Dec.15, MGTO published the room rates submitted by the hotel industry, so as to increase … Continue reading "Macau publish room rate on permanent basis for visitors"

16 Dec, 2011

CEPA 8 ‘fully liberalises’ Macau-mainland trade in services

Macau, China, 15 Dec – Secretary for Economy and Finance Francis Tam Pak Yuen said Wednesday  that Supplement VIII to the Mainland and Macau Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA) will fully liberalise trade in services, The Macau Post Daily reports today. The new supplement mainly comprises new measures concerning trade and investment facilitation and trade … Continue reading "CEPA 8 ‘fully liberalises’ Macau-mainland trade in services"

15 Dec, 2011

Macau remains mainland-bound Taiwan travellers’ transit hub

Macau, China, 14 Dec – About 900,000 Taiwanese travelled to the mainland through Macau last year, Wang Chun-bao, director of the Taiwan Visitors Association, said Tuesday, despite the 2008 launch of direct cross-strait flights. Wang, who was in town to present Taiwanese delicacies as a tourist attraction for the island, told The Macau Post Daily … Continue reading "Macau remains mainland-bound Taiwan travellers’ transit hub"

14 Dec, 2011