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Fewer hotel guests in Macau in June

Macau, China, 17 Aug -Macau logged 603,004 guests in June, a decrease of 7.3 percent from the previous month, according to figures released by the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) last week. In May, the number of hotel guests stood at 650,849. However, the number of hotel guests in June rose 35.3 percent from the … Continue reading "Fewer hotel guests in Macau in June"

17 Aug, 2010

Macau observes national day of mourning for Gansu victims

Macau, China, 16 Aug – All government-organised entertainment and sports events were cancelled and all national and regional flags flew at half-mast Sunday, as Macau observed a national day of mourning for the devastating number of casualties from the recent mudslides in Zhouqu county in Gansu province. Government House, the Liaison Office of the Central … Continue reading "Macau observes national day of mourning for Gansu victims"

17 Aug, 2010

Macau donates over US$ 7 million for Gansu mudslide relief

Macau, China, 13 Aug – The government of Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR) Thursday announced its decision to allocate 50 million yuan (7.37 million U.S. dollars) for the relief effort in Northwest China’s Gansu province. Torrential rain prompted an avalanche of sludge and debris to crash down on the county seat of Zhouqu, Gansu, early … Continue reading "Macau donates over US$ 7 million for Gansu mudslide relief"

13 Aug, 2010

New law on social security system passed by Macau legislature

Macau, China, 12 Aug – The law for the revised social security system in Macau was passed by the legislature in a plenary meeting Wednesday, requiring beneficiaries of the scheme to stay in Macau for at least 183 days in the year before joining the scheme. According to the revised social security system, all local … Continue reading "New law on social security system passed by Macau legislature"

12 Aug, 2010

Macau to conduct population Census in August 2011

Macau, China, 12 Aug – Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) Director Vanessa Kong Pek Fong announced Wednesday that a pilot survey begins Friday to prepare for the 2011 population census in August next year. In order to prepare for the big-scale census to be carried out on August 12 next year, a pilot survey that … Continue reading "Macau to conduct population Census in August 2011"

12 Aug, 2010

Volleyball championships may move to Macau Dome in Cotai

Macau, China, 11 Aug – Macau Sports Development Board (IDM) Vice-President Jose Tavares said Tuesday he hoped that the finals for the annual Women’s World Volleyball championship could be moved to the Macau East Asian Games Dome in Cotai next year, and the format would be altered to include more teams. "We are working towards … Continue reading "Volleyball championships may move to Macau Dome in Cotai"

11 Aug, 2010

Macau population rises to 544,600 – 18,461 per sq km

Macau, China, 11 Aug – Macau’s estimated population rose by 2,200 from the end of March to 544,600 at the end of June, the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) announced Tuesday. Compared with a year ago, Macau’s population was up by 300 at the end of June. Macau’s population peaked at 557,300 at the end … Continue reading "Macau population rises to 544,600 – 18,461 per sq km"

11 Aug, 2010

Macau government commissions study for media bill

Macau, China, 10 Aug – The Macau Government Information Bureau (GCS) announced Monday that the private Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST) will be tasked with carrying out a study comparing several regions and countries’ press and broadcasting laws, which will be used as a reference for amending Macau’s outdated press and broadcasting laws. … Continue reading "Macau government commissions study for media bill"

10 Aug, 2010

Managing authority for Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge to be formed in August

Hong Kong, China, 4 Aug – The governments of Guangdong Province and the Hong Kong and Macau special administrative regions are expected to set up the managing authority for the massive Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge this month to manage the structure, the HKSAR government said on Tuesday. The project was discussed at the Hong Kong-Guangdong Co- … Continue reading "Managing authority for Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge to be formed in August"

4 Aug, 2010

Ferry firm set to start Tuen Mun-Macau service

Macau, China, 4 Aug – Ferry operator Hong Kong North West Express is poised to launch a service between Tuen Mun and Macau seven years after taking over management of part of the Tuen Mun ferry pier that will operate cross-border trips. The firm would be the second new operator to enter the Hong Kong-Macau … Continue reading "Ferry firm set to start Tuen Mun-Macau service"

4 Aug, 2010

Nearly two thirds of Macau’s citizens wish to see universal suffrage for election of Chief Executive

Macau, China,  2 Aug – Nearly two thirds of Macau’s citizens wish to see universal suffrage for the election of the chief executive (CE) and more members of the Legislative Assembly (AL), according to the findings of a survey released by the New Vision of Macau Association (NVM) and the Macau New Chinese Youth Association … Continue reading "Nearly two thirds of Macau’s citizens wish to see universal suffrage for election of Chief Executive"

2 Aug, 2010

Third Hong Kong Macau Co-operation high level meeting

Hong Kong, China, 29 Jul – Secretary for Economy and Finance of the Macau Special Administrative Region, Tam Pak Yuen, and Hong Kong Financial Secretary John Tsang, co-chaired Wednesday, in Macau,  the Third Hong Kong Macau Co-operation High Level Meeting  to discuss the latest progress and future direction of co-operation between the two places. Since … Continue reading "Third Hong Kong Macau Co-operation high level meeting"

29 Jul, 2010

Macau’s June visitor number falls to lowest this year

Macau, China, 26 Jul – Macau’s number of visitor arrivals in June fell to its lowest monthly figure so far this year, according to figures released by the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) last Friday. A total of 1.90 million visitors arrived in Macau last month, a decrease of 9.2 percent from the previous month … Continue reading "Macau’s June visitor number falls to lowest this year"

26 Jul, 2010

Macau University of Science and Technology gets US$ 9.7 million from Macau Foundation

Macau, China, 22 Jul – The private Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST) Foundation has obtained a total of 77,538,805 patacas (US$ 9.7 million)  from the public Macau Foundation (FM) and the government’s Science and Technology Development Fund (FDCT) in the second quarter of this year, according to data published in the Official Gazette … Continue reading "Macau University of Science and Technology gets US$ 9.7 million from Macau Foundation"

22 Jul, 2010

Macau to hold international fireworks display contest in September

Macau, China, 19 Jul – Macau International Fireworks Display Contest will be held in September this year, which will feature teams from 10 nations and regions, the Tourist Office of Macau announced on Friday. Organized by the Tourist Office, the contest will be held respectively on September 11, 18, 22, 25 and October 1 at … Continue reading "Macau to hold international fireworks display contest in September"

19 Jul, 2010

Disgraced former Macau finance chief ‘may join’ TCM park

Macau, China, 16 Jul – Alexis Tam Chon Weng, director of the newly set-up Preparatory Office for the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Scientific and Industrial Park, said Thursday that he "will not totally deny" the possibility of inviting disgraced former Finance Services Bureau (DSF) Director Orieta Lau Ioc Ip to join his team in the … Continue reading "Disgraced former Macau finance chief ‘may join’ TCM park"

16 Jul, 2010

Macau to open new ferry terminal in 2013 in Taipa Island

Macau, China, 15 Jul – Macao will add a new ferry terminal in Taipa island to its current two in the first half of 2013, the Macau Post Daily reported on Wednesday. At present, there were two ferry terminals on the Macau Peninsula, the Inner Harbor and the Outer Harbor, and a temporary one on … Continue reading "Macau to open new ferry terminal in 2013 in Taipa Island"

15 Jul, 2010

China’s NPC official hints Macau should follow HK’s ‘five-step’ political reform pace

Macau, China, 14 Jul – Qiao Xiaoyang, deputy secretary-general of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) indicated Tuesday that Macau should follow Hong Kong ‘s so-called "five-step" political reform pace if it wants to change the methods for electing the chief executive or forming the Legislative Assembly. According to The Macau Post … Continue reading "China’s NPC official hints Macau should follow HK’s ‘five-step’ political reform pace"

14 Jul, 2010

Macau hotel guests rise 20 pct to 3.19 million in Jan-May

Macau, China, 14 Jul – Macau’s 89 hotels and boarding houses recorded 3.19 million hotel guests in the first five months of this year, an increase of 20.3 percent on the same period of last year, the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) announced Tuesday. The number of guests in May rose 46.3 percent year-on-year to … Continue reading "Macau hotel guests rise 20 pct to 3.19 million in Jan-May"

14 Jul, 2010

Macau funds quake-hit Sichuan’s tourism

Macau, China, 13 Jul – The government of Macau has invested 30 million patacas (US$3.75 million) and adopted a series of measures since 2008 to help quake-hit Sichuan province in southwestern China’s mainland to resume tourism development, Macau’s tourism chief said on Monday. The Tourist Office of Macau has used the money to launch advertising … Continue reading "Macau funds quake-hit Sichuan’s tourism"

13 Jul, 2010