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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

Macau’s Chief Executive designate office starts working today

Macau, China, 31 Aug -The office of Chief Executive-designate Fernando Chui Sai On will officially start working today, the Macau Government Information Bureau (GCS) announced Sunday. The office will be located at Macau Chinese Bank Building on Travessa do Padre Narcisco. The building is adjacent to the Praia Grande Government Headquarters. According to the announcement, … Continue reading "Macau’s Chief Executive designate office starts working today"

31 Aug, 2009

Eighteen hotels under construction in Macau in 2nd quarter

Macau, China, 27 Aug – A total of 18 hotel projects were under construction in Macau at the end of the second quarter, just one project more than in the previous quarter, according to figures released by the Lands, Public Works and Transport Bureau (DSSOPT). The projects, with a gross building area of 1.78 million … Continue reading "Eighteen hotels under construction in Macau in 2nd quarter"

27 Aug, 2009

Macau visitors down 11.9 percent in the first seven months of the year

Macau, China, Aug 24 – Macau received during the first seven months of the year a total of 12.1 million visitors, 11.9 percent less than in same period of 2008, according to official data released today. According to the Statistics and Census Services, the number of visitors to Macau from the Chinese mainland fell by … Continue reading "Macau visitors down 11.9 percent in the first seven months of the year"

24 Aug, 2009

Swine flu woman in critical condition in Macau hospital

Macau, China, 20 Aug – A 40-year old female administration staff of the Grand Lisboa casino-hotel continued to be in critical condition at the intensive care unit (ICU) of the government hospital, according to an announcement of the Macau Health Bureau (SSM) released Wednesday. The announcement said the patient’s condition did not worsen in the … Continue reading "Swine flu woman in critical condition in Macau hospital"

20 Aug, 2009

Macau’s ex-Consumer Council chief commits suicide in Zhuhai

Macau, China, 19 Aug – Macau’s ex-Consumer Council chief Alexandre Ho Si Him has committed suicide in a hotel in Zhuhai, according to The Macau Post Daily. Alexandre Ho was suspended, late last year, from his post as executive president of the government appointed Consumer Council after the launch of an official investigation into alleged … Continue reading "Macau’s ex-Consumer Council chief commits suicide in Zhuhai"

19 Aug, 2009

Macau donates over US$ $1.5 million for typhoon relief in Taiwan

Macau, China, 17 Aug – The government of Macau will donate an amount of 12 million patacas (1.52 million dollars) for relief and rehabilitation work in typhoon-stricken Taiwan, according to an official statement. Of the total donations, some 10 million patacas (1.27 million dollars) came from the Macau government while another 2 million patacas (253,165 … Continue reading "Macau donates over US$ $1.5 million for typhoon relief in Taiwan"

17 Aug, 2009

Macau’s swine flu cases reach almost 400

Macau, China, 17 Aug – The Health Bureau (SSM) announced Sunday 37 more cases of A (H1M1) flu, taking the total number of the swine flu to 394. The SSM said some 19 of the patients were children from the same class of a local kindergarten, where a total of 20 confirmed cases have been … Continue reading "Macau’s swine flu cases reach almost 400"

17 Aug, 2009

Macau injects 137 million dollars into Sichuan reconstruction

Macau, China, 14 Aug – The government of Macau and China’s Sichuan province signed Thursday and agreement that will see Macau finance another 23 reconstruction projects at a cost of 933 million Yuan (137 million dollars) in post-quake Sichuan. Under the agreement, the Macau government has earmarked the amount needed for the projects comprising four … Continue reading "Macau injects 137 million dollars into Sichuan reconstruction"

14 Aug, 2009

Macau swine flu cases up to 333

Macau, China, 14 Aug – The Health Bureau ( SSM) announced Thursday 16 more cases of A(H1M1) flu, taking the total number of the swine flu to 333. According with the SSM the latest patients comprise 10 males and six females agede between one and 45 years. There are still 13 patients receiving treatment at … Continue reading "Macau swine flu cases up to 333"

14 Aug, 2009

Macau’s hotel guests drop 3.2 pct in 1st half

Macau, China, 13 Aug – Macau’s 85 hotels and guesthouses checked in 3.1 million guests in the first half of this year, a year-on-year decline of 3.2 percent, the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) announced Wednesday. At the end of June, the total number of guestrooms in the hotel sector rose by 1,899 (+11.7 percent) … Continue reading "Macau’s hotel guests drop 3.2 pct in 1st half"

13 Aug, 2009

Macau’s Legislature extends term to Oct 15 to debate imported labour bill

Macau, China, 12 Aug – The Legislative Assembly voted Tuesday to extend its outgoing term from this coming Saturday to October 15 in order to be able to complete its debate and vote on a government-drafted bill on the employment of non-resident workers (imported labour). The extension means that the legislature will forego its summer … Continue reading "Macau’s Legislature extends term to Oct 15 to debate imported labour bill"

12 Aug, 2009