Macau, China, 24 Mar – The Legislative Assembly (AL) Wednesday passed the government-drafted pay hike bill for Macau’s 22,700 public workers who will possibly receive their 5.08 percent salary increase next month – backdated to January. According to The Macau Post Daily public servants and utility company workers are Macau’s top earners. Public servants’ median … Continue reading "Lawmakers pass public servant’s 5 pct pay hike"
24 Mar, 2011
Macau, China, 24 Mar – Visitor arrivals to Macau increased at a faster pace in February, data released by the Statistics and Census Service showed Wednesday. The number of travelers visiting the country grew 5.18 percent year-on-year to 2.16 million in February, faster than the 1.44 percent increase recorded in January. As many as 1.18 … Continue reading "Macau Visitor Arrivals Rise In February"
24 Mar, 2011
Macau, China, 23 Mar-Former chief executive Edmund Ho Hau Wah Tuesday urged Macau’s civic leaders to assist the government in maintaining long-term political stability. Ho, who is now a state leader in his capacity as a vice-chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), made the appeal in a speech during a two-hour brain-storming … Continue reading "Edmund Ho urges civic leaders to help maintain political stability"
23 Mar, 2011
Macau, China, 21 Mar – The historical Moorish Barracks on Barra Hill has housed the Maritime Administration (CP) for a century, but now the government has launched an architecture design competition for registered architects and architectural companies to design a new building for the Maritime Administration (CP) and make the best use of the surrounding … Continue reading "Government launches design contest for new Maritime Administration building"
21 Mar, 2011
Macau, China, 18 Mar – The Macau government urged Thursday residents to refrain from travelling to Japan, according to the Tourism Crises Management Office. Meanwhile, the government started Thursday checking the radiation levels of tourists and residents arriving from Japan at the Macau International Airport. The tests can also be conducted at the Conde de … Continue reading "Macau government urge residents to refrain from travelling to Japan"
18 Mar, 2011
Macau, China, 16 Mar – Low-cost carrier Spring Airlines will begin operating daily flights between Macau and Shanghai from April 8 with a 180-seat Airbus. The airline announced Tuesday that the lowest round-trip fare will be priced at HKD 199, excluding the airport charges. The companys spokesperson Zhang Wu An said that their goal is … Continue reading "Shanghai budget airline plans to launch fligts to Macau"
16 Mar, 2011
Macau, China, 15 Mar – No abnormal radiation level has been recorded in Macau so far after series of nuclear power incidents occurred at Fukushima Prefecture Nuclear Power Plant in Japan, Macau’s meteorological authority confirmed on Monday. According to the data of Gamma Radiation located on the Taipa Grande Station of the Macau Meteorological Bureau, … Continue reading "No Abnormality of Radiation Found in Macau"
15 Mar, 2011
Macau, China, 8 Mar – The daily opening hours of the Macau-Zhuhai Barrier Gate checkpoint are expected to be extended by two or three hours by the end of this year or early next year, the head of the government’s Policy Research Office, ex-legislator Lao Pun Lap, said on Sunday. Lao said that the proposal … Continue reading "Border checkpoint hours to be extended ‘as early as year-end"
8 Mar, 2011
Macau, China, 7 Mar – Macau and Guangdong signed a framework cooperation agreement in Beijing Sunday in a ceremony wit-nessed by Vice-President Xi Jinping who oversees Macau and Hong Kong affairs for the central government. Guangdong Governor Huang Huahua said that the pact was creating the foundation and setting the principles and targets for bilateral … Continue reading "Macau, Guangdong ink cooperation pact to boost ties"
7 Mar, 2011
Macau, China, 3 Mar – A regional co-operation framework agreement between Macau and Guangdong is scheduled to be signed by the two sides in Beijing on Sunday, the Macau government announced Wednesday. The signing ceremony, which will be organised by Guangdong provincial government, will be attended by Vice President Xi Jinping. Guangdong Governor Huang Huahua … Continue reading "Macau to ink co-operation deal with Guangdong on Sunday in Beijing"
3 Mar, 2011
Macau, china, 1 Mar – The government plans to spend about 10 billion patacas ( US$ 1.25 billion) within the next 10 years to improve medical services, including a new public hospital on the Cotai Strip with construction due to start in 2013 and fully operational in 2020, Health Bureau (SSM) Director Lei Chin Ion … Continue reading "Ten billion patacas in 10 years to upgrade medical services in Macau"
1 Mar, 2011
Macau, China, 28 Feb -Three local netizens yesterday launched a so-called "Jasmine rally" on the city’s main square, Largo do Senado, to push for democratic development in the mainland. The campaign, called "Tribute to Jasmine – A Stroll for Democracy in China", was launched last week by Jason Chao Teng Hei, Scott Chiang Meng Hin … Continue reading "Activists launch ‘Jasmine rally’ on main square"
28 Feb, 2011
Macau, China, 25 Feb – The Court of Second Instance (TSI) has rejected a temporary injunction lodged by Canada ‘s Bombardier Transportation who lost out in a tender for the government’s Light Rail Transit (LRT) system, according to a statement by the Transportation Infrastructure Office (GIT) on Thursday. The statement said that the court notified … Continue reading "Top court rejects Bombardier’s injunction against rail tender"
25 Feb, 2011
Macau, China, 24 Feb – Macau recorded 2.07 million visitor arrivals in January, an increase of just 1.4 percent over the same month last year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced on Wednesday. However, compared to the previous month, January’s figure was down 8.6 percent, The Macau Post Daily pointed out. Visitors from Asia … Continue reading "Macau logs 2 million visitors in Jan, up 1.4 pct"
24 Feb, 2011
Macau, China, 17 Feb – Macau, which has around 550,000 residents, logged a record 7.75 million hotel guests last year, an increase of 15.5 percent on 2009, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) has announced. Hotel guests accounted for 31 percent of last year’s total number of visitor arrivals, which reached a record 24.96 million, … Continue reading "Macau logs 7.7 million hotel guests in 2010"
17 Feb, 2011
Macau, China, 16 Feb – The number of reported crimes dropped 6.1 percent to 11,648 last year on 2009, Secretary for Security Cheong Kuoc Va announced on Tuesday. Cheong announced last year’s crime statistics in a press conference. Macau’s top security official said that the decreasing number of crimes for the second consecutive year reflected … Continue reading "Crimes drop 6.1 pct in Macau in 2010"
16 Feb, 2011
Macau, China, 15 Feb – Foreign Ministry Commissioner Lu Shumin on Monday underlined Macau’s "strengthened" role as a hub for China’s economic and trade ties with Portuguese-speaking countries. Lu made the remark in a speech addressing a Lunar New Year reception at the Foreign Ministry Commission in Zape for Macau’s Chinese, English and Portuguese-language media … Continue reading "FM commissioner stresses Macau’s role as hub for ties with Lusophone nations"
15 Feb, 2011
Macau, China, 10 Feb – Macau received 805,289 tourists during the Chinese New Year holidays, between February 2 and 8, according to the Immigration Department. Acccording to the department the number of visitors arrivals grew 8.58 percent over the same periodo of last year. Most of those tourists (477,252) came from mainland China, a 14 … Continue reading "Macau receives over 800,000 visitors during Lunar New Year"
10 Feb, 2011
Macau, China, 7 Feb – Macau recorded falling exports and rising imports last year, resulting in an external merchandise trade deficit of 37.16 billion patacas (US$4.64 billion), according to the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC). The trade deficit rose 27.1 percent year on year. Total exports – comprising domestic and re-exports – dropped 9.3 percent … Continue reading "Macau’s exports drop, imports rise in 2010"
7 Feb, 2011
Macau, China, 2 Feb – Macau’s Immigration Department expects about 2.4 million people to cross Macau’s borders during the Lunar New Year holiday over the next seven days. Tommy Wong Kim Hong, chief inspector of the Public Security Police (PSP) that runs Macau’s immigration service, said Tuesday that the border crossings were expected to peak … Continue reading "Macau police expect 2.4 million Lunar New Year border crossings"
2 Feb, 2011