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Macau’s participation in Shanghai Expo is “opportunity” for international promotion

Macau, China, 25 May – Macau’s participation in the Shanghai World Exposition is an "opportunity" for the international promotion of the territory that will be made use of, the Macau chief executive, Fernando Chui Sai On. On his way to Shanghai, heading a delegation from Macau, Fernando Chui Sai On noted the importance of the … Continue reading "Macau’s participation in Shanghai Expo is “opportunity” for international promotion"

25 May, 2010

Visitors arrivals to Macau climbed 12.4 percent in the first four months of 2010

Macau, China, 25 May – Total visitor arrivals to Macau climbed 12.4 percent year-on-year to 8.2 million in the first four months of 2010, the Statistics and Census Service said on Monday. Visitors from Mainland China (4,386,985), Hong Kong (2,421,414), and Taiwan (442,087) increased by 20.0 percent, 3.2 percent and 2.8 percent respectively. Visitors from … Continue reading "Visitors arrivals to Macau climbed 12.4 percent in the first four months of 2010"

25 May, 2010

Seawater of Zhuhai seriously polluted

Guangzhou, China, 24 May – A report shows that the seawater quality of Guangzhou, Dongguan and Zhongshan, as well as Shenzhen and Zhuhai, which neighbors Hong Kong and Macau, have fallen into the category of "seriously polluted" accordint to Xinhua News Agency. The Chinese news agency said that seawater pollution remains serious in the coastal … Continue reading "Seawater of Zhuhai seriously polluted"

24 May, 2010

Chief Executive of Macau visit cities in the Pearl River Delta

Macau,China, 18 May  – Chief Executive of Macau Fernando Chui Sai On visit today Foshan city, the last leg of its tour to cities in the Pearl River Delta, according to a official announcement. Chui Sai On visited Monday  the cities of Jiangmen and Zhaoqing to strenght relations and exchange views with the Peal River … Continue reading "Chief Executive of Macau visit cities in the Pearl River Delta"

18 May, 2010

University of Macau to launch a postgraduation program in International Relations

Macau, China, 14 May – The University of Macau (UM) will launch a postgraduation program in International Relations and Public Policy in this coming academic year and is already enrolling students from Macau, mainland China and abroad, professor Jianwei Wang announced Thursday. "We have created this program in the last two years [….]. Now we … Continue reading "University of Macau to launch a postgraduation program in International Relations"

14 May, 2010

Macau government confident about completition of 19,000 public housing flats by 2012

Macau, China, 6 May – Secretary for Transport and Public Works Lau Si Io said Wednesday that he had "full confidence" in the government’s ability to keep its promise of completing 19,000 public housing flats by 2012. Lau made the remark in a meeing at the legislative hemicycle answering lawmakers’ interpellations. To meet local’s rising … Continue reading "Macau government confident about completition of 19,000 public housing flats by 2012"

13 May, 2010

Macau government may waste 5.58 million dollars on unused swine flu vaccines

Macau, China, 11 May – Around 330,000 doses of swine flu vaccine (A/H1N1), which cost the government some 44.6 million patacas (US$ 5.58) to purchase last year, are still unused and will expire in September, Lei Chin Ion, director of the Health Bureau (SSM), said Monday during a press conference. To cope with the outbreak … Continue reading "Macau government may waste 5.58 million dollars on unused swine flu vaccines"

11 May, 2010

Chief Executive of Macau to visit Portugal in mid June

Macau, China, 10 May – The Chief Executive of Macau, Fernando Chui Sai On will pay an official visit Portugal 17-23 June, according to the Portuguese press in Macau. The Secretary for Economy and Finance, Francis Tam and the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture, Cheong U accompany the Chief Executive in his visit. Chui … Continue reading "Chief Executive of Macau to visit Portugal in mid June"

10 May, 2010

New HIV subtype found in Macau

Macau, China, 7 May –  The Health Bureau of Macau (SSM) announced on Thursday that it has found a CRF12_BF subtype of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) that is slightly different from the one found in other regions. The new subtype was detected after the SSM and the medical experts at the Chinese University of Hong … Continue reading "New HIV subtype found in Macau"

7 May, 2010

May Day protest leave 41 injured in Macau

Macau, China, 3 May – Macau’s Worker Union representatives and Public Security Police (PSP) Commissioner Lei Siu Peng blasted each other Sunday for starting the violence that marred Saturday’s Labour Day protest. Around 1,000 people, among them many jobless workers, took to the street on Saturday calling for fair employment opportunities and slamming the government’s … Continue reading "May Day protest leave 41 injured in Macau"

3 May, 2010

Chinese President praised Macau pavillion in Shanghai 2010 World Expo

Chinese President Hu Jintao praised the Hong Kong and Macau Pavilions in the Shanghai World Expo for the “innovative designs and their own unique characteristics”. The Hong Kong and Macau delegations, led respectively by Chief Executives Donald Tsang Yam Kuen and Fernando Chui Sai On, arrived in Shanghai Friday for the opening ceremony of the … Continue reading "Chinese President praised Macau pavillion in Shanghai 2010 World Expo"

3 May, 2010

TAP Air Portugal leaves Macau with sale of stake in Air Macau to Air China

Macau, China, 29 April – Seap, a consortium of TAP Air Portugal and Banco Nacional Ultramarino, has sold its stake of 0.1 percent it held in Air Macau to Air China, Portuguese news agency Lusa reported Wednesday in Macau. The deal was concluded this week, after Seap (Serviços, Adminsitrações e Participações), which is 75 percent … Continue reading "TAP Air Portugal leaves Macau with sale of stake in Air Macau to Air China"

29 Apr, 2010

Macau government to organise missions to Taiwan in second half of the year

Macau, China, 26 April – Macau’s Chief Executive has said that the government plans to organise,, in the second half of the year, visits by delegations from Macau to Taiwan, and carry out promotional activities related to Macau Week in Taipei City, according to Macauhub. Fernando Chui Sai On, who was speaking after a meeting … Continue reading "Macau government to organise missions to Taiwan in second half of the year"

26 Apr, 2010

Macau promotes tourism in India

Macau, China, 26 May –  The Macau Government Tourist Office ( MGTO) Tuesday said that it has held promotional activities in India, with the aim to explore the tourism market in the South Asian country. Last year, Macau received over 100,000 visitors from India, registering a growth of 30 percent over 2008. During the first … Continue reading "Macau promotes tourism in India"

26 Apr, 2010

Macau’s visitor arrivals up 12.1% in the first quarter of 2010

Macau, China, 26 Apr – Macau’s visitor arrivals totaled 6,115,221 in the first quarter of 2010, up by 12.1 percent year-on-year according to the figures released Friday by the city’s Statistics and Census Service (DSEC). Visitor arrivals by land reached 3.21 million in the first quarter of 2010, up by 14.7 percent while the number … Continue reading "Macau’s visitor arrivals up 12.1% in the first quarter of 2010"

26 Apr, 2010

Macau government provide US$ 15 million for disaster relief in quake-stricken Qinghai

Macau, China, 21 Apr – The government of Macau) Monday announced that it decided to provide an amount of 100 million yuan (US$ 15 million dollars) as quake-relief fund for China’s Qinghai province which was hit by a major earthquake. The fund is aimed at offering more assistance to the Chinese mainland authorities in rescuing … Continue reading "Macau government provide US$ 15 million for disaster relief in quake-stricken Qinghai"

21 Apr, 2010

Macau employers to pay US$ 25.00 per month per imported worker

Macau, China, 14 Apr – Macau employers will need to start paying 200 patacas (US$ 25.00) per month as an "employment fee" for each imported worker they hire when the Law on Employment of Non-Resident Workers becomes effective on April 26. The administrative regulation will exempt employers of migrant domestic helpers from paying the levy. … Continue reading "Macau employers to pay US$ 25.00 per month per imported worker"

14 Apr, 2010

Malaysian AirAsia eyes Macau operating licence

Macau, China, 13 Apr – AirAsia, Southeast Asia’s biggest low-cost airline, is in "preliminary talks" for a local air operating licence that will allow it to set up a Macau-based venture, according to The Macau Post Daily. The paper said that Air Asia spokesman Raman Narayanan told Bloomberg that the company have been approached two … Continue reading "Malaysian AirAsia eyes Macau operating licence"

13 Apr, 2010

Macau to strengthen its commitments in protecting environment

Macau, China, 9 Apr – Chief Executive of Macau Special Administrative Region Fernando Chui Sai On said on Thursday that the Macau government would enforce its capability in protecting the environment. Chui made the remarks at the opening of the 2010 Macao International Environmental Co-operation Forum and Exhibition (MIECF), which will be lasted for 3 … Continue reading "Macau to strengthen its commitments in protecting environment"

9 Apr, 2010

Pedro Chiang corruption trial continues next week in Macau

Macau, China, 9 Apr – The trial of local businessman Pedro Chiang, defendant in the corruption case of former government secretary Ao Man Long, started Thursday in Macau and will continue on Wednesday, at the Lower Court (TJB). The fifth trial case linked to the former Macau secretary for transport and public works Ao Man … Continue reading "Pedro Chiang corruption trial continues next week in Macau"

9 Apr, 2010