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Government charters Air Macau plane to take Macau residents stuck in Bangkok back to Macau

Macau, China, 28 Nov – An Air Macau plane is going to Thailand on Saturday to take back to Macau over 120 residents, who have been stuck there after the closing of two airports in Bangkok, the Macau government said today in a statement. An Air Macau flight chartered by the Macau government will on … Continue reading "Government charters Air Macau plane to take Macau residents stuck in Bangkok back to Macau"

28 Nov, 2008

Tourism of Portugal representatives meet in Macau and look to China

Macau, China, 26 Nov – Over 500 participants will be present in Macau from Sunday at the 34th edition of the forum organised by the Portuguese Association of Travel Agencies (APAVT), which will discuss new markets and new opportunities in the sector, with an eye on China. Filipe Machado Santos, APAVT secretary general, said Tuesday … Continue reading "Tourism of Portugal representatives meet in Macau and look to China"

26 Nov, 2008

Over 25 million tourists visit Macau in first ten months of 2008

Macau, China, 21 Nov – Macau received 25,1 million visitors in the first ten months of 2008, which was a rise of 14.5 percent against the same period of 2007 when 21,9 million visitors travelled to the territory, the Macau’s Statistics and Census Bureau said Friday.   The biggest number of tourists between January and … Continue reading "Over 25 million tourists visit Macau in first ten months of 2008"

21 Nov, 2008

Undeveloped island of Hengqin to be next centre of Macau tourism

Zhuhai, China, 20 Nov  – An empty island a stone’s throw from Taipa will become the next centre for Macau’s booming tourist industry, according with officials of the city government. Hengqin occupies an area of 86 square kilometers, the largest of the 146 islands that make up the city of Zhuhai: it has an area … Continue reading "Undeveloped island of Hengqin to be next centre of Macau tourism"

20 Nov, 2008

Keisuke Kunimoto wins Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix

Macau, China, 16 Nov – Keisuke Kunimoto, the 19 year-old Japanese driver, Saturday won the 55th Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix in a Dallara Toyota of Tom’s Team, followed by Italian driver Edoardo Mortara, in a Volkswagen and New Zealander Brendon Hartley in a Dallara Mercedes. Tokyo-born Kunimoto, who raced for the first time in … Continue reading "Keisuke Kunimoto wins Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix"

16 Nov, 2008

Easton wins Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix

Macau, China, 15 Nov – Stuart Easton, the 25-year old British rider,  Saturday won the 42nd Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix on a Honda 1000 on the 6.2-kilometre Guia Racing Circuit, considered one of the most difficult in the world. Easton, also known as Rat Boy, won the 15-lap race after a tight fight with fellow … Continue reading "Easton wins Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix"

15 Nov, 2008

Macau to discuss protection of heritage sites with development of global tourism

Macau, China, 13 Nov – Finding the delicate balance between conservation and tourism dollars will be the main focus of the first World Heritage Travel Expo/Asia Incentive and Leisure Travel Exhibition to be held in Macau later this month. Up to 10,000 people are expected to take part in the Expo to be held at … Continue reading "Macau to discuss protection of heritage sites with development of global tourism"

13 Nov, 2008

Macau’s 2009 budget reaches $5.58 billion, priority will go to structural investments

Macau, China, 12 Nov – Around a quarter of Macau’s 2009 budget, estimated at 44.7 billion patacas (US$5.58 billion), will be used for investments and costs relating to developing the region, according to official figures announced Tuesday night. The 10.5 billion pataca (US$1.3 billion) figure set aside for investment represents 2.12 billion patacas (US$265 million) … Continue reading "Macau’s 2009 budget reaches $5.58 billion, priority will go to structural investments"

12 Nov, 2008

Macau government to invest aggressively to stimulate economic growth in 2009

Macau, China, 11 Nov – Macau Chief Executive Edmund Ho Hau Wah announced today that the government is going to invest 10.2 billion patacas (US$1.27 billion) in the public works sector in order to stimulate economic growth and to help face potential difficulties going forward for the region. “The government is going to launch a … Continue reading "Macau government to invest aggressively to stimulate economic growth in 2009"

12 Nov, 2008

Edmund Ho says Macau not immune from economic crisis, though it has conditions to overcome it

Macau, China, 30 Oct – Edmund Ho, the Chief Executive of Macau, said Wednesday that Macau is unlikely to be immune from the international economic crisis, though thought new tourist projects that are in the final stages will give Macau conditions to overcome difficulties. Speaking at a graduation ceremony of over 500 students from the … Continue reading "Edmund Ho says Macau not immune from economic crisis, though it has conditions to overcome it"

30 Oct, 2008

Macau court reduces prison terms in Ao Man Long linked trial

Macau, China, 31 Out – The court of Second Instance (TSI) reduced Thrusday the prison terms of five convicts in a trial linked to the mega -corruption case of local policy secretary Ao Man Long arrested December 2006. The five convicts, who had been sentenced to lengthy prison terms by the Court of First Instance … Continue reading "Macau court reduces prison terms in Ao Man Long linked trial"

30 Oct, 2008

Macau government grants US$38.5 million to support Sichuan reconstruction projects

Macau, China, 29 Oct – The government of Macau Tuesday formalised an agreement in Chengdu to grant 308 million renmimbis (US$38.5 million) to help support 17 projects to rebuild the areas affected by the earthquake that hit the Chinese province of Sichuan in May of this year. The agreement, signed by Chui Sai On, the … Continue reading "Macau government grants US$38.5 million to support Sichuan reconstruction projects"

29 Oct, 2008

Macau Airport to invest more than US$25 million to improve facilities

Macau, China, 28 Oct -Work totalling more than US$25 million (200 million patacas) is expected to begin at Macau International Airport (MIA) in the coming months to increase the number of immigration counters, boarding gates, eateries, shopping outlets and toilets. The construction project, which is awaiting final approval, is expected to take up to two … Continue reading "Macau Airport to invest more than US$25 million to improve facilities"

28 Oct, 2008

Australia’s David Gleeson wins Macau Open golf tournament

Macau, China, 27 Oct – Six years after winning the Volvo China Open in Shanghai, David Gleeson won his second Asian Golf Tour title with a three-shot victory over Taiwan’s Lin Wen-tang in the US$500,000 Macau Open Sunday. Gleeson opened with two rounds of 64 to lead by five strokes, added a 69 on Saturday … Continue reading "Australia’s David Gleeson wins Macau Open golf tournament"

27 Oct, 2008

Macau government announces public consultation on national security law

Macau, China, 23 Oct – The Macau Chief Executive Edmund Ho Hau Wah announced Wednesday the start of a 40-day public consultation process on the proposed legislation on the draft of the national security law, which be reviewed and voted by the Legislative Assembly. The draft of the national security law, which contains 15 articles; … Continue reading "Macau government announces public consultation on national security law"

23 Oct, 2008

Macau to discuss state security bill

Hong Kong, China, 22 Oct – From the second half of 2009 Hong Kong will allow Macau permanent residents to use e-channels at local control points and waive the need for those aged 16 or above to furnish arrival and departure declaration forms, Hong Kong Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee said Tuesday. Speaking on the … Continue reading "Macau to discuss state security bill"

22 Oct, 2008

More than 22.4 million tourists visit Macau in first nine months of 2008

>Macau, China, 22 Oct – Macau received 22.4 million visitors in the first nine months of 2008, which was a rise of 15.4 percent against the same period of 2007 when 19.49 million visitors travelled to the territory, the region’s Statistics and Census Bureau said Tuesday. The biggest number of tourists between January and September … Continue reading "More than 22.4 million tourists visit Macau in first nine months of 2008"

22 Oct, 2008

Taiwanese visitors to Macau seen down in 2009, but tourists stay longer

Macau, China, 17 Oct – The number of tourists visiting Macau from Taiwan is expected to decrease dramatically over the coming year, but the length of stay of the remaining visitors is on the increase, said the director-general of the Macau Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in Macau. Chen Chung-Hong told MacauNews in an interview … Continue reading "Taiwanese visitors to Macau seen down in 2009, but tourists stay longer"

17 Oct, 2008

Beijing’s pragmatism will be put to test in choosing Macau’s next Chief Executive

Macau, China, 16 Oct – The pragmatism of the People’s Republic of China will be put to the test vis-a-vis the election of the next Chief Executive of Macau, who will be  known in less than a year if the scheduling criteria is similar to the one that was used to nominate current Chief Executive, … Continue reading "Beijing’s pragmatism will be put to test in choosing Macau’s next Chief Executive"

16 Oct, 2008

Michael Rutter attempts seventh victory at 42nd Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix

Macau, China, 13 Oct – Michael Rutter, who will be racing with a North West Ducati 200, returns this year to Macau to take part in the 42nd Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix, in an attempt to capture his seventh victory at the Guia Circuit, it was announced today. Rutter, who is 35 years old, last … Continue reading "Michael Rutter attempts seventh victory at 42nd Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix"

13 Oct, 2008