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Legislature president Ho Iat Seng re-elected for another four-year term

Businessman Chui Sai Cheong - the elder brother of Chief Executive Chui Sai On - was elected vice-president of the legislature Monday, while businessman Ho Iat Seng was re-elected president.

17 Oct, 2017

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Global Tourism Economy Forum 2017

Sustainable tourism a win-win solution for Macau

Taleb Rifai, secretary-general of the World Tourism Organisation and honorary chairman of the Global Tourism Economy Forum, said the challenge for every country was to ensure that growth and sustainability, progress and preservation go hand in hand.

17 Oct, 2017

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Typhoon Khanun spares Macau major damage

The observatory kept the No. 8 storm warning signal hoisted for 11 hours Sunday but Severe Typhoon Khanun spared the city major damage, causing only minor flooding in some low-lying areas in the Inner Harbour area.

16 Oct, 2017

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Legislature starts its new term today

The new term of the Legislative Assembly (AL) starts today, when its 33 members will take their oaths overseen by Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On.

16 Oct, 2017

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Macau IDD tariffs

CTM lowers IDD tariffs by up to 45%

Local telecom operator CTM announced on Thursday that it will lower its IDD (international direct dialling) tariffs effective from December 8 and that the average rate of reduction will be up to 45 percent.

13 Oct, 2017

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Government proposes framework bill for elderly rights

Executive Council spokesman Leong Heng Teng said Thursday that the council has completed its discussion of a government-drafted bill on the framework for the protection of senior citizens’ rights.

13 Oct, 2017

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Macau GDP forecast

IMF forecasts 13.4% GDP growth this year

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has raised its forecast of Macau’s gross domestic growth (GDP) to 13.4 percent for this year, according to its World Economic Outlook – October 2017.

12 Oct, 2017

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Macau IFT postgraduate programmes

IFT plans to launch postgraduate programmes

Institute for Tourism Studies President Fanny Vong Chuk Kwan said on Wednesday that her tertiary education institution plans to launch postgraduate degree programmes.

12 Oct, 2017

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Macau public housing

Government expects to meet public housing demand in 2023

The government said Tuesday it expects the number of public housing units to meet demand in 2023.

11 Oct, 2017

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China anti-graft body punishes former senior mainland official in Macau Li Gang

China's top anti-corruption body has punished a former senior official based in Beijing's representative office in the Macau for what it called "serious disciplinary violations", the usual euphemism for corruption.

11 Oct, 2017

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241 taxi offences over Golden Week holiday: police

The Public Security Police (PSP) Tuesday said in a statement that they cracked 241 cases of offences by taxi drivers over the National Day-Mid-Autumn Festival Super Golden Week holiday, 90 percent of which involved overcharging and refusing passengers.

11 Oct, 2017

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Government starts ICT products recycling Scheme

The Environmental Protection Bureau (DSPA) is launching a one-year pilot scheme today for the recycling of computers, mobile phones, televisions and various other ICT (information and communications technology) products.

10 Oct, 2017

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920,631 visit Macau during Golden Week: MGTO

Macau recorded 920,631 visitor arrivals during the mainland’s eight-day National Day/Mid-Autumn Festival Golden Week holiday on October 1-8, the Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) said in a statement Monday.

10 Oct, 2017

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HK’s ‘Smart Departure’ scheme includes Macau

Hong Kong’s Immigration Department announced Monday that self-service departure for visitors to Hong Kong – “Smart Departure” – will be launched at Hong Kong International Airport today.

10 Oct, 2017

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macau golden week visitors

Macau Golden Week visitors increase 11.6% year-on-year

Macau recorded 844,522 visitor arrivals during the mainland’s National Day Golden Week holiday from October 1-7, an increase of 11.6 percent year-on-year.

9 Oct, 2017

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Macau 2017 Annual Report of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China

Government rejects ‘irresponsible comments’ by US

The Macau government has strongly rejected the “irresponsible” and “unfounded” comments about Macau in the 2017 Annual Report of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, released by Congress in Washington, DC, last week.

9 Oct, 2017

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16 Eastern, Central European states to attend tourism forum

A total of 16 Central and Eastern European countries (CEECs) will participate in Macau’s two-day 2017 Global Tourism Economy Forum (GTEF) later this month.

5 Oct, 2017

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Las Vegas massacre macau

Local authorities to pay close attention to casino security after Las Vegas massacre

The Macau authorities are paying close attention to Sunday’s massacre in Las Vegas and have requested that security measures at local casinos and other gaming venues are strengthened

4 Oct, 2017

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Macau and mainland China

Official wants stronger ties between Macau and mainland China

Liaison Office in Macau Director Zheng Xiaosong says that he will further promote and enhance exchanges and cooperation between Macau and the mainland. Zheng also says he believes that Macau will be more prosperous with the strong backing of the central government.

4 Oct, 2017

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Macau ex-weather chief's pension application revoked

Ex-weather chief’s pension application revoked

Chan revoked Fong's pension announcement request as he had not applied to retire at least 90 days in advance as required by public service regulations. The Pension Fund is under Chan's portfolio. 

4 Oct, 2017

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