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Air Macau carrier will start flights to Tokyo in March

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 government fired finance chief for damaging prestige of public administration

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 will push forward cooperation in the Pearl River Delta with Guangdong and Hong Kong

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

Crimes fall 10.5 percent last year in Macau

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

China said that performance of the Macau Forum in the last two years were a success

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 Judiciary Police chief wants to double staff

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

Nearly 1/5 of population inoculated against swine flu

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

Jackson Chang appointed president of IPIM

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 Tourist representations abroad meet to study future strategies to attract more visitors

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

Visitors to Macau drop 5 pct to 21.7 million last year

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

Macao Science Center to open next Monday

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

Viva Macau takes US$ 25 million government loan amid financial crisis

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

Macau’s panda era starts with opening of panda pavillion in Coloane island

Macau, China, 19 Jan – Macau’s state-of-the-art panda pavilion in Seac Pai Van Park in Coloane island open its doors Tuesday, but the general public will have to keep waiting for a little longer before they can get a glimpse of the panda pair Hoi Hoi and Sum Sum. Sichuan-born panda male Hoi Hoi and … Continue reading "Macau’s panda era starts with opening of panda pavillion in Coloane island"

19 Jan, 2010

Mandala Airlines’ suspension hits Macau-Jakarta route

Macau, China, 14 Jan – Indonesia-based Mandala Airlines, a low-cost company that last year started operating the route Macau-Jakarta, has suspended all its flights Thursday. The budget carrier, which operated three round trips per week to Macau, is planning to request a suspension of payment obligation to the Commercial Court allowing its management to restructure … Continue reading "Mandala Airlines’ suspension hits Macau-Jakarta route"

14 Jan, 2010

Macau to promote Greater Pearl River Delta at 22nd Lisbon Tourism Fair

Lisbon, Portugal, 12 Jan – Macau is once again present at the Lisbon Tourism Fair (BTL), represented by a 54 square metre stand that publicises its attractions from the double standpoint of historic-cultural heritage and business tourism, according to Macauhub. Besides showcasing Macau’s tourism potential, the stand also counts official representatives from the Chinese provinces … Continue reading "Macau to promote Greater Pearl River Delta at 22nd Lisbon Tourism Fair"

12 Jan, 2010

China’s Ma, Guo retain titles at table tennis Pro Tour Finals

Macau, China, 11 Jan –  World number one male table tennis player Ma Long from China defended his title at the seasonal final here on Sunday while his compatriot Guo Yan held on the champion in women’s singles either. According  to Xinhua News Agency it was the first time in the 14-year history of the … Continue reading "China’s Ma, Guo retain titles at table tennis Pro Tour Finals"

11 Jan, 2010

Number of Passengers at the airport in Macau falls 16.6 percent in 2009

Macau, China, 8 Jan – The Macau airport handled 4.25 million passengers in 2009 representing less than 16.6 percent on the previous year, according to the chairman of the Macau International Airport Company (CAM). During the same period CAM processed 52,000 tonnes of cargos and logged 40,000 aircraft movements. Deng Jun also acknowledged that compared … Continue reading "Number of Passengers at the airport in Macau falls 16.6 percent in 2009"

8 Jan, 2010

Lee Peng Hong quits IPIM presidency

Macau, China, 7 Jan – Macau Trade and Investment Institute (IPIM) will soon have a new president. Secretary for Economy and Finance, Francis Tam Pak Yuen, told the media Wednesday that Lee Peng Hong is leaving the IPIM presidency but declined to say who will replace Lee. "It is only a job arrangement. It is … Continue reading "Lee Peng Hong quits IPIM presidency"

7 Jan, 2010

ITTF Pro Tour Grand Finals to kick off in Macao

Macau, China, 7 Jan – Top table tennis players across the world will compete in the ITTF Pro Tour Grand Finals slated from today until  January 10 in Macau, announced the Sports Institute. In both men’s and women’s singles, China remains as favourite for the top honor, as top-ranked Ma Long and No. 3 Ma … Continue reading "ITTF Pro Tour Grand Finals to kick off in Macao"

7 Jan, 2010

Macau to host China/Portuguese-Speaking Countries ministerial meeting in May

Macau, China, 6 Jan – The ministerial meeting of the Forum for Economic and Trade Cooperation between China and the Portuguese-Speaking Countries should be held in May, Macau Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On has stated. The meeting will coincide with the opening of the Shanghai Expo 2010 in China. The Forum’s ministerial meeting is … Continue reading "Macau to host China/Portuguese-Speaking Countries ministerial meeting in May"

6 Jan, 2010