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Around 500 civil servants protest against Macau government

Macau, China, 29 Sept – Around 500 civil servants took part in a protest Sunday against the Macau government, organised by the Macau Civil Servants Union, known as ATFPM (Associacao dos Trabalhadores da Funcao Publica). The protestors were demanding salary rises, regulations on contracts and re-hiring two teachers, whose contracts were not renewed. Macau has … Continue reading "Around 500 civil servants protest against Macau government"

29 Sep, 2008

Macau Department of Health identifies three more products with melamine in Macau

Macau, China, 26 Sept – The Macau Department of Health said Thursday it identified three more products in Macau with melamine, a toxic substance that has already killed four children in China, increasing the total number of products containing the chemical to eight. After discovering that Yili milk, Yili strawberry-flavoured yoghurt, Mengniu nut-flavoured milk and … Continue reading "Macau Department of Health identifies three more products with melamine in Macau"

26 Sep, 2008

Michael Rutter to chase record seventh Macau Grand Prix victory on NW200 Ducati

London, England, 26 Sept – Michael Rutter and the North West 200 Ducati Racing Team will compete in November’s Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix, the Ducati Team said Thursday. “It is very important for us as a team to promote the NW200 event on the world stage and there can be no better place to do … Continue reading "Michael Rutter to chase record seventh Macau Grand Prix victory on NW200 Ducati"

26 Sep, 2008

Macau Health Bureau confirms child with kidney stones resulting from contaminated Chinese milk

Macau, China, 24 Sept  – The Macau Department of Health has confirmed that a 16-month old child, who drank Nestlé Gold powdered milk, has kidney stones and is receiving clinical treatment in a hospital in Macau. A statement from the Macau Department of Health released Tuesday said that the child was brought to the Conde … Continue reading "Macau Health Bureau confirms child with kidney stones resulting from contaminated Chinese milk"

24 Sep, 2008

Typhoon Hagupit brings Macau to 12-hour standstill, no victims

Macau, China, 24 Sept – Macau was brought to a standstill for over 12 hours Wednesday after Typhoon Hagupit hit the territory at the end of the afternoon Tuesday bringing winds of 80 kilometres per hour, although nobody was hurt the authorities said. The typhoon, the strongest to have hit Macau so far this year, … Continue reading "Typhoon Hagupit brings Macau to 12-hour standstill, no victims"

24 Sep, 2008

Over 20 million tourists visit Macau in first eight months of 2008

Macau, China, 22 Sept – Over 20 million visitors travelled to Macau in the first eight months of 2008, which represented an increase of 17.1 percent against the same period of 2007, according to official figures released Monday. The Macau Statistics and Census Bureau said that of the 20.1 million visitors, 11.8 million were from … Continue reading "Over 20 million tourists visit Macau in first eight months of 2008"

22 Sep, 2008

Macau pupils who drank “Yili” milk products to undergo medical tests

Macau, China, 22 Sept – Around 10,000 nursery and primary school students in Chinese schools in Macau will undergo medical tests as of today to check for contamination by the melamine in milk products distributed to educational facilities, according to a report in the Tribuna de Macau newspaper. The paper, which cited the Education and … Continue reading "Macau pupils who drank “Yili” milk products to undergo medical tests"

22 Sep, 2008

Guinea Bissau wants more investments from Macau businesspeople

Macau, China, 22 Sept – Guinea Bissau’s President, Nino Vieira Saturday invited Macau businesspeople to invest in his country reminding them that it had a multitude of natural resources, including oil. “We don’t only want to receive. We also want to give,” said Vieira who was in Macau following an official visit to Beijing to … Continue reading "Guinea Bissau wants more investments from Macau businesspeople"

22 Sep, 2008

After the disaster, Macau tourists flock back to Sichuan

Macau, China, 19 Sept – Hundreds of Macau residents have shown their support to help rebuild Sichuan’s tourism industry by taking holidays to the earthquake-struck province said to MacauNews MGTO director Joao Manuel Costa Antunes. Earlier this month the Macau Government Tourist Office (MTGO) announced a program to assist bringing tourists back to Sichuan following … Continue reading "After the disaster, Macau tourists flock back to Sichuan"

19 Sep, 2008

President of Guinea Bissau visits Macau

Macau, China, 17 Sept – The president of Guinea Bissau, João Bernardo “Nino” Vieira, is due Friday to arrive in Macau on a three-day visit at the invitation of the chief executive of the Special Administrative Region of China, Edmund Ho. According to Radio Macau, Vieira’s schedule in the SAR includes a meeting with Ho … Continue reading "President of Guinea Bissau visits Macau"

17 Sep, 2008

20th Macau International Fireworks Display Contest starts Saturday[:zh]第二十届“澳门国际烟花比赛汇演”周六拉开帷幕 [:]

Macau, China, 12 Sept – Representatives from Germany, South Korea, Japan, the United Kingdom, Portugal, Taiwan, the Philippines, France, Australia and China will participate from Saturday at the 20th Macau International Fireworks Display Contest. The contest will open at the sea area in front of the Macau Tower with displays from Germany and South Korea … Continue reading "20th Macau International Fireworks Display Contest starts Saturday[:zh]第二十届“澳门国际烟花比赛汇演”周六拉开帷幕 [:]"

12 Sep, 2008

Macau International Airport to invest US$625 million in expansion plans

>Macau, China, 11 Sept – Macau International Airport (MIA) is planning to expand its facilities in the medium-term in an investment estimated at 5 billion patacas (US$625 million), MIA marketing director Antonio Rato said Wednesday in Macau. Rato, who spoke on the sidelines of a seminar on the development of aviation business in Macau, said … Continue reading "Macau International Airport to invest US$625 million in expansion plans"

11 Sep, 2008

Car ban for proposed Hong Kong-Macau-Zhuhai bridge motorists reported Macau Closer

Macau, China, 11 Sept – Motorists planning to use the proposed Hong Kong-Macau-Zhuhai bridge would not be allowed to enter Macau, according to a local media report. Macau Closer reported that drivers travelling to Macau would have to park their cars at a parking station and use public transport to enter the city. Director of … Continue reading "Car ban for proposed Hong Kong-Macau-Zhuhai bridge motorists reported Macau Closer"

11 Sep, 2008

Florence Loi voted Miss Macau 2008

Macau, China, 8 Sept – Florence Loi, 23 year-old marketing operations trainer, was voted Sunday Miss Macau 2008 in a show that was held at the Venetian Macau Resort. Florence Loi, who was also voted Miss Photogenic, is also expected to participate in the Miss International 2008 pageant on the 8 November in Macau. The … Continue reading "Florence Loi voted Miss Macau 2008"

8 Sep, 2008

Collision between Cotai WaterJets high speed ferry and fishing boat causes one death and two injured

Macau, China, 3 Sept – One person died and two others were injured Tuesday in a collision between a Cotai WaterJets high speed ferry and a Chinese fishing boat 7.5 nautical miles from Macau, Macau´s Maritime Administration (Capitania dos Portos) said. The accident took place in the waters of the jurisdiction of Chinese municipality Zhuhai, … Continue reading "Collision between Cotai WaterJets high speed ferry and fishing boat causes one death and two injured"

3 Sep, 2008

Macau government restricts entry of mainland Chinese tourists starting Monday

Macau, China, 1 Sept – As of Monday tourists from mainland China will only be authorised to remain in Macau for seven days instead of the 14 days previously allowed, according to measures announced by the territory’s police force, Polícia de Seguranca Publica(PSP) According to the police, the new measures announced last July are meant … Continue reading "Macau government restricts entry of mainland Chinese tourists starting Monday"

1 Sep, 2008

Macau Tourism launches campaign in the Philippines to attract more visitors and businessmen

Macau, China, 1 Sept – The Macau Tourism office plans to launch a campaign this month in Manila, the capital of the Philippines, to attract more visitors and businessmen to the Special Administrative Region of China, officials said at the weekend. The Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) campaign will take place between 4 and 14 … Continue reading "Macau Tourism launches campaign in the Philippines to attract more visitors and businessmen"

1 Sep, 2008

Around 17.6 million tourists visit Macau in first seven months of 2008

Macau, China, 21 Aug – Around 17.6 million visitors entered Macau in the first seven months of the year, which was a year on year rise of 18.5 percent, officials said. According to the Macau Statistics and Census Bureau, of that total 10.3 million were from China. According to the Bureau, between January and July, … Continue reading "Around 17.6 million tourists visit Macau in first seven months of 2008"

22 Aug, 2008

International consulting companies apply to do feasibility study for second phase of Macau railway

Macau, China, 20 Aug – Three international consulting companies have applied to carry out the feasibility study of the second phase of the Macau light railway, construction of which is due to begin in 2009, government officials said. British company Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong, US company Parsons Brinckerhoff (Asia) and Hong Kong consultancy, … Continue reading "International consulting companies apply to do feasibility study for second phase of Macau railway"

21 Aug, 2008

Macau Chief Executive Edmund Ho warns of difficult times ahead

Macau, China, 15 Aug – Macau Chief Executive Edmund Ho called Thursday for local companies to refrain from firing staff and hiking prices, despite rising inflation and the fragile international business climate. Speaking in the annual questions and answers session in Macau’s Legislative Assembly, Ho said inflation would persist for some time, announcing the government … Continue reading "Macau Chief Executive Edmund Ho warns of difficult times ahead"

15 Aug, 2008