Macau, China, 28 Oct – The Macau government generally respected religious freedom in practice, according to the 2009 International Religious Freedom Report, released Monday by the United States Department of State. The document said that "there were no reports of societal abuses or discrimination based on religious affiliation, belief, or practice". "Relations among the various … Continue reading "Macau respected religious freedom according to a report of the US Department of State"
28 Oct, 2009
Macau, China, 28 Oct – Macau’s total number of visitor arrivals in September rose 3.8 percent year-on-year to 1.68 million, the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) announced Tuesday. However, September’s number of visitor arrivals dropped 18.2 percent compared with the previous month, according to The Macau Post Daily. The daily average of visitor arrivals stood … Continue reading "Visitors rise 3.8 pct to 1.68 million in September"
28 Oct, 2009
Macau, China, 22 Oct – The president of the Court of Final Appeal (TUI) Sam Hou Fai Of said Wednesday that from the 126,082 cases processed by the three Courts in Macau between 2000 and 2009, a total of 115,826 cases had judgments delivered. The president of the Court of Final Appeal made the announcement … Continue reading "More than 115 thousand cases resolved by Macau’s courts in the past decade"
22 Oct, 2009
Macau, China, Oct 22 – The relationship between Macau and Taiwan will enter a new phase of development, said Wednesday the Chief Executive, Edmund Ho Hau Wah, in his speech Wednesday at the opening ceremony of a symposium on Macau-Taiwan relations. Edmund Ho announces that the government of Macau Special Administrative Region will strengthen, in … Continue reading "Macau-Taiwan relations to enter a new phase of development"
22 Oct, 2009
Macau, China, 19 Oct – Veteran lawmaker Lau Cheok Va was elected president of the Legislative Assembly last Friday, succeeding Susana Chou who decided to retire from political life after leading the legislature for a decade, according to The Macau Post Daily. Lau, aged 64, received 23 votes, or 79.3 percent of the 29 votes … Continue reading "Lau Cheok Va elected president of the Legislative Assembly"
19 Oct, 2009
>Macau, China, 15 Oct – Macau’s number of hotel guests rose 15.5 percent year-on-year to 631,454 in August, some 87,000 more than its total population, the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) announced Wednesday. At the end of June, Macau had 544,200 inhabitants. Month-on-month, the number of hotel guests in August was up 20.1 percent. Mainlanders … Continue reading "Macau’s number of hotel guests up 15.5 pct in August"
15 Oct, 2009
Macau, China, 14 Oct – Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) Director Joao Manuel Costa Antunes announced Tuesday that this year’s “Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix” will bring to Macau racers from 10 countries and regions in Europe, North America and Asia. Six-time “Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix” champion Michael Rutter is set to return to the Guia … Continue reading "Michael Rutter returns to “Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix”"
14 Oct, 2009
Macau, China, 11 Oct – French driver Arnaud Kozlinski won Sunday the Super KF World Championship in Macau on his factory CRG / Maxter. Kozlinski, also known as “Koko”, dominated the racing by winning the pre-final in the dry and the final in the rain. Due to the rain the race was stopped after 18 … Continue reading "French driver Arnaud Kozlinski won Super KF World Championship"
12 Oct, 2009
Macau, China, 06 Oct – The Chief Executive (CE) of Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR) Ho Hau Wah Monday announced his decision to appoint seven persons from various local socio-economic sectors as the non-elected members of the SAR’s fourth-term Legislative Assembly, according to an official statement. In line with the Basic Law, the SAR’s mini … Continue reading "Macau chief appoints seven lawmakers for new legislature"
6 Oct, 2009
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, 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
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
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
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
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, 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, 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
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
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, 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