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Smoother immigration controls soon between Hong Kong and Macau

Hong Kong, China, 05 Oct – New immigration facilities for Hong Kong residents visiting Macau could be in place by the end of this year at the earliest, an official said Saturday. Measures under consideration by Macau authorities include extending "e-channel" facilities to Macau and dispensing with arrival/departure cards for Hong Kong permanent residents, assistant … Continue reading "Smoother immigration controls soon between Hong Kong and Macau"

5 Oct, 2009

Macau to pay US$ 150 million for land in Zhuhai to build University of Macau new campus

Macau, China, 30 Sept – The Macau government will pay a US$ 150 million (1.2 billion Patacas) to the Chinese city of Zhuhai, bordering Macau, for a land of 1.1 square kilometers leased for 40 years, according to the Secretary for Transport and Public Works. Lau Si Io said that the rental of the land … Continue reading "Macau to pay US$ 150 million for land in Zhuhai to build University of Macau new campus"

30 Sep, 2009

Asia’s first World Karting Championship to be held in Macau next month

Macau, China, 28 Sept -More than 100 of the world’s leading young karters will come to Macau October 9 to compete for the championship crown at the Kartodromo de Macau on Coloane. It is the first time the world championship is held in Asia. Macau hosts the annual Macau Grand Prix, featuring the FIA Formula … Continue reading "Asia’s first World Karting Championship to be held in Macau next month"

28 Sep, 2009

Visitors up 6.4 pct in August to 2.06 million, highest number since March 2008

Macau, China, 25 Set – Macau logged 2.06 million visitor arrivals in August, an increase of 6.4 percent on the same month of last year, the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) announced Thursday. Compared with the previous month, the number of arrivals was up 17.7 percent. August’s figure was the highest since March 2008, which … Continue reading "Visitors up 6.4 pct in August to 2.06 million, highest number since March 2008"

25 Sep, 2009

Elected members of Macao’s new legislature officially announced

Macau, China, 23 Sept – Macau Legislative Election General Auditing Committee announced Tuesday the official results of the election of the fourth Legislative Assembly of Macau, according to Xinhua news agency. The new legislature is composed of 29 seats including 12 directly-elected seats, 10 indirectly-elected seats, and seven others which will be appointed by the … Continue reading "Elected members of Macao’s new legislature officially announced"

23 Sep, 2009

Trade union group, Ng and Au groups big Macau poll winners

Macau, China, 21 Sept – The Development Union (UPD) of the Macau Trade Unions Federation and the two groups of the grass-roots New Macau Association (NMA), headed by pro-democracy legislators Ng Kuok Cheong and Au Kam San respectively, are the big winners of yesterday’s direct legislative election, according to preliminary final figures released by the … Continue reading "Trade union group, Ng and Au groups big Macau poll winners"

21 Sep, 2009

Macau chief lauds SAR’s achievement in past decade

Macau, China, 30 Sep – Backed by China’s central government, Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR) has experienced a decade of progress and development, the SAR’s chief said on Tuesday. As the nation celebrates the 60th anniversary of the founding of New China this year, the SAR will also enter a new stage of development, said … Continue reading "Macau chief lauds SAR’s achievement in past decade"

20 Sep, 2009

Macau’s swine flu cases over 2,000 with one child critical

Macau, China, 17 Sep – Macau Health Bureau (SSM) announced Wednesday another 142 new cases of swine flu raising the total number so far to 2,083, including one fatality. The Bureau said among the 142 new patients 73 were males and 69 females with age ranging from 9 months to 79 years old. According to … Continue reading "Macau’s swine flu cases over 2,000 with one child critical"

17 Sep, 2009

Hengqin Island, next to Macau, to become a strategic development area of China

Zhuhai, China, 15 Sept – The Mayor of the Chinese municipality of Zhuhai, which borders Macau, said Monday that work had begun on making Hengqin Island into one of the three strategic new zones in China following Pudong in Shanghai and Binhai in Tianjin, according to Macauhub agency. Zhong Shijian said that Zhuhai planned to … Continue reading "Hengqin Island, next to Macau, to become a strategic development area of China"

15 Sep, 2009

Thailand’s Thaworn Wiratchant claims 11th Asian Tour win at Macau Open

Macau, China, 14 Sept – Thailand’s Thaworn Wiratchant claimed his 11th Asian Tour victory Sunday with a commanding six-shot triumph at the Macau Open. Thaworn charged home with a closing three-under-par for a four-day total of 15-under-par 269 to pip India’s rising star Gaganjeet Bhullar at the 500,000-dollar full-field event at the Macau Golf and … Continue reading "Thailand’s Thaworn Wiratchant claims 11th Asian Tour win at Macau Open"

14 Sep, 2009

Macau’s hotel guests up 18 pct in July

Macau, 14 Sept – Macau’s 86 hotels recorded 525,731 guests in July, an increase of 17.9 percent from the previous month, The Macau Post Daily reported yesterday, citing figures of the Macau Statistics and Census Service. However, the number of guests in July was down 10.5 percent compared with the same month last year. Mainlanders … Continue reading "Macau’s hotel guests up 18 pct in July"

14 Sep, 2009

President Hu Jintao express support to Macau’s new Chief Executive

Beijing, China, 13 Aug – China’s President Hu Jintao met  Wednesday with Macau’s new Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On and expressed the central government’s trust and support to him, according to Xinhua news agency. "Macau is right now at a fresh historic starting point.As the new chief executive of the Macau Special Administration Region … Continue reading "President Hu Jintao express support to Macau’s new Chief Executive"

13 Sep, 2009

Macau wins 8 gold medals in 2009 East Asian Games

Macau, China, 14Dec – Macau won 8 gold medals in the 2009 East Asia Games that close Sunday in Hong Kong. On the last day of the events Qin Zhijian won gold in Wushu – Sanshou 60 kg Men and Cai Liangchan in Wushu – Sanshou 70 kg Men. Also on Sunday Zhang Zhibo and … Continue reading "Macau wins 8 gold medals in 2009 East Asian Games"

12 Sep, 2009

Macau to be Asia’s first Karting World Championship host

Macau, China, 10 Set – The annual Karting World Championship this year will be held at the Macau Kartodrome in Coloane on October 8 – 11, turning Macau into the first host in Asia of the prestigious kart racing flagship event, The Macau Post Daily yesterday. The Karting World Championship is sanctioned by the CIK-FIA, … Continue reading "Macau to be Asia’s first Karting World Championship host"

10 Sep, 2009

Combat corruption and support Macau’s economy are challenges facing Chui Sai On – EIU report

Macau, China, 10 Set –  Addressing rising discontent,  combat rising corruption and introduce measures to support the struggling economy will be some of the main challenges facing the future Macau’s Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On, according to the September Economist Intelligence Report Unit (EIU). The report said that "Chui Sai On’s challenges include responding … Continue reading "Combat corruption and support Macau’s economy are challenges facing Chui Sai On – EIU report"

10 Sep, 2009

Macau Health Bureau adjusts swine flu prevention measures

Macau, China, 8 Sept – Macau Health Bureau (SSM) director Lei Chin Ion announced Monday that new prevention measures will be implemented from today because the swine flu virus is spreading in the territory. SSM announced Monday another 85 new cases of swine flu raising the total number so far to 1,352, including one fatality. … Continue reading "Macau Health Bureau adjusts swine flu prevention measures"

8 Sep, 2009

Macau Government invests US$ 22 million to ease border congestion

Macau, China, 04 Sept – Millions of tourists passing between Macau and mainland China can expect shorter wait times following completion of the Portas de Cerco border gate expansion at the end of next year. More than 170 million patacas (about US$ 22 million) is being spent to increase the border gate’s capacity from 300,000 … Continue reading "Macau Government invests US$ 22 million to ease border congestion"

4 Sep, 2009

Woman became Macau’s first swine flu fatality

Macau, China, 3 Sep- A 40-year old woman became Wednesday Macau’s first swine flu fatality, the Health Bureau (SSM) announced. The woman had worked in the personnel department of the Grand Lisboa casino-hotel. The SSM had reported the woman’s critical condition at the ICU of the government hospital on August 18 for the first time. … Continue reading "Woman became Macau’s first swine flu fatality"

3 Sep, 2009

Macau’s H1N1 cases exceed 1,000

Macau, China, 2 Sep- The total number of influenza A (H1N1) cases in Macau exceeded 1,000 as the condition of the woman patient who has been in the intensive care unit deteriorated Tuesday. The Macau Health Bureau (SSM) reported 48 new cases of swine flu between Monday and Tuesday taking the number to 1,001. The … Continue reading "Macau’s H1N1 cases exceed 1,000"

2 Sep, 2009

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping to meet Macau’s four potential chief executive candidates

Macau, China, 09 Jan – Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping will meet Saturday Macau’s four undeclared chief executive candidates, according with  Macau Post Daily. The Macau paper  said today the four  potential “candidates” are Secretary for Economy and Finance Francis Tam Pak Yuen, Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Fernando Chui Sai On, Chief Public … Continue reading "Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping to meet Macau’s four potential chief executive candidates"

1 Sep, 2009