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Susana Chou appointed vice-director of Macau Basic Law Committee

Macau, China, 28 Dec – Former Legislative Assembly president Susana Chou has been appointed a vice-director of the Macau Basic Law Committee under the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC), according to the China News Service (CNS). The appointment took place in Beijing last Saturday said today The Macau Post Daily. Chou replaced … Continue reading "Susana Chou appointed vice-director of Macau Basic Law Committee"

28 Dec, 2009

Visitors rise 2.7 pct to 1.89 million in Nov

Macau, China, 28 Dec – Macau’s number of visitor arrivals rose 2.7 percent year-on-year to 1.89 million in November, the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) announced last week. However, the number fell 2.9 percent from the previous month. Mainlanders and Hongkongers accounted for 53.8 percent and 26.8 percent of all visitor arrivals in November, respectively. … Continue reading "Visitors rise 2.7 pct to 1.89 million in Nov"

28 Dec, 2009

President Hu Jintao ask Macau officials for good governance

Macau, China, 21 Dec – President Hu Jintao said Sunday he hoped Macau’s principal officials will do a good job in administering, building and developing Macau under the leadership of Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On and by closely relying on the Macau people. The president expressed the hope when meeting with the principal officials … Continue reading "President Hu Jintao ask Macau officials for good governance"

21 Dec, 2009

1,000 protestors march for democratic reforms, family reunions

Macau, China, 21 Dec – Around 1,000 pro-democracy and pro-family reunion protesters took to Macau’s streets on the 10th anniversary of Macau’s return to Chinese administration Sunday, calling for democratic reforms and an end to government corruption. The protestors marched through the city chanting slogans and waving banners calling for an end to corruption, universal … Continue reading "1,000 protestors march for democratic reforms, family reunions"

21 Dec, 2009

Hu Jin Tao expects UM campus in Hengqin to be ‘top-notch’

Macau, China, 21 Dec – President Hu Jintao, who attended the ground-breaking ceremony of the new campus of the University of Macau (UM) in Hengqin Sunday, expects the facility to be top notch, according to State Councilor Liu Yangdong quoted today by The Macau Post Daily. Liu, the highest-ranking woman in the nation’s political hierarchy, … Continue reading "Hu Jin Tao expects UM campus in Hengqin to be ‘top-notch’"

21 Dec, 2009

Macau government consider “panda theme park’ in Coloane

Macau, China, 21 Dec – Newly inaugurated Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On said Sunday that his government is considering to establish a "panda theme park" at Seac Pai Van in Coloane to house the panda pair which will be given as a gift to Macau by the central government, according with The Macau Post … Continue reading "Macau government consider “panda theme park’ in Coloane"

21 Dec, 2009

Fernando Chui Sai On sworn in as the new Macau Chief Executive

Macau, China, 20  Dec –  Fernando Chui Sai On was sworn in as the new Macau Special Administrative Region Chief Executive here Sunday morning. The swearing-in ceremony was administered by China’s President Hu Jintao. The new chief executive said in a speech that he will fully implement the Basic Law, push forward diversified development of … Continue reading "Fernando Chui Sai On sworn in as the new Macau Chief Executive"

20 Dec, 2009

Lawmakers pass 2010 Macau’s budget bill

Macau, China, 18 Dec – The Legislative Assembly (AL) passed Thursday the government’s 22-article 2010 budget bill that provides for total revenues of 52.4 billion patacas (US$ 6.56 billion), including 33.8 billion patacas (US$ 4.23 billion) in direct gaming tax receipts. The direct gaming tax receipt is more 5.24 billion patacas when compared to the … Continue reading "Lawmakers pass 2010 Macau’s budget bill"

18 Dec, 2009

Macau to witness its ‘biggest fireworks ever’ on Sunday

Macau, China, 17 Dec – Macau will witness its biggest fireworks ever on Sunday night in celebration of the 10th anniversary of its return to the Motherland, the Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) announced Wednesday. According to the announcement, the 25-minute pyrotechnic spectacle will be accompanied by music and fired from seven locations on the … Continue reading "Macau to witness its ‘biggest fireworks ever’ on Sunday"

17 Dec, 2009

Chinese president to arrive in Macau Saturday to appoint the new Chief Executive

Macau, China, 16 Dec – Chinese President Hu Jintao will arrive in Macau on Saturday to appoint Macau’s new government and attend the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the handover from Portugal to China. Hu Jintao will participate in a welcome dinner on Saturday night and a performance by local musicians. MacauNews agency learns … Continue reading "Chinese president to arrive in Macau Saturday to appoint the new Chief Executive"

16 Dec, 2009

China starts building Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge

Macau, China, 16 Dec – Construction of the world’s longest sea bridge linking Hong Kong to Zhuhai and Macau began on Tuesday, in a bid to bolster the integration and future growth of the Pearl River Delta. Starting from Lantau Island in Hong Kong, the Y-shaped bridge, with a total length of 50 kilometers, will … Continue reading "China starts building Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge"

16 Dec, 2009

Legislature passes bill on principal officials’ ‘cooling-off period’

Macau, China, 15 Dec – The Legislative Assembly Monday passed a government-drafted eight-article bill on "restrictions imposed on the holders of the post of chief executive and other principal government positions after leaving their posts.", according to The Macau Post Daily. The bill contains certain proscriptions on top officials taking up work in the private … Continue reading "Legislature passes bill on principal officials’ ‘cooling-off period’"

15 Dec, 2009

President Hu Jintao predicts ‘bright future’ for Macau

Macau, China 14 Dec – President Hu Jintao, who is set to arrive here later this week to preside over celebrations marking the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Macau Special Administrative Region (MSAR) and the swearing-in of the new local government, has forecast a "bright future" for Macau. Hu made the prediction on … Continue reading "President Hu Jintao predicts ‘bright future’ for Macau"

14 Dec, 2009

Macau wins gold in weightlifting and Wushu

Macau, China, 11 Dec – Macau’s Zhang Shaoling won Thursday the gold medal in the weightlifting 69kg women’s, ahead of world record holder Liu Chunhong of China, during the East Asian Games in Hong Kong. Macau’s Li Xua won a silver medal in Weightlifting 63 kg Women. Macau won already 12 medals ( 5 gold, … Continue reading "Macau wins gold in weightlifting and Wushu"

11 Dec, 2009

Sewage treatment plant in Taipa to produce recycled water in 2011

Macau, China, 10 Dec – Recycled water will be used for public infrastructures when the facilities of the Taipa sewage treatment plant have been upgraded in the first quarter of 2011, Chan Kwok Ho, head of the Environment Infrastructures Management Centre of the Environment Protection Bureau (DSPA), said Thursday. According to The Macau Post Daily, … Continue reading "Sewage treatment plant in Taipa to produce recycled water in 2011"

10 Dec, 2009

Simplified HK-Macau immigration clearance set

Macau, China, 10 Dec – Immigration clearance will be simplified for Hong Kong and Macau permanent residents starting today. Macau permanent residents will no longer need to fill in a declaration form when entering Hong Kong. Holders of valid Hong Kong permanent identity cards or Hong Kong identity cards can also use their IDs to … Continue reading "Simplified HK-Macau immigration clearance set"

10 Dec, 2009

Ukrainian Mykhaylo Iveruk wins 2009 Macau Marathon

Macau, China, 6 Dec – Ukrainian runner Mykhaylo Iveruk today won the 2009 edition of the men’s marathon in Macau with a time of 02:17:45, followed by Kenyan Micah Kipserem Chuma, six seconds later. Third place went to Kenyan Jusius Kibet Mebur with a time of 02:17:58. In the women’s marathon, ethiope Roman Gebre Gessese … Continue reading "Ukrainian Mykhaylo Iveruk wins 2009 Macau Marathon"

6 Dec, 2009

Macau athletes start competing at East Asian Games in HK

Macau, China, 4 Dec – Macau´s 159 athletes are taking part in 18 sports of the 5th East Asian Games, including, among others, basketball, swimming, badminton, bowling, indoor cycling and squash. The 2009 East Asian Games is held in Hong Kong until December 13, with a total of 262 events in a record 22 sports … Continue reading "Macau athletes start competing at East Asian Games in HK"

4 Dec, 2009

Executive Council of Macau’s government gets 3 new members

Macau, China, 02 Dec – The 10-member Executive Council – the government’s top advisory body – received three new members Monday, according to The Macau Post Daily. The three appointments were announced by the office of Chief Executive-designate Fernando Chui Sai On. The three appointees are directly elected lawmaker Chan Meng Kam, Macau Trade Unions … Continue reading "Executive Council of Macau’s government gets 3 new members"

2 Dec, 2009

Democratisation of political system to be ‘gradually promoted’ said next Macau’s chief executive

Macau, China, 02 Dec – The democratisation of the local political system "will be gradually promoted in accordance with the Basic Law and the social reality of Macau" , the chief executive designate Fernando Chui Sai On said in an interview by Portuguese news agency Lusa. With his inauguration ceremony scheduled for December 20, Chui … Continue reading "Democratisation of political system to be ‘gradually promoted’ said next Macau’s chief executive"

2 Dec, 2009